Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 8)

A Look Back at History In the spirit of last week’s post, I thought I would add to this series by looking at journals and magazines that look for historical fiction. At first glance, it might not seem like a lot, but many journals that look for genre fiction also include historical fiction on theirContinue reading “Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 8)”

New Announcement!

This week, Globe Soup announced the winners and finalists of their 7 Day Story Writing Challenge #5. And I was one of the finalists for the Historical Fiction category! You can find the finalist page here and E. M. Foster under the Historical Fiction Finalist section (there’s no link for the finalists’ stories, but IContinue reading “New Announcement!”

You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)

You can’t talk about small presses without bringing the genre portion into the conversation, particularly science fiction and fantasy. These two genres come with mountains of opportunities in the publishing world because it’s not just the “small presses” that you’ll come across. There are many large and reputable sci-fi and fantasy publishers out there, includingContinue reading “You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)”

Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals

I’ve talked about how important it is to submit to literary journals, but how does one submit to literary journals successfully? Because there’s plenty of options out there, they all have their own guidelines, and many will say no. It can be a difficult and frustrating process (especially with rejections), but you are a writer.Continue reading “Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals”

How Writers Can Find Their Voice

Writing Speaks Louder than Words What does it mean when writers find their voice, and how exactly do they go about that? This question was at the forefront of my mind all while I was applying to graduate creative writing programs, especially when writing personal statements. Grad schools want to know about your writing experienceContinue reading “How Writers Can Find Their Voice”

Notable Mathematical Fiction Books (and Other Recommendations)

Like I was saying a couple weeks ago, mathematical fiction is both weird and, in some cases, unexplored. But that doesn’t mean that the genre hasn’t been tapped into. Some books may have mathematical influences that aren’t at the forefront, but they could still be called mathematical fiction. Others on this list are mathematical booksContinue reading “Notable Mathematical Fiction Books (and Other Recommendations)”

Submit to These Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 7)

For Those Who Love a Good Scare Literary journals offer a wide range of opportunities for horror and its various forms, though it may not seem like it on the onset. But as it continues to grow in popularity and enter the mainstream, more journals are offering the option to submit different kinds of horror.Continue reading “Submit to These Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 7)”

Mathematical Fiction: A Definition

The standard definition of mathematical fiction is fiction where mathematics plays an important role, but I think it goes beyond that. There’s more to the genre than fenagling formulas into the plot like there’s more to science fiction than just adding technology or time travel. But what is it then? That’s what I’ve been tryingContinue reading “Mathematical Fiction: A Definition”

What to Read if You’re Interested in Anglo-Saxon Literature

I’ve been interested in Anglo Saxon culture and society for a couple years now, ever since I decided to do my senior thesis on Beowulf. There’s just something about reading literature from a different period in history and learning about how the people group formed and created their society, and the major events and battlesContinue reading “What to Read if You’re Interested in Anglo-Saxon Literature”

Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 6)

For the Long Short Story The novella seems to hang in a kind of limbo between the novel and the short story, so much so that many stick to calling it “the long short story.” But the novella definitely has its place in literature, and rest assured that there are places out there that wantContinue reading “Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 6)”