issue 5 - spring / summer 2018

Art by AJ Gabriel

Art by AJ Gabriel

Our reading period for Issue 5 of Liminal brought us stories of remarkable richness and depth.  We love to find pieces like these -- ones that entertain, but also broaden our understanding of the world.  And, as is always our goal, a story that makes Kelly cry!

Our first story, Vanessa Fogg's The House of Illusionists, portrays a world in which illusions can grant very real salvation.  Jan Priddy's If It Were True Owls Dream shows the strange wildness of childhood, while Anjali Ravi's Cold Fish takes a strange and surreal look at the lasting effects of trauma.  In Rachel Halpern's Till Human Voices Wake Us, a group of survivors band together after being held captive underwater, and J.M. Guzman's The Clearing of a Host depicts the tyranny of one man and his castle.  Frances Rowat's Late Night at the Low Road Diner tells of how to feed a ghost, and in Vajra Chandrasekera's When Leopard's-Bane Came to the Door of Third Heaven, a pair of guards stand watch over a very unique door.  

Our poetry this issue is Amie Whittemore's vivid To the Aliens, Letter #1.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and readership.  We hope you enjoy this issue!

Shannon Peavey, Kelly Sandoval, and Helena Bell, Editors