It gives me great pleasure to announce that the second issue of Fantasy Short Stories is now available – and what a great issue it is!
It’s been a bit of a wait unfortunately since our first issue, but once you start reading the second issue, I hope you’ll agree that it has been worth the wait. We have five cracking fantasy short stories for you to read.
You can order your copy now from the following outlets – or download an eBook sample if you want to take a quick look first:
Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Barnes & Noble amongst other good booksellers
And additionally in eBook format from:
Smashwords | Kobo | iBooks and a host of other retailers.
Click here for some more information about Fantasy Short Stories: Issue 2.
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A How To Guide for writing fantasy heroes? Sounds ideal doesn’t it for any aspiring epic fantasy writer – and especially for anyone who would want to get published in Fantasy Short Stories?
Well now there is a book giving you tips on just how to write fantasy heroes and its called … Writing Fantasy Heroes!
Here’s some more info about the book:
Fantasy heroes endure. They are embedded in our cultural fabric, dwarfing other literary figures and the mere men and women of history. Achilles and Odysseus, Gilgamesh and Beowulf. King Arthur and Robin Hood, Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes, Conan and Luke Skywalker. They dominate our legends, and tower over popular culture. The stories we tell each other begin and end with fantasy heroes, and the 21st Century is as thoroughly captivated with them as ever. From Batman to Gandalf, Harry Potter to Tyrion Lannister, the heroes of fantasy speak to — and for — whole generations. But what makes a fantasy hero? How do the best writers create them, and bring them to life on the page? In Writing Fantasy Heroes some of the most successful fantasy writers of our time-including Steven Erikson, Brandon Sanderson, Janet Morris, Cecelia Holland, Orson Scott Card, and Glen Cook-pull back the curtain to reveal the secrets of creating heroes that live and breathe, and steal readers’ hearts. Whether you’re an aspiring writer or simply a reader who loves great fantasy and strong characters, this book is for you.
Apex Magazine, a science fiction, fantasy and horror magazine has just announced its March issue is available.
“Death Comes Sideways to the Mall” by William Alexander
“Mermaid’s Hook” by Liz Argall
“If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” by Rachel Swirsky
“The Fairy Library” by Tim Pratt
“Editorial: Blood on Vellum” by Lynne M. Thomas
“I Married a Fake Geek Girl; A Defense of Casual Fandom” by Kelly McCullough
“Interview with Tim Pratt” by Maggie Slater
It looks like there’s lots of great stuff there for fantasy fans to read.
For more details go to http://www.apex-magazine.com
Subscriptions and the individual issue are also available to purchase.