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A Conversation with John Dodds

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An Interview by Alicia Cole

John Dodds is the author of The Kendrick Chronicles crime novels, published as audiobooks by Blackstone Audio, Inc., USA. The first two, Bone Machines and Kali’s Kiss, are narrated by Robin Sachs, an actor who has appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5, and Lost World: Jurassic

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Finding Homes for Your Homeless Stories – Duotrope

In a perfect world, every writer would have a placement fairy waiting to find homes for the stories they finished. It only seems fitting, doesn’t it? You spend hours and imagination crafting beautiful, provocative tales that are edited and honed to perfection. They should see the light of day. The problem is, for most of

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A Conversation with Mathieu Cailler + Recap of His AWP ’15 Reading

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AWP ’15 Report by Elizabeth Sheets, Interview by the BFLM Founding Editors

Mathieu Cailler is a writer of poetry and prose. His work has been widely featured in numerous national and international publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Epiphany, and The Saturday Evening Post. A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, he has

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Review: How to Escape from a Leper Colony

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How to Escape from a Leper Colony, a Review by Carissa K. Cullum

The Caribbean, home to a myriad of dynamic cultures from across the globe, is the backdrop for Tiphanie Yanique’s collection of short stories. Each tale includes memorable characters that represent the many diverse ethnicities found throughout the many islands; and incorporates

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A Conversation with Rob Mosca

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Interview by Alicia Cole

Before being gainfully employed as a mild mannered bureaucrat toiling mindlessly in the bowels of one of Corporate America’s numerous cube farms, Rob Mosca was haunted by dreams of becoming an author. Envisioning a lush life of sleeping in until noon, courting delightfully sordid muses and growing a thick

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Black Fox Now Available at Bookmark It!

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Readers, we are pleased to announce that Black Fox Literary Magazine can now be purchased at Bookmark It in Orlando, Florida! Bookmark It is an independent bookstore that is currently doing wonderful things for Orlando’s literary community. Bookmark It’s owner, Kim Britt, and store manager, Moriah Russo, work hard to generate a buzz

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Selfies vs. Traditional Publishing – Which Style Fits You Best?

Self-publishing outstripped the traditional publishing market in terms of titles produced around 2010. Yes, you might agree, but how many of those titles are complete rubbish? Furthermore, selfies are the ones who got rejected from real publishers so what could I possibly have to learn from them, right? There have been naysayers since the dawn

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A Conversation with Sofia Samatar

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Interview by Alicia Cole

Sofia Samatar is the author of the novel A Stranger in Olondria, the Hugo and Nebula nominated short story “Selkie Stories Are for Losers,” and other works. She is the winner of the John W. Campbell Award, the Crawford Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World

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A Conversation with Lucy Hounsom

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Interview by Alicia Cole

Photo Credit: Lou Abercrombie

In between writing fantasy novels, Lucy Hounsom works as a bookseller for Waterstones. She has a BA in English & Creative Writing from the University of London and went on to complete the MA in Creative Writing in 2010. She lives by the sea in

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How to Really Write That Book (The Finishing Touch) – Part 3

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You’ve put words on a page. Thousands of them and hundreds of lines. Take a minute to look at the word count at the bottom of your screen. Yes. You did this. And just like standing on top of a mountain after months, perhaps even years, of diligent practice and conditioning…after you snap

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