Well, we’ve made it. Urban Fantasy Magazine is officially in its second year. It’s been a crazy ride with so many amazing stories along the way. For those who haven’t seen it on our website already, due to gaps in our staff, we will be going on hiatus in January. We will keep the website updated with any new developments.
If I had to pick a theme to our stories this month, it would be “changing rituals.” It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the things we do every day, the way we’ve always done things. It often takes something extreme to alter our views, and even then, we can be pretty stubborn. In our first story, “Gawania and the Banner Man” by Daniel J. Davis, a creature’s fate is wrapped up in an old tradition. In “Bad Times to be in the Wrong Place” by David Tallerman, a man looks at everyday rituals in a unique way when he learns the world may not be around much longer. “Bad Times to be in the Wrong Place” is our first reprinted story, and David Tallerman is also our interviewee for November.
We’ve got a guest reviewer this month, Sara Patterson, who shares her opinions on Nick Harkaway’s The Gone-Away World, while Kristin Luna reviews a creepily fun anthology, Carniepunk. And, of course, we have the grand finale to our serialized story, Dead Records by Ryan Reid and Steven Savile.
Thanks for reading, and for all of you joining in the craziness that is NaNoWriMo, happy writing!
-Katrina S. Forest