One rainy afternoon, I found my dear sister-in-law alone in the sitting room. To my shock and potential mortification, she had my collection of sensational literature out of its (obviously inadequate) hiding spot behind the leather-bound editions of Thackeray. She looked up from an eight-part adventure of Black Bess to say, “My dear Maggie! What is this rubbish?”

“Clara, my love, they’re adventures.”

“They’re those– those red pennies!”

“You mean penny bloods, my dear? Or perhaps penny dreadfuls?”

“Oh, yes. Perhaps I do.”

She looked from the lurid literature in her lap to me, and then back again several times. And then she finally said, “Have you any more?”

And so were born the Red Penny Papers

-Magdala Twistleton

Magdala Twistleton

Portrait of Magdala Twistleton by C. Bernard. Click for larger, lovelier image.

The Red Penny Papers is an electronic journal of fantastic fiction, both novellas published on a regular serial schedule and short fiction published quarterly. All of which eventually makes it to eBook format, though sometimes only temporarily.

Collector/Reader: KV Taylor (and her devious alter-ego, to whom you’ve been introduced above)

Submissions Wrangler: John Cash

Blog Editor: Mark S. Deniz

Web Formatter: Mark Baird

eBook Formatter: Aaron Polson