The Winter 2000 issue, "Myth and Fantasy," is now available at:
Headlining this issue is an interview with Guy Gavriel Kay, author of such
notable fantasy titles as TIGANA, SAILING TO SARANTIUM, and "The Fionovar
Tapestry." Kay discusses his own use of myth in his novels, and offers
advice to other writers who hope to incorporate mythic themes into their
Also featured are an interview with Lynn Flewelling (TRAITOR'S MOON) on
the subject of writing a series, an overview of e-publishing trends, and a
series of articles on the theme of "Myth and Fantasy." My own editorial
discusses, somewhat critically, David Eddings and THE RIVAN CODEX.
We're sure you'll find the issue full of useful information. Please be
sure to come and share your thoughts on the articles at The Forums of
Phantastes is looking forward to a productive new year, with continuing
developments to make the site a comprehensive resource for writers of
fantasy. Look for updates to the Books At Phantastes site in the
immediate future, with a refocus on books of particular use to
writers. Also, later this month, we'll be announcing the first Phantastes
short fiction contest, and a tool for finding the best fantasy fiction on
Thank you all for your support in the past year. Here's hoping that 2000
will bring us all success and joy.
All the best,
Staci Ann Dumoski Phantastes
Editor and Publisher "The Fantasy Writer's Guide"