Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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Category Archives: Columns

Happy Birthday, Patricia Wrede!

by Cheryl Wollner

Happy birthday, Patricia Wrede (March 27, 1953–)! Best known for her fantasy YA and children’s books, Wrede says she doesn’t write for children; she writes for herself. Wrede is an advocate for writing what you love. She writes fantasy. She writes about dragons. Why change what you love? As she explains: “I loved getting my […]

Creating Characters: A D&D Example

by Cheryl Wollner

I was the college kid who spent her weekends around a table in the Student Center, rolling dice, playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). Playing D&D became more than a weekly hangout with friends and more than a stress reliever. This game taught–and continues to teach–me about creating characters. When I sit down to start a […]

Find Your Revelry

by Cheryl Wollner

I describe the festival of Purim to my non-Jewish friends as “Jewish Halloween”. From historical and ritual contexts, Purim and Halloween are almost nothing alike. Halloween originates from the Celtic tradition of Samhain where you dress in costume to ward off ghosts and spirits. Purim celebrates Queen Esther, a Jewish woman who married the King […]

Ivory Tower Empathy

by Phoebe Wagner

As part of my MFA funding, I teach composition and a breakout creative writing workshop. In these classes, one of my goals is to read and discuss with my students work by voices they aren’t familiar with—in other words, not white male middle/upper class writers. While I want my students to become better writers, my […]

Quick Pick: Strange Magic

by Rebecca Buchanan

Title: Strange Magic: A Yancy Lazarus Novel (Pilot Episode) Publisher: Shadow Alley Press Author: James Hunter Pages: 221 pp Price: 99 cents The Hook: Yancy Lazarus is a mage — a chain-smoking, hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, blues-loving rambler of a mage. He also has a reputation for being something of a fixer, thanks in no small part to his tendency to […]