Alcyone is a speculative fiction and poetry magazine edited by Mandi Jourdan and Justin Gordon.


Editor Jourdan is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a BA in English/Creative Writing. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiction and teaching at SIUC.

She is the author of Lacrimosa (Adelaide Books, 2017), Shadows of the Mind (Aphotic Realm, 2017), The Silenced (Bloodstone Press, 2017), Immortal Dissent (Bloodstone Press, 2017), and Warhawks (Bloodstone Press, 2017). Her prose has appeared or is forthcoming in four anthologies by Sinister Saints Press, Aphotic Realm, SciFan, QuickficThe Colored Lens, Adelaide Magazine, Mad Scientist Journal, Nothing to Lose by Thirteen O’Clock Press, Theme of Absence, and others, totaling over eighty publications.

Mandi lives in Carbondale, Illinois with her cats Seraphina, Leonidas, and Vanessa. For more information about her writing, visit her blog ( She can be found on Amazon and on Twitter (@MandiJourdan).

justinEditor Gordon has written several short stories and scripts. He draws inspiration from Tarantino and Kevin Smith. He fancies himself as very gritty and darkly humoristic in his works, and very rarely does he write a character with a good moral center. His work has appeared in Whatever Our Souls.