Fiddler's Green 5, May 2018, vol 2, no 1
Fiddler’s Green, a Peculiar Parish Magazine, fifth issue, also known as “The Otherwise,” published May 2018.
This magazine, out of Berkeley, CA was born out of a dream & conversation amongst friends and the title after the ‘pleasant afterlife’ dreamt up by sailors of past. “A ‘peculiar parish magazine’ (is) for anyone who doesn’t feel the need to have their inner life directed by others. If it is peculiar that we wish to govern our bodies and souls ourselves, then let us be peculiar.” It is published once a year. Each issue has an ‘old-world’ feel to it, right down to the few ads therein.
Fiddler's Green 5 features copper titling, a cover drawn by Glyn Smyth (Stag and Serpent), and 48 pages of art and magic, including reviews, a letters column, and the following:
A Fool and His Mana, Editorial by Clint Marsh
Pagan Truths in Moominland: The Dark Wisdom of Tove Jansson, by Dene Carter
The Witch Tree, written and illustrated by Timothy Renner
The Nearly Perfect Necromancy of Lady Mondegreen: Practicing Malaprop Magic in Song, Speech, and Life, by Clint Marsh
Alice: New fiction from Ray Nelson, illustration by Alexis Berger
Methods of the Skryer: Preparations & Techniques for the Beginning Seer, by Ivo Dominguez, Jr., illustrations by Adrienne Rozzi
The Mirror as Muse: The Inner Navigations & Negotiations of the Witch, by Meredith Howe, illustrations by Caitlin Mattisson
Cutting Hedge & The Old Woods: New poetry from Martin Newell
An Anagrammatical Ancestor Spell: Text, diagram, and recording by Craig Conley
7.25” x 9.5”