Three Drops from a Cauldron: Midwinter 2018

Welcome to our final seasonal special at Three Drops from a Cauldron – the simultaneously icy-frosty, warm-and-cosy, comforting-yet-unsettling Midwinter 2018. It’s been a beautiful thing to put together – there are myths, lore, legends and traditions most of us will find familiar (magpies, solstice, Christmas, fairytales like Snow White, and so on), but also quite a few things I personally wasn’t as familiar with, such as celebrating the Night of the Three Kings in Spain, and the Canadian story of the hoof lady.

This is the last time selections will be made with the editorial team, so my thanks a hundred times to Becca Goodin, Loma Sylvana Jones, Amy Kinsman, Holly Magill, Grant Tarbard, Penny Sharman, and Claire Walker, for all the reading they’ve put in for seasonal specials, and the time they’ve taken to give considered opinions on those submissions. The team will be staying around in case anything pressing needs to be done on a practical level – which is very kind of them – but otherwise I’m back to being a one-woman selection making process.

So, enjoy this wonderful wintry read, and from the team and me – we wish you all the joy and warmth of the holidays. See you again for submissions from 7th January 2019, and for Issue 25 on the 25th February.

The Midwinter 2018 special features poetry, fiction, and art by

A.B. Cooper, Claire Loader, Judith Westcott, Amy Alexander, Jeffrey Yamaguchi, Sarah Peploe, Jude Cowan Montague, Steven Duncan, Raine Geoghegan, Andrea Small, Paul Waring, Marilyn A Timms, David W. Landrum, Amanda Bonnick, Natasha Grodzinski, Doug Jensen, Susannah Violette, Kersten Christianson, Maya Horton, Khadijah Lacina, Beate Sigriddaughter, Paul Brookes, Carl Griffin, December Lace, Sue Kindon, Spangle McQueen, Allen Ashley, Penny Blackburn, Richard Westcott, Dom Conlon, Ian Harker, Linda Goulden, Diana Devlin, Mark Connors, Kayla Bashe, Caroline Johnstone, Edwin Stockdale, Scott Elder, Henry Thorpe, Gill Lambert, Mari Ness, Gerry Stewart, Russell Hemmell, Julia Burke, Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon, Thomas Tyrrell, Maggie Mackay, Alexandra Corinth, Gillian Mellor, Jacqueline Knight, Linda Ferguson, Joe Williams, Vivian Wagner, and Cindy George.

To download a PDF of the Midwinter 2018 special click here:

Three Drops from a Cauldron – Midwinter 2018

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