I’m writing this letter from my hometown in California, excited to share with you the books I’ve enjoyed this month. This was my first time traveling with my mustache man and he’s loving getting a break from the cold. And I’m thankful for Nana and Pa watching him while I go to my favorite coffee shop by the beach and relax with a book. Fair warning, these reviews are short because I was enjoying the sand between my toes and didn’t have enough time to finish a lengthy review, on a plane, with a baby in my lap.
I’m sad to say that Submittable raised their rates by over $100 since I set up my submission page there in 2019 and as a small publication, I can’t afford to be there anymore. I have set up a new form on Google Forms where you can submit your pieces to the magazine. Our policies are the same as you can see below. Please note that we ask that you do not send more work until hearing back from us. Due to the volume of submissions, we can’t respond individually to submission status queries.
On a side note, and I must include this, The Book Smuggler’s Den is so sorry to hear the news of the passing of Foo Fighter’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins. I grew up listening to The Foo Fighters’ music and their most recent album was yet another hit. I read Dave Ghrol’s memior, The Storyteller, and highly (HIGHLY) recommend it. Because even musicians start out representing themselves independently and go on to change the entertainment industry. I believe the same goes for writers who self-publish. Rest in beats, Taylor.
Kill the Farm Boy, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevina Hearne
Demons of the Mind: A Psychogenic Thriller, Tamikio Reardon
Point of Direction, Rachel Weaver
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling
The Life She Was Given, Ellen Marie Wiseman
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