Phantasmagorium (magazine)

Phantasmagorium was a small press magazine, published in 2011 and 2012.
The first two issues were edited by Laird Barron, the next two by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

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Phantasmagorium. issue 3
Editor in Chief – Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Publisher – JD Bush
General manager – Scott Nicolay
n-line content Manager – Edward Morris
Book & Print Production – Lara Kerr

Cisco, Michael – Coptic Light
Garner, Cate – The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon
Goodfellow, Cody – Nature’s Mother
Mottis, Edward – To Walk the Night
Schwader, Ann K. – Blown Out

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Phantasmagorium. issue 4 (Hallowe’en)
Editor in Chief – Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Publisher – JD Bush
General manager – Scott Nicolay
n-line content Manager – Edward Morris
Book & Print Production – Lara Kerr

Asamatsu, Ken – Reverberations
Lockhart, Ross E. – Beyond the Veils
Mills, Daniel – The Hollow
Morris, Edward – The Show so far
Muslim, Kristine Omg – Poems
Satyamurthy, Jayaprakash – Shaking off the chains
Spriggs, Robin – Swamp Dreams
Thomas, Jeffrey – Transformation

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Hello Darkness, this is Carcosa calling! !!

Big sound big town, Radio Carcosa comin’ at’cha~ ~~451 in the shadows! !!

So “Phantasmagorium” has a new editor, and perhaps you were wondering who this entity is… A little bit country and a lot of R’n’R? Sort of… {but don’t forget the Jazz –heap on the ECM!!– and folk and solo cello suites.} Sane? On Tuesdays, yeah. Other days might be Buk after dropping a few tabs of Gormengast and backin’ a bottle Cisco-fied occultations, or Lamantia studied all them GEMS Datlow has issued for 3 decades and fell truly and madly in love. Maybe add some dark and stormy winter nights the bEast might travel a bit w/ Rechy and Fowles and Beckett and Zivkovic and Vachss and Eco stashed in his pockets fer fun, depends on the phase of the moon [talk ‘bout a harsh mistress]…
Does he/IT have grisly chants and shadowy dances? Yep, a few. Sings (if you could call it that) in rain too. LOVES noir and hardboiled! Eats POETICS 24/7! !! “Worships! !!” Cisco, Barron, Kiernan, Koja, KEW, Ellison, Weird fiction, “Weird Tales” {Ann VanderMeer is fab! Her other half is purr-D good too}, more poets then you’d care to see listed here, and the writers listed in the last line of the last paragraph…
They say I’m brutal, but I’m not big on splatter and gore. Loves ghouls! No to zombies. Sparkly vamps? No unless, their name is Ziggy and they bang a gong w/ Ronson and Marc, would . . . Is a stone cold _King in Yellow_ purist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So “Phanta”? It will be dark, hopefully tainted by madness, and strange… Fantasy, yes. Mash-ups, you bet. Unsettling? I sure hope you think so.
Laird had the right idea, mix it up, push the envelope where you can, and I will “try” to live up to his vision in my fashion. Am I Laird? No. He wears the shoes of a gifted giant and I cannot fill them… Few, if any, can.
I will keep you updated w/ our plans. And above all, me (and my fellow staff members here at PHANTA) hope you enjoy what we have in store for you.
And now back to Radio Carcosa for the Rot & Ruin Desolation Spotlight hour~ ~~

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