ABADDON is closing with effect from issue #3 (see below) to allow editor Andres Vaccari to concentrate on his own writing again.
ABADDON #3, 204x255mm, 56pp, Aus$10 from Saturn Press, P.O. Box 2258, Carlingford Court, NSW 2118, Australia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://saturnpress.hypermart.net). Abaddon is a fresh and smart-looking magazine that seeks to use the fantastic to illuminate aspects of our contemporary experience. Leaning towards the fringe and the experimental, it backs up its range of fiction and non-fiction with a clean modern design. This final issue has stories by Virginia O'Carrick, Doa Karan, Ned Matijasevic, and Holly Day, plus an interview with Damian Broderick, a psychogeographical tour of Melbourne, and Poe's problems with women.
DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES #60, A5, 24pp, $3 (6/$12; outside USA 6/$15) from David C. Kopaska-Merkel, 1300 Kicker Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404, USA (e-mail: email@example.com; http://home.earthlink.net/~dragontea/index.html). A poetry magazine that specialises in experimental forms and content, and fantastic horror in particular. This issue features poetry from Mike Allen & Charles M. Saplak, Marge Simon, Ian Watson, Mark Rudolph, Coral Hull, Bruce Boston, Wendy Rathbone, John Bell, Chad Hensley, Brandon Totman, Corrine De Winter, Jay Caselberg, S.C. Virtes, R.G. Evans, and Bruce Holland Rogers.
THE LAYABOUT #4, A4, 36pp, £2.25 (3/£6:50; Europe 3/£10; USA 3/$20; r.o.w. 3/£13:50) from The Layabout, 17 Alwyn Close, St Ives, PE27 3HL (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). A magazine of humour and jolly japes, with Doctor Xavier's Patented Longevity Treatment, another case for scientific detective Barrington Smythe, and stories by Conan McPhee, Geoff Jackson, Keith Lobban, and Sandra Finney.
NEMONYMOUS #1, A5 landscape, 100pp p/b, £5:50 (USA $10), for ordering address enquire to email@example.com (publisher's website: http://www.nemonymous.com). Edited by D.F. Lewis, this classy production sports a full colour cover and a very clean design. On top of that, the unique premise is that the 16 stories should stand or fall on their quality alone, to the extent that they are presented anonymously, with the authors' bylines not appearing until issue #2.
SCAVENGER'S NEWSLETTER #213, A5, 28pp, $2:50 (12/$24; Canada 12/$23; r.o.w. 12/$29) from Janet Fox, 833 Main, Osage City, KS 66523-1241, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.argentmoon.net/scavengers/index.htm). Monthly newsletter for SF/F/H/mystery writers and artists with an interest in the small press. Market news, letters and reviews from the USA, UK and elsewhere, plus Thomas Deja on how to make an editor want to buy your story, and fiction by Victor A. Gallis.
TALEBONES #22, A5, 88pp p/b, $5:00 (4/$18; Canada 4/$22; r.o.w. 4/$28) from Talebones Magazine, 5203 Quincy Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092, USA (e-mail: email@example.com; http://www.fairwoodpress.com). SF and dark fantasy in a smart digest format with full colour cover, and winner of the Genre Writers Association Award. This issue's fiction comes from James Van Pelt, Rhea Rose, James Michael White, Ken Scholes, Bruce S. Larson, Piper Perry, and Steve Mohan Jr, plus poetry by Jennifer Crow, Ann K. Schwader, Denise Dumars, Keith Allen Daniels, and William John Watkins, and an interview with Dan Simmons.
DREAMBERRY WINE December 2001/January 2002, A4, 16pp, enquire to Mike Don, Dreamberry Wine, 233 Maine Road, Manchester M14 7WG. Comprehensive second-hand SF/F/H catalogue that also combines reviews, letters and publishing news.