ISSN 2754-6888 (Online)

Issue Four

Winter 2022

First published 2022 @


Alexander P. Harwood


Sarah Royston
Jae Vail
G. Tarsiscis Janetka
Eponine Howarth
Eoin Devereux
Katie Coleman
Laura Wolf Benziker
L. Callon
Constance Mello
Amanda Karch
Bex Hainsworth
Meagan Arthur
Uday Shankar Ojha
Alorah Welti
Sakina Qazi
Erich von Hungen
Alexander Perez
Madison Ryan
Jedediah Matthews
Karen Gonzalez-Videla
Rory Jamieson
Holly Pollard
Jane Rosenberg LaForge

Cover illustration by Charles Burchfield (1893–1967) via the Smithsonian’s Open Access platform

This issue is offered as is, with absolutely no warrenty, explicit or implied, and subject to the condition that it will not be sold, distributed, or edited without express permission from the publisher. All work included in this issue is published with permission of the author, with whom all rights remain.

Made in Cheltenham, England.


It seemed fitting that the final issue of our first year in print, the issue that would round off the seasons and take us through to a fresh start in 2023, should be the longest issue to date, and it was really a great feeling to send many more acceptances this time around.

I’m so grateful to everyone who submitted and trusted us with their work. It’s been a wonderful experience so far, and I have greatly enjoyed reading so much fantastic literature and meeting so many talented authors. I fully intend to keep the mag going through 2023 and beyond, but I will be taking a break during the spring to finish off some personal projects to which I have not been able to give enough attention over the past few months. I still have further plans and would love to venture into publishing some longer pieces and collections, but first a little time is needed to plan and recover and get everything ready.

In the meantime, I hope everybody enjoys reading all the wonderful work included in this volume. The winter is always the perfect time to stumble again into the worlds which great writing creates. It’s also a favourite season of many writers who scribble in the darkness of the late afternoon, when the curtains close and the candles waken, and the act of composition begins again to feel like an essential one, if it was not considered essential already, that is.

Alexander P. Harwood
Cheltenham, England
November 28, 2022