Why I Write Mysteries by Madison Estes

One day, I was out walking my dog around the neighborhood, and a young boy approached me and started talking to me about his family and pets. Once the sun began to set, I told him we should go and asked him if he’d like me to walk him home. He said no, but my…

Back to School Anthology Sale!

We’re celebrating the season of back to school by putting our anthologies on sale! Whether you’ve already started back to classes or are about to, we have collections to consume in one go and those that can last the semester! Both of our BIG anthologies—we’re talking 60+ stories—are a special $5 off the print editions!…

Long and Short by Jean Roberta

Novelists and short story writers can be classified as different groups, with some overlap. In a workshop on erotic fiction that I ran recently for a local writers’ group, a man complained that he couldn’t find a publisher for his erotic romance novel, which was well over 100,000 words. My advice was to write something…

Throwback Thursday |An ON FIRE Excerpt: “The Clearing” by K.N. Johnson

We gathered on summer nights electric with the spectacle of storms, the promise of charred messages from the gods. The wind lifted our feet from the ground as we raced through the musty woods. Small branches snapped, green leaves sacrificed to pad our muddy path. At the clearing, trees stood back, and all knew to hush, to press lips…