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Check out our interview with award-winning children's book author and artist/cartoonist/illustrator, Richard Torrey, in ...
02/21/2020
INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST, RICHARD TORREY

Check out our interview with award-winning children's book author and artist/cartoonist/illustrator, Richard Torrey, in this month's issue of Brave Wings!

Brave Wings interview with award-winning children’s author, Richard Torrey

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, a wonderful short story by Nitin Sharma. Check it out!  #horror #shortstories
02/20/2020
THE TRIBE – a short story by Nitin Sharma

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, a wonderful short story by Nitin Sharma. Check it out! #horror #shortstories

Not every child gets mother’s love. In a lush green jungle dappled with sun, Lomo stood outside their tiny, round hut meticulously adorned with animal bones and dried entrails, his brutally scrape…

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, author Kyrian Lyndon discusses addiction recovery and what it has meant for her. #...
02/19/2020
FIGHT FOR SANITY TO BE RESTORED & PEACE WITH SURRENDER by Kyrian Lyndon

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, author Kyrian Lyndon discusses addiction recovery and what it has meant for her. #recovery #addiction

Addiction is a disease of mind, body, and spirit. I came across that explanation on Hazeldon.org, the other day, and I wholeheartedly believe that. Before his death in 2016, educator/counselor/mot…

In honor of Black History Month, Michael Nii Lante Lamptey shares, in this month's issue of Brave Wings,  an important v...
02/18/2020
IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH by Michael Lamptey

In honor of Black History Month, Michael Nii Lante Lamptey shares, in this month's issue of Brave Wings, an important video about a distressing part of black history rarely told. If you are a history buff or just someone in search of historical facts and truths, you’ll want to watch it to the end. #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth2020

Black History Month often highlights and celebrates the achievements of black people worldwide, which is a beautiful thing. However, this video reveals a part of black history rarely told, or brus…

It's an 80s celebration! Everyone loves reminiscing about the 80s these days! If that includes you, you'll, no doubt, en...
02/17/2020
WHAT ARE YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE 80s SONGS?

It's an 80s celebration! Everyone loves reminiscing about the 80s these days! If that includes you, you'll, no doubt, enjoy this feature. We’ve asked a few of our contributors (David Antrobus, Michael John Sullivan, Genevieve Strathman Snow, and Kyrian Lyndon) to choose their top five favorite songs from the 80s, including five more honorable mentions. If you like what you see, let us know in the comments. And if you don't see any of your favorites, post a video of your own!

It’s an 80s celebration! Everyone loves reminiscing about the 80s these days! If that includes you, you will surely enjoy this feature. We’ve asked a few of our contributors to choose their …

Author James Edgar Gault isn't talking about the sag in the middle of your mattress, your hammock, or your body. It's th...
02/16/2020
THE SAG IN THE MIDDLE by James Gault

Author James Edgar Gault isn't talking about the sag in the middle of your mattress, your hammock, or your body. It's the sag in the middle of a book! What causes it? How do authors try to avoid it? Check out his post in this month's issue of Brave Wings! #writing #reading #books #authors

I listen to a lot of readers talking about different books, or commenting on them in book lovers’ Facebook groups, and one complaint dominates. They moan about the number of novels that become a bi…

"In accounting, net worth is defined as assets minus liabilities. Essentially, it is a measure of what an entity is wort...
02/15/2020
YOUR TRUE NET WORTH by Amy Henry

"In accounting, net worth is defined as assets minus liabilities. Essentially, it is a measure of what an entity is worth." - Jenifer Tuck

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, author Amy Henry shares her brilliant assessment of "YOUR TRUE NET WORTH."

Great read! Check it out.

#selfesteem #selfworth #inspiration #motivation

The recent reveal that dozens of uber-rich movie stars and corporate execs paid up to $6.5 million to get their offspring into elite colleges, prompted U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Andrew Lelli…

When triggers sneak up on you, how do you find your way? Rachel Thompson tells her story in "Aftershocks," a heartbreaki...
02/14/2020
AFTERSHOCKS by Rachel Thompson

When triggers sneak up on you, how do you find your way? Rachel Thompson tells her story in "Aftershocks," a heartbreaking post about healing from trauma. Check it out in this month's issue of Brave Wings! #ptsd #traumarecovery #selfcare

My beautiful man, strong, sexy, musky, masculine. I take him in, he holds me to him. I’m enveloped, lost in where I want to be. Nothing amiss, nothing I could feel anyway. I know my way. And then…

Beautiful Christmas 🎄 holiday artwork by digital artist, Christopher Terrell in this month’s issue of Brave Wings!  #art...
12/22/2019
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ART by Christopher Terrell

Beautiful Christmas 🎄 holiday artwork by digital artist, Christopher Terrell in this month’s issue of Brave Wings! #art #Christmas #holidayseason

Christopher Terrell is an 18-year-old digital artist based in Long Island, New York. He is currently pursuing a concentration in Illustration and Animation at Queens College, City University of New…

Check out our fun interview with multitalented, award-winning author, John Hancock in this month’s issue. #authorintervi...
12/20/2019
INTERVIEW: Author John Gregory Hancock

Check out our fun interview with multitalented, award-winning author, John Hancock in this month’s issue. #authorinterview #books #fantasy #horror

John Gregory Hancock is a storyteller. A graphic professional for many years (which is one way to tell a story), his graphic journalism garnered international awards, and was nominated for a Pulit…

For the holiday issue of Brave Wings, we asked a few of our contributors to tell us about the best gift they ever receiv...
12/19/2019
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION – BEST GIFT YOU EVER RECEIVED

For the holiday issue of Brave Wings, we asked a few of our contributors to tell us about the best gift they ever received. See how Michael John Sullivan, Amy Henry, and Kyrian Lyndon answered. 🥰🎁🎄 #gratitude #holidays

We asked a few of our regular contributors to answer the following question: What was the best gift you’ve ever received–for Christmas, another special occasion, or overall? Here’s h…

“Why New Year Resolutions Can Be Bad For You and What To Do About It” Words of wisdom by entrepreneur and marketing guid...
12/18/2019
WHY NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS CAN BE BAD FOR YOU AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT by Michael Lamptey

“Why New Year Resolutions Can Be Bad For You and What To Do About It”
Words of wisdom by entrepreneur and marketing guide, Michael Nii Lante Lamptey in this month’s edition of Brave Wings. #goals #growthmindset #newyearsresolution

It’s almost here again; the holiday season, the time when we take stock of all our successes and failures, and conveniently indulge in the annual ritual of resolutions. I used to be a ‘New Year Res…

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope...
12/17/2019
THE GIFT OF HOPE by Amy Henry

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." ~ Winston Churchill ❤️ Author Amy Henry eloquently discusses all of that and more in “The Gift of Hope” featured in our holiday issue. #compassion #gratitude #humanity #stress #hope

the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. (Winston Churchill) During the Yankees/Twins Game 2 of the AL Division Series, …

Author/Editor David Antrobus shares his brilliant insight and infinite wisdom on the subject of editing horror fiction. ...
12/16/2019
GLEAMING THINGS by David Antrobus

Author/Editor David Antrobus shares his brilliant insight and infinite wisdom on the subject of editing horror fiction. See his new post entitled “Gleaming Things“ in the December issue of Brave Wings. #editing #horror #horrorcommunity #writingcommunity

When I was kindly asked to write a blog post about editing horror, I was happy to accept an invitation to discuss two of my favourite things: editing and horror fiction. But then, I stepped back an…

Looking for horror movie recommendations in time for Halloween? We published a list of David Antrobus's favorite art-hor...
10/17/2019

Looking for horror movie recommendations in time for Halloween? We published a list of David Antrobus's favorite art-horror films & and Kyrian Lyndon's picks for the best dark streaming shows.Trailers included! So much #fun. You can join in the conversation here in the comments or in the comment section of the blog on our site. What are YOUR favorites? 🎃👻🦟🧛‍♂️🧙‍♀️

#Halloween2109 #HorrorMovies

https://bravewingsmag.com/2019/10/16/picks-for-the-best-horror-to-enjoy-this-halloween/

Christopher Terrell is an 18-year-old digital artist based in Long Island, New York. He is currently pursuing a concentr...
10/15/2019

Christopher Terrell is an 18-year-old digital artist based in Long Island, New York. He is currently pursuing a concentration in Illustration and Animation at Queens College,City University of New York. Check out our recent interview with him in the October issue of Brave Wings!

https://bravewingsmag.com/2019/10/14/interview-christopher-terrell/

Wonderful advice in this excellent post by author Amy Henry. Check it out in this month's issue of Brave Wings! #winning...
10/14/2019
NEVER CEASE BEING AMUSED

Wonderful advice in this excellent post by author Amy Henry. Check it out in this month's issue of Brave Wings! #winning #motivation #inspiration

Some months ago, a friend shared a story at a party. The NGO she works for is part of a global project involving a half dozen other NGOs. Right in the middle of a networking weekend, no one could g…

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, Kyrian's favorite homemade soup recipe. #food #recipes
10/13/2019
DELICIOUS SOUP (TO DIE FOR!)

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, Kyrian's favorite homemade soup recipe. #food #recipes

KALE MINESTRONE SOUP WITH PISTOU PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER TESTANI YIELD8 servings INGREDIENTS Minestrone:3 sprigs oregano3 sprigs rosemary2 bay leaves2 tablespoons olive oil4 ounces pancetta (Italian b…

Michael Nii Lante Lamptey is a social/collaboration entrepreneur, internet marketing guide, web developer, and freelance...
10/12/2019
FEELING LIKE LIFE IS TERRIBLY UNFAIR?

Michael Nii Lante Lamptey is a social/collaboration entrepreneur, internet marketing guide, web developer, and freelance blogger. In the October issue of Brave Wings, he discusses a winning attitude (employed by Bill Gates) that he believes can lead to success. It's a good and insightful read for a lazy Saturday morning! ☕💪💯

It was Bill Gates who once said, “Life’s unfair, get used to it!” As a person addicted to great quotes, this happens to be one of my favorites of all time. I have it boldly inscr…

A short #poem by author Kyrian Lyndon in the October issue of Brave Wings, where you can also enter our #giveaway and wi...
10/11/2019
DUPLICITOUS (A TRAGIC AND TRAUMATIC BATTLE FOR CONTROL)

A short #poem by author Kyrian Lyndon in the October issue of Brave Wings, where you can also enter our #giveaway and win a copy of her novel, Shattering Truths, or one of many great prizes -- books, games, and gift cards! Anyone can play. Anyone can win. Come on! Play! You may even win more than one prize!

He carries his torch for you In the dark emptiness of his soul,

Elements on Fire by author/advocate, Rachel Thompson is featured in our October Halloween/anniversary issue.  #survivors...
10/10/2019
ELEMENTS ON FIRE

Elements on Fire by author/advocate, Rachel Thompson is featured in our October Halloween/anniversary issue. #survivors

In fact, while you are visiting our site, you can win a copy of Rachel's best-selling book, Broken Pieces. See the Halloween/anniversary #givewaway blog for details. Along with Rachel's book, we have other books, games, and gift cards.Anyone can play. Anyone can win! You may even win more than one prize. Don't miss it!

It’s all in the ending, regardless of how it begins, causing water to steam, fire to crackle, earth to heat, air to move. The elements are angry, my worry stones tell me, as I roll them across my …

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, Johanna Lamon, Kyrian Lyndon, and Kimberly Bush Hoffman share ghost stories to ent...
10/09/2019
BRAVE WINGS CONTRIBUTORS SHARE THEIR SCARY GHOST STORIES !

In this month's issue of Brave Wings, Johanna Lamon, Kyrian Lyndon, and Kimberly Bush Hoffman share ghost stories to entertain our readers. Are they true? You decide.Click the link to read them all, and while you're visiting our site, please check out our Halloween/anniversary #giveaway. Win one of many great #prizes -- #books, #games, or #gift cards! Anyone can play. Anyone can win. Come on! You may even win more than one prize. Please? 👻🎃🦇😈🧛🖤😃

THE HITCH-HIKER : A TRUE STORY by Johanna Lamon, translated from French by James Gault. At the beginning of June 1996, two youths came out of the Akido club in Béziers. They had just finished two h…

In the October issue of Brave Wings, author James Edgar Gault discusses continuity in writing while using an extract fro...
10/08/2019
WRITING TECHNIQUES: CONTINUITY

In the October issue of Brave Wings, author James Edgar Gault discusses continuity in writing while using an extract from his book "Best Intelligence" as an example.

By the way, you can win a copy of "Best Intelligence" or one of many other great prizes by entering our giveaway. We're offering books, games, and gift cards. Please, if you have the time, go to our site to read Jim's short lesson in writing technique, and while you are there, enter our contest. It's all free and easy, we promise!

The extract: They reached the door of the first-choice apartment without seeing anyone. Simon had been right about the fifteen second lock. They were in with less bother than most people would h…

In the October issue of Brave Wings - another masterful short story by author/editor, David Antrobus."If you must die, s...
10/07/2019
LIT BY FIRE

In the October issue of Brave Wings - another masterful short story by author/editor, David Antrobus.

"If you must die, sweetheart, die knowing your life was my life’s best part.” — Keaton Henson

They said it was Banksy. The last painting. The howling boy on the wall of the capitol. We’ll probably never know, but I saw it, and it sure looked like a Banksy.

You can’t really miss a black bear. The dripping, flexing arms of the forest murmur their shades of green, some a pale jade whisper, some an emerald shout, some so abysmal they’re nearly black, and within those dark branches lie shadows, blacker still. Yet a black bear, once it crosses your visual field in front of or within those varied shades of green, is a piece cut out of the world, a stark absence, a patch of lonely void in the shape of a bear. At which point, is it even a bear?

We sit in a quiet corner, you with your floppy hat and me with my eighties obsession that I can barely articulate.

“Try my hat on,” you say.

“I’d prefer not to.” I realize this is a hat store, and I balk.

“Ha ha, that’s why I love you! You let me down gently, like an escalator.”

“No idea what you’re talking about, but you’re my friend, and I love you too, of course. Why are we even saying any of this? It’s a given.”

“Nothing’s a given. We’re renewing our friendship vows.”

“Um, you can stop now. Stop talking, that is. For f**k’s sakes. My toes are cramping.”

“Which only makes me love you more.”

“Shut up. Uh. Please, shut up.”

“Let’s go see some sights.”

“Yes, the new Banksy. The one we literally dropped everything to come and see.”

She had a way about her, a mood, something impossible to say no to.

But yes, back to art and stuff. Life. Banksy or not.

What matters? Stale toast and the late, lazy flap of corvids against a peach sunset. An avocado pit sending tendrils. A butter churn. Scaffolding arched above a sidewalk, mauve and crimson night leaking into the tubular screens of its graceless folded geometry. Umbilicals. A honeybee nudging petals, reticent as a new lover. “I can’t breathe.” Do unto others. Me too. Make me an instrument of thy peace. Do what thou wilt, though it harm none. Keep on truckin’. Just do it. The great oil canvas of Serengeti brushstroked by wildebeest. Boreal trails of the caribou. Helpless, tenacious Marlowe balanced on the unlikely ridge spanning love and cynicism. The shock of a black locust on the whitewashed farmhouse wall, droning stark on stucco. Slanted dusty rays of old gold across grocery scales. The micro worlds of toys, all those chimes and astonished faces. And she has gone to Carterhaugh. How long, baby, how long? Stripe of the Bengal tiger, the lion’s nasal folds, the cougar’s stern and diffident brow. Howling alien nowheres blazoning the arrant vacancy of forsaken love. Pissing your name in a snowbank, or better yet an obscenity. Reeking fresh leaves of basil torn and open as the Sacré-Coeur. Bats exploding from a granite mouth, hurtling like scorched sparks in the quiet fire of twilight. Reciprocity: mouthing a woman to orgasm and being sucked. Croissants warm in the slatemine morning beside the drifting river. Dreamed unearthly cathedrals. Black lives never not mattering. The hart of the wood, the heart of the would, a-bloom with grief and guilt. Kiln-baked pizzas assailed by artichokes. Rooks prattling in a copse, jackdaws likewise on ramparts. Blastocysts zapped by lasers. Terror cells cleansed by drones. Eyelashes shipped free by Amazon. Thirst, in all its forms.

Smiles like an ocean horizon, faint, blue, where the sky is stitched.

A baby crying on the floor, abandoned. Cold concrete and a massive ceiling. A bear seeking entry, quivering snout attuned. Junior’s alone and loud, his laments a looping echo of their own discordant song.

“Come back now. Did you hear me? Where did you go?”

My ears half-closed, my heart is like a cannonball, shock aroused by alcohol, patterns like a dream tattoo.

Open my secular breast. These dripping fragrant delicacies I’ve saved for you.patterns like a dream tattoo.

Open my secular breast. These dripping fragrant delicacies I’ve saved for you.

“If you must die, sweetheart, die knowing your life was my life’s best part.” — Keaton Henson They said it was Banksy. The last painting. The howling boy on the wall of the capitol. We…

Brave Wings will be doing a Halloween/anniversary giveaway beginning on October 5th and ending at midnight on October 31...
10/05/2019
ANNOUNCING: FIRST GIVEAWAY EVER TO CELEBRATE BRAVE WINGS !

Brave Wings will be doing a Halloween/anniversary giveaway beginning on October 5th and ending at midnight on October 31st. Join in the fun!

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Please let us know in the comments what, of the above actions, you’ve taken, including if you were already a follower on any of these sites. Also, excluding the top prize of the gift card, please list any and all of the books and prizes that appeal to you.

List of prizes:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Uno Dare Card Game, Classic Jenga, OR $10 X-box Gift Card

A set of novels by John Gregory Hancock (Kindle or Paperback)

(Author will sign paperback if requested.)

The Roof

Peter Harkness is a brilliant prototype engineer, and one of the few humans lucky enough to score a job, at a company that designs automatons.
The irony is not lost on him.
Corporations are manufacturing countless automatons to replace human workers, and not just in menial jobs.
His first day of work is spent gingerly avoiding the numerous protest zones of the jobless that appear along his route. He hunches his shoulders and pulls his head down as he passes by. He understands their anger, but he has no choice. He must eat. It’s a devil’s bargain.
He makes uneasy allies where he least expects, and finds enemies that were waiting for him all along.
Peter must determine how, or if, he will deal with the madness around him. Merely crunching numbers won’t be enough.
A near-future dystopian world, reminiscent of Asimov, Heinlein and the golden age of science fiction.

Mortuary Arts

Katherine O’Donnell was born with a disfiguring strawberry birthmark across the bottom of her face. In 1880s London, that was enough to discourage suitors. Love was something for which she yearned, but never found within her reach.
Out of necessity, she became adept at hiding inside her home and behind makeups she formulated and applied herself.
When tragedy upended her modest life and dumped her out onto the streets, she was bereft of options.
Desperate, she answered an advertisement for a mortuary assistant, applying makeup to cadavers. She knew what she had to do when asked what skills she possessed that qualified her for the position. Kate brazenly used her kerchief to wiped away the concealing powders and stand before them, birthmark revealed and prominent.
She learned to find beauty in her newfound art, forming masques to make the dead resemble the living.
If only her education had ended there.

A Victorian-era novella of growing suspense and horror, with 26 interior illustrations done in the style of the period.

Shattering Truths by Kyrian Lyndon (Kindle or Paperback)

(Author will sign paperback if requested.)

Some truths can be deadly. Danielle isn’t mopey or filled with teenage angst. Danielle and her cousin were abducted, drugged, and raped. But her cousin doesn’t remember, and her best friend won’t believe her. Now, her predators have returned, stalking her, harassing her at every turn. Nightmares plague her sleep, pushing her to the brink of exhaustion. Isolated, terrified, and grief-stricken, Danielle is paralyzed, unable to face the unmerciful world around her. Can she awaken her spirit and blossom into a woman of defiance and courage before the darkness eclipses her sanity? Shattering Truths, the first volume in the Deadly Veils series, is a haunting and heartbreaking coming of age story. In the tradition of Judy Blume, and following in the footsteps of Thirteen Reasons Why, author Kyrian Lyndon doesn’t shy away from exploring the darker side of life that every teenage girl fears. Filled with suspense, a heart wrenching emotional journey, and twists that will leave you breathless, Shattering Truths will take hold of you on page one and never let go. Shattering Truths is a revised edition of Deadly Veils Book One, previously published by Kyrian Lyndon in 2016 under the title Provenance of Bondage.The previous edition is no longer available

“A dark, alluring and fascinating book about a girl trying to crawl out of the darkness and despair and grow in strength and spirit.” –Books Are Love

“A gripping and emotional story about trauma and abuse…” – Elizabeth Greschner

Author @Michael Michael John Sullivan's SockKids Children Series Merchandise – books, buttons, socks, and a T-shirt!

(Author will sign books if requested and can provide a children’s T-shirt as well.)

Book Descriptions:

Do you know where your socks go when they go missing in the washing machine? Well, the SockKids know! The SockKids are a mismatched family of socks that sometimes time travel through the spin cycle, teaching universal lessons of love and kindness, and focusing on creating a greater awareness of the many social issues that children are faced with today. The SockKids help to educate and encourage children from 2 to 92 to find solutions in helping to make this a better world.

In this book’s story, we read about Sudsy landing on the foot of inventor Ben Franklin. Sudsy, the bug-playing boy sock, discovers with Ben Franklin the wonders and dangers of electricity. The book includes safety rules and discussion questions put together by an experienced classroom teacher in helping parents and children respect the power of electricity.

In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is being bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan’s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.

More Inside! Children’s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adults and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.

Both books are included in the package.

Best Intelligence by James Edgar Gault – Kindle or Paperback

(Author will sign paperback if requested.)

Deception and mystery…

When disillusioned detective Charlie Best finds himself the beneficiary of a substantial and unexpected inheritance, it’s his chance to escape from the thankless task of policing the violence and misery of Glasgow’s drug barons. He moves to a sunnier country and a brighter future.

But a chance encounter in a Spanish bar and a pretty hitchhiker combine to draw him back into the murky world he had been trying to leave behind. It was a world more dark and dangerous than he had ever imagined.

Stuck among the French vineyards, Charlie finds himself needing to keep in touch with events back in his native Glasgow. How is he to do that? Who exactly are the people who help him? And who exactly is his mysterious neighbour who always seems to be hanging around?

Who will win the turf battle among the drug gangs in Glasgow? And will the Spanish super-detective solve the case his colleagues abandoned?

And why has long-lost lover Ahmed come back looking for his sweetheart from his student days?

A myriad of questions needing answers in a fast moving thriller where intrigue, love and violence fight for supremacy.

Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson – Kindle or Paperback

5/5 Stars Readers’ Favorite Review Winner
2013 eFestival of Words Best Non-Fiction (General) Winner
2014 Kindle Book Award Non-Fiction Finalist
2013 eBook Cover Design Award Gold Star Winner
2013 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention
2013 Global eBook Award Women Studies Non-Fiction Gold Medal Winner
Not easy subjects — childhood sexual abuse, love, loss, date rape, grief — but real ones, told in pieces (thus the title). Broken Pieces is a work of non-fiction.
Poetry, prose, and essays to let you into one woman’s life — a searingly raw examination of topics most people avoid.

Already an international #1 best seller on Amazon (eBooks) on Women’s Poetry and Abuse, this book is recommended for mature audiences only due to adult themes. For more of Rachel’s work, look at Rachel’s second award-winning book, Broken Places, which continues the story.

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We may consider recipes since many people are looking for healthier options that are relatively quick and easy.

Our interviews feature contributors to the magazine and other interesting people. With our goal to be as helpful as possible in showcasing our interviewees and their talents, the interviews have become our most popular feature!

All content for submission (including interviews) may include blogs, videos, audios, slideshows, and photographs.

Please see the submissions page for instructions on how to submit. If we do not accept your submission, please don’t be discouraged. You can try again with a different contribution that may be a better fit for our platform.

We will share all of our magazine articles individually and collectively on Facebook and Twitter and also retweet once on Twitter.

Magazine contributors get a listing on our contributor page that links to their archives on the Brave Wings site. The amount of information we provide for each contributor is equivalent to how much he or she contributes.

Our regulars are encouraged to inform us of any personal or professional announcements they’d like us to include in one of the magazine issues.

We also have a group for those who participate or would like to and a chat room where our members can hold monitored topic meetings to promote their talent/business upon request.

We would like to eventually have a community that includes a discussion forum and chat.

Right now, our little magazine continues to grow. People seem to enjoy it. It is possible that we may one day be able to monetize the site and offer payment for submitted work.

At the same time, if it does not continually grow and entertain, we may, at some point, decide it’s not worth the effort to maintain, so now is the chance for people who want the exposure to get involved and even help us make the magazine a success.

If you are interested, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Share your work for the magazine as well as the work of others. We thank you!

Brave Wings Magazine was founded in August 2018 by author, Kyrian Lyndon.

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Congrats, Kyrian on the launch of your new publication. Lovely design! I'm sure it will be a great success.