This is the cover art for Issue 4. The art is by Jake Kelly. More information about his work can be found HERE. Issue 4 will be published on Friday, December 3rd, 2021.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
• Editorial decisions: Sunday, October 17th, 2021.
• Publication of Issue 4: Friday, December 3rd, 2021.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Whetstone Issue 3 is now available. You can download it HERE. This issue includes several great stories. Thanks to Chuck Clark (Associate Editor), Jace Phelps (First Reader), and all the great contributors for helping us release this issue. We hope you enjoy it!
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
UKA THE UNDYING, the zombie sorcerer, is experimenting with flashes of dark magics to blast the minds of bards! Illustration provided by Mustafa Bekir.
"Flashes of Wonder" is posted irregularly. It will feature a sword and sorcery flash fiction prompt. -JRC
Setting as Character Contrast
Vivid setting in sword and sorcery can bear thematic weight. A swamp can suggest sorrow and decay. A desert can evoke hopelessness and austerity. A verdant jungle can bring to mind sensuous vitality. Indeed, "setting" can almost become "character" in sword and sorcery.
Consider Robert E. Howard's famous description of Cimmeria, Conan's homeland, as rendered in poem "Cimmeria."