Book Review: Housebound by Elizabeth Gentry

HouseBoundThis lyrical début novel by Elizabeth Gentrytakes the reader through the process of awakening from a spell. When Maggie, the eldest of nine children, decides to leave her country life for a job in the city, she begins a journey into the darkness of her strict and secretive family. She and her siblings have been homeschooled in near isolation, forbidden to eat sugar and forced to experience life…

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Now taking submissions for issue 021!

Hi everyone!

We’ve reopened for submissions for the first issue of 2015. How exciting! Can’t wait to see your stories and put together another fabulous issue of LSQ! Be sure to check out the guidelines before submitting, and good luck!

Remember, if you’d like to be updated on when we open and close for submissions, you can get our newsletter.

Read the guidelines and then prep your story. When…

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Writing and rituals

Writing and rituals by Judith Field

And here it isI wanted to mark the first time I got paid for something I wrote. I wanted to do more than just put the payment in the bank and make a tiny, imperceptible dent in the overdraft, which would be obliterated the very next time I paid the milkman. I wanted something to remember it by. So I made myself a necklace with a silver charm bearing the word “dream”.Magic bracelet

This was to remind myself that I too have a…

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Weekly Wrap-Up - 9.13.14

Weekly Wrap-Up - 9.13.14 featuring volunteer opportunities!

Another week and autumn is beginning to make itself known here in the North East. The light is shifting just a bit, there are a few leaves on the ground, though the days are still warm and the corn still fresh and sweet.

I hope you all are enjoying the weekend, and I’m here to give you some interesting reading you may have missed this week.

First off, we are open for some volunteer positions. You…

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S1/ E3: “Who, Pt.1”

S1/ E3: “Who, Pt.1”, Chloe N. Clark continues her exploration in Fan Studies #fandom #academia

When first approaching Fan Studies, as with almost any academic discipline, it becomes easy to get lost in the minutiae of study and forget that behind the area of Fan Studies as an academic discipline lies the actual basis for what it is. Yes, I am talking about Fans. It’s not called Fandom Studies or Collective Media Studies or something along those lines. Fan Studies begins with the fans who…

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New Volunteer Positions now open!

New Volunteer Positions now open!

Luna Station Quarterly is a grassroots, independent magazine with an international user base, dedicated to publishing great genre fiction (sci-fi/fantasy, all that weird stuff that’s fun to read, etc.) by emerging women writers. We’re currently in our 5th year of publication!

We support a positive, affirming atmosphere and encourage writers who are just starting out. We publish stories we love,…

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Book Review: “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin

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I’d like to start this post by illuminating my selection process for the books I review here. 1. I never read the backs of the novels I select. 2. All I need to know is that they are scifi or fantasy and written by women, and 3. They have received some form of recognition. I do not choose any of these books on purpose because they are similar to one another. Any similarities in plot or character…

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Author Interview: Mara Purnhagen

mara purnhagenI’m so pleased to be able to share with you an interview I’ve recently done with author of the Past Midnight series of books, Mara Purnhagen. Aside from being a terrific author of paranormal ghost stories for young folks, Mara is one of the kindest writers I’ve ever met. I first met her at an SCBWI conference where she gave so generously of her time to help newbie writers find their feet by…

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