Nonfiction

Why Write?

by and on May 2, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Excerpt from Yours to Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Writing The reasons to write are legion, as are the reasons not to: The point of writing is to communicate. The point of writing is to entertain. I write to express myself, whether anybody reads it or not. But what if I’m...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on May 2, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

On March 27th, we embarked on our annual fundraiser and subscription drive. Wow, am I glad that’s over. That’s not to say it wasn’t a great experience. Over the course of the Revive the Drive campaign, we picked up hundreds of new subscribers, raised enough money to allow us to pay...

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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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Time to Get Serious About Diversity and Inclusion

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

There’s been a long running conversation in the games industry, along with their audience, on the need for better diversity and inclusion. The problem seems to be getting beyond doing the most basic things to improve the diversity of characters and the level of inclusion in games. This...

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Not Here to Check Boxes

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

A few months ago, Jason Sizemore approached me about guest-editing an issue of Apex Magazine. I was a little suspicious of the timing as it came soon after the release of the Fireside Report which concluded (shockingly!) that the marginalization of black people is still a huge problem in...

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Words for Thought–April 2017

by on Mar 30, 2017 in Nonfiction | 2 comments

It’s spring, a time to consider the cycle of death and rebirth, new life emerging from the blanket of winter. Some of these stories do feature literal rebirth, but what really ties them together is the question of what it means to be alive in the first place. What does it mean to...

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