Editor’s Notes #151

Good evening, blog readers! I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. Thanks to everyone who submitted their work to the Jet Fuel Review in the past few weeks. The submission period is now closed. You’ll have another chance to submit your work on January 1st. For now, while you’re waiting for the next issue to come out, you can read the last issue of the Review right now. And here’s what’s been going on the past couple of weeks on the Jet Fuel’s blog.

In terms of our weekly Writing Advice posts, we’ve had one that covered the topic of pre-writing. Pre-writing can be a great tool to use when you’re just beginning a story to get into the minds of your characters. We had another post about the benefit of finishing a story. Even when you’re working toward a goal such as National Novel Writing Month, actually bringing your story to a sensible “the end” moment can be difficult, but it helps you learn about writing and it gives you a finished manuscript.

We also recently featured a few poems on the blog. We featured The Dream of a Little Occupied Japan Doll by Kimiko Hahn, as well as Sonnet for the Misbegotten by Jill Bialosky.

Of course, we also had tons of new and interesting posts from some of our editors and bloggers. Film blogger Mike Egan wrote about various directors who have had cameo appearances in their own films. He also wrote about films that we attach meaning to at different times of the year. What is your ‘Halloween movie’ or ‘Thanksgiving movie’? Film blogger Miguel Gonzalez wrote about the rise of home theatre as Netflix’s popularity grows and HBO offers an a la carte service.

Managing editor Jessica Jordan featured another literary heroine — this time it was Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games series. In Sabrina’s Book Corner, The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross was reviewed. In her Shakespeare blog, Dominique Dusek wrote a thoughtful analysis of magic and mistrust in Othello.

In the past few weeks, we have also had a new Faculty Feature posted. Dr. Jackie White, of the Lewis University English Department, wrote about the vastness of the world of poetry. Be sure to check out that new Faculty Feature!

Finally, we featured three more of our Jet Fuel Review editors in our weekly ‘Meet the Editors’ posts. Check out these posts to learn more about Brittany Bishop, the Assistant Managing Editor & Art and Design Editor; Sabrina Parr, Poetry Editor and Assistant Fiction Editor; and Dominique Dusek, Marketing & Development Assistant and Submissions Manager.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our posts these last couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more interesting, thoughtful content.

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

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