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Liquid Imagination Mission Statement

Our mission is to publish a wide variety of art, creating visually stimulating publications of the highest quality that combine many artistic avenues, including graphic and digital art as well as traditional illustrations, photographs and paintings; speculative and literary fiction, micro-fiction, and poetry; music and audio works; digital poetry and digital flash fiction; and other artistic forms.

Publisher and Managing Editor: Sue Babcock spent years in graduate school, earning a MS in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Engineering, while raising two daughters with the help of a very understanding husband. For decades she researched, constructed, supervised and wrote (dry, technical) reports. Now mostly retired, she delights in writing short stories, especially stories of dark fantasy and human failings, and occasionally manages to get published. She’s also an manager at Silver Blade, the Vice President of Silver Pen Writers’ Association, and is the publisher of Youth Imagination
Senior Fiction Editor

Edwin Riddell

Guest Fiction Editors: Liquid Imagination loves variety, and we have had a wide variety of wonderful guest fiction editors over the past few years. And we plan to have more. Fiction editors are the heart of a magazine, and each one has brought his or her own view on life and literature. The most recent editors include:

Maureen Bowden

Samuel Barnhart

Gary Fields

Shah Khan

John C. Mannone Poetry Editor: John C. Mannone has work in Panoply, Blue Fifth Review, New England Journal of Medicine, Peacock Journal, Gyroscope ReviewInscape Literary Journal, Baltimore Review, Pedestal, Still: The Journal, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Pirene’s Fountain and hundreds others. He’s been awarded Weymouth writing residencies and has three poetry collections: Apocalypse (Alban Lake Publishing, July 2015), nominated for the 2017 Elgin Book Award; Disabled Monsters (The Linnet’s Wings Press, December 2015) featured at the 2016 Southern Festival of Books; and Flux Lines (Celtic Cat Publishing, Summer 2017), a collection of love-found/love-lost poems using science metaphors. He has won the Tennessee Mountain Writers poetry (2015) and creative nonfiction awards (2015 and 2017) and nominated for several Pushcart and Rhysling awards. He edits poetry for Abyss & Apex and other venues. He’s a professor of physics living near Knoxville, TN. Visit https://jcmannone.wordpress.com

Past members of the staff, who contributed so much to this magazine, are listed below.

 

Sherri Ellerman Former Flash Editor: Sherri Ellerman is an Occupational Therapist who lives in Louisiana with her husband and three teenagers. She is in her tenth year of homeschooling her children and has recently gone back to work part time as a therapist. She spends what little free time she has writing. She has had flash fiction stories published in River and South Review, Estuary, and 50-Word Story. Her essay and podcast, “One”, appeared in “This I Believe”, and her article, “Five Steps to Consider in Romance Fiction”, was published at “Write Well, Write to Sell”. When Sherri isn’t teaching, writing or working, she enjoys camping with her family and playing games.
Former Fiction Editor (Issues 1-17): Kevin Wallis fully intends to enslave the world through cryptic messages hidden within the stories of Liquid Imagination, just as soon as he changes his son’s poop diaper, finishes his two daughters’ homeschool lessons, and rubs his wife’s feet for awhile. After that though, it’s enslaving time.
Former Flash Editor (Issues 8-17): Brandon L. Rucker lives in his home state of Indiana with his three daughters, a wife, two annoying cats, and a nice assortment of guitars. He has been a musician for over twenty years (half of that spent performing in local bands) and has published music all over the web (just Google him). He is also a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, with recent poems featured in the anthologies Static Movement Print Special No. 2 and Dreams and Screams. When he’s not writing songs and stories in his precious spare time, the rest of his time is spent in the role of family man on the reality television show he knows to be his life. More of his music can be heard on his label page at:
bob-eccles Former Voice of Fiction: Robert C. Eccles is a radio news reporter and anchor who enjoys writing short horror and sci-fi stories.
Chrissy_Davis Former Poetry Editor: Chrissy Davis lives in California with her husband, daughters and various neurotic pets. She has two volumes of published poetry, Raven’s Brew and In the Face of Indigo. By day she works as a massage therapist. By night she is a collector of books, beachcomber, poet, lover of the bizarre, toe wrestler, and she likes to pretend she’s a superhero..… but most importantly she is a grandmother. To learn more visit http://chrissydavis.wordpress.com/
Creggan I know and love Former Fiction Editor: Prizewinning poet, author and playwright Perry McDaid is currently Fiction Editor for Liquid Imagination. He takes the odd walk into darkness and, although usually shunning all but scifi/fantasy, knows a writer must be versatile. An Open University Alumni, he walks the countryside around Derry in Northern Ireland, creating heroes and monsters.