So. Here were are at last.
It’s time for the April 2014 issue of Defenestration, everyone! Last year Eileen and I took a break from the magazine to rest our fragile bodies and minds. Three months in a chemical bath and several cybernetic upgrades later, we reopened Defenestration to submissions and got back to work. The response was truly humbling. We started getting submissions immediately–and so many were awesome that we ended up holding on to more for consideration than we ever had before. That made choosing the content for this issue a little more difficult than usual, but Eileen and I are professionals and know how to handle these sorts of things. (We never resort to violence, unless that doesn’t work and we’re forced to resort to violence.)
In this month’s issue, you’ll find tales of remarkable women, remarkable men, and at least one remarkable rabbit. You want a poetry-eating monster? We’ve got a poetry-eating monster. You want weapons-grade bacon? We don’t have that, but we do have some well-armed pigs. You want ducks? You better believe we’ve got ducks. We’ve got more ducks than you’ve got bread crumbs. Because we’re Defenestration, damn it, and Defenestration delivers.
And with that, we’re once again opening to short story and poetry submissions. So once you’re done reading this issue, send us something you think we’ll like! We’re reading for our August 2014 issue.
—Andrew Kaye, Editor-in-Chief, Despoiler of Worlds
Séan Carabini, “The Poetry Monster”
Dawn Wilson, “She’s a Far-Gone Other Species, Ralph”
Zachary Abram, “Skin Deep”
Mike Fowler, “Retiree Ramble”
Logan Merriweather, “The Worst Boy in the World”
Erica Lianne Inglett, “Stickers”
Aidan Fitzmaurice, “Feeding Ducks”