ISSUE 6 IS HERE!

A shocking occurrence unmasks a professor and a ne’er-do-well covers up the truth. A machine exposes the past and lies linger between a dinner’s courses. A bijou boogeyman unleashes a daughter’s rage while ordinary colors and unusual mattresses strip away the pretense of composure. In Issue 6, seventeen artists brood on the secrets we keep, and what happens when they are exposed.

ISSUE 6 COVER

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ISSUE 6 ARRIVES THIS THURSDAY!

It’s almost here! Autumn 2022 features a dark tale from India, disturbing looks at real-life events, emotional pieces by newer voices and scary stories by names that frequently haunt anthology tables of contents. Why, even the cover photo has an unsettling tale behind it! Our sixth issue is what you’ll want waiting when you take your break from prepping for the busy holiday season.

ISSUE 6 COVER

Cover Art: Ophelia’s Last Secret – Robert Cedergren

Shrike Song – Zachary Kellian

The Beginning of You – Samantha Bryant

The Gritter – Kurt Newton

The Baron of the Rails – Kurt Newton

The Dusk of Day-shapes – David H. West

And Satyrs Shall Dance There – John Berbrich

The Yakshi Next Door – Hareendran Kallinkeel

Head – Mark Steensland

Memory Foam – Rowan Hill

Her Color – Grace Rolen

Step on a Crack – Jake Jerome

Birthday Dinner, May 28. – Jennifer Judge

All Aboard – KC Grifant

Young People in Love – Sam Lesek

Ugly Cinderella – Molly Greer

Insert Name Here – J. Paul Ross

You’ll be able to download Issue 6 right from our Issues page here in just under two days!

ISSUE 5 HAS ARRIVED!

It’s time … twenty-five artists focus on the things we refuse to see. Lovecraftian crazy in the Old West, Kerouac-style bummin’ with a morbid twist, Poe-esque madness on the open sea, Nin-inspired snails and more await. There are seven heartbreaking, chilling poems, a nightmare-inducing tale from Poland, and an exclusive excerpt from a forthcoming speculative memoir. A few familiar favorites, like Ali Seay, Die Booth, and Patricia Bettis, and some fresh new voices. You’ll want to get your eyes on this issue.

34 ORCHARD Issue 5 Spring 2022 Cover

The downloadable PDF is designed so that it can be printed on double-sided paper for easy reading like a print magazine. As always, the issue is free, but there is a donation link should you choose to contribute.

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You won’t want to miss Issue 5 on April 25! Announcing our TOC!

34 ORCHARD Issue 5 Spring 2022 Cover

In wall-bound creatures, leucistic birds, and murderous gardens and forests; in natural disasters and terrifying hauntings; in everywhere from modern-day skyscrapers to the Old West, the upcoming issue of 34 Orchard’s twenty-five artists focus on the things we refuse to see, and what that might mean.

We’re excited to announce the Table of Contents for the Spring 2022, which will be released on April 25—and thanks to several generous donations, this issue is even larger than our last one! We’ve even arranged for an exclusive preview of an upcoming speculative memoir, soon to be available from Thera Books. You won’t want to miss this issue!

Cover Art: Darker Beach: The Five of Cups – Annie Dunn Watson

Mister Skinandbones – Selah Janel

Any Little Spot – Ali Seay

Less Than Twelve Hours After She Is Dead, We Begin To Erase Her – Lynne Schmidt

Showdown at Dark Rock – Douglas Van Hollen

Mollusk Madness – Priscilla Bettis

Yet Another Poem About Birds – Robert Bulman

Gone for Good – M.C. Herrington

Bummin’ to the Beat of the Road – Eric J. Guignard

Cell – Victoria Nordlund

Little Red – Paula Weiman

Day One Hundred and Sixty-Four – Sam Berkeley

Mommy Monster – Elizabeth Falcon

Rereading Auden – David Donna

Floor Five – Die Booth

The Mascot – B.C.G. Jones

Not All There – Ken Craft

Lexie – Kimberly Moore

The Price of Survival – X. Culletto

Chernobyl Spring – David Holper

A Cracked Screen – Alice Avoy

Excerpts from Kinesiophobia – Meghan Guidry

Scrapbook – Kevin Grandfield

What if he remembers? – Judi Calhoun

Around Here Somewhere – Jeff Adams

The issue will be up right here on our Issues page on April 25, 2022.