We had barely started our evening song when the young woman wandered into our clearing. “You have got to be kidding me.” Elondriel lowered their flute. “That’s the third time this moon.”There were twigs in the woman’s hair. Her arms were laced with scratches where she’d pushed through the brambles. I sighed. I’d grown those … More Cozy Flash: “The Wood-Folk Do Not Want to Marry You”
Maeda made a strange sight. Robed in rough-spun ochre, she wore a conical hat of beaten copper, a symbol of her order and her rank as aspirant pilgrim. And she rode an elephantling, white as cream and garmented in beads and fool’s jewels. Despite the silliness of her and her mount’s tableau, there was a … More Cozy Flash: “The Walk of Contemplation”
Well, here we are! Wyngraf #1 has been out for (a little over) a month, giving us our first peek at how, exactly, the Magazine of Cozy Fantasy is doing out there in the big world. Short answer: pretty well! Much, much longer answer… Issue 1 Budget Going Global Let’s start with the numbers (or, … More The Numbers: Not a Disaster!
When you’re the world’s greatest warrior, the prophesized destroyer of evil, the greatest and most noble hero in living memory, you get used to a certain sort of reception. Even in nameless taverns in the smallest villages, people sang songs in my honor and bought me drinks. And here in Tarren’s Rift, where all my … More Cozy Flash: “The Skycalled Will Save the World”
I couldn’t remember her face. I stood outside our cobblestone cabin. It sat nestled within a field of lavender, and the scent of magic wafted off the grey stonework—like caramelized sugar mixed with ozone. My fingers traced the carving on our front door: I.L. + S.A. The sky was heavy. Half-dry tunics still hung on … More Cozy Flash: “Memory in a Bottle”
Wyngraf‘s inaugural issue is a huge success, and we’re very pleased to announce our plans for the next volume! Submissions for Wyngraf #2 will run from August 1st through August 7th, 2022. We intend to read and respond to entries throughout August and put the magazine together in September, with a planned release date of … More Announcing Our Next Submission Window!
Hrok the Hillman hated few things, but none so much as moving. Sorcerers were high on his list of dislikes, alongside giant snakes, and spiders too. Still, none compared to boxing up belongings, piling them in a cart, and then unloading them somewhere new. That said, there were few so good at moving things as … More Cozy Flash: “Moving Day”
Last week we read submissions for Rakehell, our sibling mag of swashbuckling adventure fiction. We’ll have more to say about the submission round soon, but right now we want to talk about story openings. Specifically, let’s talk about how to deliver backstory in the beginning of your piece. This is something we saw a lot … More What We Learned: Anatomy of an Opening
Feyrlin leaned upon his staff for a moment. Purple spots swam in his vision. He was old, too old, and the climb had been gruelling. The spiralling path up Agravan had, like all the works of the ancients, fallen into disrepair and ruin. More than once, he’d had to work spells, Flight of the Eagle … More Cozy Flash: “The Great Spell”
When the first issue of Wyngraf debuted May 1st, it was only listed on Amazon’s US, Canadian, and Mexican sites. Why? Well, we only bought First North American Serial Rights from our authors. We didn’t have the right to publish outside North America. What we didn’t anticipate was the interest in cozy fantasy all around … More Wyngraf Goes Global!