Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Try Some of the "Spicy Fiction Sushi"

Today's post is going to be a bit short, but no less important or interesting. I wanted to share with you an online magazine (or "webzine") I stumbled across earlier this year via Twitter: "Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi".

When I first heard about Goldfish Grimm, it was still in the start up phrase and had just started accepting submissions. The magazine focuses on fantasy and science-fiction stories ranging from 100 to 7500 words (flash fiction to short stories). The magazine is run by Matthew Barron and Brenda Stokes Barron (and of course "Goldfish Grimm"). They'll release one issue each month featuring two stories and interviews with the stories' authors. Their first issue "First Flight" released on March 1st (last week) and features "Control" by Adam Israel and "All The Right Words" by Carrie Cuinn.

"Control" is a futuristic tale about a relationship dealing with a hardship and loss due to a situation completely out of their control. I found it interesting that the story is told in second person point-of-view, allowing the reader to see things from the main character's eyes. And while it was science fiction and dealt with some pretty fancy technology in the end, the story is about the characters and the emotional side of their lives.

"All The Right Words" is a sci-fi story as well, but it's about a secret relationship dealing with the aftermath of a sudden revelation. I enjoyed the subtle and enigmatic spin of this story, and I also liked how its futuristic qualities didn't overpower the main concept and the story's flow.

I'm excited to see what else lays in store for this brand new webzine and can't wait to read next month's issue. I recommended you check them out on their official website or follow them on Twitter (@GoldfidhGrimm). And if you're interested, they are continuously open for submissions so please check out their "submissions" page.

(Elvish Farewell)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I haven't read Goldfish Grimm yet myself, but it's on the to-do list. :)