Dreams and Nightmares
Issue 82, January 2009, $5, 20pp, cover art by Staphanie Jacobs
Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
This issue has poetry by Duane Ackerson, Peter Andrews, Ann K. Schwader, GO Clark, Robert Borski, and others.
The magazine's new webpage http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/ has a photo of editor David C. Kopaska-Merkel, plus a bibliography, gallery, and ordering information.
Fiction Special 2008, 40pp
Semi-annual magazine for writers, produced by the British Science Fiction Association
This special unnumbered fiction issue, published to honor the British Science Fiction Association's 50th anniversary, publishes winners of its short story competition, judged by Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, and Justina Robson.
The cover story is by Roderick Gladwish; other stories are by Nina Allan, James Bloomer, Nigel Envarli Crowe, Gary Spencer, and Andrew West.
This page has descriptions of BSFA's publications.
Issue 221, March-April 2009, £3.75, 64pp, cover art by Adam Tredowski
SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
This issue has fiction by Will McIntosh, Al Robertson, Matthew Kressel, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Paul M. Berger, and Bruce Sterling.
Features and departments include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news and gossip, an interview with Bruce Sterling, and reviews by Ian Sales, Paul Kincaid, Paul F. Cockburn, and others, of books by Sterling, Toby Litt, Niven & Pournelle, Hal Duncan, et al; DVD reviews by Tony Lee; and film reviews by Nick Lowe (of Twilight, Benjamin Button, and others).
The magazine has a new website with this current issue page, containing Andrew Hedgecock's editorial, excerpts from the stories, and complete lists of books and films reviewed.
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
Vol. 19 No. 2 (whole #73), 2008, $7.50, 165-288pp
Quarterly academic journal published by Florida Atlantic University; edited by W.A. Senior
This issue features guests at last year's International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), Vernor Vinge (introduced by Joe Haldeman), Roger Luckhurst (his talk on science fiction photography; introduced by Sherryl Vint), and Greer Gilman (introduced by Faye Ringel), plus essays by Greg Bechtel and Karen Sands-O'Connor.
There's also a review-essay by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, and reviews by Gerald M. Adair, Rob Latham, W.A. Senior, Timothy H. Evans, D. Harlan Wilson, and others.
Issue 259, Spring 2009, £4.00, 52pp
Bimonthly critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
This issue is an overview of 2008, with a "reviewers' poll" of comments on favorites books of the year by Graham Andrews, Paul Bateman, Niall Harrison, Paul Kincaid, Adam Roberts, Kari Sperring, and others; plus an overview of the year's films by Colin Odell and Mitch Le Blanc, and TV in review by Abigail Nussbaum.
Regular reviews, by George Newberry, Martin Lewis, Paul Raven, and many others, cover books by Brian Aldiss, Michael Cobley, Warren Hammond, Farah Mendlesohn, K.J. Parker, et al. There are also columns by Stephen Baxter, Andy Sawyer, and Graham Sleight.
The BSFA's mailing of these issues of Focus (listed above) and Vector includes two additional publications, shown below: a special "BSFA Members Sampler Edition" of Postscripts, with stories reprinted from previous issues by Stephen Baxter, Ray Bradbury, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Gene Wolfe, and others; and a "BSFA Awards 2008" chapbook containing the four shortlisted short fiction nominees by Ted Chiang, Greg Egan, Paul McAuley, and M. Rickert, with nominated artwork on the back cover, and a BSFA Awards ballot in the middle.
Torque Control has this post about this batch of mailing from the BSFA.