The second issue of the rather splendid ezine Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is currently available:
Here’s what you’ll find inside Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Issue 2:
THE HAND OF AFAZ, by Euan Harvey
A perhaps cautionary tale of the dangers of non-secular government. We think you’ll love Farid, a hero who must correct the injustices of his religious masters but do so without turning his back on Afaz — the god both Farid and his masters claim to serve.
MONSTER IN THE MOUNTAINS, by William Gerke
This is why you don’t open the door to strangers. Especially if you’re stranger than the stranger.
THE WAKING OF ANGANTYR, by Marie Brennan
Ancient magics, old secrets, and new fates meld in this retelling of an old Norse poem. HFQ has found its first female hero!
THE LAY OF CUTHRED KING, by Joshua Hampton
A shining example of epic poetry by a contemporary writer. How the heck could we be the first outfit to discover this guy? Go Josh, go!
COURAGE, by Teel James Glenn
A spearman’s last thoughts before the battle is joined. Another reminder of why most of us prefer adventures of the mind to adventures in the field.
It's a great magazine and all well worth your time and effort.