Spec Rec #212

January '21 Recommendations

Update as of 03/14/21: I won’t be publishing Spec Rec on Substack anymore. Look out for my recommendations on my website or Twitter.

The January recommendations are coming to you a little later this month because there were so many stories and poems to read and choose from. Mermaids Monthly and Dark Matter Magazine released their very first issues with amazing tables of content, while Apex Magazine is back with its first issue after their hiatus and Apparition Lit published an incredible justice themed issue #13, which I recommend you to read in its entirety.


My recommendations are based purely on personal taste and interests, which is why I don’t rate them and put them in no particular order.


  • The World's Revolution
    A climate fiction anthology, telling the stories of unlikely heroes from across the globe rising to meet the climate crisis.”