From the pulp lit pulpit
Autumn is the season of death, and there is a high body count in Issue 4. From the battlefields of Scotland to the barns of the Canadian Prairies, death awaits. But more importantly, life awaits. It is human nature not to accept death as the final tragedy, but to try valiantly and defiantly to imagine more. Transformation, renewal, and rebirth are woven into many stories of this issue, where love and loss are followed by something unexpected and powerful.
Storytelling has a similar way of transforming us. We rise and we fall, but in the hands of a master storyteller, we experience redemption and awareness, insight and understanding. There is illumination and rebirth, like the phoenix that dies only to be created anew.
In this issue, we are proud to congratulate our inaugural Magpie Poetry Award winners Ace Baker, Daniela Elza, and Michael Patrick Eltrich, who rose above many excellent entries to catch the eye of our esteemed