Monday, February 04, 2013

Crossed Genres: New Issue

Y'all may already know this, but Crossed Genres has (after their brief hiatus) begun publishing their monthly magazine again: Crossed Genres 2.0 They're taking submission, too, both for that magazine and for a new anthology, Fierce Families, that sounds extremely cool.

They actually started up the magazine last month, with a strong issue, Boundaries. In that issue, my personal favorite story was Megan Arkenberg's Désiré a story that takes a bit of work to get into, but which is well worth the effort.  It's about war and art, among other things; and about how art influences the world, which has always been a topic that intrigues me.

The current issue, Cloak and Dagger, is also very cool.  My very favorite story this time is Nghi Vo's  "Shadows Cast By Moonlight," about two street kids and what one of them does to escape poverty; but a close second is J.S. Bangs' "The Suffragette's Election," which goes like a rocket -- a dystopian tale about democracy gone wrong.

Go read -- you won't be sorry.  And submit!  They're paying pro-rates now. Here's the page for upcoming issues.

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