Here’s a submission from this week’s Midwest BSFA write-in from participant Clara N.! She calls it “Chip Jive.”Continue reading “Write-In Submission – Chip Jive”
Our co-founder, Aiesha, created a playlist for the MeSseD Comics character she modeled for a few years back! In the comic book, Fat Mucket manages the Metropolitan Sewer District and is an all-around badass. Check it out!
We’re hosting a write-in session over on our Discord from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 17! See the premise [TW/CW for death] and instructions on how to participate.Continue reading “Midwest BSFA Write-In Details for Nov. 17”
We recently interviewed Pittsburgh-based author Schereeya about their new book of poetry, Prayers & Pixies, which will be available starting Nov. 1 through Red Hawk Publications. They tell us about their love of poetry, seeing more Black people in fantasy settings, and their novel in progress.Continue reading “Schereeya’s Prayers & Pixies Drops on Nov. 1”
It’s been a minute since I did one of these. That doesn’t mean I stopped supporting projects throughout the pandemic — I just forgot to post about them! Here’s a list of projects I’ve supported over the last few months. There are some Kickstarters in there that are currently going, too, if you’re interested in backing something before the holiday season gets going!Continue reading “Projects I’m Supporting, Part Eleven”
If you missed our live tweet with the #SaturdayNightSciFi folks on Twitter on 10/23, click here to watch the horror shorts we talked about on YouTube!
We recently talked to Broooklynite Noa M., the creator of #BIPOCWitchDay, which takes place on Oct. 23 & 24!
Midwest BSFA: How did you come up with the idea for BIPOC Witch Day?
NM: Since I’ve seen Black Fae Day and BIPOC Vamp Day take off so well, I thought to myself, why not make my own day? I thought about it one day and asked my friends if I should do it. When they immediately said yes, BOOM, BIPOC Witch Day was born.
SAVE THE DATE: We’re hosting a futuristic write-in session over on our Discord from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 17! We’ll be writing around a doozy of a premise that our co-founder came up with so if you’re interested in participating email email@example.com for the link to our Discord server!
Our co-founder, Ofeibea Loveless, is a teacher now! Her online course, Steampunk 101, is available on the Speculative Fiction Academy‘s website. The course “teaches writers about the subgenre’s origins and dives deeper into character and world building in this space.” Call her Professor Loveless!
We recently talked to Virginia native Alexandra H., the creator of #BIPOCWerewolf Day, which takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 20!
Midwest BSFA: How did you come up with the idea for #BIPOCWerewolfDay?
AH: After seeing the reception for Black fae, BIPOC vamp, and Black mermaid days, I wanted to have the werewolves have their own, too. I debated about it a lot about actually doing it…not sure how people will take it. Werewolf media hasn’t always been the best and many werewolf fans have to fall back on creating their own stories and works to make up for it.