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Writing to Theme

Writing to Theme

Sometimes, writing fantasy feels like writing without rules. No restrictions – anything is possible. I used to balk at the idea of writing to a theme someone else set; I wanted to write my story, after all. But I’ve found that […]

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Queens & Courtesans – Creating an Anthology

Queens & Courtesans – Creating an Anthology

What started as a misunderstood Facebook post blossomed into a full anthology. Queens & Courtesans, a Benefit Anthology for the Sirens Conference I love so much, comes out tomorrow. I still have trouble believing we went from joking about creating […]

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Nitty Gritty Publishing Details

Nitty Gritty Publishing Details

Right now, I am working on the anthology that I am producing as a charity project for Sirens Conference. We have finished writing, revising, line-editing, and we are nearly one proofing. And now comes all nitty gritty publishing details. Usually, […]

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Mobbing Midnight – Approaching Short Stories Differently

Mobbing Midnight – Approaching Short Stories Differently

When April Steenburgh approached me to contribute a story to Mobbing Midnight, An Anthology of Crows, I said yes right away. Why? Well, I’ve worked with April before for Fight Like a Girl and What Follows. But also–birds. I’ve always […]

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Mobbing Midnight with April Steenburgh

Mobbing Midnight with April Steenburgh

April Steenburgh is an author, freelance editor and eBook formatter. Her short story ‘How Much Salt’ can be found in ‘The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity’, published by DAW, and she has edited two previous anthologies- ‘Fight Like a […]

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Looming Deadlines

Looming Deadlines

This post really reflects on some the issues Melissa faced in her Submissions: A Cautionary Tale post. I had all the best intentions. I had planned to write a story for an upcoming anthology but the deadline snuck up on […]

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