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Issue 08 of The Deadlands contains original fiction from Margaret Dunlap, Marissa Lingen, and Daria Lavelle, poetry from Carlos Hernandez, Claire Smith, Kristin Fullerton, and Erik Amundsen as well as non-fiction from Wendy N. Wagner, and our recurring Ask A Necromancer feature from Amanda Downum.


When you arrive in the Afterlife, you eat and you drink.

Pomegranate seeds, the arils like edible jewels, sweet and tart and bitter, garnet beads that burst as you chew.

Fungi you know—Porcini; Portobello; Oyster; Straw—and some you don’t—violet Amethyst Deceivers and nubby Dead Man’s Toes—the taste of the things they’ve fed from, the things they’ve consumed, lingering long after you’ve swallowed.


The Aftertastes, Daria Lavelle

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About The Deadlands

The Deadlands is a new monthly speculative fiction magazine. We publish short stories, poems, and essays about the other realms, of the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere. It is an adventure into the unknown, to meet those who live there still, even though they may be dead. Death is a journey we all will take, but we’d like to peek at the map before we go.


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