Editing Explained, Part 4: Proofreading

The goal is to make everything look as perfect as possible before publication or submission to an editor.  

Editing Explained, Part 3: Copy Editing

Copy editing is formatting everything according to a style guide and fixing inconsistencies.

Editing Explained, Part 2: Line Editing

Line editors focus on paragraph-level issues instead of broader story issues.

Editing Explained, Part 1: Substantive Editing

Substantive editing is the first step after your draft is complete, and should occur before correcting grammar,…

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The Mythmakers' Guild

Our Facebook Writer’s community, called The Mythmakers’ Guild, is for aspiring sci-fi and fantasy authors to encourage each other and get advice from the professional writers and editors in the group. Visit our Communities page for more information.

Podcasts & Audio Publishing

Our podcast, The Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding is a tool to help writers, DMs, and creatives build better worlds. Each episode explores one facet of worldbuilding and gives practical advice on how to make these elements realistic.

About Us

We are a small press that publishes science fiction, fantasy, and select nonfiction. We’re passionate about bringing undervalued voices to the printed page, those who have amazing stories to tell. And we love unique worldbuilding.

How We're Different

We act like a traditional publisher, committed to the editing, design, and marketing for our books, but with the advantages of a small press. We are able to give our writers loving attention and encourage aspiring authors to learn and grow through our communities.

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Mythos & Ink

Advanced copies of SUPER SICK: MAKING PEACE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS are going out next month! If you want a copy to review on your blog or publication, or if you want to arrange an interview, message Allison Alexander through the website link below. Of special interest to people with chronic health issues, those who advocate for representation of disabilities in fiction, and allies who want to understand what living with a chronic condition is like.

Read synopsis and sample chapters here: aealexander.com/books/
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"[In your first draft] write down everything that happens in the story, and then in your second draft make it look like you knew what you were doing all along."

- Neil Gaiman

"After all, a person is herself, and others. Relationships chisel the final shape of one's being. I am me, and you.”

— N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

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