Archives – 2020

Issue 73:  1st Quarter 2020

EDITORIAL
“Help Wanted” by Wendy S. Delmater

FICTION
“A Planet With a Lake” by Derek Nason
“The Valley of the Speaking Flames” by B. Pladek
“Where a Good Town May Take Us” by Andi C. Buchanan
“ Scans” by Mike Adamson
“My Magic, My Spell” by Mary E. Lowd

FLASH FICTION
“Lot No. #024: Intergalactic Death Ray” by Nemma Wollenfang

POETRY EDITORIAL and SPECIAL HOLIDAY POEM
“Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 73”  by John C, Mannone
“It’s not Always Magic” by John C. Mannone

POETRY
“Returning to Dead Places” by Tristan Beiter
“Celestial Mechanics” by Karin L. Frank
“Off the Side of the 101” by Jordan Carley
“A Touch of Lightning in the Soul” by Deborah L. Davitt
“Necessary Parts”  by Laura Cranehill
“Raster” by A.Z. Louise
“On the Edge” by Katharyn Howd Machan
“Endless moment” by Matthew Harrison

SMALL PRESS BOOK REVIEWS
The Artifacts: A Flint Hills Story by Eric Reynolds
The Black Queen by J. Kathleen Cheney
Mystery!: The Origins Game Fair 2018 Anthology Edited by Chantelle Aimée Osman
Glorious Madness: Short Fiction by Jude-Marie Green

Netwalk: Expanded Edition by Joyce Reynolds Ward
Within the Summit’s Shadow by Bonnie Randall

Issue 74:  2nd Quarter 2020

EDITORIAL
“Online This Time” by Wendy S. Delmater

FICTION
“The Eyes of Hemshat” by K. D. Julicher
“A Life On Air” by D. A. D’Amico
“Like Vines” by Alicia Power
“May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door” by Robert Bagnall
“A Greater Good” by Laura O’Brien

FLASH FICTION
“Sunset Coda” by Patrick Hurley

POETRY EDITORIAL
“Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 74”  by John C. Mannone

POETRY
“The Wood Became Birds” by Tristan Beiter 
“Three Bad Dreams” by Kevin Denelsbeck 
“In Pluto’s Embrace” by Deborah Davitt 
“To the Underworld” by Dawn Vogel
“Diamond Dust” by Christina Sng 
“Prisms” by Stephanie Smith 
“Under the Boards” by Misha Penton 
“Cargo Cult” by Marc Ruvolo
 

SMALL PRESS BOOK REVIEWS
The Sideman (John Simon book 2) by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
The Hunchback’s Captive and Others: Stories and Poems of the Darkly Fantastic by Jay Sturner
Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles edited by Michael A. Ventrella and Randee Dawn

Issue 75:  3rd Quarter 2020

EDITORIAL
“Couped Up” by Wendy S. Delmater

FICTION
“The Bringer’s Duty” by Heather Pagano
“Relic” by Gunnar De Winter
“The Coming End” by Bryan Thomas  Schmidt and Jonathan Miller
“Scales and Fire” by Jeff Soesbe
“Future Imperfect” by Desmond Warzel

FLASH FICTION
“Five Reasons for the Sign Above her Door, One of Them Unspoken” by Izzy Wasserstein

POETRY EDITORIAL
“Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 75” by John C. Mannone

POETRY
“And It Was Bad” by Anne Carly Abad
“Old Playfellow” by Noel Sloboda
“three days on battey street” by Maria Zoccola
“After the War” by Helga Kidder
“Runaway” by Jacqueline West
“Surfacing” by  Tiffany Morris
“A Planet’s Complaint” by Lauren McBride
“The Distance” by Cat Dixon
“First Contact” by Ken Poyner

 SMALL PRESS BOOK REVIEWS
Shift by C.N. LesleyP » STRONG » A
Common Source by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Goddess Rising by Jay Hartlove

Issue 76:  4th Quarter 2020

EDITORIAL
“Distance Learning & Sci Fi ” by Wendy S. Delmater

FICTION
“Natural Selection” by Lindsey Duncan
“Russian Rhapsody” by Forrest Brazeal
“To Pieces, Slowly” by Megan Branning
“What Rhythms in Your Body Have Changed?” by Sarah Pauling
“Factory Girl” by Derrick Boden

FLASH FICTION
“Escape by Other Means” by Peter Hargraves

POETRY EDITORIAL
“Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 76” by John C. Mannone

POETRY
“That is not what I meant at all” by Brian Hugenbruch,
“*” by Simon Perchik
“Executive” by Phoebe Low
“Dark Matter Haunts Us” by Ann K. Schwader
“Flying” by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
“Those who leave” by M.C. Childs
“Villa Abbandonata” by Jennifer Crow
“People Dropping Dead in the Mall Parking Lot” by Alan Ray Simmons
“Excerpt from The Explorers Guild Essential Handbook: Librarian’s Edition” by Rebecca Buchanan
“After I reach the end of a fairy tale” by Margaret Kingsbury

 SMALL PRESS BOOK REVIEWS
Forgotten Sidekicks Edited by Peter Sutton and Steven Poore
Here, There Be Monsters by John L. French

Dead Star  by Simon Kewin

Special Holiday Story
Ransom and the Christmas Tree by Robert Runté 





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