Issue Two Hundred Eleven

Writing Original Fiction: Avoiding Clichés, Tropes, and Stereotypes

Writers are constantly pressured to create fresh new stories for an ever demanding and critical market. Almost every theme, plot or storyline has been used and it is next to impossible to find one that’s waiting to be written into a best-selling book. Avoiding clichés, overused tropes, and exhausted stereotypes can be difficult but it…

Flux: Now Seeking Young Adult Book Manuscripts

Updated January 2018 – reports of questionable actions on part of another North Star Editions Imprint has me suggesting caution when interacting with Flux. You can learn more on our review of Jollyfish (another recently acquired imprint of North Star). Flux is an imprint of North Star Editions that publishes exclusively young adult fiction. Their…

The Masters Review: Now Accepting Submissions

The Masters Review is a print and online publication for new and emerging fiction and narrative nonfiction authors. They are seeking the most gifted new authors in hopes of showcasing talent that will continue to produce excellent work. They also publish reviews of books by brand new authors, interviews with established authors, critical essays, and…