Pinafore Magic

Short Fiction by Dorianne Emmerton Just like every other morning, I was heading to my favourite carrel in the library to work on my thesis, a never-ending project that consumed all my time and energy. It focuses on what I call “Pinafore Fiction.” Louisa May Alcott, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, that ilk. I was so sick of bonnets...

Feast For Small Pieces

Short Fiction by Hailey Piper Never underestimate the seductive power of a woman who’s minding her own business. “There’s just something about her,” they say. I see myself splashed across a pulp magazine cover, a distraught man in the background. The tagline reads: “He met a woman he Could. Not. Resist.” As if that’s my problem. These writers don’t realize...

Long and Slow and Short and Sharp

Short Fiction by R. K. Duncan The first sip of whiskey spread down Bill’s chest like slow, sweet fire and curled a tight fist under his heart. It tamped the fear down just enough he wouldn’t tremble when he tried to speak. This wasn’t his first time trying this, but dancing close to death couldn’t become routine, even after so...

Tribute: In Memory of Sandra Seamans

I had just added the link to My Little Corner – a longstanding blog run by Sandra Seamans, where she shared information about short fiction markets for writers – when I received a text from my husband telling me Sandra had passed away. Sandra Seamans was a force within the short fiction scene. She always seemed to have a new...

Some Places To Be – PRIDE

While #PitMad dominates Twitter today, those who aren’t participating (or who need to recoup afterwards) may appreciate some of these Pride-related posts and specials to check out online. Pride Looking for some LGBTQ books to read? Two hashtags – #RainbowRoarers and #roaring20sdebut – are being used by authors with LGBTQ books due out in 2020. They’re participating in a Pride...

Reflections: The Chronology of Water

by Renee Asher Pickup “If you have ever fucked up in your life, or if the great river of sadness that runs through us all has touched you, this book is for you.” These are the first words you’ll read by Lidia Yuknavitch in her memoir, The Chronology of Water. The acknowledgements come first, quick to tell you who this...

Increasing Your Odds of #PitMad Success

Until March 7, 2019, I had only participated in #PitMad as a writer. Before participating as an editor I planned out my #PitMad day in advance, and some of my thinking was based on my experiences as a writer participant. I had no idea what was in store for me. At 8:05 am I went to the hashtag on my...

ENGO Colonial Activism that Perpetuates Indigenous Poverty

A traditional practise of the Inuit is to never waste the food or materials provided by the animals they bring home. There is a serious problem with how some organizations within the nonprofit sector have unethically attained financial stability. This article focuses on Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGO) that have raised or continue to raise money off anti-seal hunting campaigns, because...