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July 2015: Poetry and Verse Novel Month


This month’s theme is poetry and verse novel month – because there are so many poems and verse novels that we couldn’t wait any longer to write about them. 97 more words

This Month's Theme

July theme


We’ve had some fun this year, but now we’re getting serious. Our theme for July’s issue will be


Modern, ancient, literal and figurative. 18 more words


The Allure of Hollywood

I’m not sure of anything that boosts a book’s sales like a movie deal. The recent influx in teen books transformed into film has adults scrambling for copies of… 771 more words

This Month's Theme

Welcome to May

Welcome to May! At The Book Wars, May 2015 is Reverse Crossover month. You read that right: Reverse Crossover month. Crossover stories are typically assumed to be books written for young adults that appeal to the proper grown-ups. 147 more words

This Month's Theme

June theme

That time is upon us once again – submissions are closed, the magazine is coming together, and our avid readers are wondering ‘what’s coming next?’ Well we can announce that our theme for the June issue is… 61 more words


May theme announced

So it’s quite a bit late in coming but here it is – our theme for the May issue is

The Sea

As usual it’s a little vague and leaves a lot to your wonderful imaginations. 50 more words


Gaiman's Recent Retellings: Hansel and Gretel/ The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman, storyteller extraordinaire, released two Fairy Tale retellings recently (October 2014, I believe) and I thought as my last post in fairy tale retellings month that I’d take a quick look at them. 693 more words