January Trainings

Hello my friends!

Elegant Literature is bringing you three exciting live trainings this month.

All 3 educators are past or upcoming judges of our award and are professional authors and publishers. I’m looking forward to learning from them myself, and hope to see you there!

Click through to the training pages to learn more about your instructors and the lessons they have planned.

January 13th

How To Make Money Writing with Chris Fielden

January 20th

Complex Magic Design with John Bierce

January 27th

Strong Marketing Foundations with Ben Galley

And don’t forget, Adding Depth To Characters with A.C. Wise is available for all members to watch until the end of January. The recording can be found in the AuthorHQ now.

Happy writing!…

Hugo Award Reading List 2024

Elegant Literature published some fantastic stories in 2023.

The fact we are a magazine exclusive to new writers has not diminished the quality of the work in the slightest. Quite the opposite: many of those receiving their first publication through us are clearly meant to be professional storytellers.

A stepping stone on that path is receiving recognition, and while we give out our own award, nominating your favorite stories for the Hugos is a wonderful way to support the talent coming out of Elegant Literature.

This post will highlight the eligible stories we’ve published in 2023, and explain the nomination process.

Eligible Stories

The Hugos are a global Science Fiction and Fantasy award. I have compiled a list of all eligible works, their authors, word counts, and issue numbers in a handy spreadsheet.

You can read it by clicking here.

Reread your favorites, check out the ones you missed, and consider nominating the best. Remember, each story is 2000 words or less and can be nominated for the Best Short Fiction category.

Also, Elegant Literature is eligible to be nominated in the Best Semi-prozine category, and I (Creag Munroe) am eligible for the Best Editor (Short Form) category.

How to Nominate

The Hugos are awarded in 2024 for works published in 2023.…