New Dead Families
In some alternate universe there is my ideal periodical: a cross between H.L. Gold’s Galaxy, and Gordon Lish’s The Quarterly, and/or Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds and Bradford Morrow’s Conjunctions. In the 70’s there were a number of original paperback anthologies that came close: Damon Knight’s Orbit series, Judith Merril’s numerous SF bests, and Harry Harrison’s Nova.
But where are those sorts of literary venues now? Where could that kind of work go now?
Perhaps New Dead Families is that periodical, in that place, and by some quantum trick I have pushed/pulled that alternate universe into my own. This.
We can certainly try, can’t we?
New Dead Families publishes imaginative work of a non-realist nature. Surrealism, irrealism, fabulism, slipstream, magic realism, new weird (or “old weird,” for that matter), “speculative fiction,” science fiction and fantasy of literary quality will all be considered.
We have published work by: Kelsey Brookes, Michael Hemmingson, CC Trecha (Cristina Trecha), Carol Novack, Colette Phair, Paula Keyth, Blake Butler, Stephen Graham Jones, Sam Hears (Sam Luke), Alvaro Zinos-Amora, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Robert Kloss, Jennifer Oakes, Amber Sparks, Sonny Kay, David Backer, Innocente Fontana (Todd Grimson), Noah Doely, Kirsten Alene, Jfre Robot Coad, Grace Krilanovich, Joseph Goosey, David Peak, Michael J. McCardle, David Ohle, Bradley Sands, Jason Xavier Lane, Andrew Borgstrom, Michael Hickins, Heather Gwen Martin, Mike Coppolino, Tantra Bensko, RC Miller, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Swan, J.S. Breukelaar, Shelby Wentz, Jamie Grefe, Aidan Koch, Lloyd Philips, Zach Polis, Cameron Pierce, Karn Piana, Gary J. Shipley, Barry N. Malzberg, J. Shea, Michael Bishop, Shya Scanlon, Michael Kaufmann, Andrea Kneeland, Filipe Abranches, Ian Woolen, Adam Moorad, David Greenspan, Dustin Reade, Merle Leonce Bone, Lee Williams, Jenny Staff Johnson, Tyson Bley, C.P. Harrison, Ken Poyner, Derrick Martin-Campbell, Melissa Broder, Billy Sprague, Rudy Wilson, Kit Reed, and Tony Rauch.