Tag Archive | Christian speculative fiction

Q&A with Amy Brock McNew: Can Christians write steamy stories?

Q&A with Amy Brock McNew: Can Christians write steamy stories?

Q: Tell us about your new book, Sleeper. A:How about I just share the blurb? A throne with no ruler. A beast stretching awake. A goddess unleashed. Makenna is a self-proclaimed freak with abilities she can’t control. She’s clawed her way through life, fighting to maintain her sanity. Her lonely existence has only fed the […]

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Winter and I go way back. Keven mentioned the other day that Winter was entered in the Marcher Lord Select Premise Contest back in 2009. For those of you who weren’t around for that, this was an online contest where readers voted on which stories they wanted to see more of. When the contest got to […]

Romance? No, thank you.

Romance? No, thank you.

When I first began submitting flash fiction for Splickety Magazine, I was pumped to write for two out of their three imprints: Splickety Magazine is focused on general fiction. My Wild West story was first on that list. Havok Magazine was my bread and butter: science fiction and fantasy. I sent in a barbarian vs. ice […]

Don‘t Let Fear Hold You Back

Don‘t Let Fear Hold You Back

Guest Blogger: Laurie Lucking On the outside, my journey to publication looks relatively straightforward. My first manuscript, begun five and a half years ago, garnered many rejections until I decided to set it aside. But my second story, Common, was only rejected once or twice before finding a publishing home. I never had a contract […]

Introducing Josh Smith

Introducing Josh Smith

Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to add Josh R. Smith to our roster of Featured Authors. Those of you active in Realm Makers probably already know Josh, since he’s been an active participant for years. He’s also guest blogged for NAF. We’re excited to have him on the team. He’ll be blogging on Tuesdays starting January […]

MG To YA: Why Turn To The Dark Side?

MG To YA: Why Turn To The Dark Side?

Guest Blogger: Emily H. Jeffries There may be no divide in the Speculative Fiction world so stark as that between Middle Grade and Young Adult. A passing glimpse of any sampling of cover art will reveal as much. We are programmed to believe that the twelve-year-old will pick up a book featuring adventuring siblings on […]

Christian Writers Must Deal With Real-Life Issues

Christian Writers Must Deal With Real-Life Issues

Guest Blogger: Laura VanArendonk Baugh   We are failing as Christians. I recently attended a new writers’ conference, my first which focused specifically on the Christian market. I am a Christian author who writes almost exclusively for the general market, so I knew this conference was not going to be for me the way other […]