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Goblin Fruit Winter Issue Delay

Dear friends,

It is with regret and fist-shaking that we announce a delay in the launch of the Winter Issue; we are suffering an infestation of badger-snails, and lo, they do gnash their slimy teeth at us whilst impeding our progress.

The issue's estimated time of arrival at this sticky rate is January 20th.


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Fall 2011 Issue of Goblin Fruit is Live!

Oyez, oyez! It is up!

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This issue includes a Feature of Neile Graham (neile)'s wonderful poetry, as well as work by Josiah Eikelboom, Ruth Stacey, Nina Pelaez, Nancy Sheng, C.S. MacCath (csmaccath), Dan Campbell, S. Brackett Robertson (aliseadae, Sarah Colona, Marigny Michel, Joseph Harker, Liza Graham, Cheryl Stiles, Erik Amundsen (cucumberseed), Lyn C. A. Gardner, and Joshua Davis.

I'm absolutely delighted to see that more and more of our issues are made up of poets who are new to Goblin Fruit; nine out of sixteen contributors this time around shared their favourite fruit with us. There's also significantly more audio than usual: thirteen brave souls have poured their voices into the aethertubes to read us their words.

Actually, increase has been this issue's general trend; thanks to the Spring's donation drive, we're feeling our way towards larger Tables of Contents again. This makes me deeply happy. It feels like an exhalation after a long spell of held breath.

Special thanks, as ever, to justbeast and Oliver Hunter for layout and art, but also to dormouse_in_tea, whose keen proofreading attentions were indispensable.

So, go forth, feast, frolic about in our Fall. Savour the thorns and bones of it. Share them with your friends. And when you're done dallying with the witch girls and wolf peaches, if you've any breath left at all, come back and tell us how it tasted.
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Fall Issue of Goblin Fruit Delayed

Dear fruit-devouring folk,

Due to a number of factors beyond our control, the Fall issue of Goblin Fruit will be delayed by about a week. More concrete dates will surface as we have them.

For now, know that though the rushy margins of our orchard have been cleared of Toad Owls, there are yet more slavering beasts with a hunger for good poetry who will insist on haunting our grounds. Never doubt but that we SHALL best them -- meantime, we hope you'll make yourselves a savoury soup of Stone Telling to placate your own pangs.
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Summer 2011 Issue of Goblin Fruit is Live!

Here it is!

This issue features poems by Liz Bourke, Shawna Lenore Kastin (shawnalenore), Tala Eirsdottir, Brock Marie Moore, Kathryn Hinds, Amanda C. Davis, Nin Harris, Seanan McGuire (seanan_mcguire), Elizabeth R. McClellan (popelizbet), Kayleigh Ayn Bohémier, Rosalind Casey, Nina Pelaez, and Becca de la Rosa. They're tremendous, and do please note how many wonderful readings accompany them!

In fact, dazzling us beyond all measure, the fabulous S. J. Tucker has lent her voice to Elizabeth R. McClellan's "The Sea Witch Talks Show Business." There are bells. There is a s00j. Trust me when I say you don't want to miss it.

This issue will also feature the second installment of Catherynne M. Valente's A Silver Splendour, A Flame, which will appear on August 1.

FURTHERMORE, do please consult the Note from the Editors and also The Mischief for a detailed explanation and graphic rendering of our reaction to the news that our very own csecooney won the Rhysling Award for Best Long Poem.

And then be grateful that we didn't include audio for that.

Share! Feast! Spread the word! And have a splendid summer.


They have taken the bridge and the second hall*. We have barred the gates but cannot hold them for long. The ground shakes, hoots... Hoots in the deep. We cannot get out. A shadow lurks in the dark. We cannot get out! They are coming!

* We apologize for this still further delay, dear friends, but the Summer issue is being wrestled from the above Maw and will be available no later than Wednesday.
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Facebook Fan Page!

Hello, delicious friends! This is just to say that due to Facebook changing the way it runs Groups, we've switched to a Fan Page instead. Like away if the mood takes you, and then take your mood someplace fabulous!

Many more announcements to come. Watch these here spaces.
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5th Anniversary Issue of Goblin Fruit is Live!

We warned against flesh-eating Toad-Owls. We were BESET by flesh-eating Toad-Owls. But lo, we were not bested by them.

Containing poetry by Catherynne M. Valente, J. C. Runolfson, Paul McQuade, Cheryl Ruggiero, Joshua Gage, Emily Jiang, Nina Pelaez, C.S.E. Cooney and Shawna Lenore Kastin, this issue marks our 5th anniversary.

Just going to pause and close my eyes for a second, let that sink in.

*deep breath*

Right. So, things of note! In addition to our usual crop of fantastical poems, this issue features

- The debut of a mind-blowing serial by Cat Valente!
- The launch of a 5th anniversary giveaway!
- New Mischief!
- A Spontaneous Spot on Sonya Taaffe and Joshua Gage!
- A Donation page!

Go forth and feast, dear friends.