This Issue

May/June 2017

Hello, Cicada Readers!

Our favorite stories speak to us like friends. They say, "I see you." They might say, "Try thinking about it this way." In the dark, they take our hands and whisper, "I'm here." This issue is full of stories about stories, and how those stories can help us understand, grow, and change.

In This Issue: Fiction by Gina L. Grandi, Clara Kumagai, Amal El-Mohtar, and T. Kingfisher. Poetry by Kirsty Niven, Laura Lovic-Lindsay, and Topaz Winters. Comics and art by Kelsey Wroten, Marguerite Dabaie, Rumi Hara, and Aatmaja Pandya. Plus interviews with Topaz Winters and Steenz!


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Art © 2017 by Kelsey Wroten

This Issue Excerpts

  • Mirror

    A splintered looking glass faces me.

  • The Seventh Swan

    We were turned into swans, the six of us. My sister had to make shirts.