The Opiate, Fall 2018: Vol. 15
As we embark upon the end of the spook season, you didn't really think you were going to go without The Opiate's fall edition in your midst, did you? For the magazine is just as essential to the requisites of fall as pumpkin spice and Hocus Pocus--though one would like to believe we aren't so basique. That being said, this issue is particularly railing against the creepiest entity of all: the patriarchy. In fact, the Editor's Note was written on the day of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, if that gives you some indication of the headspace from which the cover and unwitting theme stems.
Call it a "trend" to hate men, if that helps you sleep better at night. But if that's the case, then why did Odysseus and Telemachus feel obliged to kill off matriarchy via Penelope's twelve maids even at a microcosmic level in The Odyssey? These socios are threatened as all get out and have been for some time as a result of the contempt they're responsible for invoking, and this volume seeks to highlight that notion. This edition features fiction and poetry from GiGi Gaczewski, Olivia Fenn, Christoffer Felix Wahlberg, Darius Jamal VanSluytman, Laura Mega, James Kincaid, Teresa Burns Murphy, Leanne Grabel, Amy Barry, Gale Acuff, Peter Crowley, Matthew Peluso, Margarita Serafimova, Joseph Buehler, Syed Zaman and Layla Lenhardt.