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Animal Rights Fiction: A Solution?

The two questions I get asked most frequently at Lantern are: (1) “Do you publish fiction on animal advocacy?” (“No.”), and (2) “Do you know of any publishers that do?” I mention Ashland Creek Press (doing sterling work in this area), but … Continue reading

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The Enigma of Departure: An Analysis

Last week, I posted a short story on Wattpad called “The Enigma of Departure.” The story takes its title from the Italian metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico’s painting The Enigma of Arrival (left). I have been interested in de Chirico’s paintings, particularly his pittura … Continue reading

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The Wattpad Experiment: Week 4

It’s been more than a month since I started posting my short stories to Wattpad—the online repository of fiction long and short, popular and (in my case) decidedly unpopular. Somehow the weeks pass and I miss my deadline. (Isn’t that … Continue reading

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The Wattpad Experiment: Week 3

I have now posted three short stories to my Wattpad site, and the response has been—how shall I put it?—underwhelming. This is mostly my own fault. I only just figured out that it might be helpful to my would-be readers to … Continue reading

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The Wattpad Experiment: Week 1

About a week ago, I decided to follow the advice of a publishing friend of mine and join Wattpad. (You can read my thoughts on signing up here.) As a publisher and a writer, and as someone committed both to maintaining standards and … Continue reading

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The Wattpad Experiment

A few weeks ago, Catherine Clyne, a long-time publishing friend of mine who’s worked for several years as an editor of romance fiction, mentioned that she (and other acquisition editors like her) often trawl self-publishing websites (such as Smashwords, Wattpad, and others) to look … Continue reading

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