Issue #12 The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Selena Chambers
Guest Editor

Selena’s fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of venues including Mungbeing magazine, Clarkesworld, NonBinary Review,, Bookslut, and in recent anthologies such as Cassilda’s Song (Chaosium, 2015) and Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker (and Reader) (Skyhorse Publishing, forthcoming Oct 2017,). Writing as S. J. Chambers in 2011, she co-authored the critically-acclaimed and best-selling The Steampunk Bible with Jeff Vandermeer (Abrams Image), as well as served as an Articles Editor for Strange Horizons in 2009, and then as Articles Senior Editor from 2010 through 2011. She has since eschewed the initials.

Heavily influenced by the works of Edgar Allan Poe throughout her life, she coined the term “poepathy” in 2007 to describe the unique disease of the imagination that has afflicted Poe enthusiasts since the nineteenth century. She wrote about this ailment in the essay “The Poe Bug,” which has been reprinted several times, and is now the focus of her on-going column for Dunham Manor’s Press XNOYBIS magazine. Her poepathy is also treated in her fiction, where several of her stories riff on Poe’s life and works, namely “Of Parallel and Parcel,” which was nominated for a Pushcart prize, and the novelette “The Last Session,” both of which appeared as limited edition chapbooks from Dunhams Manor Press.

In addition to a Pushcart nomination, her work has also been nominated for Best of the Net, the Hugo award, and two World Fantasy awards. Her debut collection, Calls for Submission, will be released May 2017 by Pelekinesis. You can find out more about her work and happenings at

David Anderson
Eddie’s Bird
David lives outside Tucson, where he watches ravens battle great horned owls for perching rights in his Aleppo pine. He’s had the pleasure of learning from Steve Almond and Anthony Doerr at two Tin House Writers Workshops.

Laurence Raphael Brothers
From Out a Full-Orbed Moon
Laurence is a writer and a technologist with R&D experience at Bell Communications Research and Google. His stories have recently appeared in Nature Magazine, the New Haven Review, and Spirits’ Tincture Magazine.

Chris Bullard
The Imp of the Perverse
Chris chapbook Leviathan was published in 2016 by Finishing Line Press, and Kattywompus Press published High Pulp in the winter of 2016. His work has appeared in publications such as 32 Poems, Rattle, Pleiades, River Styx and Nimrod.

Patricia Coleman
Tell Tale Voice
Patricia has published poems, fiction, essays, and interviews in Rat’s Ass Review, Bomb, PAJ, The New Review of Literature, Nedjeljni Vjesnik, Culture Magazine. Upcoming poems in POST(Mortem) and Poetica.

Katelyn Dunne
A. Gordon Pym: A New Ending
Katelyn has been published in Pensworth, current and forthcoming. Dunne is a student editor of Pensworth and the Managing Editor of The Drowning Gull. While she isn’t writing or editing, she spends her time enjoying vegetarian entrees.

E. M. Eastick
The Ebony Clock
E. M. is a retired environmental manager, avid traveller, and writer of no-fixed form or genre. Her creative efforts can be found in Mad Scientist Journal, Ember, and a number of anthologies.

Sandy Feinstein
The Case of the Stolen Letter, or, The “Procrustian Bed”
Sandy has published poems responding to Hamlet and Twelfth Night (A Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare), as well as to Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls (Caduceus). She is proud of her hybrid Alice contribution appearing in NonBinary Review.

James Flanagan
Once Upon a Midnight
James is an Australian scientist working in London, UK. He writes fact by day and fiction by night and never the twain shall meet. Currently more people have read his scientific articles than his fiction.

Adele Gardner
Silicone Valley
Adele has a poetry book, Dreaming of Days in Astophel, and works published in American Arts Quarterly, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and She’s a member of SFWA and literary executor for her father, Delbert R. Gardner.

Josh Gauthier
Night of Darkness, Flames of Blood
Josh is pursuing his MFA through the Stonecoast creative writing program. He has previously published work in Stolen Island and Current Magazine. Josh works across genres with a focus on fiction and playwriting.

Orrin Grey
The Murders on Morgue Street
Orrin is a writer, editor, amateur film scholar, and monster expert whose stories of monsters, ghosts, and the ghosts of monsters have appeared in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year. He is the author of two fiction collections as well as a book of columns on vintage horror films.

Meadhbh Hamrick
The Ravening
Meadhbh Hamrick is a human living in the more rural districts of downtown Seattle. Evidence indicates Meadhbh was born, attended college, was married and reproduced by budding; some scientists still disagree.

Jamal Iqbal
Jamal’s poetry, flash fiction, essays and art have been published in Nowhere Near A Damn Rainbow, Sukoon, Uncommon:Dubai, Rip/Torn Magazine, Five2One Magazine, #thesideshow, The Syzygy Poetry Journal, Cease, Cows, Literary Orphans, Peardrop, and NonBinary Review.

Adam Knight
A Brush With Death
Adam is a writer and teacher whose short fiction has been published in Enchanted Conversations, the Were-Traveler, and The Big Bad Vol. 1 anthology. He is currently finishing a novel based on the life of a Holocaust survivor.

Sam Lauren
Sam is a writer with a passion for dark fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Her first short story was published by Every Day Fiction. She can be found competing at or reporting local news for Ideas in Motion Media.

Marie C Lecrivain
Love in the House of Usher
Marie is the editor of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles, a writer, and jewelry designer. She’s the author of several volumes of poetry and fiction, and her newest chapbook, Fourth Planet From the Sun, is in the final stages of development.

Jennie MacDonald
Jennie has published poetry, short stories, opera reviews, and academic articles. Her story, “On Reflection,” appeared in NBR’s Issue #11, Anne of Green Gables. She shares Poe’s birthday of January 19th, which might explain a lot.

MANDEM is a media-fluid artist conglomerate. Their work on disability poetics, the visceral body, gender and childhood is in critical dialogue with art history, religious iconography/mythology, and various -punk aesthetics. MANDEM serves as art editor for The Deaf Poets Society journal ( They have recently been artist-in-residence at Il Palmerino (Florence, Italy) and Negative Space Gallery (Cleveland, Ohio). MANDEM’s current painting series, Hypermobility, is documented online at www./

John C. Mannone
John has work in Peacock Journal, Gyroscope Review, New England Journal of Medicine, and Inscape Literary Journal. He has two collections (a third, Flux Lines, forthcoming from Celtic Cat). He edits poetry for Abyss & Apex and others.

Alan Meyrowitz
“The Raven” Revisited
Alan retired in 2005 after a career in computer research. His writing has appeared in California Quarterly, Eclectica, Existere, The Literary Hatchet, Poetry Quarterly, and The Storyteller. In 2013 and 2015 the Science Fiction Poetry Association nominated his poems for a Dwarf Star Award.

Julia Patt
A Girl’s Guide to Being Buried Alive
Julia has never met an abandoned bookstore she didn’t like. Her fiction has appeared in such publications as Phantom Drift, The Fiction Desk, and PANK. She lives in Maryland with her family and two cats.

Robert Perret
Madmen of a Harmless Nature
Robert is a writer, librarian and Sherlockian living on the Palouse. He has previously published “How Hope Learned the Trick” in NonBinary Review. More of his writing can be found via

Guy Prevost
Death of a Poet
Guy is a screenwriter whose fiction has appeared in The North Atlantic Review, SQ Mag, Quantum Realities, and His latest screen credit: Dinoshark (SyFy Channel). He lives with his wife in Los Angeles.

Brian Quinn
Lord of the Bones; Madeline; Lenore; The Plague
Brian uses different media: watercolors, pen and ink, etchings, block prints, digital and mixtures of all of these. His subjects include animals and people, both fanciful and realistic representations. His on-line portfolio is at

Janet Reed
Living in the House of Usher
Janet teaches writing and literature for Crowder College in Missouri. She is a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has been published and is forthcoming in multiple journals, and she is at work on her first chapbook.

Alexandra Renwick
From Horn to Horn
Alexandra is a writer of poems and stories translated into nine languages and adapted to stage and audio. When not in Austin or Portland she curates a crumbling urban castle north of the border, co-hosting salons, music, and readings with fellow wordster Claude Lalumière.

Marge Simon
A Dream; Alone
Marge has won the Strange Horizons Readers Choice Award, 2010 the Bram Stoker Award ® for Poetry, the Rhysling Award and the SFPA Grand Master Award, 2015. She has work in Chiral Mad 3, You Human, more.

Samantha Stiers
My Mother’s People
Samantha has published fiction, memoir, and poetry in magazines including Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, and Black Warrior Review. She was awarded the Frances Locke Memorial Prize in Poetry. She lives in Boulder, Co.

Nancy Ellis Taylor
A Cask and a Curse
Nancy is a longtime member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Her work has appeared in Postcard Poems and Prose, Strange Horizons, Star*Line,Tales of the Talisman, Illumen, Astropoetica, and Dwarf Stars.

Nathan Tompkins
To My Daughter
Nathan’s work has appeared in many publications including Menacing Hedge, Drunk Monkeys, and Hobo Camp Review. He is the author of four chapbooks, the latest of which are Lullabies to a Whiskey Bottle and A Song of Chaos.

Evan Morgan Williams
Ronnie Jackson and the Rainbow Lights
Evan has published stories in Witness, Kenyon Review, ZYZZYVA, and Antioch Review. A book of stories, Thorn, won the Chandra Prize at BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City) and the gold medal in the IPPY series.

Shannon Connor Winward
Ligeia in the Bridal Chamber
Shannon is the author of the chapbook Undoing Winter. Her writing appears in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Literary Mama, Star*Line, and elsewhere. She is an officer for the Science Fiction Poetry Association, poetry editor for Devilfish Review and founding editor of Riddled with Arrows.