Polar Starlight #1 now available for free download!

Just go to the “Current/Back Issues” page and scroll down to the appropriate link.

The issue contains the following:

Cover art by Swati Chavda.

Poems by Colleen Anderson, M. Sean Dowd, Bernadette Gabay Dyer, LeRoy Gorman, Neile Graham, KB Nelson, Elizabeth Page, Lynne Sargent, David F. Shultz, Virginia Carraway Stark, Richard Stevenson, and Marcie Lynn Tentchoff.

This is the first of many issues to come showcasing Canadian speculative fiction poets.

February Submission Window now closed.

Received 109 short stories and 126 poems. Will take several weeks to process and make selections.

However, Rhea Rose has already chosen the poems to appear in the first issue of Starlight which will come out later this month. Rhea intends to choose enough poems to fill out three subsequent issues.

In April issue #18 of Polar Borealis will be published, utilizing the last of the accepted submissions which came in February of last year. Issue #19, possibly to come out in June or July, will be the first of four issues to make use of the recent bout of submissions.

Probably the next submission period will be February of 2022. Or earlier, if need be.

The scope of both magazines means I’ve committed to publishing 96 genre poems a year. Canadian SF&F genre poets take note!