Wistful

by Annie Taylor © Copyright Annie Taylor Annie Taylor is the illustrative and textile artist behind Whitstabletail: where mermaids and fairy folk flirt with carnies and Kahlos. You can find her on Instagram and twitter as @whitstabletail, and buy small prints, dolls, and embroideries at her Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WhitstableTails  #hasshenothingbettertodo Here is her personal statement:Continue reading “Wistful”

Mischievous

by Dianita © Copyright Dianita Dianita is a fantasy artist born in Veracruz, Mexico, currently living in Texas. She has found that Fantasy provides her with the perfect language to portray her deepest emotions. It’s where she finds freedom to explore fears, hopes, and that wish for connection between all living creatures and our world.Continue reading “Mischievous”

Blonde Mermaid

by Denisse Di Stelle © Copyright Denisse Di Stelle Denisse Di Stelle is mexican illustrator who focuses on traditional art. With a background in Animation and Digital Art she prefers fairytale-like subjects. She is a very art driven person and has a high appreciation for the arts. She balances her daily life between illustration andContinue reading “Blonde Mermaid”

A Minnow, or Perhaps a Colossal Squid

by Carlos Hernandez and C. S. E. Cooney From the Monograph Sirenas of Garganta by Ven. Damiana Cardosa y Fuentes, Doctora de Filosofia Naturál They are gigantic. We could not see sirenas because they are gigantic! Too long have our imaginations been limited by sea shanties that portrayed sirenas as lusty, acid-tongued wenches who (how?)Continue reading “A Minnow, or Perhaps a Colossal Squid”

The Collector

by Tara Campbell This story previously appeared in Latchkey Tales, Elementals: Children of Water in July, 2014 Content note: This story contains consumption of alcohol, consumption of live animals, and a child in peril. The mermaid wriggled up toward the surface of her lake, eyes fixed on the shiny cylinder floating above her. She pluckedContinue reading “The Collector”

The Many Mermaids of Fiction

by J.D. Harlock There is something ineffable about the allure of the mermaid. Whether it is their boundless potential for riveting tales or the sheer ingenuity of their design, mermaids have somehow managed to capture the imaginations of writers all over the world in a way few other mythical creatures have. Their stories have beenContinue reading “The Many Mermaids of Fiction”

My Little Mermaid

by Lorraine Schein This story originally appeared in Hysteria #7, 1995 Content Note: This story contains references to and descriptions of sexual activity My little mermaid lives at home in my apartment in a small goldfish bowl on the night table next to my bed.  I’ve decorated her bowl with a pink and green turretedContinue reading “My Little Mermaid”