sg6cover_200I want to let the world know that Sybil’s Garage will begin accepting submissions for its 7th issue on Friday, January 15.  This ‘zine is Matt Kressel’s baby, but I’ve been an associate editor for the last several issues, and I have to admit to feeling some pride as well for the quality of the writing it carries and for the strong reputation it’s been garnering.

Here’s some of what we’re looking for:

Sybil’s Garage publishes a wide variety of speculative fiction, including traditional science fiction, fantasy and horror as well as more atmospheric/slipstream stories. For issue no. 7 we seek to cast a wider net and encourage contributors to send us both atmospheric/slipstream stories as well as those with traditionally strong plots and characters.

We also will look at stories with little or no speculative element, but with speculative tendencies (e.g. weird but not-necessarily supernatural.)

Here’s a few things reviewers said about previous issues:

“Sybil’s Garage [is] one of the best run and downright prettiest of the small press magazines…”
Stephen Eley, Editor, Escape Pod

“This issue, a salon of gorgeous language and music, has something for everyone and is well worth exploring for an afternoon, curled up in your favorite chair.”
The Fix, Rae Bryant

Sybil’s Garage is a strange little magazine with old-fashioned illustrations accompanying the text. If you like some tales out of the ordinary, then this is for you… The stories all got a Very Good from me.”
SFRevu, Sam Tomaino

Sybil’s Garage No. 4 is an alienating thing—a saturation tank of isolation and the sublime. Like its first three predecessors, Issue 4 aligns the quietly bizarre and the slightly uncanny with nineteenth-century design. That’s not to say that Sybil’s Garage is easily classifiable, either in form or content. Victorian woodcuts share pagespace with postmodern silhouettes and modernist sketches. Fragments of polyglottal marginalia pepper Sybil’s pages—appearing everywhere like cryptic typesetter’s notes. From the first glimpse of the Bladerunneresque cover to the final, stunning woodcut, this issue is its own work of slipstream art.”
Behind the Wainscot, Darin Bradley

The full guidelines are here.  There’s a nifty on-line submission system, and our response time is usually just a matter of weeks.  If you’ve got speculative fiction or poetry that you’re proud of, we’d love to see it!