aphelion june 2014Looking for something to read? Or maybe a place to submit a science fiction short story or get some great feed back in order to improve your writing?  Let me introduce you to an awesome webzine  called Aphelion.

Aphelion publishes original work in poetry, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror fiction.  It is a non-paying publication, or rather Aphelion doesn’t pay money.  It does help new writers polish their craft.

Aphelion Editor Dan Hollifield is a self proclaimed “Godfather” of new writers. He has a passion to help new writers ” learn their chops“.

Imagine a white haired southern gentleman sitting behind a dark wood stained desk, dressed to the nines, and with  big dragon fly wings that flit into existence every so often.  Sort of like the Godfather/Fairy Godfather of Amateur Writers. Mixing horse heads with pumpkin carriages

(This imagery was sparked by a conversation with Dan on Facebook, by the way.  “Listen to me, Kid. If you don’t start usin’ your spell-check, I’m gonna turn you into a pumpkin! Capiche? Gratzie…” )

If you are looking for a place to get some decent feed back or even just to connect with other writers, I suggested you check out their forum. If you are looking for some good fiction read the webzine. If you have something you would like published, submit it. And to make it even better?  It doesn’t cost you a penny. Aphelion is free and without advertisements to interrupt your reading.




Published by: thecoffeefox

Once upon a time there was a woman who was a writer. She was either cursed or blessed from birth to be so and there was much debate on which it was. One day a very discouraging (and not very original) person told her not to give up her day job. The woman smiled and said that was a wonderful idea. Following the unwittingly clever advice of her critic, the woman found a job working nights, which left her days free to write. Even better, the night job had an unusual schedule which packed two weeks worth of work into one, so the writer was able to have every other week off to sit on her front porch, daydream, and of course write. However, working at night and writing during the day left little time for sleep, so the poor writer occasionally went a little mad, but she decided it was an acceptable price to pay to be able to continue following her curse-blessing. Also she likes tea. :)

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