So it’s that time of year again for World Fantasy Award voting, and this is my humble plea for your votes in the categories of SHORT FICTION, BEST ANTHOLOGY, and SPECIAL AWARD NON-PROFESSIONAL. Here’s what reviewers have said about Sybil’s Garage No. 7.
“Every story had something for me to like: vivid description, playful language, a character to root for, mystery, poignancy, tragedy, an intellectual puzzle, a sting in the tail.”
-SFF Portal, Alison Sinclair
“Sybil’s Garage achieves a satisfyingly universal appeal, and an extremely high degree of literary quality… it is pretty wonderful stuff — beautifully produced, and never dull. The stories are a mix of slipstream, near-future, horror, comedy horror, mythic and pseudo-mythic — eschewing anything as vulgar or misleading as a neat straightjacket of genre.”
-SF Site, Seamus Sweeny
“There are some excellent stories contained in this volume.”
“It’s been awhile since an anthology had this kind of emotional impact on me…this one is highly recommended.”
– N.K. Jemisin, Hugo-nominated author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.
“Beautifully designed and printed as always, Sybil’s Garage which has been one of the best small press speculative fiction journals, graduates to anthology status. With 195 pages of fiction, poetry and graphics this is a substantial book… These [stories] are getting attention and deserve more.”
– Richard Bowes, multiple World Fantasy Award-winning author
“The always interesting ‘zine Sybil’s Garage is back with a thicker than usual issue. It provides a stimulating mix of SF, fantasy, poetry, and slipstream. This time around my favorite is ‘The Poincare Sutra’ by Anil Menon, a perkily told but rather dark story of a 16-year-old Coptic girl in Israel, who falls in love with a Jewish boy while her father’s past pushes him in a different direction.”
Rich Horton for Locus Magazine
“Sybil’s Garage is a stylishly put together magazine, There’s plenty of poetry, art, and nonfiction in addition to the stories…My favorite was Anil Menon’s ‘The Poincaré Sutra.’ I also enjoyed stories by Swapna Kishore, Sam Ferree, Alex Dally MacFarlane, A.C. Wise, E. C. Myers, and Amy Sisson.”
Rich Horton in his yearly fiction summary
Please cast your vote for Sybil’s Garage in the following categories. You must vote by May 31st!
ANTHOLOGY – multiple author original or reprint – single or multiple editors
1. Sybil’s Garage No. 7 — Senses Five Press (July 2010)
SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL
1. Matthew Kressel for Sybil’s Garage No. 7 — Senses Five Press (July 2010)
SHORT FICTION* – under 10,000 words
* I don’t feel it’s appropriate to pick five stories from among the eighteen that I published. I of course loved all of them, otherwise I wouldn’t have published them! I’ll instead list all the stories and let you pick your favorites.
“By Some Illusion” by Kathryn E. Baker
“Suicide Club” by Amy Sisson
“The Noise” by Richard Larson
“A History of Worms” by Amelia Shackelford
“Thinking Woman’s Crop of Fools” by Tom Crosshill
“The Unbeing of Once-Leela” by Swapna Kishore
“How the Future Got Better” by Eric Schaller
“The Telescope” by Megan Kurashige
“Under the Leaves” by A.C. Wise
“The Ferryman’s Toll” by Sam Ferree
“The Tale of the Six Monkeys’ Tails” by Hal Duncan
“The Poincaré Sutra” by Anil Menon
“Kid Despair in Love” by M.K. Hobson
“My Father’s Eyes” by E.C. Myers
“An Orange Tree Framed Your Body” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
“The Watcher Thorn” by Cheryl Barkauskas
“Other Things” by Terence Kuch
“The Dead Boy’s Last Poem” by Kelly Barnhill
Thank you for your support!