Friday, March 10, 2017

Republication of "Robert the Bruce" Article

My non-fiction article "Robert the Bruce", which was originally published in ABANDONED TOWERS, Issue #6, July 2010, now appears in ALTERED REALITY MAGAZINE:
http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/robert-the-bruce-by-richard-h-fay/
The Bruce is one of my favourite historical figures.

Republication of "Edward IV" Article

My non-fiction article "Edward IV", which was originally published in ABANDONED TOWERS, Issue #7, November 2010, now appears in ALTERED REALITY MAGAZINE:
http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/edward-iv-by-richard-h-fay/

Republication of "Some Arms and Armour Terms and Facts"

He, he, he, I'm so very fond of this one...
My non-fiction article "Some Arms and Armour Terms and Facts", which originally appeared on the CLASSICALLY EDUCATED blog back in July 2014, now appears in ALTERED REALITY MAGAZINE:
http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/some-arms-and-armour-terms-and-facts-by-richard-h-fay/
I love the snarky tone in this one. If I ever decide to get back into writing for publication (and right now that's a very big "if"), I want to write more pieces like this one!

Republication of the Article "The Alp and the Schrattl"

My non-fiction article "The Alp and the Schrattl", which was originally published in HUNGUR, Issue 10, Walpurgisnacht 2010, now appears in ALTERED REALITY MAGAZINE:
http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/the-alp-and-the-by-richard-h-fay/
It's one of three articles about vampire creatures I had written for HUNGUR. The other two were "Vampiric UFOs" and "Vampiric Creatures of Ancient Myth and Legend". I also wrote a poem about a schrattl ("Shroudeater") and a story about the alpe ("Vengeance of the Alpe").

Republication of "The Darker Side of Fairy Lore"

Now, here's the republication of an oldie-but-goodie: my non-fiction article "The Darker Side of Fairy Lore", which was originally published in DOORWAYS MAGAZINE, Killer Holiday Issue, Issue 4, January 2008, now appears in ALTERED REALITY MAGAZINE:
http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/the-darker-side-of-fairy-lore-by-richard-h-fay/

Republication of Opinion-Piece Article

My opinion piece article "The Good and the Bad of Critiques", which was originally published in CREATOR AND THE CATALYST back in August 2009, now appears in ALTERED REALITY MAGAZINE:
http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/the-good-and-the-bad-of-critiques-by-richard-h-fay/
I think most of what I said back in August 2009 still applies today.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Some women who have influenced me and my work

Katharine Mary Briggs (reading AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES when I was in middle school changed my life forever)

Ursula K. Le Guin (I probably wouldn't have written poems and stories about wizards nearly as much as I have if I hadn't been inspired by her Earthsea trilogy).

Cathy Buburuz (one of the first editors to accept my work for publication, and the one who gave me the nudge to start submitting my own artwork, the first few pieces of which were heavily influenced by her own artwork).

Terrie Leigh Relf (another editor who accepted a number of my works, one who nudged me into writing stories and non-fiction articles, as well as the author of THE POET'S WORKSHOP, which inspired me to write cinquains).

Adelaide Crapsey (I love her cinquain "November Night", and once I began writing my own, I looked to the one I've always adored as a model.)

Jean Elizabeth Martin (my artwork has been heavily influenced by the illustrations used in the role playing game rule books and supplements of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, including the line-drawings of Jean Elizabeth Martin, JEM.)