Issue 76, Spring 2024

Editor’s note

A.E. Decker
A.E. Decker

Happy spring, dear readers, and though I may be writing this on the eve of April first, I’m not fooling you when I say you have some great reading ahead of you.

In this issue, we focus on the work of the BWG members. Our featured author is none other than our own editor, Dianna Sinovic, with “Into the Woods,” (no relation to the Sondheim show!) a tale of exploration and mystery. Dan Krippene, also of the BWG, dealt with his weather woes by penning a story of quarreling deities in “The Wrathful Goddesses of Spring,” while Kidd Wadsworth pens a somber tale of war in a futuristic era. The final story, “In the Woods,” (a bit of a theme this issue!) takes a new spin on the Snow White fairytale and was written by none other than your truly, A.E. Decker.

Our interviewee is likewise a BWG author, Deb Goldstein. Ms. Goldstein is a Silver Falchion winner and author of multiple novels and short stories and a great credit to the BWG. We are so proud she was willing to discuss her work with us this issue. Carol Wright provides us with some insight into Truman Capote in our Literary Learnings, and, as always, Betty Wryte-Goode is here to provide aspiring authors with useful links.

So, hopefully without sounding too self-impressed, let’s hear it for the Bethlehem Writers Group. We’ve been together for over fifteen years and produced multiple award-winning anthologies. Kudos as well to all the other fine writing groups out there. For our summer issue, we will be once again be publishing new authors who have submitted to the Roundtable. It’s always a pleasure to find new work. I hope you will all come by again in the summer to read what we’ve discovered. Until then, enjoy the warmer weather.

The 2024 Short Story Award is closed. Watch this page for the announcement of our winners in our Summer issue coming on July 1, 2024.

See all the details on our contest page.


Featured story

“Into the Woods” by Dianna Sinovic

These pages were recovered in Lilliwaup, Washington, in 1934. According to Thomas Bowman, a local man who witnessed the event, the bundle of papers was dropped by a raven in flight. Bowman kept the pages in his possession until his death in 1999. Piecing together the time line, museum staff has determined that the account, attributed to hallucinations brought on by severe dehydration, was written by Sheldon Murphy, a self-proclaimed wanderer of the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s. His body was never found.

Read more . . .


Also in this issue

A story by A.E. Decker

A story by D.T. Krippene

A story by Kidd Wadsworth

Interview with author Debra H. Goldstein

Literary Learnings by Carol L. Wright

Betty’s Tips and Mixed-Up Words

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