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January 2014

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Metazine

The Year of Silent Birds
by Siobhan Carroll
(Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Wine
by Yoon Ha Lee
(Clarkesworld)
The Future Faire
by Dustin Adams
(Daily Science Fiction) 

Sweetwater Notion and the Hallelujah Kid
by K. C. Ball
(Beneath Ceaseless Skies) 

Expanded  Metazine

Reborn
by Ken Liu
(Tor.com)

The Clockwork Soldier
by Ken Liu
(Clarkesworld)

Salamander Patterns
by Anaea Lay
(Lightspeed)

Nancy Ann and the Christmas Story
by Karen Joy Fowler
(Subterranean Press)

Bridge of Snow
by Marie Rutkoski
(Tor.com)

The Thing About Shapes to Come
by Adam-Troy Castro
(Lightspeed)

I Met a Man Who Wasn't There
by K.J. Parker
(Subterranean Press)

The Scrivener
by Eleanor Arnason
(Subterranean Press)

Cigarette Lighter Love Song
by Josh Rountree
(Daily Science Fiction)

Sources

Meta-Metazine - the best of (the last quarter of) 2013

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The First Stone
by Wren Wallis
(Daily Science Fiction)

The Wrong Foot
by Stephanie Burgis
(Daily Science Fiction) 

by Mari Ness
(Apex)

Statistics

For what it's worth, the magazines with the highest proportion of good stories (relative to their published volume) were Tor.com, Abyss & Apex, and Clarkesworld. That holds true whether we look at the main Metazine, Expanded Metazine, or both together. Given that Abyss and Apex and Subterranean Press are quarterly, their standing may change with more data. Still, while Tor.com publishes mostly excerpts, when they do publish stand-alone prose, it's excellent. If you feel you only have time for one magazine a month, read Tor (or of course our own Metazine).

December 2013

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Metazine

Why Don't You Ask the Doomsday Machine?
by Elliott Essex
(Strange Horizons)

Totality
by Tony Pisculli
(Daily Science Fiction)
Dragon and the Bond
by Mari Ness
(Daily Science Fiction) 

Expanded  Metazine

The Mother of All Squid Builds a Library
by Ada Hoffmann
(Strange Horizons)

Lucky Cherry Luck
by Kailyn McCord
(Daily Science Fiction)

We Are All But Embers
by Gemma Noon
(Daily Science Fiction)

Silence
by Lydia Waldman
(Daily Science Fiction)
In the Greenwood
by Mari Ness
(Tor.com)

Whistler's Grove
by A.E. Decker
(Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Invisible Planets
by Hao Jingfang
(Lightspeed)

The Christmas Show
by Pat Cadigan
(Tor.com)

Sources

This month's sources were:  Apex,  Beneath Ceaseless Skies,  Clarkesworld,  Daily Science Fiction,  Lightspeed,  Nature: Futures,  Strange Horizons,  Tor.com

November 2013

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Metazine

The Wrong Foot
by Stephanie Burgis
(Daily Science Fiction)

Thirteen Steps in the Underworld
by Su-Yee Lin
(Tor.com)
The First Stone
by Wren Wallis
(Daily Science Fiction)

Expanded  Metazine

Mystic Falls
by Robert Reed
(Clarkesworld)

The Insect and the Astronomer: A Love Story
by Kelly Barnhill
(Lightspeed)

A Death for the Ageless
by Margaret Ronald
(Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

The Girl with Flowers for Hair
by Elizabeth Shack
(Daily Science Fiction)

Breva
by Nicky Drayden
(Daily Science Fiction)

The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter 
by Andy Marino
(Tor.com)

Death and the Hobbyist
by Sean Williams
(Lightspeed)

Feature Development for Social Networking
by Benjamin Rosenbaum
(Tor.com)

Final Inspection
by Afalstein JD Kloosterman
(Daily Science Fiction)

The Jackal's Wedding
by Vajra Chandrasekera 
(Apex)

House of Dreams
by Michael Swanwick
(Tor.com)

Sources

This month's sources were:  Apex,  Beneath Ceaseless Skies,  Clarkesworld,  Daily Science Fiction,  Lightspeed,  Nature: Futures,  Strange Horizons,  Tor.com

October 2013

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Metazine

An Assault of Color
by Mari Ness
(Apex)

Wakulla Springs
by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages
(Tor.com)
Bits
by Naomi Kritzer
(Clarkesworld)

The Master Conjurer
by Charlie Jane Anders
(Lightspeed)

Expanded  Metazine

Sun, Moon, and Stars
by Abe Drayton
(Abyss and Apex)

Space Mama
by Karen Heuler
(Daily Science Fiction)

Becca at the End of the World
by Shira Lipkin
(Apex)

Pheth's Aviary
by Matthew Kressel
(Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

And the Lion said Shibboleth
by R.P.L. Johnson
 (Abyss and Apex)

Ghost Days
by Ken Liu
(Lightspeed)

Come Back to the Sea
by Jason Vanhee
(Tor.com)

The Creature Recants 
by Dale Bailey 
(Clarkesworld)

Brimstone and Marmalade 
by Aaron Corwin 
(Tor.com)

Sources

This month's sources were: Abyss and ApexApexBeneath Ceaseless SkiesClarkesworldDaily Science FictionLightspeedNature: FuturesStrange HorizonsSubterranean PressTor.com

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