Dear Readers and Authors,

Truancy Magazine began as a small microzine project in-between issues of Delinquent’s Spice but wound up surpassing that earlier project in terms of readership and acclaim for the stories published. Now resurrected from a hiatus, Truancy will reopen for a reading period between 30 May 2018 to 30 October 2018 (Truancy 5).

As always, this remains a non-profit venue for retold and revised traditional narratives: folktales, fairytales, legends, and myth. I am looking for strong voices and unusual narratives. Don’t be overly worried about what point-of-view you use: as a literary scholar I am trained in narrative structures, stylistics and narratology and I adore all the different narrative forms and the potential those forms hold for storytelling. I also distrust hegemonic influences over the myriad ways in which stories can be shaped and conveyed across cultures and across borders. Bring it on, give me your voice!

I am particularly fond of classical and mythic kinds of narratives; you need not be worried about your prose being too literary in this venue as I adore fiction that sets my synapses on fire. I believe these traditional narratives strike at the heart of who we are: whether we reside in countries of origin, are from the diaspora, are hybrid, or are indigenous. I hope Truancy will continue being a venue for these voices and I hope it inspires you to write your own retellings that breathe fresh life into old tales, and I hope it inspires you to make your own traditions that will live on in myriad forms.

Submissions Guidelines are now available here!

Warm Regards,
Nin Harris, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Truancy

2 May, 2018.


ninscaleNin Harris is an author, poet, and Gothic scholar who exists in a perpetual state of unheimlich. Nin writes Gothic fiction, cyberpunk, nerdcore post-apocalyptic fiction, planetary romances and various other forms of hyphenated weird fiction. Nin’s publishing credits include: Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Dark, Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, and various other publications.

3 thoughts on “Editor’s Desk

  1. Rafael says:

    Hello! I have just sent you an email to your Submissions email address about a different subject (a project). Since I am not sure you are looking often at that address presently, I am posting something here too so as to let you know about it. Obviously, you may erase this post =)

    All the best,
    Rafael.

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