A wonderful collection of works by talented poets, short-story writers and artists, Gargoyle is truly a pleasure to read. Because of its length the reader is given the luxury of choosing from a variety of pieces in different tones, styles and on different subjects. Sometimes it’s gentle, sometimes more harsh, but I found something to read no matter what kind of mood I was in. The only downside (and this isn’t really a huge deal) is that most of the authors features here have been published elsewhere, several times before, so it doesn’t seem like the best place to submit stuff if you’re a first-timer. But it should be read. (Heather Ball)

literary journal, #45, 162 pages, $10, PO BOX 6216, Arlington VA, 22206-0216, [email protected]