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GUEST POST: Write What You Know by David H. Reiss

Once upon a time–when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was still in high school–I had a wonderful English teacher who treated his students as peers and insisted that we all call him by his first name; his enthusiasm for literature and drama was outright contagious. He convinced me to read outside my preferred genres

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EXCLUSIVE FICTION: Too Late For A Lot Of Things by Josh Denslow

Grateful acknowledgement is made to 7:13 Books for permitting STORGY to exclusively publish ‘Too Late For A Lot Of Things’ by Josh Denslow from his forthcoming short story collection – ‘Not Everyone Is Special’. Too Late For A Lot Of Things Santa’s Workshop is off I-88, a few miles past the casino boat. It’s around

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GUEST POST: How Studying Anthropology Helped Me As A Novelist by Sofka Zinovieff

Like most students of social anthropology, I was required in my first year at university, to write an essay about whether the incest taboo is universal. The answer is: pretty much yes, if you don’t count some ancient Egyptian royals and some differing views about first cousins. But not much else is universal in the

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Learning – Nine Lives Trilogy 1 by E.R. Murray

Sometimes, it takes more than one lifetime to put things right… After the death of her beloved grandpa, Ebony Smart’s world is turned upside down. Sent to Dublin to live with an aunt she didn’t know existed, she soon discovers that her new home, 23 Mercury Lane, is full of secrets. E.R. Murray delivers a

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BOOK REVIEW: Women by Chloe Caldwell

Women is a novella exploring sexual confusion, female friendship, being a woman, and being a daughter. The book is an urgent recall of heartbreak, a stark portrait of an identity in crisis. Chloe Caldwell delivers a deliciously written novella in the shape of ‘Women’ the prose is tight and works well at opening the reader

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BOOK REVIEW: Jaws by Peter Benchley

To mark the 70th anniversary of Pan paperbacks, twenty classic Pan titles are being re-issued in homage to the golden age of paperback publishing and with new cover designs in brilliant technicolour. Peter Benchley is one of my favourite authors of all time. His books explore the world around us; with many featuring the sea

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FEBRUARY AT A GLANCE

Again we have had a bumper month with lots of book reviews, film reviews, author interviews and much more…so what better way to bring you all our content than in a monthly round-up of what hit our pages in the month of February 2018. Competition Time – Flash Fiction We have launched our first flash

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INTERVIEW: Adrian J Walker

DS – Let me start off by saying how much I enjoyed your novel. In fact, it was my favourite read of 2017, perhaps even of the last two years. So, thanks for such a wonderful story, and particularly for creating Lineker. AJW – Thank you. DS – Reading the book, I constantly felt myself thinking about things like Brexit, UKIP

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BOOK REVIEW: Tales from The Shadow Booth Vol 1 edited by Dan Coxon

There is a dusty old booth at the end of a pier, it is covered in a faded striped canvas, a handwritten sign hangs next to the opening with the words: “Enter the Shadow Booth for you will never be the same again.” Once you enter this mix between an anthology and journal you truly

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INTERVIEW: Nate Crowley

Joseph Sale sits down and has a chat with Nate Crowley, author of ‘100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed) They chat about MMO’s, zombies, writing, gaming and much more! Joseph Sale: Hello! Nate Crowley: Hello! Thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview, especially considering how early in the day it is.

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