First up, Lois Tilton weighs in at Locus in her short fiction review. Monica Byrne’s “Five Letters from New Laverne,” a “moving story of love and loss,” garnered the coveted Recommended. The other stories also fared well — check out the full review to see what else Lois thought.
And over at the Fantastic Reviews blog, Aaron really liked Erin Cashier’s “Near the Flame.” He says Shimmer is “…one of the best (and best looking) semiprozines in the market.” and “Near the Flame” is a memorable tale featuring a powerful narrative voice. Erin Cashier is a subtle author, yet the nuances of her writing never distract from the story.”
Thanks, Lois and Aaron!