Born on the 5th of July

JDP cover July 2017Pop them tabs (or bust out them bottle-opener keyrings, if you only drink craft brews named after local landscape features), throw something on the grill, and kick back with our ninety-first issue. It’s got tricksy wordplay and trusty appliances. It has short-form sci-fi poetry. It also has a tentacular Christmas story, because we don’t adhere to society’s rigid and confining seasonal norms. And remember: in space, no one can hear you float.

Slap it online or tickle the .pdf.

P. S. You’ve got until Friday’s end to send us your Victorian mash-ups in prose or verse!


The Incident Above Delta Vega

Frank Casey


“The Incident Above Delta Vega,” by Frank Casey

“The Incident Above Delta Vega,” by Frank Casey



FRANK CASEY is an artist and art teacher from Tacoma, Washington. He grew up on a diet of comic books, classic Doctor Who, and Surrealist art. His current project, Incompletely Peculiar, is a series of Steampunk and Retro Sci-fi images for coloring and fiction inspiration. His work can be found at

Frank prefers Marvel over DC, cats over dogs, and Star Trek over Star Wars—sorry, but it’s just the plain truth.

The June Issue Is in Bloom

June 2017 coverIt’s June, and we’re sweating right through the striped knees of our old-timey bathing suit. Join us as we scuttle into the shade of a giant umbrella and let these beach reads tickle the sand off our toes.

Our ninetieth issue has art crimes of the future, poems that do yet don’t add up, an aspiring Western hero, and a flaming car in reverse. Also a great cover photograph–with body paint, which is a first for us.

Rock it online or roll the .pdf.

Quick remind-plea: We need YOU to crank up your steam-powered typing machine and create a beautiful monster for our Victorian Mash-Up Issue!