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Is it a steal? The questions to ask about paid-for publishing – by Juliet E McKenna

The Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain have published a joint report looking into companies that charge writers for publication. You will not be surprised to learn there are a lot of shady goings-on in this … Continue reading

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Milford at Fifty: Milford One -1972 and Beyond – A Retrospective by David Redd

From David Redd’s Milford retrospective (website) and comments from his 2019 interview in SF Magazines. Milford 1972 attendeesMark Adlard * Brian Aldiss * James Blish * John Brunner * Kenneth Bulmer * Richard Cowper * Judith Anne Lawrence (Judy Blish) … Continue reading

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Milford Writers’ Retreat by Jacey Bedford

I’m at Trigonos for the Milford Writers’ Retreat, a full week of being closeted with my laptop in a quiet room (with a good view) and the company of nine other writers at meal times and in the library after … Continue reading

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Milford at Fifty by David Gullen

Like many people I came to my first Milford with feelings of excitement and fear. I was not disappointed. My novel opening, which I had worked on so hard, was critiqued with attention to detail and the eye of experience. … Continue reading

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Milford at Fifty: Milford is… by Sue Oke

That’s an interesting start to a statement and one that has multiple possible endings. I discovered those endings over the years that I attended Milford, at the wonderful venue at Trigonos in Wales, and I’m very grateful that I did. … Continue reading

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Milford at Fifty presents My Milford by Wenonah Lyon

I will be eighty in July. In 1960, in my first year literature class in Atlanta, Georgia, I sat in a class of about thirty – almost all females. Dutifully, we took notes. The lecturer said, “Women cannot write fiction. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Pronouns by Nancy Jane Moore

About a dozen years back, after I had moved to Texas to keep an eye on my aging father, I signed up for a writers workshop, not, I hasten to add, Milford. I had to write a couple of stories … Continue reading

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Hulk is Tired by Philip A. Suggars

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but I think I might be a bit bored with speculative fiction. Or perhaps, speculative fiction is a bit bored with me. Could it be that we’ve just been seeing too much of … Continue reading

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War! What Is It Good For? Remix 2022 – by Juliet E McKenna

Like many other authors, I have been thinking what a hard time a writer would have with an editor, if they presented a fictional character to equal the very real Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, voice of Paddington Bear, … Continue reading

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Wyldblood Press by Mark Bilsborough

So I’m eighteen months in to my foolish and time-sucking venture, Wyldblood Press, and I’m still sane (or at least as sane as I was before). During that time we’ve published 58 stories in seven issue of Wyldblood Magazine, 82 … Continue reading

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