Spellbound: Changelings and Doppelgängers
Spring 2013 Issue
Changelings and Doppelgängers
Everyone has a double, or so the story goes: a twin or other who resembles a person almost perfectly. Maybe it’s a changeling, left behind by the fairies when they stole a human child. Or maybe it’s a doppelgänger, a ghostly creature who wants to steal another’s life.
But maybe having an otherworldly twin doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Wouldn’t it be fun to have someone to share in adventures? Someone to take your place when it’s test time? What if you were the other, a replacement for a human child? What would that be like?
We have stories and poems about mirror twins, boarding schools, changelings, undersea palaces, fairy folk and more! And as with the previous issue, this one is packed with beautiful illustrations!
My girls loved the picture the purple fairy and would frequently go back to the picture giving her a background story on why her facial expression was this way, or why she was doing something else. Each story was well written and a great length for a quick bedtime story.—Savory Savings
The Spring 2013 Issue of Spellbound, featuring Changelings and Doppelgängers. Includes fiction, poetry and artwork in ePub format.
Also available from these retailers:
Changelings by B.F.Fernandez
Don’t Call Me a Fairy by B.J. Lee
The Changeling Remembers by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
The Boarding School by Jacqueline West
Uncanny by Jillian Schmidt
Be Careful What You Fish For (You Might Get It) by Pamela Love
Jeffie by Estrella Thoeni
To Touch the Tide by Brian Green
Rukiya and the Leopard by Levi Sable
Oliver’s New Name by Willow Fagan
Mirror Image by Emily Martha Sorensen
With artwork by Sean Buck, Gabriel Eggers, Ingrid Kallick, Dana Martin, Abbigail Ward, Joanne Wojtysiak and Stephen Wood.
As part of our commitment to strengthening children’s love of reading, Spellbound provides a lesson plan with each issue. It is free and provided in PDF format. There are two parts. Click here for part one and here for part two. The lesson plan was designed by John Morel.
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This chapbook-format quarterly distinguishes itself from a host of other small press f/sf magazines by aiming squarely at the juvenile audience. It scores a direct hit, too, with high-calibre stories, poetry, and articles focused on the “feature creature” of the issue and on other folklore/fairy tale/mythology themes. – Donna Farley, Black Gate
It’s great to see people putting out fantasy magazines for children. Spellbound has a good variety of stories for younger readers. – Dave Kirtley, Tangent
As a reviewer of children’s and young adult material, as an author of the same genres, and as a mother of three creative children, I high recommend Spellbound. – Jennifer LB Leese
About the Contributors
Sean Buck is just another strange fellow who enjoys nothing more than drawing up doodles of fantasy both strange and silly. He’s been doing this the day he was born twentysomething years ago and that won’t be stopping anytime soon! You can see what he’s conjuring up now at http://arsfatuus.tumblr.com/.
Gabriel Eggers is a graphic designer, freelance illustrator, and lifelong fantasy enthusiast living in Wisconsin. He is a recent graduate of MadisonCollege and is always looking for work. You can find his portfolio, contact information, and resume at his website: eggedesign.com.
Willow Fagan lives in Portland, Oregon, in a house full of laughter and vines and, quite possibly, a rather large number of faeries.
B.F.Fernandez works as a university reference librarian, was the grand prize winner of the 2nd annual Writer’s Digest poetry award, has been published in Lorelei Signal, Verse Wisconsin and Writer’s Digest, and lives by a lake in Florida with her astronomer husband and five cats (and many ducks).
Brian Green writes short stories in the dreaming hours of night. As for his day job, he has spent over a decade in the service of a mouse. Brian develops video games for Disney as a Producer.
Ingrid Kallick is an illustrator who loves fairy tales and fables, possibly because she was abducted by fairies when she was one year old, or at least that’s what her sister thinks.
David Kopaska-Merkel is a geologist who studies fossil reefs. He also writes all kinds of stuff. He has a new book of poetry for children, The Edible Zoo, which was tested on real children! Find it at www.samsdotpublishing.com.
B.J. Lee lives in Florida on the Intracoastal Waterway with her poet husband, Malcolm Deeley, and toy poodles, JoJo and Clementine. She has over 45 poems published/forthcoming in magazines and anthologies such as Highlights for Children, Beyond Centauri, Spaceports and Spidersilk, and The Rhysling Anthology.
Pamela Love taught and worked in marketing before turning to writing. She’s published five children’s books and her stories and poems have appeared in such magazines as Highlights for Children, Cricket, and Jack and Jill. She lives in Maryland with her family.
Born in the southwest, Dana Martin spent her childhood chasing lizards, racing roadrunners, and dodging tumbleweeds. When it was too hot to go outside, she drew on the furniture. Her first illustrated chapter book, focusing on the Johnstown Flood, will be released this September. Find more of her work at dana-martin.com.
Levi Sable is a speculative fiction author and parenting blogger. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his partner, child, sister, three cats, two ferrets, and giant dog.
Jillian Schmidt lives in Oregon with her husband, a troop of bicycles, a ridiculous number of books, and a goofy rescue puppy who may or may not be part dingo.
Emily Martha Sorensen lives in Utah with her husband, their two-year-old daughter, and TWIN three-month-olds. (She doesn’t get much sleep!) She’s the author of Black Magic Academy, several short stories, and two webcomics. To see more of her work, or read her weekly webcomic, please visit http://www.emilymarthasorensen.com.
Estrella Thoeni is a youngish sort of person living in Central California. She enjoys making up things to entertain herself (and others), reading, and drinking far too much coffee. “Jeffie” is her first published work.
Abbigail Ward is a freelance illustrator from Beaufort, NC. She has studied at the Academy of Botanical Art and comes from a family of artists. She has won various awards for her works such as Elfwood.com’s Moderator’s Pick and first place in a state Mock Trial courtroom art competition.
Jacqueline West is the author of the best-selling middle grade fantasy series The Books of Elsewhere. She lives and writes in Minnesota, surrounded by large piles of books and small piles of dog hair. Visit her at www.jacquelinewest.com.
Joanne Wojtysiak is a Canadian cartoonist who loves funny fantasy. You can find more of her art at http://lagomorphosis.daportfolio.com.
Stephen Wood is a professional fantasy artist who live in Minnesota. He started drawing when he was a kid and never stopped drawing. He now lives in Minnesota and works as a college professor teaching illustration to aspiring artists and continues to draw and paint fantasy characters, creatures, and monsters. Stephen’s favorite thing to paint is dragons.