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by Kate Tooley The first time I met Bethany Jacobs was shortly after the release of her debut novel, These Burning Stars, in late 2023. We’d sat yelling distance from Union Square, freezing and eating tacos in one of the semi-enclosed outdoor dining areas that are now permanent relics of the pandemic. In the time […]

Building Rhetorics of Joy: An Interview with Bethany Jacobs

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Corey Farrenkopf’s writing often combines beautiful, sophisticated composition with downright spooky vibes. His new novel, Living in Cemeteries, has generated a lot of excitement in horror and literary circles. I’ve been a fan for a long time. Huge thanks to Corey for spending time with my questions! —Myna *** Cover Artist: Mikio Murakami Myna Chang: […]

The Math of our Life Decisions: An Interview with Corey Farrenkopf
Featured Contributors

Kate Maruyama

Kate Maruyama's novel Harrowgate was published by 47North, and her novella Family Solstice, named Best Fiction Book of 2021 by Rue Morgue Magazine was published by Omnium Gatherum. Her short work has appeared in Asimov's Magazine, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Entropy, Duende, Cultural Weekly, and in numerous anthologies including December Tales, Halloween Carnival Three, and Gathering: A Women Who Submit Anthology. She is a member of the SFWA and HWA where she serves on the Diverse Works Inclusion Committe and she sits on the Board of Women Who Submit. She writes, teaches, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles.

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Kate Maruyama

Christina Kann

Christina Kann is a lifelong writer and reader, podcaster, traveler, gardener, hiker, cat mom, and generally okay human being. She is also the co-founder and communications director of Wildling Press. She lives and thrives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, their two cats, and their several foster kittens.

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Christina Kann

Alejandro Gutierrez

Alejandro is a writer and storyteller from the Seattle area. He self-published his first book, The Rat Tunnels of Isfahan, in 2017. Then, in 2021, he won second place in Vocal Media’s Summer Fiction Series challenge for his story ‘Grandmother’s Hands.’ Alejandro also received an Honorable Mention from Writer’s Digest for his story, In a Cucumber. In 2022, Alejandro won First Place in the Dillydoun International Fiction Prize for his story, ‘In the Shadow.’ He is currently working on his second novel.

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Alejandro Gutierrez

Linda H. Codega

Linda H. Codega (they/them) is a queer, nonbinary Southerner living in Yankeeland. They write about pop culture for io9, and their writing appears on Polygon, Observer, Tor.com, and Dicebreaker, among others. They are a Hugo-nominated first reader for Strange Horizons. Find them on Twitter @lincodega.

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Linda H. Codega

Patrick Hurley

Patrick Hurley is a 2017 graduate of the Taos Toolbox Writer's Workshop and a member of SFWA, Codex, and the Dreamcrashers. Patrick has also had fiction published in Factor Four, Galaxy's Edge, New Myths, and Abyss & Apex. Find out more about his work at www.patrickhurleywrites.com.

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Francis Bass

"Francis Bass is a writer living in Philadelphia. His writing has appeared in Reckoning, Electric Literature, and others, and he has self-published many other works. You can find him online at francisbass.com

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Anja Hendrikse Liu

Anja Hendrikse Liu (she/they) is a creator and devourer of fantasy and sci-fi who wishes she had time and words for all of her dreams. Her short fiction has been published by Fusion Fragment, Air and Nothingness Press, and others. Anja is a recovering but unrepentant English major and loves experiencing the world via baked goods and mythology. Find her on Instagram @to.anja or at anjahl.com/author

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Anja Hendrikse Liu

Nina Simon

Nina Simon writes crime stories about strong women. Her first novel, MOTHER-DAUGHTER MURDER NIGHT, will be published by William Morrow in September 2023. Originally from Los Angeles, Nina now lives off the grid in the Santa Cruz mountains. You can find her online at ninaksimon.com or @ninaksimon on Twitter and Instagram.

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Latest News

Uncharted Magazine Novel Excerpt Prize | Judged by Sequoia Nagamatsu Longlist

Congrats to the writers of these 34 novel excerpts! We’re so honored when submitters trust us with their writing, especially excepts from their novels in progress. We’re working on narrowing this down to a shortlist of 15 to send to Sequoia!

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Uncharted Magazine Novel Excerpt Prize | Judged by Sequoia Nagamatsu Longlist

Announcing the Summer 2021 First Chapters Contest Results

Time to spread more good news—just in time for the holiday season! We’re jumping for joy today because we’ve got the results for the summer 2021 First Chapters Contest! As always, you all made it an incredibly tough decision! Every single submitter deserves a pat on the back for your bravery and your talent. A […]

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Announcing the Summer 2021 First Chapters Contest Results

Announcing the Voyage Best Chapters Contest Results

It’s time for another contest announcement! We’re BEYOND excited to announce the winners of our Best Chapters Contest! It seems like making a decision each time gets harder and harder. There are so many talented writers and we are constantly in awe of you all! Please take a moment to pat yourself on the back […]

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Announcing the Voyage Best Chapters Contest Results

Voyage YA by Uncharted Anthology Contest

Thank you to everyone who submitted short stories!  Check back in mid-July for the results! Big changes are at work for Voyage this year! We are moving all of our prize opportunities to two biannual anthologies dedicated to top-notch YA writing. We want to give our incredible contributors a chance to see their name in print! We […]

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Voyage YA by Uncharted Anthology Contest

Announcing the 2022 Voyage YA Novel Excerpt Contest Results

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Today, the Voyage Team is over the moon to announce the winners of our 2022 Novel Excerpt Contest! We were all in agreement that it’s the talent for us! A huge round of applause for the writers who submitted and took a chance on themselves. No matter the […]

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Announcing the 2022 Voyage YA Novel Excerpt Contest Results

Uncharted Magazine Short Story Award: The Aftermath

We’re excited to reveal our 3 winners and the authors on the shortlist! First Place: The Blades of Ana Velasquez by Alexa T. Dodd Second Place: Deep Skin Anatomy by Lora Gray Third Place: Thank You, Bus Driver by Richard Brann Also publishing: Till Death by Ingrid S. Bergø The Theft at Cato’s Well by Rod Duncan We invite writers to submit to the Uncharted Magazine Short Story Award: […]

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Uncharted Magazine Short Story Award: The Aftermath

2023 Voyage Anthology 2 Results (Short Story and Poetry)

And…the results are in! Thank you to all the writers who submitted their short stories and poetry for consideration in our second anthology! It was such a tough call this time around. Win or lose, everyone deserves a standing ovation! Anthology 2 Contributors (Short Stories and Poetry) Libby Kowitz for Like Father Ashley Diers for […]

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2023 Voyage Anthology 2 Results (Short Story and Poetry)