I have a new anthology live on Amazon, readers! Those of you who purchased Cirsova Magazine's 2020 Summer Issue will recognize "Death's Shadow," of course, but the other five stories have never been published before. Now available in ebook* and paperback*, I give you The Guardian Cycle, Vol.1: In Dreams and Other Stories: A man … Continue reading Bulletin: Welcome to The Guardian Cycle!
A howlingly good series of stories waits for intrepid werewolf fans in this collection! Wild Souls: A Werewolf Anthology* has some of the best werewolf fiction I have ever read within its pages. From the back of the book: Julie Frost is best known for her Pack Dynamics series. However, in this collection, she explores … Continue reading Review – Wild Souls: A Werewolf Anthology by Julie Frost
So you have written a short story – a story between 2,000 and 17,500 words. You have polished it, checked to make sure the characters are in their proper places, that the setting is right, and are otherwise certain this is the story you want to tell. Now you and your tale are ready and … Continue reading The Query Letter, Part 1: How to Write a Query for a Short Story
More good news, readers! Some of my poetry will be featured in Dragon Soul Press’ Organic Ink, Vol. 2 anthology. The book comes out December 30, 2019, and the Kindle version is currently available for pre-order on Amazon or through this link. For a limited time, you can pre-order the anthology for $0.99. Ten of … Continue reading Bulletin: Organic Ink, Vol. 2 – Coming Soon!
Following up on the post which appeared two weeks ago, today we will focus on the format which writers ought to use when submitting a manuscript to a publication. The specific type of manuscript under discussion here is that of the short story or novelette. But since there is little difference between that preferred format … Continue reading The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts
As Misha Burnett and others have noted many times over, short fiction is a threatened market. Hopeful writers generally pass over it trying to write the Great American Novel, the next Epic Fantasy, or the future Space Odyssey/Opera. While this is an understandable move, it is not an entirely commendable one. Although it has never … Continue reading Why Writing Contests and Open Calls for Submissions are Important for Authors of Every Level