“Visitor” by Jim Painter. © Jim Painter, 2015
The Pedestal Magazine issue #76 is now available here. The poetry for this issue was selected and edited by Bruce Boston and Marge Simon, and includes my poem Time Capsule.
Poetry table of contents:
Diana Smith Bolton – Lewis Carroll Knew My Family: A Series
Ken Poyner – Miracles
Ross Wilcox – Critique of Car Accident Art Museum
Stephen Toskar – Lunar Eclipse by the Chitose River, December 10, 2011
Mack W. Mani – And then the stars…
Rose Blackthorn – Time Capsule
Andrew Pidoux – Tourists Do Not Touch the God
Steven Ratiner – Venetian Red
Christina Zawadiwsky – Tether
Charles Gramlich – Gaunt
Frederick Pollack – The Dark Side of The Force in Relation to Art
Richard Bruns – Whatever Happened to Scott Carey?
John Philip Johnson – Selenites
Linda Rodriguez – Crow Mother
Fred R. Kane – Schizophrenic Conversation at the Four Winds Bar
Gary Singh – Analog Reincarnation
Daniel Ausema – The Alien Ruins
Dane Cervine – Copernicus
Gabrielle Bates – Flyology
Based in Charlotte, NC, ThePedestalMagazine.com launched its first bimonthly issue on the winter solstice, December 21, 2000. In July 2001 an online art gallery was added, showcasing original works of art from artists around the world. The Pedestal Magazine is the vision of published writer and entrepreneur John Amen. Mr. Amen’s mission for the magazine is to publish a premier literary journal, exclusively online, featuring new and established writers and visual artists. Many bimonthly issues include in-depth interviews with a featured writer and visual artist, along with examples of their work, as well as poetry, fiction, and non- fiction from writers around the world. In July 2003 the magazine began publishing select book reviews. Additional features include the bookstore and the forum.
The goal of The Pedestal Magazine is to provide a platform for authors and literary critics to publish work and stimulate thought and discussion. Published in each issue are 15-20 works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and book reviews from writers around the world. All published writers are paid professional rates.
The twenty sixth issue of the UK’s most controversial weird fiction magazine! Featuring:
A Late Night Summons At The Crossroads By Andrew James Woodyard, Illustrated By P. Emerson Williams
Burnt Offerings to Disaster By Robin Wyatt Dunn
Creatures By Leon Saul
Farishta By Mithun Mukherjee, Illustrated By Joe Young
Calling Hours By Gwendolyn Kiste
Mercy By Scarlett R. Algee, Illustrated By Candra Hope
Mrs. Flim Is Dying By Arthur Staaz, Illustrated By Jeffrey James Oleniacz
After Life By Richard Farren Barber, Illustrated By Tex McCranie
Stitches By Caitlin Marceau
That First Real Kill By Daniel Weaver
Obsidian Heart By Rose Blackthorn
Read the magazine Christopher Fowler calls “edgy and dark”. www.morpheustales.com
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Thorns, Hearts and Thistles is my debut poetry collection, just released by Eldritch Press and now available in paperback from Amazon.
Included are pieces written as long ago as the mid-1980’s, and as recently as the end of last year. I’ve included previously published pieces such as Enamored in Darkness which appeared in last year’s HWA Poetry Showcase, Inevitable as the Incoming Tide which was originally released in Jamais Vu Spring 2014 issue, and Contemplating Corners which was published in the charity anthology Widowmakers.
Also included in this 100 page collection are several of my photographs, taken in such various places as the Oregon coast, the Duchesne River valley in eastern Utah, and even my own backyard. I’m very proud of this collection, my first but not my last!
Thorns, Hearts and Thistles brings together the best of Rose Blackthorn’s poetry. Journey down the darkened road into veils of reality diverging into streams of consciousness fraught with horror and beguiling beauty. Rose’s poetry sings to the heart in its depth and overall arching tone, poetically and fervently calling you into worlds yet unseen.
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Eldritch Press; 1st. edition (February 20, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.8 ounces
Just wanted to share the link to my mini-interview for the Twice Upon a Time Blog Tour. Take a few minutes and go check it out…
Twice Upon a Time, from the Bearded Scribe Press
So, the Critter’s Workshop P&E Reader’s Poll is still going, and votes are allowed for two more days (through Jan 14th) Have you voted on your favorites yet?
This year, my poem Amber Day is in the Poems category.
Have you checked out the Horror Short Stories category? If you’re looking to read something short, sharp, emotional and uncomfortable, might I suggest Sydney Leigh’s Baby’s Breath. You can read the story for free here, and vote for it on the P&E Horror Short Stories page.
Enter at Your Own Risk: the End is the Beginning is included in the Anthologies category – my story Consequences was included in this one, and you can vote for the anthology here.
All it takes to vote is a few minutes of your time, and an email address to verify your vote. I hope everyone will spend a little time over there and vote for their favorites (or mine!)