First launched in January 2009, The Bards and Sages Quarterly is a celebration of short speculative fiction. Each issue brings readers a vibrant collection of speculative works from both new and established writers. Our goal remains the same today as when we began: to create a showcase in which to introduce readers to amazing voices they might have otherwise missed. In this issue: Doug Lane, Harold R. Thompson, Daniel Stride, Jessica Marie Baumgartner, Joseph Cusumano, Colin Lubner, E.J. Martin, Katherine Inskip, Lisa Ahn, Matthew Rettino, S.H. Mansouri, and Kathleen R. Sands.