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Magazine / webzine: A cappella Zoo

Editors (alphabetically listed): Colin Meldrum  |  Gina Ochsner

Language: English

ISSN: 1945-7480

Active: 2008 – 2015

Issues: 14

Websites: A capella Zoo  |  Galactic Central  |  ISFDB

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Bibliographic comments: US magazine/webzine, publishing magical realism and slipstream. There was no Issue #13.

• Only issues with contents of interest to this library are listed here, highlighted in white and linked in blue.

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A cappella Zoo, #1

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Fall 2008

Colin Meldrum

Trade paperback, 141 pages

$4.00

Notes:

Fiction: Lydia Williams, Oven of Dreams  //  Cicily Janus, Gold Brocade Dress  //  Corey Mesler, Memphis Movie: A

Wrap  //  Allan M. McDonald, Crumplezone  //  Drew Lackovic, Everything Ends  //  Brendan Connell, Kullulu  //  

Patricia Russo, Grandpa Lost His Toothbrush  //  Melinda J. Combs, The Fork  //  Tania Hershman, We Keep the Wall

Between Us As We Go  //  Heather Fowler, Beautiful Ape Girl Baby  //  Liza Granville, A-Z, in Descending Order  //  

Hank Kirton, Kidnapped  //  Ben Segal, My Collection of Books at the End of the World; or, Tan My Skin and Use It for

Binding  //  John Jasper Owens, Horrortown  //  Noel Sloboda, Rebirth of Tragedy  //  Robert J. Santa, Maker  //  

Matthew Falk, [lacunae]  //  Kathy Coudle King, Crossings

Poetry: Shellie Zacharia, This Is the House That  //  Yu-Han Chao, Not for Long  //  Nik De Dominic, A Problem in

Words  //  Marc Jampole, The Walk Away  //  Justin Hyde, Thinking of the Cedar River  //  Jane Knechtel, Archival  //  

C. E. Chaffin, Kentucky-Fried Christ  //  Margaret Bashaar, Dig  //  Rolli, Charlie  //  Carol Dorf, Horizon  //  J. R.

Pearson, Break Up  //  J. R. Pearson, Silent Instrumental  //  Omar Singleton, Carrion Bread  //  Miah Jeffra, The

Riots, from Behind Glass, with My Father  //  Krysten Tom, Pequeñita

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A cappella Zoo, #2

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Spring 2009

Colin Meldrum

Trade paperback, 165 pages

$4.00

Notes:

Fiction: Nicole Miyashiro, When the World Ends  //  Ken Jaworowski, One to the Head, One to the Heart  //  Lesley

C. Weston, Too Far the Sea  //  Laura Joyce Davis, Slab City  //  Aaron Polson, A Sort of Honeymoon  //  Laura

Madeline Wiseman, Hands Like Drowned Stars  //  Clare Goubin, Mrs. Piccola's Hat [ also in French ]  //  B. Miller,

The Letter  //  Brandon Patterson, Pangaea  //  D. T. Friedman, Wayfare  //  Larry Lefkowitz, The Lady in the Bay

[ also in Hebrew ]  //  Ian Denning, Mark's Tattoo Parlor  //  J. L. Bramble, Tarantula Hawk  //  Patricia Mastricolo,

Voodoo Requiem  //  Ravi Mangla, Pest  //  Miles Klee, This Better Go As Planned  //  Lynn Maleh, Sugar Pills  //  

Brock Adams, Burn

Poetry: Jacqueline West, Residue  //  Michael Schmeltzer, Flowers, Shears  //  Robin Patric Clair, The Story of

Jimmy Draws-So-Small  //  Ron D'Alena, Marcus & the Whale  //  P. A. Levy, The DNA of Carbon  //  David McLean,

from the stones  //  Jason Fraley, Self-Portrait with a Fairy Tale in Which I'm Mostly Eaten  //  Rhian Waller, The

Uncanny  //  Linda Ann Strang, Magic Realists in Love  //  Aditi Machado, I Should Not Be Here  //  Laura LeHew, A

Frosted Web in the Brambles  //  Marcia Arrieta, all is not dead.

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A cappella Zoo, #3

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Fall 2009

Colin Meldrum

ISBN 978-1-4486-9747-2

Trade paperback, 165 pages

$4.00

Notes:

Fiction: J. S. Simmons, The Bluebird  //  Roxane Gay, Requiem for a Glass Heart  //  John Jasper Owens, Postcards

from Home  //  John Jasper Owens, LizardFoot  //  Eliza C. Walton, Ambulance for the Selkie  //  Alex Phillips,

Strung  //  Travis Hubbs, The Ghosts of Rich Men  //  Heather Momyer, You Drink Too Much, but I'll Still Come

Running  //  Alexander Weinstein, The Pyramid and the Ass  //  Sean Thomas, The Great Escape of Emily

Brockenridge  //  Deborah Walker, Nebuchadnezzar's Legacy  //  Pete Pazmino, Singing Bucket  //  Rachel

Lieberman, Damsel  //  Lora Rivera, Calling Rain  //  John McRae, The Week  //  Richard Radford, The Killer in the

Woods Cometh  //  Phoebe Wilcox, The Big Bang  //  Niall Boyce, The Return

Poetry: William Keener, Tale of the Avian Saint  //  George Seli, Subterranean School  //  Bryan C. Murray, Water

Babies  //  Luca Penne, Another Poetic Funeral  //  Margaret Walther, In the Emily Dickinson Museum  //  Dave Seter,

Winter Solstice, Yosemite Valley  //  Anindita Sengupta, The Kitchen God's Mistress  //  Nicelle Davis, Sideshow

Serpentina: The Last of the Split-Tailed Mermaids  //  Sarah Lucille Marchant, metallic  //  Kristine Ong Muslim,

Resurrection of a Doll from a Pop-Up Book  //  Rob Cook, At Night I Hear Animals Behind the Moon  //  Brenda Mann

Hammack, In Which a Taste for Tongue is Eloquently Debated  //  Mary Marie Dickson, Apple Parable  //  Rebecca

James, Weekends  //  Matt Dennison, The Sky I Think Is Up There  //  John Myers, Sigilism  //  Michael James

Martin, The Earth Suit  //  Prartho Sereno, Man Without a Wishbone

Essay: Orna Ben-Shoshan, Soul Brothers

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A cappella Zoo, #4

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Spring 2010

Colin Meldrum

ISBN 978-1-4515-1192-5

Trade paperback, 192 pages

$7.00

Notes:

  •  Interior art by Peter L. Scacco and Meagan Jenigan.

Fiction: Amber Sparks, When the Weather Changes You  //  Jennifer Koe, The Cloud Killer  //  Chris Wiewiora, Teeth

of the Cogs  //  John Thornton, Satan in Love  //  Ieva Melgalve, The Siren's Song [ also in Latvian ]  //  Rae Bryant, I

Keep a Vine Woven Basket by the Door  //  Matt Carney, William the Unready  //  Christina Murphy, Mrs. Sisyphus  //  

Eric Schaller, The Watchmaker  //  Rob E. Boley, Cat and Goldfish  //  Greg Gerke, My Little Life—Fully Steamed and

Mixed  //  Larry Lefkowitz, Introduction [ also in Hebrew ]  //  Laura Spencer, This Is Not a Love Story  //  Christopher

Ryan, Pogue  //  Karen Marie Vaughn, Rara Avis  //  Robin Rozanski, Tangy Glazed Carrots  //  Francis DiClemente,

Automat: An Interpretation  //  Ben Loory, The Snake in the Throat: A Fable  //  Randolph Schmidt, Larva  //  Robert

Hinderliter, Attraction and Attrition  //  Maria Deira, Stain  //  Gabe Durham, Hard Year for Everybody  //  Kurt Newton,

The Wooden Grandpa  //  Kyle Hemmings, Piranha Men and Cinnamon Girls  //  J. A. Tyler, Boy [n2]  //  J. A. Tyler,

Girl [n2]  //  J. A. Tyler, People [n1]

Poetry: Patrick Sugrue, Dialysis  //  Justin Petropoulos, 8.03 [folded like a crane]  //  Justin Petropoulos, 9.07

[refinery]  //  Audri Sousa, bildungsroman  //  Joseph Harrington, The History of Sexuality  //  R. Matthew Burke, Two

Evenings  //  Pedro Tejada, Perks of Desolation  //  Lois Beebe Hayna, 26  //  Catherine Zickgraf, The Companions of

Dust  //  Eric Burke, Aphorism  //  M. P. Powers, Beelzebubstomp  //  Noel Sloboda, Richard of Gloucester's Machine  

//  Amy Rollinson, Un Balanced  //  Crystal J. Hoffman, How Myths Learn to Eat

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A cappella Zoo, #5

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Fall 2010

Colin Meldrum

ISBN 978-1-4538-0137-6

Trade paperback, 122 pages

$7.00

Notes:

  •  'A Tale of a Snowy Night' translated by Toshiya Kamei.

Fiction: Nancy Gold, Showtime  //  Hayes Greenwood Moore, The Creature from the Lake  //  David Misialowski, In

Borges' Bookstore  //  Edmond Caldwell, The Collector of Van de Voys  //  Melissa Ross, Movie Man  //  Kate Riedel,

Birds Every Child Should Know  //  Mike Meginnis, The Snake Charmer's Teeth  //  Benjamin Robinson, The

Abandoned City  //  Alex Myers, Somewhere Near Gerasa  //  Jason Jordan, Pestilence  //  Tania Hershman, Einstein

Plays Guitar  //  Theodore Carter, The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob  //  Phillip Neel, The Crushing  //  Naoko Awa,

A Tale of a Snowy Night  //  Catherine Sharpe, Shades of Gray

Poetry: Feng Sun Chen, Eclipse  //  Kristine Ong Muslim, How Conrad Came Back  //  Kristine Ong Muslim, How

Conrad Got His Revenge  //  Kristine Ong Muslim, How Conrad Fell in Love  //  Barry Napier, Sleepmaps  //  Charlene

Logan Burnett, Circling of Cranes  //  Amy DeBevoise, Antarctica  //  Travis Blankenship, Molesting the Legend  //  

Joseph A. W. Quintela, :sign language:  //  Daniela Schonberger, Let This Be My Refuge  //  Lisa Grove, The Cat and

the Fiddle  //  Nathaniel Taggart, How to Fall Down  //  Rob Cook, What the Calf Daughter Knows  //  Anna Jaquiery,

Fragmentation

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A cappella Zoo, #6

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Spring 2011

Colin Meldrum

ISBN 978-1-4564-9310-3

Trade paperback, 146 pages

$7.00

Notes:

Fiction: Dora Badger, These Troubles, Oh No  //  Micah Dean Hicks, Oldjohn's House  //  Anton Baer,

Metamorefruitis  //  Anton Baer, Nights on Neptune  //  Jennifer Kelly-DeWitt, Annunciations  //  J. S. Khan, Someone

Must Stop the Bonapartists!  //  Emily Lawrence, The Legs Come Off Easily  //  Andrew Mitchell, The Rocket in the

Sky  //  James Carpenter, May These Characters Remain  //  Guy R. Beining, within the face what other faces swim?  

//  Maria Deira, Notes on Cork Tree Babies  //  Nancy Stebbins, Curiosity

Poetry: Felicia Zamora, the dead are very patient  //  Felicia Zamora, Ballad of Conjure  //  Felicia Zamora, A ghost's

sagacity for all things thimble  //  Nicelle Davis, Cheryl Gross, from In the Circus of You  //  Callista Buchen,

Becoming  //  Brenda Mann Hammack, Little Hermit Sphinx  //  Jessica Young, from the human-suit series, Part II  //  

Lindsay Miller, The Adventures of Starfish Girl  // J. A. Tyler, Variations of a Brother War  //  Rose Hunter, Part

Pelican  //  Michael Jones, Reflections on an Alien Melon

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A cappella Zoo, #7

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Fall 2011

Colin Meldrum

ISBN 978-1-4564-9310-3

Trade paperback, 146 pages

$7.00

Notes:

  •  The three poems by Daniel Porder are collectively titled "from The Centipede Love Songs".

Fiction: Daniel Pearlman, A Giant in the House  //  Meryl Ferguson, Nandie in the Wall  //  Kate Riedel, Urban

Legends  //  Tania Hershman, Waving on the Moon  //  Julia A. Rosenthal, Trouble in Mind  //  Alexander Weinstein,

Painting God at Epcot  //  JP Kemmick, Moving Down  //  David Misialowski, ...Nothing to Lose but Your Chain Rules  

//  Chantel Tattoli, Take Up the Bonnet Rouge  //  Danya Goodman, Brunhilde's Escape  //  Anthony J. Rapino, Fixing

a Hole  //  Adam King, The Arc's Descent  //  Josh Denslow, Proximity  //  Claire Massey, The Sand Ship  //  J. David

Bell, A Very Small Child Called Eugene  //  Robin Lee Jordan, Mescal Reposado con Gusano  //  Walter Bargen, A

Theory of Music  //  Curt Seubert, The Message from Nature  //  Erich William Bergmeier, The Strong Salt Taste of

Living Things  //  Bill Jones, The Vampires in the Basement

Poetry: Elizabeth O'Brien, Ginny  //  Matt Dennison, Omaha  //  Holly Amos, poem in which your hat is a boat  //  

Caitlin Thomson, Teaching a Post Lunar World  //  John F. Buckley, Martin Ott, Leaving La Dulce  //  Joanna Pham,

Behavior  //  Will Cordeiro, Pick Up  //  Eleanor Paynter, Gumby Falls Hard  //  Adam McOmber, What Follows Us  //  

Ujjal Nihil, Factory  //  Cindy Hunter Morgan, The Bicycle Maker  //  Daniel Porder, To Those Crawled Across in

Sleep  //  Daniel Porder, To Those Who Crush Bugs  //  Daniel Porder, To Those Lovely Shadows

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A cappella Zoo, #9

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Fall 2012

Colin Meldrum

ISBN 978-1-4793-5244-9

Trade paperback, 140 pages

$7.50

Notes:

Fiction: M. W. Fowler, Inside Shadowboxes  //  Katherine Marzinsky, Of Love and Waste  //  Faith Gardner, The

Woman with No Face  //  Redfern Barrett, Transaction  //  Collin Blair Grabarek, Old Myths  //  Matthew Blasi, Briny

Tide  //  Rachel Adams, The Sacrosancts  //  Anton Baer, Atomic Summer  //  Brenda Anderson, The Dog Within  //  

Victorya Chase, Dreaming of the Manananggal  //  Faith Schantz, Grounded  //  Sam Grieve, Mrs. Coltsfoot's

Neighbour  //  Shellie Zacharia, Yesterday My Dog Talked  //  Julie Day, Finding Your Way to the Coast

Poetry: Jeanine Deibel, from Spyre  //  Paul Cunningham, Into Magma Town  //  Benjamin Clark, Colin Winnette, the

gun game  //  Vanessa Lessel, technology of health  //  Dylan Platz, Dreams of the Greenland Coast  //  Jeff Pearson,

Reintroduction  //  Jeff Pearson, Coyote  //  Changming Yuan, Crows, My Crows  //  Meaghan Hope, Isis

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A cappella Zoo, #10

Gina Ochsner, ed.

<  Spring 2013

Colin Meldrum

ISBN 978-1-4839-2041-2

Trade paperback, 344 pages

$7.50

Notes:

  •  Subtitled 'Bestiary'. All contents have appeared in previous issues.

  •  Interior artwork (for 'Dearest Dirty') by Gavin Faherty.

Fiction: Hayes Moore, The Creature from the Lake  //  Theodore Carter, The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob  //  Claire

Massey, The Sand Ship  //  Edmond Caldwell, The Collector of Van de Voys  //  Danya Goodman, Brunhilde's

Escape  //  Josh Denslow, Proximity  //  John Jasper Owens, Postcards from Home  //  Rachel Adams, The

Sacrosancts  //  Randolph Schmidt, Larva  //  Amber Sparks, When the Weather Changes You  //  Joe Kapitan, War

Crumbs  //  Anton Baer, part one of Atomic Summer  //  Roxane Gay, Requiem for a Glass Heart  //  Micah Dean

Hicks, Oldjohn's House  //  A. A. Balaskovits, Three Times Red  //  Maria Deira, Stain //  Chantel Tattoli, Take Up the

Bonnet Rouge  //  Walter Bargen, A Theory of Music  //  Eric Schaller, The Watchmaker  //  Emily J. Lawrence, The

Legs Come Off Easily  //  Kurt Newton, The Wooden Grandpa  //  Nicole Miyashiro, When the World Ends  //  Julia A.

Rosenthal, Trouble in Mind  //  Andrew Mitchell, The Rocket in the Sky  //  Tina Hyland, Dearest Dirty  //  Robert

Edward Sullivan, Popper's Choice  //  Redfern Barrett, Transaction  //  Adam McOmber, What Follows Us  //  Pedro

Ponce, The Paranormal Guide to Wedding Ettiquette  //  Jack Kaulfus, The End of the Objects  //  Julie Day, Finding

Your Way to the Coast  //  Bernard M. Cox, La Chanson de l'Observation  //  Nancy Gold, Showtime  //  Kate Riedel,

Birds Every Child Should Know  //  Lora Rivera, Calling Rain  //  Collin Blair Grabarek, Old Myths

Poetry: Elizabeth O'Brien, Ginny  //  Ali Lanzetta, Versions  //  Nicelle Davis, Cheryl Gross, from In the Circus of

You  //  Patrick Sugrue, Dialysis  //  Kristine Ong Muslim, How Conrad Came Back  //  Kristine Ong Muslim, How

Conrad Got His Revenge  //  Kristine Ong Muslim, How Conrad Fell in Love  //  Robin Patric Clair, The Story of

Jimmy Draws-So-Small  //  Jeff Pearson, Reintroduction  //  Michael Schmeltzer, Flowers, Shears  //  Daniel Porder,

To Those Crawled Across in Sleep  //  Daniel Porder, To Those Who Crush Bugs  //  Shellie Zacharia, This Is the

House That  //  Jessica Young, from the human-suit series, Part II  //  Alana I. Capria, from Lilith's Extra Rib  //  Mary

Lou Buschi, Beauty School  //  Lindsay Miller, The Adventures of Starfish Girl  //  Prartho Sereno, Man Without a

Wishbone  //  John F. Buckley, Martin Ott, Leaving La Dulce Vida  //  Feng Sun Chen, Eclipse  //  Caitlin Thomson,

Teaching a Post Lunar World  //  Margaret Bashaar, Dig  //  Benjamin Clark, Colin Winnette, the gun game  //  

Margaret Walther, In the Emily Dickinson Museum  //  C. E. Chaffin, Kentucky-Fried Christ  //  William Keener, Tale

of the Avian Saint  //  Felicia Zamora, Ballad of Conjure  //  M. P. Powers, Beelzebubstomp  //  John Myers, Sigilism  

//  Joseph Harrington, The History of Sexuality  //  Linda Ann Strang, Magic Realists in Love

Interview: Colin Meldrum, A Conversation with Gina Ochsner

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A cappella Zoo, #11

Colin Meldrum, ed.

<  Fall 2013

Colin Meldrum

ISBN 978-1-4922-9921-9

Trade paperback, 166 pages

$7.50

Notes:

Fiction: Erin Kate Ryan, Walking on Sunshine  //  Christopher DeWan, Voodoo  //  Emily Koon, Shame  //  Max

Harris, Funny Bones  //  Su-Yee Lin, Away They Go; or, Hurricane Season  //  J. P. Kemmick, Unmoored  //  J. T.

Torres, Stuck  //  Kenton K. Yee, Shooting Stars  //  Jen Knox, We Arrive Uninvited  //  Carmen Lau, We Creatures  //  

Ryan Forsythe, Subject: PLS YOUR URGENT ASSISTANTS IS NEDED  //  Scott Warrender, The Stereoscope  //  

Max Vande Vaarst, Roadkill Sasquatch  //  Patrick Kelling, Erosion  //  Thaddeus Rutkowski, Getting There from

Here  //  Michael Schmeltzer, Goodnight Nobody  //  Shannon Norland, Desert Song  //  Akil Wingate, Clara's Baby  

//  Zarina Zabrisky, Immortal  //  Sue Staats, The Natural Law of Eggs  //  Annie Bilancini, The Boy and the Window

Poetry: Noel Sloboda, Entrepreneurial Spirits  //  M. E. Silverman, The Never Boys & the Young Mermaid  //  Kristin

Camitta Zimet, The Doll Mother  //  Alex Grover, Dyad  //  Tarin Towers, The Gremlin of Self-Generated Complexity  

//  Rich Ives, The Potato Counters  //  Megan Peak, "Violence runs down my spine..."  //  Sidney Thompson,

Excavation  //  Hillary Katz, Where the Pit Should Be  //  Hillary Katz, The Girl Turns Herself Inside Out  //  Yim Tan

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