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[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat (and NEVER Cover Reveal) With Author K.D. McEntire

In 2010, Pyr Books decided to start a line of Young Adult novels. Today’s guest’s debut novel was chosen as the first release. Lightbringer released in 2011 followed by Reaper this fall and KD McEntire has been going ever since. A young mom with an infant and toddler, KD lives near Kansas City with her …

[SFFWRTCHT] An Interview With Hugo-winning Best Artist John Picacio

John Picacio illustrates science fiction, fantasy and horror with diversity and range in his work, combining traditional drawing, painting  and digital art. His covers have appeared on books by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, L.E. Modessit, Jr., Frederick Pohl, and more. He’s won four Chesley Awards, the Locus Award, two International Horror Guild Awards …

How to Avoid Vanity Publishers

There appears to be some confusion about what a vanity publisher is, as traditionally understood. Some associate vanity publishing with self-publishing or indie-publishing. Others with anything that isn’t traditionally published. Others regard any scam type of publisher as falling into the vanity category. So, what’s the real story? How do you know if the publisher …

[GUEST POST] How to Create a Sci-Fi Magazine by Shane R. Collins and Danielle Rose

A few months ago, in a galaxy not far away… Step One: The Background I was washing dishes in my underwear one morning when I thought, “Hey! Why don’t I start my own writing magazine?” Over the last three years, I had worked as an editor for a few different university journals and then with Static Movement, …