If you check out Issue 3 of the Holdfast E-zine you’ll be able to read Night Owls. Night Owls is set in a broken world of endless night. Against this backdrop two men meet on a narrow trail. Neither can continue their journey without trusting the other to let them safely pass, but can they trust one another?
If you want to find out what happens you’ll have to head over to the Holdfast website where the story can be read for free. The link is at the end of this article.
All acceptances are greatly appreciated by any writer. This one is important to me as I’m a fan of Holdfast, and I’ve been tracking them since their first issue.
Holdfast deals with speculative fiction and each issue is themed. The theme for the Night Owls issue was Objects, Artefacts, & Talismans. The themes make the issues interesting, and ensure a varied range of stories across each issue.
As well as fiction you’ll find author interviews. These have so far included Margaret Atwood, Sarah Pinborough, and Frances Hardinge.
Then there’s the Bookshelf, a selection of recommended reading, which is updated each issue to tie in with the theme that I mentioned earlier.
Holdfast is just a great site so even if Night Owls doesn’t appeal to you, then please, check them out anyway. You’ll find work by other talented writers all accompanied by bespoke artwork specially commissioned for each story. My thanks goes out to the talented Mat Andrew for his Night Owls illustration, and to the Holdfast editors Laurel Sills & Lucy Smee.
Here’s the link: http://www.holdfastmagazine.com/fiction-issue3/4585059973
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