Author Archives: Jonathan Langford

About Jonathan Langford

Hi! I'm the coordinator for the AML blog, a critic and reviewer of Mormon literature and sf&f, and an aspiring creative writer with one published novel. To contact me about the AML blog, email jonathan AT langfordwriter DOT com.

The (New) Amateur World of Writing and Publishing

Amateur. It’s an ambivalent word — much like its opposite, professional. On the one hand, bound into its very etymology is the noble notion of doing something out of love, rather than for profit or because it is simply one’s … Continue reading

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“The Shining Dream Road Out,” by M. Shayne Bell

Recently, I bought a copy of How We Play the Game in Salt Lake and Other Stories, a collection of short(ish) fiction by M. Shayne Bell. I’ve been reading at it since, and eventually plan to write and post a … Continue reading

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AML Conference 2014 Schedule

Association for Mormon Letters Annual Conference 11 and 12 April, 2014 Venue: Utah Valley University Library Friday evening: (note this will be held in lecture theater LA101) 6pm Welcome and opening panel: New Mormon Theater (Eric Samuelson, Jerry Argetsinger, Scott … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card: Mormon Literary Pioneer

Quick: What author has arguably done more than any other to explore multiple ways of being Mormon, across multiple genres and audiences? Answer: Orson Scott Card. Which you already knew, because you read the title of this column. It’s a … Continue reading

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AML Website Down

This is just an announcement to let people know that the AML website is temporarily down. We’re working on resolving the problems related to this. The blog continues to be functional. Thanks to those who pointed this out to us. … Continue reading

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Time for Whitney Nominations!

So, you’ve complained about previous years’ Whitney Awards? The book you liked didn’t even make it to finalist status? Well, now is the time to help correct that! ’Tis the season — anytime between now and Dec. 31 of this … Continue reading

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