Small Print Magazine, a resource and showcase for writers, features contemporary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry thoughtfully presented alongside beautiful photography and artwork from new and established artists. You’ll also find engaging interviews with authors and other industry professionals, craft book reviews, as well as articles on writing, writing tools, and more.
This issue of Small Print Magazine features an excellent interview by Gene Wilburn with award-winning science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer. Rob, who has published twenty-two novels and three short story collections, discusses his writing process, the business, and offers advice for all writers. (Find more writing tips on Rob’s website: sfwriter.com/owindex.htm.) The short stories in this issue examine transitions, isolation, and loss. Tim Bass’s “Calls from Home” revisits the alienation of college campus life and family. In A. Loudermilk’s “Meaningless (Times Three),” a search for identity, meaning, and connection is further complicated after a personal loss. Elizabeth Crowell and Howard Winn’s poems find meaning in the nature of New England. The creative nonfiction in this issue is a new offering for Small Print Magazine—a longer “memoir in brief but in full.” Matthew James Babcock’s memoir “Boogaloo Too” follows his entertaining and touching journey as he spins and pops through his childhood, which on occasion was, as he described seventh grade, “a time of exquisite, prolonged, and bewildering torture.” Raymond Wong returns with a book review of The Lifespan of a Fact by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal. Gene Wilburn rounds out this issue with his review of the organizational software Scapple, another writing tool from Literature & Latte, who also bring us Scrivener. We are again grateful for the talented artists who have contributed their artwork and photographs: Valda Bailey, Carolyn Clink, Christina Frost, Austin Granger, George Gray, Tetyana Kovyrina, Ian Muttoo, Redroom Studios, David Rockwell, and Georgi Tandashvili. Steve Brannon Editor