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Therese Arkenberg
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A Checklist to Start Publishing Short Fiction

This post originally went live on Fictionvale in 2014 and was reprinted in Short Story Writer Magazine. Unfortunately, Fictionvale has since closed and the article is no longer available online. I’m taking the opportunity to repost it while I’m moving to…

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Flame Tree Publishing has posted the Tables of Contents for its new Gothic Fantasy anthologies: Time Travel and Heroic Fantasy. It’s pretty unreal to be on the same list as the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The full ToC for Heroic Fantasy is:…

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This post originally went live on Fictionvale in 2014. Unfortunately, Fictionvale has since closed and the article is no longer available online. I’m taking the opportunity to repost it. If you’re currently battling a bout of imposter syndrome, I hope it proves timely.
This is a piece to read not when you’re fleeing constructive criticism, but when no feedback, not even positive feedback, feels encouraging to you. Here are a variety of tools, from a perspective change to the encouragement of friends to sheer spite, that might help you out of your rut.

http://theresearkenberg.com/2017/05/26/living-with-imposter-syndrome-reprint-from-fictionvale/

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I’m very excited to break my long publishing silence with a release in a new magazine, Storyteller, with a story that’s been a particular favorite of mine (even when it took a few drafts).

This issue of Storyteller includes some gripping and rather timely stories tackling issues of virtual reality, dystopia, gender, and truth.

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Congratulations to my client Olusola Akinwale, whose story “What You Should Know” has been selected as an English-language finalist for the 2017 Galtellì Literary Prize. This piece was a pleasure to edit and very much deserves the honor! http://www.galtelliliteraryprize.com/

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Congratulations to my client Olusola Akinwale, whose story “What You Should Know” has been selected as an English-language finalist for the 2017 Galtellì Literary Prize. This piece was a pleasure to edit and very much deserves the honor! http://www.galtelliliteraryprize.com/ 

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It is with considerable chagrin that I realize I haven’t published a new blog post since March of 2016 (though it is with some pleasure that I work the word “chagrin” into a sentence). That said, there were some steps forward that I missed the chance to blog about.
http://theresearkenberg.com/2017/05/19/2017-already/

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It's been literally years in the making! Now I'm sharing some of the helpful links I've rounded up over the years.

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As I try to describe this story, I keep coming up with "the economics and ethics of terraforming, betrayal, and friendship." All in a day's work. 
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