PD3 on the way

We are awaiting shipment of copies of Phantom Drift 3: Rewiring the Weird which should be here in the next week or so. If you are too impatient to get a copy from us directly, you can also order from Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Phantom-Drift-3-Rewiring-Weird/dp/1877655813/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378670737&sr=1-1&keywords=Phantom+Drift+3) and from Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/phantom-drift-3-david-memmott/1116830373?ean=9781877655814). If you order through either of these outlets, we hope you will write a brief review on their website. Thanks.

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PD2 Contributors earn Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to the following contributors for our second issue who were selected for honorable mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Volume 5 (http://ellen-datlow.livejournal.com/408100.html):

Gail Griffin “Four or Five Witches”

Robert Guffey “Cryptopolis”

Helen Marshall “The Ghosts of Birds”

Jacob Rakovan “Jenny Greenteeth”

Elizabeth Schumacher, “Iroquois Flying Head”

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New Poetry Acceptances for PD3

Matt Schumacher, PD’s poetry editor, announced the following new acceptances for Phantom Drift #3:


“A Fool’s Manifesto,” by Anja Notanja, Wisconsin

“Introduction to the Body in Fairytales,” Jeannine Hall Gailey, Redmond, Washington

“My Best Friend,” Rebecca Lilly, Port Republic, Virginia

“Where Night and the Day Co-Exist,” James Grabill, Portland, Oregon

“The Difficult Kitchen,” Barbara Drake, Yamhill, Oregon

“12:12 PM 12 December,” changming yuan, Vancouver, BC (Canada)


Congratulations to all of you. We’re very proud to have your fine work in our next issue of Phantom Drift.


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Word and Flesh: The Strange Worlds of Dennis Y. Ginoza

I am posting a link to a nice profile on Dennis Y. Ginoza by Susan DeFreitas Timmons on her blog. Dennis’ story, “Other Names, Other Histories” was published in Phantom Drift 2 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The story is part of a novel he is working on. 


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“Ghosts of Birds” nominated for Rhysling Award

Phantom Drift editors wish to announce Helen Marshall’s poem, “Ghosts of Birds,” published in Phantom Drift 2, has been nominated for a Rhysling Award. Congratulations, Helen, and good luck. And congratulations to Matt Schumacher, Phantom Drift’s poetry editor, for having a sharp eye for the good stuff.

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First Acceptances for Phantom Drift 3

Early acceptances by our poetry editor, Matt Schumacher:

“Merciless” by Claire Bateman of South Carolina

“Father and the Crows” by Zoltan Komor of Hungary

“Snapping Turtle,” “The General,” and “Piece of Star” by Jeff Friedman of New Hampshire

Congratulations. We look forward to seeing your fine work in the pages of Phantom Drift 3.

There’s still about three weeks until our reading period closes. It’s still not too late to submit.

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Three weeks left in open submission period

Just a reminder that you have only three weeks left to submit stories, poems and critical essays for Phantom Drift 3. We have received about 325 short stories and as many poems. We will begin announcing some acceptances soon. There’s still time to turn our heads with your submission.

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One month left in open reading period

We’re now about 2/3 of the way through our open reading period for Phantom Drift #3. We’ve received almost 300 short fiction submissions and over 200 poems. We’ll begin announcing some acceptances in the next couple of weeks. But if you haven’t submitted yet, it’s not too late. Because we’re a new journal, we haven’t yet established a solid subscriber base and will be launch fundraising efforts in May-June to help fund the next issue as well as expand our readership.

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“This is a wonderful magazine, an awesome one–full of wonder, with some (lots of) awe…not a magazine to take lightly, but it sparks with light…I’ll subscribe in an instant.” — Julie J. Nichols, NEW PAGES (February 2013) Read Full Review by clicking on link and scrolling down to review. http://www.newpages.com/literary-magazine-reviews/2013-02-15/#Phantom-Drift-I2-Fall-2012

 You can subscribe at new website: http://www.phantomdrift.org


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First Third of Submission Period

Editor of Phantom Drift received 175 short stories and about 150-200 poems in the first month of our open submission period for Phantom Drift #3. We’re early into the reading period and encourage writers whose work falls within our guidelines to please go to our website at: http://www.phantomdrift.org and click on Guidelines, then on SUBMIT to upload your story, poem or critical essay on fabulist writers, etc.

Remember, if you haven’t read our most recent issue, Phantom Drift 2: Valuable Estrangements, it is still available from our website or from Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com. Your support is essential to our sustained effort in bringing your the best fabulist work to be found between two covers.

– DM

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