Editorial Selection Process for Bards and Sages Publishing


Julie Ann Dawson

Julie Ann Dawson is an author, editor, publisher, RPG designer, and advocate for writers who may occasionally require the services of someone with access to Force Lightning (and in case it was not obvious, a bit of a geek). Her work has appeared in a variety of print and digital media, including such diverse publications as the New Jersey Review of Literature, Lucidity, Black Bough, Poetry Magazine, Gareth Blackmore’s Unusual Tales, Demonground, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and others. In 2002 she started her own publishing company, Bards and Sages Publishing, which produces speculative fiction and RPG products. In 2009, she launched the Bards and Sages Quarterly, a literary journal of speculative fiction. She has served as a judge for the IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Awards since 2012.


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Bards and Sages Publishing uses an eight-point score card to determine whether or not stories are accepted for publication in our various programs. In this course, students will gain a familiarity with the scoring system and specific problem areas we look for in submissions.

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