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Examining great sci-fi and fantasy authors to become greater writers.


NaNoWriMo Prep: Discord Community + the Novel Planner Spreadsheet

Participating in NaNoWriMo next month? We've got some resources to help you succeed!


Abandoning the Blind: Depravity and Hope During a Pandemic

This article is from Mythos & Ink's upcoming anthology, Always Look Up (and Other Wisdom from Geek Culture that Changed…


Four Ways to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner: National Novel Writing Month! Here's how you can…


NaNoWriMo Prep: Use a Beat Sheet to Plan Your Novel

Novel structure is important to know about because it keeps readers turning pages.


10 SFF Books to Add to Your TBR (September 2020 Edition)

Add these ten books to your to-read pile, because they sound amazing!


Fantasy Cover Reveal: Under the Lesser Moon

Check out the cover for UNDER THE LESSER MOON by Shelly Campbell (and a bonus video of the story's creation myth)!


How Reading Impacts Our Brains

When your brain reads about kicking a ball, or sprinting across a finish line, it doesn’t just comprehend it. It also…


Spotlight on THRUD, a Norse-Inspired Graphic Novel

THRUD is about a mute girl named Thrud and her companion Kvasir, a talking puddle of god-spit she carries around in a…


Cover Reveal: ALWAYS LOOK UP (AND OTHER WISDOM FROM GEEK CULTURE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE)

Mythos & Ink is excited to reveal the cover for our upcoming publication, ALWAYS LOOK UP!


We Want More of These 4 Relationship Types in Fiction

While many stories zero in on the "will they/won't they" romances, there are many other relationship types to be…


SFF Book Review Roundup (May-June 2020)

A list of SFF book reviews by awesome bloggers—titles you may want to add to your to-read pile!


Discord, Patreon, and Flash Fiction Contest

Join a community for SFF readers and writers! Win a query critique!


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Kyla Neufeld

Blog Author & Copy Editor

Kyla Neufeld is a poet, writer, and editor who lives in Winnipeg with her Sith Lord husband and Nazgûl daughter. She has a wide array of editing experience from working on a number of magazines and freelance projects. She’s also interested in the intersections of geek culture, feminism, and social justice, and is always looking for opportunities to write about them.

Kyla has been a geek since she read The Lord of the Rings at 13. Since then, she’s branched out to many sci-fi/fantasy worlds, including Hogwarts, Sunnydale, and the Old Kingdom. She’s also delved deep into Norse mythology and is currently writing a poetry series about Norse creatures.

Allison Alexander

Blog Author & Editorial Director

Allison has been an editor for seven years, working with seasoned and aspiring authors alike. The Executive Editor at Area of Effect magazine for three of those years, Allison enjoys working with nonfiction related to geeky topics, especially video games. For fiction, she adores science fiction and fantasy with fascinating characters, quirky adventures, and unique world building. Characters who represent marginalized people (especially chronic illnesses and disabilities) are especially attractive to her.

On her spare time, she can be found in Hyrule, Middle-earth, or a galaxy far, far away, probably in the company of her husband and imaginary pet owl.

Kyla Neufeld Bio Photo

Kyla Neufeld

Blog Author & Copy Editor

Kyla Neufeld is a poet, writer, and editor who lives in Winnipeg with her Sith Lord husband and Nazgûl daughter. She has a wide array of editing experience from working on a number of magazines and freelance projects. She’s also interested in the intersections of geek culture, feminism, and social justice, and is always looking for opportunities to write about them.

Kyla has been a geek since she read The Lord of the Rings at 13. Since then, she’s branched out to many sci-fi/fantasy worlds, including Hogwarts, Sunnydale, and the Old Kingdom. She’s also delved deep into Norse mythology and is currently writing a poetry series about Norse creatures.

Allison Alexander Bio Photo

Allison Alexander

Blog Author & Editorial Director

Allison has been an editor for seven years, working with seasoned and aspiring authors alike. The Executive Editor at Area of Effect magazine for three of those years, Allison enjoys working with nonfiction related to geeky topics, especially video games. For fiction, she adores science fiction and fantasy with fascinating characters, quirky adventures, and unique world building. Characters who represent marginalized people (especially chronic illnesses and disabilities) are especially attractive to her.

On her spare time, she can be found in Hyrule, Middle-earth, or a galaxy far, far away, probably in the company of her husband and imaginary pet owl.

Kyla Neufeld Bio Photo

Kyla Neufeld

Blog Author & Copy Editor

Kyla Neufeld is a poet, writer, and editor who lives in Winnipeg with her Sith Lord husband and Nazgûl daughter. She has a wide array of editing experience from working on a number of magazines and freelance projects. She’s also interested in the intersections of geek culture, feminism, and social justice, and is always looking for opportunities to write about them.

Kyla has been a geek since she read The Lord of the Rings at 13. Since then, she’s branched out to many sci-fi/fantasy worlds, including Hogwarts, Sunnydale, and the Old Kingdom. She’s also delved deep into Norse mythology and is currently writing a poetry series about Norse creatures.

Allison Alexander Bio Photo

Allison Alexander

Blog Author & Editorial Director

Allison has been an editor for seven years, working with seasoned and aspiring authors alike. The Executive Editor at Area of Effect magazine for three of those years, Allison enjoys working with nonfiction related to geeky topics, especially video games. For fiction, she adores science fiction and fantasy with fascinating characters, quirky adventures, and unique world building. Characters who represent marginalized people (especially chronic illnesses and disabilities) are especially attractive to her.

On her spare time, she can be found in Hyrule, Middle-earth, or a galaxy far, far away, probably in the company of her husband and imaginary pet owl.