Four Sources of Christian Fantasy Short Stories

Christian Fantasy

Although I’m not generally a short story reader, one of the purposes of this blog is to make known different sources of Christian fantasy. And it so happens that a number of online magazines offer an array of Christian fantasy tales, free of charge. Since I haven’t done extensive reading on these sites, these are not endorsements but references for the short story readers among us:

1) Avenir Electia

Avenir Eclectia is…

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…a multi-author microfiction project, based in a world with flavors of science fiction, fantasy and supernatural genres.

2) Mindflights

MindFlights is a magazine of fantasy and science fiction. It is the result of the merger of two award-winning magazines – Dragons, Knights, & Angels and The Sword Review.

Mindflights strives to provide quality speculative fiction and poetry that respects traditional values and Christian principles. Mindflights actively seeks works from new and student authors and artists, but holds high standards of quality for all contributions.

3) The Cross and the Cosmos

The Cross and The Cosmos is one of the greatest sources of Christian Speculative fiction on the web. Where else can one go to get a fresh helping of Christian Spec Fic every month? Where else can pure insanity be mixed with the order and majesty of our Creator? Where else can one find Christ in the midst of all the crazyness? I tell you: nowhere but here.

So what is it? TC2 is a free e-zine freely downloadable and readable with any PDF reader on the market. It’s portable reading at its finest. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free?

4) Residential Aliens

ResAliens Press is a micro-publisher of spiritually infused speculative fiction. Our projects include an online zine, a print magazine, and anthologies. We’ll soon publish novels as well.

Feel free to chime in with other resources or your experiences with these magazines in the comments section.

Happy reading!

Comments

    • Sarah Sawyer
      May 15, 2012 - 1:01 pm · Reply

      Now that you mention it, I’ve heard that name before. It looks like they’re a Christian magazine, but they also welcome stories that don’t have direct Christian elements. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Nissa Annakindt
    May 15, 2012 - 12:45 am · Reply

    I’m not much of a short story reader either. When I get into a story, I like to stay for a while. That’s why I read so many series books.

    But short stories are a way to find new writers you like, so thanks for the list.

    • Sarah Sawyer
      May 15, 2012 - 1:03 pm · Reply

      Nissa, I like series too (and long books). 🙂

      If I enjoy the characters and story world, I prefer a series to a standalone–although I have loved many standalone novels as well.

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