Letter from the Editor | February 2017 Mariah Beckman From the Editor

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by Mariah Beckman

Published in Issue No. 237 ~ February, 2017

Feb Letter from the Edtor


This month we have some fantastic guest contributors and artists to share with you, gentle reader.

Award-winning novelist, game writer and journalist Lisa Brunette shares some of her experience as a writer.

Author Trevor Zaples offers his two cents about writing for pay (and sometimes not for pay) in the modern age.

Artist Gordon Skalski offers us a peek at some of his work and lets readers in on what makes him tick.

We also are excited to share the winners (that’s right, two—we couldn’t decide!) of our First Line Writing Contest. Since we have the winning first lines picked out, that means we’re ready and raring to accept submissions for the year-long Round Robin Writing Contest. Be sure to send those in before the 25th each month in order to give our editors time to judge pieces. 

Not interested in our writing contest? We’ve got plenty of other contests rounded up for you to peruse. Be sure to check out this list to see if anyone out there has money just sitting around with your name on it.

And let’s not count out the writing prompts we’ve lined up for the month of February. You can look into these here. If you do and you’re inspired, feel free to share the results with us. We’d love to brag about you to our readers and friends. 

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Mariah Beckman is a Seattle-based writer and editor. A transplant from the cloudless skies and arid heat of the Arizona desert, Mariah spends most of her time trying not to feel soggy. Mariah holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University and spends much of her free time with her beau, her family, and her pot-bellied pig, Bebop. When she’s not pretending to know how to knit, she loves to run, hike, kayak, shop, snap photos, and explore the nooks and crannies of the Pacific Northwest.