A question for Mariah Montoya

Q: Do you read more fantasy or SF (hard or soft)?

A: While SF is something I’d love to delve into, I definitely read more fantasy. My high school math teacher once told the class that he loves calculus because you can find real answers by using non-real numbers. Well, I think fantasy is like that too: we find truths within non-truths, and reality within magic.


Mariah Montoya’s story “The Wife of Fabian Vitalik” will be published on Friday, 24 November 2017.
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About Melissa Kojima

Illustrator Melissa Kojima thinks she is ill-fitted in her pint-sized human form and sometimes fancies herself as a black, fire breathing dragon because it would more adequately house her larger than life personality and energy. With her verve and vivacity, she has been creating strange, mysterious and magical art for over 20 years. Some of her favorite projects have been to create; fantastical animal opera masks for LMU opera department, a downloadable DIY, paper fairy mobile for a children’s website in New Zealand and a chalk art story hunt about a mermaid all over downtown Portland, Oregon. She has sold art in galleries and been hired to illustrate many books. She is currently working on a series of ghost paintings and fantastical creature sculptures. If you want to have a peek into her strange, secret world, visit: www.melissakojima.net or www.SecretSocietyofMagicalCreatures.com


Melissa Kojima‘s image “Magic in the Wytchen Woods” is the cover art for our December 2017 stories.Metaphorosis

A question for Joachim Heijndermans

Q: What’s your favorite type of pie?

A: My favorite would be ‘appel taart’, or apple pie. While we don’t really call it a pie in Dutch (‘taart’ can also apply to cake, and while ‘vlaai’ is closer to a pie, this certainly doesn’t fall under it), I am very fond of our apple pie. Though don’t confuse it with ‘Dutch Apple Pie’, because trust me, it is nothing like that.


Joachim Heijndermans’s story “My Book Report on Starlight” was published on Friday, 17 November 2017.
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