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Apparition Literary Magazine is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features short stories and poetry. We’re excited to provide you with original short stories and poetry from Apparition Lit’s digital issues. 

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October 2020 - Issue 12 - Satisfaction

Apparition Lit Issue 12: Satisfaction is available for purchase for only $2.99USD. You can buy your copy at:
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EDITORIAL
Redemption Editorial by Guest Editor Tiffany Morris

POEMS
My Internal Advisor by Gabrielle Galchen
Dream Weaver by Blaize Kelly Strothers

STORIES
You Do What You’re Told by J.A.W. McCarthy
Sunrise, Sunrise, Sunrise by Lauren Ring
A Bird Always Wants More Mangoes by Maria Dong
The Gorgon’s Epitaphist by KT Bryski

ESSAY
Meandering Through Definitions of Satisfaction by Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga

INTERVIEW
Artist interview with Karina Serdyuk

July 2020 - Issue 11 - Redemption

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EDITORIAL
Redemption Editorial by Tacoma Tomilson

POEMS
Cursebody by May Chong
Posle Nas by Rosalie Morales Kearns

STORIES
Saying Sorry by Rebecca Fung
Once Upon a Night by Sam Muller
The Limits of Magic by Samantha Mills
The Truth of a Lie by Jeff Reynolds

ESSAY
You are the Dream and the Dreamer by Aurelius Raines II

INTERVIEW
Artist Interview with Erika Hollice

April 2020 - Issue 10 - Transfiguration

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EDITORIAL

Transfiguration Editorial by Tacoma Tomilson

SHORT FICTION
Possible Human Hearts by Lyndsie Manusos
The Bear Wife by Leah Bobet
The Order of Stolen Hearts by Xan van Rooyen
What the Water Gave Her by Avra Margariti

POEMS
Still by Rachel McKinley
All the Better by Jessica J. Horowitz

INTERVIEW
Artist Interview with Tijana Janovic by Rebecca Bennett

ESSAY
It’s Okay to Cry During a Pandemic by Amy Robinson

January 2020 - Issue 9 - Experimentation

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EDITORIAL
Editor’s Note on Experimentation by Tacoma Tomilson

SHORT FICTION
The Redoubtables by Premee Mohamed
Passavanti’s Fantasima by Julia August
One Song Ending by E.A. Petricone
You Can Check Out Any Time You Like by Rhonda Eikamp

POETRY
Motes and Morsels by Dawn Vogel
At the Bleeding Edge by Lisa Timpf

ARTIST INTERVIEW
Artist Interview with Kim Myatt

ESSAY
I’ll Try Anything Zero to Four Times by Clarke Doty

2019 Issues

October 2019 - Issue 8 - Euphoria

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EDITORIAL
A Word on the Euphoria Issue by Guest Editor Ezzy Languzzi

SHORT FICTION
Ilyas’ Egg by Sameem Siddiqui
An Account of the Defeat of Earth’s Conqueror by Adam Lee Weatherford
A Word for What We Have by Jennifer Hudak
A Gentler Sky by Amelia Sirina

POETRY
Belly of the Beast by Holly Lyn Walrath
Luna Rasa by Tiffany Morris

ARTIST INTERVIEW
Artist Interview with Abi Stevens

ESSAY
It’s Not a Big Thing by Amy Robinson

July 2019 - Issue 7 - Retribution

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EDITORIAL
A Word from our Editor by Clarke Doty

SHORT FICTION
Our Roots Devour by Lora Gray
Dead Meat by Maria Haskins
His Heart is the Haunted House by Aimee Ogden
The Wolf of Pendarvis by Genevieve Sinha

POETRY
Abeona, Goddess of Outward Journeys, pilots the interstellar ark by Nisa Malli
Sea Witch from the Deep by Ellen Huang

ARTIST INTERVIEW
Artist Interview with buboplague

ESSAY
Planting the Seed: From Now and Then to Beneath a Sugar Sky by Rebecca Bennett

April 2019 – Issue 6: Ambition

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EDITORIAL
The Ambition Editorial by Amy Robinson

SHORT FICTION
eLon-4 Breaks A Mirror by Aurelius Raines II
The Hermes VII by Donna J. W. Munro
Juliet Silver and the Sea of Prosperity by Wendy Nikel
Sasha’s Pattern, Sonia’s Edge by Katherine Quevedo

POETRY
The Muse Does Not Give a Fuck about Your Personal Safety by Jennifer Crow
Naiad by Cameryn Araduke

REPRINT
The Last from Premee Mohamed

ARTIST INTERVIEW
Q&A with cover artist Erion Makuo

ESSAY
It’s Cute How Hard You Try: Carol Danvers and Ambition by Tacoma Tomilson

April 2019 – Issue 5: Resistance

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EDITORIAL
Editor’s Note on Resistance by Tacoma Tomilson

SHORT FICTION
Grey Evergreen by Marlena Evans
Hearts Made Marble, Weapons Shaped From Bone by A.J. Fitzwater
In Silence, I’ll Sing by Laura O’Brien
Who Defies the Watcher by Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga

POETRY
For Dark Figures and the Long Way Home by Bria Strothers
Taking, Keeping by Jessica J. Horowitz

INTERVIEW
Artist Interview with Crystal Lipsey

ESSAY
How to Fight Bullies with Angry Poems! and Other Ways to Join the Resistance by Clarke Doty

2018 Issues

April 2018 – Issue 4: Diversion

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EDITORIAL
A Word from Our Editor by Rebecca Bennett

SHORT FICTION
The Honey Cure by Rob Francis
If You Require Assistance by Chloie Piveral
Roy Reschedules with Death by Karen Heslop
A Provenance of Hunger by Emma JeNeal Miller

POETRY
Station Rain by Erik Burdett
Sides of the Glass by John Grey

REPRINT
Flying with the Dead by Sabrina Vourvoulias

INTERVIEW
Artist Interview with Sharlyn Artieda

ESSAY
Not What This Is Really About by Amy Henry Robinson

April 2018 – Issue 3: Vision

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EDITORIAL
A Word from Our Editor by Clarke Doty

SHORT FICTION
The Lady of Light by Jason A. Zwiker
Phantasm by Magdi Hazaa
They Are Still Building It by C.S. Malerich
Visionary by Rhonda Eikamp
Where Dead Men Go to Dream by A.C. Wise

POETRY
Beasts of Late Winter by Casey Reinhardt
Virtuality by Lynne Sargent

ESSAY
The Horrors of the Unseen by Rebecca Bennett

INTERVIEW
Artist Interview: Honeycomb by Julie Dillon by Rebecca Bennett

 

April 2018 – Issue 2: Delusion

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EDITORIAL
A Word from Our Editor by Amy Robinson

SHORT FICTION
The Ice Tree by Sarena Ulibarri
Mirror, Mirror by M.P. Neal
Long Dry Waste by Laura DeHaan
Sea Shanties by Amelia Fisher

POETRY
don’t paint the devil on the wall by Amy Baskin
The Deniers by Matthew Harrison

ESSAY
The Shared Delusion of Dungeons & Dragons by Tacoma Tomilson

INTERVIEW
Artist Interview: Quiet Time with Luke Spooner by Rebecca Bennett

 

April 2018 – Issue 1: Apparition

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EDITORIAL
A Word from Our Editor by Tacoma Tomilson

SHORT FICTION
World Cry by Tara Williams
A Promise by Jennifer Hudak
The Jade Woman by Garrett Davis
Waiting for the Dawn by Anna Salonen
2611 by Cat Rambo

POETRY
Quickening by Shannon Connor Winward
Esprit d’escalier by May Chong

ESSAY
I See Dead People by Clarke Doty

INTERVIEW
Artist Interview with Kim Sokol by Rebecca Bennett