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Describers vs. Prescribers: Reaching a Linguistic Common Ground

When I published my first collection of short stories, a reviewer said that the book had grammatical errors, albeit small ones. This shocked me, as the book had been professionally edited and proofread. So, I reached out and asked her for an example. “You start a sentence with a gerund,” she said. “So?” I asked. “So, that’s […]

Cheryllynn Dyess Sirmans Is Our New Vice President Of Membership

Engagement and growth are essential to a successful organization, even more so when that organization is full of writers who all have a passion to deliver youth-friendly fantasy and science-fiction literacy. That is why we are so pleased to announce Cheryllynn Dyess Sirmans as our Vice President of Membership. Encouraging engagement via a variety of […]

In Praise Of Singular They

Azure Fire Publishing authors believe in editing our books to perfection before publishing them. Like most authors, part of our process involves beta readers. One of them recently complained about my use of singular they, which she assumed were typos. This prompted this post. What is Singular They? Wikipedia defines singular they as the use in English of the […]

The Brautigan Library Of Unpublished Manuscripts

Azure Fire Publishing is dedicated to promoting literacy and helping authors publish and promote their youth-friendly fantasy and science fiction books. We even offer free publication to the winners of our writing challenges. But what about those poor souls who never do manage to get published? The Brautigan Library If you’re an as yet unpublished writer, fret […]

Famous Author Rejections: Why You Should Never Give Up

I am sharing this infographic on famous author rejections, created by the very talented Kiara Halligan for GalaxyEssay. If you want to help ensure that more worthy books are published, please consider a donation to AFP or a gift of stock! Famous author Rejections: Why You Should Never Give Up A publisher once wrote a rejection […]

How Much Do You Know About Irony?

You may remember some of Reedsy’s awesome creations such as Writing Dynamic Characters and Third Person Limited vs Omniscient PoV. Well, Ricardo Fayet and his team have done it again with a long-form post detailing the three main kinds of irony in literature, and how authors can use them to add more suspense, depth, or fun to their […]

Writers: Stop Romanticizing Rejection

Here at Azure Fire Publishing, we want to promote youth-friendly fantasy and science fiction through writing challenges. We offer publishing contracts to those who succeed, helping them enter the publishing industry. Part of our reasoning is that we have identified a system failure in the publishing industry; one that we are keen to address (you […]

2017 Spring ‘Keep Writing’ Challenge Winners

Here at Azure Fire, our mission is to: Enrich the literary heritage of youth-friendly fantasy and science-fiction; Inspire, teach, publish, and enable new authors of all ages and ethnicities to produce youth-friendly fantasy and science-fiction works promoting imagination, creativity, literary traditions, and tolerance; and Encourage people of all ages and ethnicities to read and be […]

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