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Words for Thought — May 2017

by on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog, Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to another edition of Words for Thought. This time around, the stories are all about new worlds, new modes of existence, and shifting to new ways of thinking after encountering the unknown. The Cold, Lonely Waters by Aimee Ogden in the March issue of Shimmer is a gorgeously...

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Revive the Drive Update

by on Apr 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Right now, the thermometer sits at $4658. We’re only $342 away from unlocking an original story by Delilah S. Dawson. Just beyond that at the $5500 tier a second podcast story for the January 2018 issue is unlocked. Both of these are great items!   Lots of great stuff rewards...

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Author Interviews: What Happens Behind the Scenes

by on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

If you’re an avid reader of Apex Magazine, my name will be familiar.  Every month I get to interview an incredible author. Lots of bloggers and magazine contributors do author interviews, and I wanted to give you some behind the scenes of how I do what I do, the “how the sausage...

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Tips on writing a good science fiction essay

by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

On a good day writing an essay, a good essay at that, can be a tall order. Undoubtedly, the instructor and marker has read hundreds, maybe even thousands of essays just like yours. They have pretty much seen it all and now you are not only faced with writing a good essay, but a unique...

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The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells

by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

H. G. Wells is known as one of the fathers of science fiction and a pioneer of scientific romance. While Wells’s masterworks, such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds are perennial favorites, general readers aren’t as likely to delve into Wells’s impressive but sometimes...

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“Uncontainable” picks up Australian Shadow Award nomination

by on Mar 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Congratulations to Helen Stubbs for her story “Uncontainable” making the Australian Shadow Award short list in the category of Best Short Story. “Uncontainable” was released in issue 91. You can read it here. Here is a full list of Shadow Award nominees. The...

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