Let’s talk about women weird fiction writers again. While impatiently waiting for She Walks in Shadows, I decided that I would go through my thankfully growing stack of women Lovecraftian types one more time to make way for the new bounty. I settled on “The Dog Who Wished He’d Never Heard of Lovecraft”, by the …

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Once upon a time, I was a huge fan of DC comics. I read anything and everything pertaining to Batman, Batgirl, Oracle, Robin, Black Canary, Zatanna, and a handful of other characters. Oddly enough, though, I had a very hard time connecting with Wonder Woman. Strange, considering that she is one of DC‘s few explicitly, openly polytheist characters …

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In the past, I’ve usually managed to read about fifty to sixty books each year, along with numerous short stories, poems, journal issues, and articles. Not a huge number compared to some folks, but respectable, I think, given that I like to give what I read its due attention. This year, it’s looking like I’ll …

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One of the nicest parts of living in the Information Age is well, the wealth of knowledge at our fingertips. Though naysayers enjoy producing comics that show us all glued to our phones, ignoring conversation and refusing to absorb information due to having Wikipedia on standby, I personally think that’s a pretty dismal view of …

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Six years. Can you believe it? I know I feel every moment of the last six years and at the same time, it feels like yesterday that I sat down at my computer and started jotting down ideas for what this magazine might be called. Welcome to the final issue of LSQ’s sixth year. So …

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I am a woman who submits. I submit to literary journals and contests. I submit to end the gender gap in publishing, especially in the realm of speculative fiction. If you are a female writer, become a woman who submits. It’s terrifying to put your work into unknown hands, but it’s worth it. You type …

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More often than not, when I tell people I am a poet, in those rare moments when I leave The Womb and actually interact with strangers, I am greeted with a polite smile, which is another way of saying, “I don’t read poetry and I have no idea why you would write it because nobody …

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Hello there! It’s that time of year here in the United States–Thanksgiving. A lot of friends and family are talking about gratitude this week and that is a Big Good Thing. In my own fashion, I have some geeky thanks to give. While nerdy hobbies, pop culture and TV and movies may not seem important, I …

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I’m so pleased to bring readers this interview with Angela Pneuman, writing teacher extraordinaire, and author of the recently released and critically acclaimed Lay It on My Heart. Here’s what Angela had to say when I asked her about the book, her other work and her approach to teaching and writing …. KC: Your debut …

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As a writer, a friend, a person, a student, and an employee, I tend to give a lot of thought to honesty; what it means, whether it’s a good idea or a bad idea, and how I feel about it. To get started, let’s define “honesty.” Honesty is generally accepted as the antithesis of lying, …

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