At long last, Wyngraf is thrilled to reopen to cozy flash fiction submissions! We’ve responded to everyone who submitted previously and put together our schedule for the next few weeks. Even better, we’ve been hard at work at a top-secret flash fiction project we plan to launch in the fall. Let’s just say we’re looking … More Reopening to Cozy Flash!
It would be absurd in the extreme to consider anything by J.R.R. Tolkien “forgotten.” This is a man whose every note, fragment, and grocery list has been published and developed into a movie trilogy or TV series. Nevertheless, I think the novelette “Smith of Wootton Major” deserves more recognition from us lovers of cozy fantasy. … More Cozy Review: “Smith of Wootton Major”
It was a small thing, air-light, tissue-thin, barely an impression left in the great, good green into which it was born. The spark that brought it to life was also a mere whisper, a molecule or two of breeze floating among a soft spring mist just before dawn. A small thing, but not helpless, even … More Cozy Flash: “Dreaming of Violets”
Six Questions For…, a long-running blog that interviews magazine editors about what they look for when buying stories, has a new interview with Wyngraf EiC Nathaniel Webb! Nathaniel discusses founding Wyngraf, the top three things we want from stories, the quickest ways to earn a rejection, and much more. Check it out!
The esteemed firm of Babbitage and Esqueaken is pleased to present Your Highness Alphonse I, Regent of the Hundred Isles, warlord of our glorious campaign against the known world, billable hours for your litigation against the pretender, the false claimant against your son, in the dispute of the named Chosen One of the Kingdom. All … More Cozy Flash: “Billable Hours for the Disputed Rights of the Chosen One”
It’s one of those lazy days. Scout had meant to get up earlier, she really had. But their bedroom window had caught the morning sun so perfectly, kissing her face and encouraging her to stay in bed just a few minutes more, a few minutes more… She’d been out late last night, after all. She … More Cozy Flash: “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”
I’ve heard so much about T Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon) that I started feeling foolish I hadn’t read anything of hers yet. So I had to move her to the top of my cozy TBR, and I’m glad I did. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking stars Mona, an apprentice baker who works at her … More Cozy Review: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking
Fleet Mac Wood knew arguing with pack goats was futile. The ranger lived with three of the beasts. He told them daily not to eat his tent, not to chew his boots, and not to wander into the mountains where bigger animals—or worse things—would eat them. He corralled them. They leapt the fence. Hobbling was … More Cozy Flash: “The Problem with Pack Goats”
Grandmother sits on the floor of her ruined house wearing only her nightshirt when I find her the morning after the shockstorm. It has taken me half the night to climb to the little village at the edge of the cold, clear mountain lake, where a handful of elderly villagers stubbornly cling to their traditional … More Cozy Flash: “Iai, Iai, Mele (Listen, Listen, Child)”
Ebook preorders for Rakehell, our sibling magazine of swashbuckling adventure, are now open! Rakehell #1 arrives worldwide July 1st and will also be available in paperback. (Amazon doesn’t allow paperback preorders, sorry!) The issue is jam-packed with thrilling tales from six up-and-coming adventure fiction writers. Scroll down for more info or click here to preorder! … More Rakehell Preorders Are Here!