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[6 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

It has come to my attention that a man named David Boyer (which may be one pseudonym of many) has plagiarized Livia Llewellyn’s “Jetsam,” her story which appeared in Sybil’s Garage No. 4, and passed it off as his own.  There is a blog post describing the offense here, and more posts describing the investigation of this David Boyer (with many other instances of plagiarism, including none other than Dean Koontz) here. Authors put their blood, sweat and tears into their work (I know, I’m one of them), and it can …

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[16 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | ]

“The Poincaré Sutra” by Anil Menon to the sound of Yaarodu Yaaro by Yuvan Shankar Raja & Ustad Sultan Khan… This story appears in Sybil’s Garage No. 7. I, ZULAIKHA, MUTANT, inconvenient and sixteen-point-two miraculous years old, declare myself Eve of a bold and brilliant species. I am Singular. Protoplast. Odd. In short, fucked. I am besieged by fallen apes, hairy and quarrelsome. I am besmirched on the neighborhood’s limestone walls. I am virginal, insolvent and oppressed. Says Zulaikha: bring it! ### Note On Rejecting Modesty: Should a comet apologize for its blaze? I will bellow …

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[2 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]

My story, “The Suffering Gallery” is now up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  Here’s a little teaser: “Beyond the wastes of the Jeen, where the white sands breathe in irregular tides, a cleft splits the desert in two. The chasm descends to the center of the earth, perhaps deeper, and many demons make their despicable homes in nooks in the cliff face. Down its vastness, daylight vanishes behind mountains of stone, replaced by torchlight from parapets or ghastly radiances spilling from caverns. In one such cavern lived the …

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[22 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Mythologizing the Everyday: An Interview with Amal El-Mohtar

Mythologizing the Everyday: An Interview with Amal El-Mohtar Amal El-Mohtar is currently pursuing a PhD in English literature at the Cornwall campus of the University of Exeter. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in a range of publications both online and in print, including Strange Horizons, Shimmer, Cabinet des Fées, Sybil’s Garage, Mythic Delirium, and Ideomancer; her work has been broadcast on Podcastle, and The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of twenty-eight different honeys, is available from Papaveria Press. She won the 2009 …

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[31 Aug 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Free Download of Sybil’s Garage No. 4

Sybil’s Garage No. 4 is now available as a free download.  Issue four contains stories from Richard Bowes, Ekaterina Sedia, Cat Rambo, Steve Rasnic Tem, Barbara Krasnoff and more, as well as poems from Rachel Swirsky, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Jaime Lee Moyer, and many others.  Not to mention an interview with Jeffrey Ford.  It’s one of my favorite issues.  I’m quite fond of the work I did on the cover. You can download the full issue here.  (PDF, 26 Mb) And if you like Sybil’s Garage, and this goes for any small …