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It's Come to Our Attention: Chocolat In Running for VERA

We would like to announce our third annual VESTAL REVIEW Award (The VERA).

Please feel free to nominate one story under 500 words published by your magazine in print or online in 2016.  245 more words


Chapter 36

Mira paced back and forth, restless and anxious in the cell, while Maluk leaned against the wall next to the door and watched her. As soon as Alyr had realized that the would-be assassin had come from inside, he’d had Mira placed in a secure cell with a personal bodyguard. 2,446 more words


A Bunch of Wild, Filthy Animals (A Review of Daniel Polansky’s ‘The Builders’)

Review by Curtis Cole

                Dark fairy tales, of the kind told by either gothic horror artists or immature teenagers, are difficult affair to create; reorienting the genre’s hallmarks—anthropomorphized animals, a kingdom in distress, and a valiant hero—can be hard to reconcile without overcompensating and presenting ‘shock value’ literary devices. 839 more words

Student Writing

Book Release: Maharia by Joshua Robertson

Maharia Synopsis

In Valor There Is Hope!

Branimir has remained hidden from the enemy, withholding the cursed dagger from their erroneous hands. When a stranger arrives, and offers the chance to end his never-ending battle, Branimir sets off for the City of the Gods for answers. 1,678 more words

Books And Reading

The Dragon Knight Series, D.C. Clemens: Review

This series consists of The Dragon Knight’s Curse and The Lone Dragon Knight.

Mercer knows nothing beyond the fighting arena, where he is compelled to fight by a spell cast on his back. 369 more words


WWW Wednesday | 22.03.17

Happy Wednesday friends,

I’m back today for WWW Wednesday and boy has it been a long time ;P

I’ve been busy with writing, participating in an #AuthorHop on Instagram and life… beautiful, unexpected life! 712 more words