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Ideomancer was a Canadian quarterly online speculative fiction magazine whose contents included science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, horror, flash fiction and speculative poetry, along with reviews and interviews.[1] The first issue debuted in 2001,[1] and in 2002 the magazine was "rebooted" with new numbering under new editorship. Volume 1 of the current Ideomancer was established in 2002.

EditorLeah Bobet
CategoriesSpeculative fiction magazine
Year founded2001

Chris Clarke and Mikal Trimm, who were on the original Ideomancer editorial team, edited an ebook anthology called Ideomancer Unbound published by Fictionwise[2] in 2002. It includes stories by Charles Coleman Finlay, Jack Dann, Jeff VanderMeer, Tobias S. Buckell, Deborah Biancotti, Mike Resnick, and Claire McKenna, among others. Cover art is by Cat Sparks.

As of 2019, it appears that the magazine is now defunct.[3] It ceased publication sometime after April 20, 2015, which was the date of the last tweet on their Twitter account.[4]


Contributing writersEdit

In addition to those featured in Ideomancer Unbound, notable authors published by Ideomancer included Nicole Kornher-Stace, Ted Kosmatka, Ruth Nestvold, Christopher Barzak, and Sarah Monette.

Current staffEdit


  • Leah Bobet

Designer & Publisher Emeritus

  • Marsha Sisolak

Reviews Editor

  • Claire Humphrey

Poetry Editor

  • Beth Langford

Production Editor, Designer

  • Erin Hoffman

Associate Editors

  • Alena McNamara
  • Michael R. Colangelo
  • Maya Chhabra
  • Lillian Wheeler
  • Kim Neville

Awards and recognitionEdit

Works published in Ideomancer have received the following awards:






See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Rachel Randall (8 September 2015). 2016 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published. "F+W Media, Inc.". p. 236. ISBN 978-1-59963-938-3. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ Fictionwise
  3. ^ "The Submission Grinder". The Submission Grinder. Diabolical Press. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Ideomancer Twitter Account". Ideomancer Twitter Account. Ideomancer. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ Ideomancer

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