History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Battling in All Her Finery is Funded!

| February 22, 2018

Mad Scientist Journal‘s Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery is now fully funded, and still chugging along toward some stretch goals! If you’re a writer, and you’ve got some ideas about women leaders, keep an eye on this space, as I’ll be sure to announce the submissions guidelines here and at Mad Scientist Journal. In […]

Mad Scientist Journal’s Current Kickstarter!

| February 13, 2018

Have you checked out the Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery yet? We had an amazing launch last week, nearly hitting 15 percent of our goal JUST in the first 4 hours! We’re around the 3/4 point in funding, and still going strong! We’re absolutely thrilled with how wonderfully this Kickstarter is going, but we want […]

Battling in All Her Finery: Countdown to the Kickstarter Launch!

| January 23, 2018

Today on Facebook, we’re launching an event to count down to the launch of our next Mad Scientist Journal anthology on Kickstarter. Which is a long way of saying: we’ve got another Kickstarter on the horizon! Battling in All Her Finery will be an anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about woman leaders: presidents, queens, […]

Now Available: Mad Scientist Journal Winter 2018

| December 27, 2017

Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2018 is now available, featuring stories of mad science, advise, classified ads, and a gossip column! Cooking advice, previously undiscovered species, and tortured artists. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad […]

Spooky Reads: Utter Fabrication

| October 25, 2017

Have you checked out Utter Fabrication yet? I may be biased, as one of the editors, but I think this is a great collection of slightly spooky stories, perfect for a little pre-Halloween reading. There are also light-hearted pieces mixed in with the spooky, so you won’t be completely scared while reading it. You can buy Utter […]

Utter Fabrication is now available!

| September 19, 2017

Mad Scientist Journal’s fourth anthology, Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures, is available today. I’m one of the two editors of this anthology, which is filled with stories about haunted houses and other weird and creepy places. It includes 22 such stories, ranging from the cute and delightful to the downright haunting, so […]

Coming Soon: Utter Fabrication

| June 27, 2017

Right now, we’re getting toward the home stretch for the latest Mad Scientist Journal anthology, Utter Fabrication. I’m one of the co-editors on our anthologies (along with my husband), and the process eats up a good deal of our writing time. But once we’ve read all of the slush, selected the stories, sent out the contracts, and […]

January 2017 Recap

| February 1, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 21 Only one month in to 2017, and I’ve already received an acceptance and started a new story in the rounds. The […]

August 2014 recap

| September 5, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 5 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 3 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 4 So first off, the recap is a bit late. That’s because I spent the whole holiday weekend vegging out, and […]

July 2014 recap

| August 1, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 4 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 5 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 The numbers for this month are a little bit weird. I had gotten a story accepted for publication a couple […]