It’s nearing the end of October, and as we move into Harvest Festival/Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve and all of that, I am pleased to announce that my work over the summer has allowed me to reap a super hot story publication with Gorgon Press, publishers of “Phantasmagorium Magazine.” My first short for Clarion Writeathon, “Shadows Will Fall”, is currently featured as a Weekly Offering from today, Oct. 21st, until Saturday, Oct. 27th. You can read it here.
If you haven’t heard of Banned Books Week, or even if you have, you should check out this post. We have three days left, y’all.
Banned Books Week is currently celebrating its 36th anniversary! This year’s theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship.
Did you know that some of the best works of all time, and very often the ones you’ll have studied in school, have at one time or another been censored from the public? Did you know that the practice of censorship in literature still goes on today?
Yup, somewhere out there, a blinkered individual could actually be pondering at this very moment the dangers of a mind raised on an “occultist” story like Bridge to Terabithia, while someone of the same mindset argues that the bildungsroman The Perks of Being a Wallflower is “unsuited to a teenage audience.” Seriously.
And it’s not all Sex, by Madonna, Gossip Girl and l8r, g8r that are considered poised to corrupt our…
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