Category Archives: General Thoughts from the Editor

Historical Fiction Short Stories – the Long and the Short of it

Like fantasy, historical fiction often seems to favour the epic mode where authors (and readers) can get to grips with extensive world-building and a deep setting. That’s at least what you often hear these days on online forums and discussion … Continue reading

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Should Alt Hist set-up a discussion forum?

I have been wondering if Alt Hist should have it’s own discussion forum. The forum would be open to anyone interested in historical fiction and alternate history and would allow users to discuss any subject related to historical fiction as … Continue reading

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Donations to Alt Hist

As you may know Alt Hist is currently a small publication. We publish two issues a year and are able to pay authors only a token fee of $10 for their stories. However, we would like to pay authors more … Continue reading

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Alt Hist needs Volunteers

Would you like to help out with Alt Hist? In order to move the publication forward I am looking for volunteers to help out with the publication. Payment will be minimal – a free issue most likely – but hopefully … Continue reading

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Should Alt Hist offer subscriptions – please vote in the poll

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“Hooray for Historical Fiction” says the Huffington Post!

Dave Astor at the Huffington Post wrote a very nice piece the other day about why historical fiction is just great – mostly because of its ability to educate. He specifically cites Stephen King’s new novel 11/22/63, and also mentions … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Starting Soon – will you write an Historical Novel

Or maybe even a short story!? If so we’d love to hear about it at Alt Hist. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month – and takes place over the whole of November, the idea being to write a … Continue reading

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