Tag Archive | Christian speculative fiction

Time to Launch

Time to Launch

Weeks before my first time at a writer’s conference, I was connected to a guy named Jason Joyner. It was both of our first time at Realm Makers – and we both LOVE Star Wars. Jason was my introduction to several speculative authors, and I was floored by his connection to people, the industry, and […]

Flash Fiction – The nightmare

Flash Fiction – The nightmare

When it comes to flash fiction, I tend to treat it as a single glimpse into a story world. I love trying to fit as much depth into a quick read. I try to introduce a couple characters, establish a world-building rule or two, and then round off the story, but leave you wanting more. […]

Story Time – The end of Waiting

Story Time – The end of Waiting

  The End of Waiting – by Josh R Smith The neon lights of Ferros pushed back the grim atmosphere of the dank undercity alley. Or was it the dank atmosphere that squelched the neon lights. Dak Prescott wasn’t sure which it was, nor did he really care. All he wanted was for this job […]

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 […]