Issue #5 includes 10 short stories:
"The City Dreams of Bird-Men" - Emily Cataneo
"Moksha" - Andrew Kaye
"The White Snake" - Laurie Tom
"Tempest Fugit" - Christine Borne
"Sticks and Stones" - Jarod K. Anderson
"The Thousand Year Tart" - Charles Payseur
"How the Grail Came to the Fisher King" - Sarah Avery
"Human Bones" - John Giezentanner
"Bandit" - John H. Stevens
Graphic Story: "Shamrock" - Josh Brown & Josh Fortune
In the non-fiction section, this issue features:
Interview with Author Jim Hines
Interview with Author Sarah Avery
Interview with Author Christine Borne
Interview with Award Winning Editor John Joseph Adams
Artist Spotlight: Todor Hristov
Book Review: Echopraxia (Peter Watts)
Movie Review: Rigor Mortis (Juno Mak)
The magazine is open to most sub-genres of science fiction, including hard SF, military, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, space opera, time travel, cyberpunk, steampunk, and humorous. Similarly for fantasy, we accept most sub-genres, including alternate world, dark fantasy, heroic, high or epic, historical, medieval, mythic, sword & sorcery, urban fantasy, and humorous. The magazine also publishes horror and paranormal short fiction.
Fantasy Scroll Magazine is an online, bi-monthly publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction. The magazine’s mission is to publish high-quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking speculative fiction. With a mixture of short stories, flash fiction, and micro-fiction, Fantasy Scroll Magazine aims to appeal to a wide audience.
When the charming and dangerous tiger-shifter Agent Reed Daily chooses Ignacio to help close the books on a gang threatening to tear Chicago apart, Ignacio can’t refuse. Perhaps it’s the chance to avenge his parents, or perhaps it’s the tight fit of Reed’s suit and heat Reed’s smile ignites in Ignacio. When the chips are down and the whole city’s depending on him, will Ignacio prove himself a man or a mouse?
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package "A Walk on the Wild Side."
Rex Devious (Dr. Devious to meddlesome do-gooders everywhere) can go toe-to-toe with superheroes without blinking an eye. So picking out a Christmas present for his new boyfriend should be no problem. After all, he and Sanjay seem perfect for each other. But with a terrible track record for finding gifts that won’t scare his potential partners away, Rex is paralyzed with insecurity. Until, of course, he decides to change tactics. Instead of having to pick out that perfect present, why not just destroy Christmas altogether? If his nemeses (or his conscience) can’t stop him first, he might just become the supervillain who stole Christmas.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar "Bah Humbug."