Category Archives: This Week in Mormon Literature

Cedar Fort cancels publication of a novel over homosexuality in author bio

Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, an independent publisher located in Springville, UT, has decided to cancel publication of a YA fantasy novel rather than include a line in co-author Michael Jensen’s bio that would have read, “He lives in Salt … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, August 17, 2013

This is an abbreviated Week in Review, mainly collecting Austenland movie reviews, and passing on a few news pieces, like more OSC controversy, some SF and comic news, and a preview of Plan-B Theatre’s “Year of Eric Samuelsen”. I am … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, August 12, 2013

Lots of new short stories, lots of plays at fringe festivals, several straight-to-DVD films released, and more Ender’s Game at #1 on the paperback list. News and blog posts Rachel Ann Nunes reports, “Beloved author Anita Stansfield has Celiac Disease, … Continue reading

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Announcement: Latter-Gay Saints Published

This July sees the publication from Lethe Press of Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction, edited and introduced by Gerald S. Argetsinger and co-edited by Jeff Laver and Johnny Townsend. Here’s the bulk of a description from the … Continue reading

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This Summer in Mormon Literature, June-July 2013

Amy Harmon’s A Different Blue marks the start of a new era. It is the first self-published LDS-authored novel to reach the NYT and USA Today bestseller lists. Comic-con gives a new opportunity for Ender’s Game foes and friends to … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, June 8, 2013

The winners of the Mormon Lit Blitz were announced, LDS Publisher revealed her secret identity, a new Orson Scott Card Ender prequel (as Ender’s Game itself hits #1 on the Mass Market Paperback Bestseller list), and okay reviews of the … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, May 25, 2013

The Mormon Lit Blitz is going on this week. The New York Times produced an in-depth article on the BYU Animation program, its success in placing graduates with Hollywood studios, and the issues of how Mormon values play in the … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, May 11, 2013

The LDStorymakers Conference is going on, with the Whitney Awards to be announced at the Gala dinner tonight. I have lots of Whitney book reviews and wrap-ups. Plan-B Theatre’s 2013-14 season will be dedicated to the work of Eric Samuelsen. … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, April 29, 2013

Sorry to post right after Jonathan, but I have been dragging this around unfinished for over a week, it is time to get this giant hunk of info dumped so I can go to bed. The Whitney Awards ballots are … Continue reading

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2005 Mormon Literature Year in Review

[I am continuing to republish the Mormon Literature Year In Review columns which I first posted on the AML-list discussion list. Here are my 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 reviews.] Prose fiction In 2005 a trio of young Mormon … Continue reading

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