WordsmithStars.com seeks book reviews.
Purpose: provide viewpoints and opportunities to understand the craft and art of writing by discussing Character Development, Settings, Conflict and more.
Most important will be how well the writing allowed readers to suspend disbelief and respond as though the events and characters were real.
Story Talks are meant to be insightful for writers at all levels, from novice to accomplished. Story Talk’s should include these elements:
- Suspension of Disbelief: Are there moments when a reader would be distracted by implausible behaviors or events? When might a reader set the story aside because a character or event doesn’t make sense?
- Character Development:
- How easily could a character be identified in a crowded café?
- How well are characters’ interior tensions or drama presented? How essential is understanding characters’ inner lives?
- Settings [How important and well are places and their details presented?]
- How and where does the author succeed and/or disappoint in pulling readers through the story?
Recommended length: 500 (to 1,000) words.
Electronic submissions accepted tri-annually, in January, May and September via Submittable.com.
Response time: Four months.
- Bio [up to 100 words]
- Web site
Honorarium as funds permit.
Along with the right to publish work submitted to the online journal, Wordsmith Stars retains the right to include those works in print collections-anthologies. Wordsmith Stars claims no other rights and asks that any reprints note publication in Wordsmith Stars Journal.