Space Opera Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Here are the winning stories from F-BOM’s inaugural flash fiction contest, judged by LJ Cohen. Did you miss the contest this quarter? Our next topic will be revealed in November, during our Facebook Live interview with Intisar Khanani. Click here for submission guidelines. First place:  Murder in an ice cream scoop by Lynn Vandermeer It’s… Read More

Introducing F-BOM! The Feminist Book of the Month

Did you know that the founders of Her Story Arc are starting a new venture? If you’re on our mailing list you’ve already heard the good news. F-BOM (which stands for Feminist Book of the Month) is replacing Her Story Arc’s old Book of the Month feature. F-BOM is more than just a book club… Read More

A Glance at Women in Gaming History

In respect to women’s history month, I would like to take a look at a history that is less well-known: gaming history. Though it is fairly recent, modern history has its place. It was difficult to dig up information concerning women in gaming history because of the length of time and lack of relevant information.… Read More

What would you do if Neil Gaiman read your short story?

Last year I had the good fortune to meet new author Kate Bitters at my local writer’s group. She has a truly awesome story to tell. Not only has she published her first book (and is about to publish two others!), but her own short story was hand picked by the NPR radio show “Wits”  and read on… Read More

Why You Need A Tanya Huff Shelf

There is a Tanya Huff book to fulfill any possible speculative fiction need. She can write in any genre she chooses and does them all well. Missing the first time you ventured into Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar or Katharine Kerr’s Deverry? The world of Huff’s Quarters series will give you plots, counterplots and magic rooted in… Read More

A Time Capsule and National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) has been taking place during each November since 1999. Its participants are challenged with writing 50,000 words during November in order to win. My own personal word count is currently at 25,000 so I found myself with time to make a post here. The halfway point also strikes me as a good opportunity for… Read More