• To See the Light

    by  • November 5, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "To See The Light"

    : This story contains medical horror. Readers should be advised. An essay by Max Allaway, as provided by J. Harper Art provided by Luke Spooner A deep, groggy breath. I tried to open my eyes. All I saw was black. Had I not opened them? I tried to open my eyes as wide...

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    Strange Science: Gifted Children and Future Success

    by  • November 2, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a brain within a silhouette

    Johns Hopkins University began a study of gifted children in 1971. The study has continued since then, moving to Vanderbilt University in the interim. Through this long term study, the scientists involved have been able to track the trajectories of gifted children into successful adults. The study has found that early cognitive intelligence often...

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    Mad Scientist Journal Open to Submissions in December

    by  • November 1, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Old lead type

    Our next submission period for Mad Scientist Journal will be the month of December. During that month, we’ll be looking for regular, first person flash fiction and short stories from the world of mad science, classified ads from the world of mad science, and quarterly exclusive flash fiction and short stories that would be...

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    On Kickstarter: Sorghum and Spear

    by  • October 31, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Sorghum & Spear

    We’re extremely excited about the Sorghum & Spear graphic novel that is currently on Kickstarter! It’s summarized as “an African fantasy saga about young girls called to serve their people in a time of war during their ages of innocence.” And while the Kickstarter is looking to fund a graphic novel, the team behind it...

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    What to read on Halloween

    by  • October 30, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Jack o' Lanterns

    Some people have Halloween plans, but others might prefer staying home and reading some creepy stories. If you’re one of those people, you’ve come to the right place. (And if you aren’t one of those people, but know someone who is, point them over here!) We’re taking a quick jaunt in our time machine...

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    The Girl Who Killed Gods

    by  • October 29, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Girl Who Killed Gods"

    An essay by Dr. Thomas Ain, as provided by Matthew R. Davis Art provided by Errow Collins My friends, I have been called before you tonight in order that I might bring you something that has been sorely lacking in recent days, and that thing is … hope. Here, then, is a story we all...

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    Strange Science: Bees and Eclipses

    by  • October 26, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Bumble bee

    The 2017 North American eclipse was a boon for more than just astronomers interested in studying the eclipse. For entomologists, they took the opportunity to study the behavior of bees during an eclipse, and learned something interesting: when the world went dark, the bees went still and quiet. Bees are diurnal, meaning that they...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: September 2018

    by  • October 25, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Frosty morning in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Soon we’ll be at GeekGirlCon! We pushed out SIX new books in preparation for this, including Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2018 and our newest anthology Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders. Let’s look at last month’s numbers to see how progress went with all of the activity. The Money...

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    Review of Bones and Bourbon

    by  • October 24, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Bones and Bourbon

    Bones and Bourbon (Ninestar Press, 2018) by Dorian Graves is a wonderful take on the urban fantasy genre. Chronicling the adventures of brothers Retz and Jarrod Gallows, this book is equal parts hilarious and a great commentary on the trials and tribulations of families. Retz and Jarrod Gallows are both hulderkind, with one mortal...

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