What are we recommending this week? The New Guard Vol. VII, a collection of short pieces, poetry, and stories. There's something in this volume for everyone. And there's a special surprise! Julie has a piece in this volume, in the letters section. This year's theme is "Letters to Aliens." Julie's piece is entitled "Dear Essie" and you can find it in the very front of the book.
But don't stop there! This volume is extremely diverse, from the Featured Fiction, to the winners of the Machigonne fiction Contest, and the Knightville Poetry Contest.
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Featured writers as listed by the New Guard Website:
"TNG Volume VII includes work by our Machigonne Fiction Contest winner, Maureen Connolly and our Knightville Poetry Contest Winner Christine Kalafus; our Featured Authors, Grace Carpenter and Eamon Murphy; and all the contest finalists and semi-finalists. Judges for this volume were Chris Abani (fiction) and Mark Doty (poetry). The letters section theme is "Letters to Aliens." Letter writers: Claudia B. Manley, Julie Carpenter, Carter Goodwin, Liliana Nealon, Irina Martkovich, Lee Woodman, Roberta Senechal de la Roche, Bernard James, Lola Rainey, Patti Tod, Naomi Ulsted, Zoe Stoller and Jessica Lipnack. TNG Vol VII will come out in November, 2018. Cover art: Abraham Danso"
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Julie Carpenter is the creator of the Sacred Chickens website. She is dedicated to telling stories and making sure that indie writers and publishers have a way to be heard. She uses narrative, her own and others’, to help interpret the world. She has a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Memphis, with an emphasis in Composition Theory. She wants to bend reality one story at a time. Julie’s work has appeared in Fiction on the Web and will be included The New Guard. She is currently working on a novel.