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Editor Leah Bobet
Categories Speculative fiction magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Year founded 2001
Country Canada
Language English

Ideomancer is a Canadian quarterly online speculative fiction magazine whose contents include 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.

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.

Contributing writers[edit]

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

Current staff[edit]


  • 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 recognition[edit]

Works published in Ideomancer have received the following awards:






See also[edit]


  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. ^ Ideomancer

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