An Interview with Howard Andrew Jones On Tales From The Magician’s Skull
Jan19

An Interview with Howard Andrew Jones On Tales From The Magician’s Skull

The Skull has allowed the editor of Tales From The Magician’s Skull to speak on his behalf! Howard Andrew Jones recently spoke with the folks over at d20Radio.com about the publication and what’s in store for the future. From the basics of sword and sorcery to the recent agreement to bring new Lankhmar stories into the pages of Tales From The Magician’s Skull, Howard covers it all. So head on over to the d20Radio...

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Submissions Window for Tales From The Magician’s Skull Opens Soon!
Jan16

Submissions Window for Tales From The Magician’s Skull Opens Soon!

It’s just about time to show your skills to The Skull! In less than one week we are opening up submissions for Tales From The Magician’s Skull, so we hope that you have been honing your best story for review. We’ve detailed everything you need to know in an earlier post, but here are the basics: Submissions will be open January 22, 2021 – April 1, 2021We accept e-mail submissions only, in .rtf, standard...

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Issue Five of Tales From the Magicians Skull Out Now
Jan05

Issue Five of Tales From the Magicians Skull Out Now

Issue Five of Tales From the Magicians Skull Out Now Look upon the perfection of the Skull ye mortals and rejoice! That’s right, after a perilous journey through the wilds of publishing, the fifth jam-packed issue of Tales From the Magician’s Skull has been released upon the world. This time around we have six tales of peril, weirdness, grim death, and wild magic from Adrian Cole, James Enge, John C. Hocking, Violette...

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Short Sorcery: Clark Ashton Smith’s “The Last Incantation”
Dec18

Short Sorcery: Clark Ashton Smith’s “The Last Incantation”

Short Sorcery: Clark Ashton Smith’s “The Last Incantation” by Bill Ward Clark Ashton Smith’s first great literary love, his calling even, was poetry. His artistic inclinations, the themes and images that fired his blood, were for the fantastical, the mythic, and the wildly imaginative.   But fever dreams of baroque lands and sinister sorcery were fast becoming passe among the literary mainstream of his time, and so...

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Issue #5 of Tales From The Magician’s Skull Shipping This Week!
Dec15

Issue #5 of Tales From The Magician’s Skull Shipping This Week!

It’s true! After a glitch with some paper, we’re pleased to announce that Tales From The Magician’s Skull #5 has arrived from the printer! We will begin shipping out subscriber and pre-order copies this week. And before you know it the book will be up in our online store for regular purchase. With six exciting new sword-and-sorcery tales from some top writers, the fun and action are about to begin. Tales From The...

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Sip From the Skull’s Cup If You Dare! Six Mighty Tales Await!
Dec15

Sip From the Skull’s Cup If You Dare! Six Mighty Tales Await!

Six Mighty Tales Await! Now that the minions responsible for the delay in Tales From the Magician’s Skull issue 5 have been banished to an asparagus-scented pocket dimension as a mild corrective, we at the Skull would like you to know that the latest issue will soon be available here at Goodman Games, as well as in select thaumaturgical floating bazaars near you. But why not hone your expectations and sharpen your appetite with...

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Sword & Sorcery Fiction Open Call Coming Soon
Dec13

Sword & Sorcery Fiction Open Call Coming Soon

We have been guided by The Skull to send out a reminder to all those under his command—which means YOU—that soon you shall be allowed to send him your ideas brought to life. We’ve detailed everything you need to know in an earlier post, but here are the basics: Submissions will be open January 22, 2021 – April 1, 2021We accept e-mail submissions only, in .rtf, standard manuscript format. I.E. double-spaced, with title and...

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The Best of Sword-and-Sorcery from The Bride of Cyclops Con Panel Discussion
Dec04

The Best of Sword-and-Sorcery from The Bride of Cyclops Con Panel Discussion

The Best of Sword-and-Sorcery from The Bride of Cyclops Con Panel Discussion Back in October Goodman Games held a weekend-long virtual convention, The Bride of Cyclops Con! Tales From the Magician’s Skull was of course in attendance, taking part in several round table discussions from writers, editors, critics, and fans that ran the gamut of topics in fantasy fiction and publishing. And, thanks to the Skull’s potent...

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An Update On Issue #5 of Tales From The Magician’s Skull
Nov07

An Update On Issue #5 of Tales From The Magician’s Skull

Due to a paper shortage, print copies of issue #5 of Tales From The Magician’s Skull are delayed until mid-December. In the interest of full transparency, we present the following intra-office memorandums which recently circulated in The Skull’s publication...

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Check Out Gaunt and Bone at Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Oct27

Check Out Gaunt and Bone at Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Check out Gaunt and Bone at Beneath Ceaseless Skies If you enjoyed the weird magic and adventure of “What Lies in Ice” from Tales from the Magician’s Skull #1, be sure to check out Chris Willrich’s new tale of the poet Persimmon Gaunt and the thief Imago Bone, free to read at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. In this novella-length story, “Eyetooth,” Gaunt and Bone are still figuring out their partnership when they stumble upon a key...

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A Preview of James Enge’s “Pool of Memory”
Oct25

A Preview of James Enge’s “Pool of Memory”

A preview of James Enge’s “Pool of Memory” Fans of James Enge’s Morlock Ambrosius will be pleased to learn that the Crooked Man returns once again to the pages of Tales From the Magician’s Skull in issue 5, with “Pool of Memory.” Mystery abounds from the first line of the tale, which calls all identity and memory into question. Perhaps Russ Nicholson’s smashing illustration can provide you with some clue, but...

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The Skull Commands: Support Ryan Harvey’s Debut Novel on Kickstarter!
Oct22

The Skull Commands: Support Ryan Harvey’s Debut Novel on Kickstarter!

Support Ryan Harvey’s Debut Novel on Kickstarter! Friends of the Skull will no doubt be familiar with Ryan Harvey from issue 4 of Tales From the Magician’s Skull, or perhaps more recently from his excellent article on Robert E. Howard and the Weird Menace Pulps that is part of our online October lineup. What you may not have been aware of is that Ryan’s debut novel, Turn Over the Moon, is currently nearing the final...

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