From Self-Published to Small Press Novelist: Q&A with Elie Axelroth
Interviews / Original Fiction

From Self-Published to Small Press Novelist: Q&A with Elie Axelroth

I wouldn’t say self-publishing made it easier to find a publisher. I think I was clearer about what I wanted—which was to grow as a writer and if possible, to do less of the marketing and not pay for the upfront costs like editing and proofreading. I’d actually been offered a book contract from another small publisher earlier on, but it was clear the editing would be minimal, and with some regret I turned down the offer. That was clearly the right choice for me. Continue reading

Ruth Ann Musick’s novel of local lore and mortal fear
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Ruth Ann Musick’s novel of local lore and mortal fear

by Evelyn Somers

“Funny, all the things that pass through your head when you’re sitting by a graveyard. It seemed though, no matter what he thought about, he soon got back to burying, and his own trouble. If he kept on thinking about it, he might go out of his mind, and maybe it would be a good thing if he did . . .” Continue reading

Captivated by Prague: the Writing of Jeffrey Condran
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Captivated by Prague: the Writing of Jeffrey Condran

by Evelyn Somers

“We leave home and shed the identity we’re compelled to inhabit in our daily lives. At the same time, we’re not able to fully inhabit the place we’ve journeyed to. The result is an emotional and intellectual space we have unprecedented control over, but one with more room for self-invention.” Continue reading