Review – Wild Souls: A Werewolf Anthology by Julie Frost

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

The Query Letter, Part 1: How to Write a Query for a Short Story

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

Why Writing Contests and Open Calls for Submissions are Important for Authors of Every Level

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