On July 17, 2008 Prime Books announces the launch of the new Fantasy Magazine website.
The site design is by Matthew Kressel of Senses Five Press, which publishes Sybil’s Garage and Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy. The artwork is by New Zealand-based artist Sanjana Baijnath.
Fantasy Magazine’s authors have included some of the best new and established voices in the fantasy genre, including Stephanie Campisi, Paul Jessup, Richard Parks, Holly Phillips, Ursula Pflug, Ekaterina Sedia, Rachel Swirsky, Lavie Tidhar, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jeff VanderMeer. The magazine publishes a new story each Monday, with commentary, interviews, reviews, and essays appearing throughout the week along with Friday’s Blog for a Beer! feature, which allows readers to unleash their creative talents. The new site will add audio and video content, previews of Prime and Juno books and new contests.
“Fantasy Magazine … [has] already shouldered their way into the ranks of the most prominent fiction e-zines on the internet”—The Year’s Best Science Fiction
“Fantasy Magazine is one of the most promising new fiction publications to launch in the field in years.”—Locus
“We hope to continue bringing innovative and enthralling fiction and features to fantasy lovers across the globe . . . and this is just the first step in many to come. Keep reading Fantasy Magazine!” —Cat Rambo and Sean Wallace
Upcoming content in 2008 includes works from authors such as Jim Hines, J. MDermott, Ursula Pflug, and Erzebet Yellowboy. This week’s story is “Watermark” by Michael Greenhut, accompanied by an audio version read by Cat Rambo.
On a personal note, I’d really like to thank Matt for the hard work he did setting up the site. That’s a custom theme you see, which he made from the ground up. He incorporated all of the elements I asked for and offered suggestions and improvements of his own. I can’t recommend (or thank) Matt enough. It’s really beautiful work and he’s a hell of a programmer.
I’m also super, super pleased that Sanjana allowed us to use her art. I fell in love with that image the first time I saw it.