(image by semiramis)
+ Redux, by Zack (ザックス) for quaedam
+ The Rabbit and the Wolf, by Eri Mori (絵理燃利)
+ Cheesecake and the Art of Political Warfare, by Sakana Sara (魚 サラ) Part One | Part Two *
+ The Mechanical Turk, by Shukyou (主教) for susieoh
+ Pulling Together, by newtypeshadow
+ Herr Hall, by Togi Kayako (土宜草子)
+ Plumbing the Depths of Mystery: Part Five Of A 'Horrors By Gaslight' Serial Novel In Sixteen Thrilling Parts! by Roumonte Emi (竜主天 蝦) Part One | Part Two *
+ Push/Pull, by Daifuku Hoyako (惰猪腹ほや子)
+ Looking Outward-Inward, by Hashinaka Choko (橋中蝶子) *
+心也許很小很小世界卻很大很大(The Heart may be Tiny but the World's Enormous), by Shukyou (主教) Part One | Part Two
+ Warmth, by Kuruki (来木)
+ The Emperor's Last Concubine, by Yamanashi Moe (山梨もえ) *
Thanks to dipping_sauce, the beta readers, and a special round for semiramis and the other illustrators who came through when there was an eleventh-hour hiccup. Only two giftfics made the deadline, but if you started writing one, please do finish and send it in for a future issue!
Happy reading, and may 2009 be brighter than 2008.
Love, the Editor