About Hedera Felix
Hedera Felix is an independent publisher dedicated to experimental literature and visual art
We publish Mycelia, a biannual magazine for weird fiction and weird art, with a different guest art director each issue.
And we have our own experiments: SisM, an online magazine for moving image and sound in digital editions.
—all are permeated through a range of events.
Hedera Felix was founded to provide a publishing house dedicated to Weird fiction and experimental literature. Our inspiration draws from the work of Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, Mark Fisher, Virginia Woolf, BS Johnson and Donna Haraway, among many others. We also publish Weird and experimental visual art.
We do this through our print magazine, Mycelia, which we curate carefully to ensure we offer a balance of both international and Scottish work, from both emerging and established authors and artists.
We also experiment in publishing digital forms of narrative in our online platform, SiSM, which includes moving image, VR literature and sound works.
Both avenues of publishing are pulled together in a programme of events.
Who we are
The project was initiated by Simone Hutchinson in February 2018. As Hedera Felix developed it welcomed two additional directors, as well as freelance consultants. In February 2019 Hedera Felix incorporated as a Community Interest Company registered in Scotland.
CIC Directors: Pamela Clarke, Simone Hutchinson, Richard Taylor
Managing Editor: Simone Hutchinson
Editors: Pamela Clarke and Richard Taylor
Web Support: Oort Systems
Our print publication is Mycelia – a small (approx. B5) magazine of weird fiction and art, produced to bespoke specifications each issue with the input of guest art directors and artists. We like staple-bound (saddle stitched) magazines because the covers and pages can be easily removed to be kept, framed or sent as gifts to friends.
Mycelia has so far been shaped by the following designers and artists: Jack Greenwell (Issue 1), Alex Hetherington (Issue 2), Katie Shannon (Issue 2) and Marcus Jack (Issue 3).
The first edition of SiSM was exhibited at Cymera Festival in Edinburgh on Saturday 8 June 2019. A further exhibition took place at Rost in Glasgow, at our joint launch party for SisM (Issue 1) and Mycelia (Issue 2).
Each issue of SiSM will be accessible and feature time-based and code-based work, such as expanded literature, moving image and sound pieces.
The spirit of cooperative creativity is special.
Hedera Felix is interested to hear from like-minded enterprises and individuals to discuss proposals for making interesting things happen, such as events and collaborative publications.
Hedera Felix was invited to write a text for a cinema programme being presented at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle by Glasgow-based moving image curator, Marcus Jack of Transit Arts earlier this summer. The programme was called Beyond Cataclysm and presented a selection of artists’ films that engaged with ideas of the post-human landscape. This theme was inspired by the eco-feminist subtext in John Wyndham’s novel, Day of the Triffids. To accompany the two-parter screening, We provided a short essay on two major speculative fiction trilogies that explore concerns with the post-human landscape, and especially capitalism’s relation to the ecosystem, and the human position within that relation.