LINKAGE: Liquid Imagination #18 is Live

For nearly four years I have been proudly associated with a unique little webzine called Liquid Imagination. The latest issue, #18 just recently went live.

It’s the first issue since #5 (Jan 2010) to not have my input in regards to content. This is bittersweet. 2013’s been a doozy of a year and I recently made the agonizing decision to relinquish my position as Flash Fiction Editor to the incoming Christa Angelios who has assumed the editorial duties for the flash fiction section.
I didn’t always edit flash fiction, though. I started out as the Music Coordinator, producing original musical for the zine for issues #5-7, which truly gave us our uniqueness, before I moved onto editing flash fiction, an art form I’ve been obsessed with since the late 1990s. I’d also do an interview here, an article there. But for me flash fiction (my preferred criteria: stories of 800 words or less) was where it was at for me. It was never an easy job selecting the best, and I’ve always said the worst part of being an editor, especially when you’re a writer yourself, is rejecting submissions and relaying that bad news to another author.
I’m confident Christa will do a fine job in her new role, but most importantly, Publisher, Designer & Managing Editor Sue “MVP” Babcock had the faith in enlisting Ms. Angelios when she knew I needed a break. Liquid Imagination is still a class publication, which is also lovingly produced by Fiction Editor Kevin Wallis, Poetry Editor Chrissy Davis and Voice Narrator Robert C. Eccles. With Mrs. Babcock’s leadership and our individual visions over the last couple of years, LI has managed to carve quite a niche for itself as an online publisher of poetry, speculative, literary and flash fiction, as evident by the ever-increasing slush pile we’d amass every reading period.
So, make sure you check out LI, which updates on a quarterly basis in August, November, February and May.

New: Liquid Imagination Online #11 is Live!

The latest issue of Liquid Imagination went live this week. Here’s what we have in store for you:
Speculative Short Stories – Edited by Kevin Wallis:
All of these tales are narrated by Bob Eccles, except *
Flash Fiction/Microfiction – Edited by Brandon Rucker:
Literary Fiction edited by Sue Babcock & John “JAM” Arthur Miller:
All of these tales are narrated by Bob Eccles
Poetry edited by Chrissy Davis:
Plus articles and plenty of stunning digital artwork provided by Sue Babcock and Jack S. Rogers.

New: Liquid Imagination Online #10 is Live!

The latest issue of Liquid Imagination went live this week. Here’s what we have in store for you:

Speculative Short Stories – Edited by Kevin Wallis:

* All of these tales are narrated by Bob Eccles

Flash Fiction/Microfiction – Edited by Brandon Rucker:


Literary Fiction edited by Sue Babcock & John “JAM” Arthur Miller:

Poetry edited by Chrissy Davis:

Plus articles and plenty of stunning digital artwork provided by Sue Babcock and Jack S. Rogers.

Check it out.

Liquid Imagination issue #5 + My debut

Kept under wraps for about two months now was my involvement with speculative fiction literay webzine Liquid Imagination, published by John “JAM” Arthur Miller, whom I’ve been entangled with creatively in a couple of different ways lately (see blog talk radio interviews below with him).  His Liquid Imagination Publishing (LIP) will be publishing Dreams and Sreams (which last week I announced that my horror poem “Dream a Little Scream of Me” will be the opener to this fantasy, science fiction and horror anthology).  LIP also published the Static Movement Print Special No. 2 that features my dark-fantastic poems “Succubus” and “Mare of the Night”.

Well, before any of the above happened, I had begun working behind the scenes as the Music Composer/Coordinator for Liquid Imagination webzine’s poetry page.  I have scored, performed and recorded nine individual pieces of music for each featured poetry page for our fifth issue which went live late on Sunday, January 31st.  What I’d been tasked to do when I was invited to join the staff in the middle of December, is interpret the poetry pages with my musical faculties so that we can create an art form all its own out of the synergy of poems and images combined with a third artistic element, music.

Were we successful?  You be the judge.

LI #5 Poetry Page

LI #5 Article: The Suspended Origin of Music on LI (by me)

LI #5 Article: The Synergy of Poetry and Music (by me) 

This issue features poetry by Paula Ray, Bradley Nelson, Deborah Walker, Theresa C. Newbill, Lee Sloca, Paul Handley, Heather Niciase, Aaron J. French, and Kyle Owens.

We also have short stories by: Steve Lowe, Michael C. Pennington, Linda Manning, Christopher Jacbosmeyer and Damien Walters.

And three winning contest stories by: Mark Wolf (1st Place), Trevor Tomko (2nd place), and Pushcar-Nominated Poet John C. Mannone (3rd place), who also contributes his poetry and philosophy about such on the poetry page.

If you’re too busy to read the stories, news radio voice extraordinaire Robert C. Eccles reads them for you via our new voice narration feature.

Plus articles by: AJ Brown, Dare Kent, Steven Marshall, yours truly and an interview of Neurotic Tissue editor Richard Scott McCoy by Sue Babcock.

We’ve been told by many that our fifth issue rocks.  Putting all bias aside, I have to agree with that assement.

If you are a creative writer, you can submit to Liquid Imagination.

Submission Guidelines.