Note from the Editors

Amal says: Last year during this season, we celebrated our Fifth Anniversary. This year, we remark that it is our 25th issue. In true goblin form, watching the 'zine age just doesn't get old.

When the world wakes to spring, it is hungry. Deserts and deluges, drought and submersion -- this is an issue that sees lands devouring bodies that devour bodies that devour land. Women find golems on their tongue and storms in their hair, drink from ankle-cups and lick the moon. Take a deep breath and dive in.

It's an exciting season for other reasons: I'm delighted to welcome a new member of staff to Goblin Fruit. Caitlyn Paxson, former contributor as well as novelist, storyteller, harpist, folklorist, and overall creature of brilliance has joined the Goblin Crew as Assistant Editor. She has already been invaluable in her capacity as occasional Goblin Girl Friday, so it is especially gratifying to acknowledge her publically as the wonder she is. Welcome, Caitlyn!

Spring is also the season to congratulate the following splendid people whose Goblin Fruit poems garnered Rhysling nominations:

Becca De La Rosa, "World's End," Summer 2011.

Neile Graham, "The Bean-Sidhe Calls in Owl-Light," Goblin Fruit, Fall 2011.

Neile Graham, "The Ones Outside Your Door," Fall 2011.

C. S. MacCath, "When I Arrived, This Is What She Said," Fall 2011.

Lyn C. A. Gardner, "The Witch Girl," Fall 2011.

Mari Ness, "Snowmelt," Winter 2011.

Nancy Sheng, "Guan Yin in the Garden," Fall 2011.

Congratulations to all, and best of luck with the award! We're rooting for you, and budding and blossoming too.

Tremendous thanks to guest artist Paula Friedlander, whose work surrounds these words; Dmitri Zagidulin, staunchest of web-beasts, for his out-laying of Paula's art; our incomparable contributors for their words; and you, dear readers, for your gazes, the hunger of which we struggle to feed with our own.

Merry Spring.