Mermaids Monthly

Issue #3 March 2021

One comic, two poems, three short stories, an essay, an interview with several of our contributors, and two illustrations that have flooded our dreams.

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Catch up on our previously published treasures…

Space Needs Mers

by Fran Wilde

“And that’s when you wonder if space needs Mers?”

Mermaid #282

by Aqua Moon

Diamond Sharks

by Floris M. Kleijne

“I had thought scuba diving was peaceful; I could never have imagined the deep, undemanding serenity of being a diamond shark at Toba.”

Part of Me

by Karen Boissonneault-Guathier

In the Sky, An Ocean

by Amanda Saville

“We wanted more. We wanted to see the stars.”


by Amanda Saville

“The night the fireball crashed into the sea, the stars were dazzling.”

Mermaid #288

by Aqua Moon


by Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos and Seth Martel

“Sometimes it’s more than just like that travels toward then arrives at a planet after a very long journey.”

Leaving to Exist

by Ivis Whitright

“When we tired of organizing our struggles into essays and court appeals, we packed our bags for another planet.”

The Little Sea Maid

by Annika Barranti Klein

“Deep in the sea, Maris, youngest daughter of Amphitrite, dreamed of the surface.”

Pep and Luna’s

by Patty Templeton

“You ain’t gonna find a better dive than Pep and Luna’s on Rural Route 2.”


by Niv Sekar


by Brigit Truex

“Watch for me in the dark.”

Cover art by Nilah Magruder

Read our “Bonus Issue” from the Kickstarter campaign with art by Nilah Magruder, poetry by Ali Trotta, and short stories by Alberto Chimal and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam.

Cover art by Nilah Magruder

Read our first full issue with art and stories by Annika Barranti Klein, Gabriel Klein, L. D. Lewis, Nilah Magruder, Brett Massé, Niv Sekar, Patty Templeton, and Brigit Truex

Cover art by Aqua Moons

Space Needs Mers! Check out this star-crossed issue with work from Amanda Saville, Aqua Moon, John Sies, Joyce Chng, Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, Seth Martel, and Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos.

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