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A Quick Word

A Quick Word

Issue 17 is my second as Silver Blade’s short fiction editor. I’m proud to be part of the staff and appreciate the opportunity to read the pieces authors submit to us…

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Introduction to Issue 14 Poetry

Introduction to Issue 14 Poetry

Before there was any paper to write stories or poems, legends and history, or myths and parables, oral tradition was the platform to storytelling. And in these stories, the voice was a remarkable device.

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May Editorial

May Editorial

How can a guy with motor oil in his veins possibly hope his kid will break into the Literary world?

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Issue 13 Poetry

Issue 13 Poetry

Two poets published in Silver Blade in 2011 have been nominated for the 2012 Rhysling Poetry Award sponsored by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

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Editorial

Editorial

My fish ate my homework.

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Issue 12 Poetry

Issue 12 Poetry

An introduction to Issue 12 poetry

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Advice and Editorials

Advice and Editorials

Columns by Kellee Kranendonk: To Fluff or Not to Fluff Figures of Speech Genres Is Your Story Market Ready? Making An Editor Happy Break the Block Part 1 Break the Block Part 2 Break the Block Part 3 Don’t Forget Your Eyeball Warmer Tips NK, or Not Kidding Only God Knows… Spelling Counts When Rules […]

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Poetry

Poetry

High Caliber Poetry

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Introduction to Issue 8

It is hard to believe we will be entering our third year soon. But the proof is there. Our eighth quarterly issue is “in the can” and number 9 looms on the horizon. Nearly 100 stories and poems have graced our virtual pages since 2008. We even have a first year anthology in PDF form […]

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A Note from Silver Blade’s new Poetry Editor

We seek well-crafted poetry in all forms consistent with our aesthetic. We favor free verse with effective line breaks, traditional forms with unforced rhyme and prose poems that transcend prose. The successful poem will often be rich in imagery and have excellent rhythm.