Sybil’s Garage no. 7

I just finished reading the latest issue of the magazine Sybil’s Garage. I can’t claim to be unbiased in my recommendation, since the editor, Matt Kressel, is a friend of mine. But I’ve been reading Sybil’s Garage almost from the beginning (I think I did miss #1), and I’ve always found great stories there. I think #7 is the best issue yet.

I particularly liked Amy Sisson’s “Suicide Club” and Tom Crosshill’s “Thinking Woman’s Crop of Fools”, two short and somewhat chilling glimpses of the future; among the poetry, I was struck by Jaqueline West’s “One October Night in Baltimore.” One thing that I’m really impressed by, looking at the whole issue, is the diversity of content: stories and poems; flash fiction and longer short stories (though they don’t really publish anything over 5000 words); traditional narratives and more experimental approaches to storytelling; science fiction and fantasy; settings past, present and future; North American and international. I like not knowing what to expect next when I turn the page.

I don’t know what to expect from Sybil’s Garage no. 8, but I’m sure it will be worth waiting for!

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3 Responses to Sybil’s Garage no. 7

  1. Donald says:

    Well, if you get your own stories published there, then you will know what to expect.

    To be honest, I’ve been considering Sybil’s for _Hidden Phoenix_, once I’ve exhausted the other markets.

  2. Donald says:

    Okay, that came out wrong. It makes it sound like Sybil’s is my absolute last choice. In fact it’s fairly high, but I’m sending it around to SFWA markets first.

  3. Kristin says:

    It’s true, I would know what to expect (at least in part) if one of my own stories were to be published there! But I’ll need to stop writing novellas if I want to have anything to submit to them.

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