Issue Two Hundred Thirty Five

3 Lists of Paying Sci-Fi Publishers

By Kelli Fitzpatrick As a science fiction author, I frequently find myself searching for homes for my stories, so I keep the three web pages below bookmarked on my desktop and mobile home screen as quick reference guides to potential markets. I prefer to be paid for my work (as opposed to publication without compensation),…

It’s Okay to Be Selfish with Your Writing

By Adrienne Reiter Anthony Bourdain claims his best writing is done first thing in the morning half asleep over coffee. Truman Capote claimed to write best hungover when half his brain was out of the way. Writing isn’t just about creation. It’s equally about destruction. As writers, we dismantle our original ideas and fabrications to…

How to Read Like A Published Writer

I was a reader long before I was a writer. As a child I fell in love with books like The Balloon Tree, A Wrinkle in Time and Ramona Quimby, Age 8.  That love of books has never left me. When I was a teenager I remember being shocked by the fact that most of…

9 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Get Published Until Their Fifties (Or Older)

A lot of people I talk to tell me they are too old to start being a writer now. Sometimes these people are in their thirties or forties, more often than that they are in their fifties and sixties. But the fact remains the same, no matter how old you are, you are not to…