Editorial at Waylines
Welcome to issue 3 of Waylines! It's been a hectic few months since the last issue (and we send a big, special thanks to our First Readers, without which we'd still be trying to wade through the tsunami of submissions). But now it is May, winter has shaken loose its grip, and the cherry blossoms have come, at least for us here in Japan. It's time for some great tales. It's time for issue 3!

As always, we are excited to present our latest batch of gems, and in this issue, we even have a bit of a theme – a taste of fantasy. In each story, each film, each interview, fantasy has taken over, blooming with ideas, budding with enchanting atmospheres. So without further ado, let us introduce to issue 3.

For our stories:

Finnish writer, Leena Likitalo presents a beautiful, and evocative tale of love, magic, and death in the magical realms of “The Horses Under Her Skin.”


Kate Heartfield offers a cautionary tale that explores life choices, sacrifice, and regret, all through one man's magic box, in “Word for Word.”

For our films this issue, we have:

Everything I Can See From Here,” a beautifully animated, whimsical tale by director's Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim about a soccer-loving alien.

“Stanley Pickle,” Victoria Mather's enchanting human-stop motion tale of a boy, a girl, and the magical world they live in.

And finally...

Evan Viera's “Caldera,” an amazing animation delving into the subconscious world, one you won't want to miss.

And last, but certainly not least, we have our interviews. For this month's Writers Corner, Alisa sat down with the BSFA Award winning writer, Aliette de Bodard. For our featured author interview, we chatted with Hugo Award winning author, and puppeteer, Mary Robinette Kowal as she took a small break from her book tour. And as always, we have our interviews with his issues writers/film makers.

We hope you enjoy the stories, the films and the interviews with all of their creators. We will have the complete interviews featured in the Digital Download edition, which will have the regular Screen Gems section, plus other exclusives articles, available on the last day of May.

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Issue 4 will be available July 1st 2013, and will contain new fiction, new short films, our Writer's Room guest, and more!

D & D