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How to successfully promote an older book

Learn how to market your book and keep its sales going strong even if it’s not new … Read More “How to successfully promote an older book”

Our 2019 fall short story contest is here!

Submit your best fictional work by Dec. 2nd for your chance to win … Read More “Our 2019 fall short story contest is here!”

The Tree of Black Humor

A handy reference chart for the many forms of dark comedy … Read More “The Tree of Black Humor”

Writing Prompts

Write about a time your character uncovered something that should’ve stayed buried.&nbsp … Read More “A dark surprise”

Local foods are a must-try when you visit a new city. Nashville’s known for its hot chicken, New York for its bagels, Chicago … Read More “Space treats”

The bad news: Your character has been captured by a monster who intends to eat him or her for dinner. The good news: The monster … Read More “Last meal”

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Fall 2019 Short Story Contest

Submit your best fictional work in 2,000 words or less to our annual fall short story contest and you could win $1,000 and publication in our magazine!