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Meet Yasmin

Hello!

My name’s Yasmin and I am a co-founder of Otherverse Magazine (https://otherversemagazine.com/) a new sci-fi and fantasy publication coming out this October. We are currently open for submissions from both artists and authors and pay a flat fee of £30 to every writer we publish, and would love to receive your work!

We are very grateful for any support as we continue our journey to producing the first issue of Otherverse. If you would like to donate to ensure future issues of our magazine, you can do so here: https://otherversemagazine.com/support-us-2/

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I’ve always loved reading, and some of my best childhood memories are waking up on a Saturday morning and pulling a tome out from under my pillow to read until my stomach started growling. As such, I am always on the lookout for exciting new releases and July is a packed month for SFF novels. 

You can find a comprehensive list of some of the most anticipated novels of the month here: https://gizmodo.com/51-new-sci-fi-and-fantasy-books-to-add-to-your-reading-1847149169.

The ones I will be looking out for on my next book shopping trip include:

‘Breeder’ by Honni van Rijswijk

Will Meadows is a seemingly average fifteen-year-old Westie, who lives and works in Zone F, the run-down outermost ring of the Corporation […] Every day in Zone F is a struggle, especially for Will who is fighting against time for access to an illegal medical drug, Crystal 8.

With a 4.6 Goodreads rating ‘Breeder’ is proving a hit, and personally I’m drawn to Rijswijk’s bleak dystopian worldbuilding. I am a huge fan of YA fiction, and find that a gritty setting can complement the characteristic angst of YA protagonists very well.

‘Capture the Crown’ by Jennifer Estep

Gemma Ripley has a reputation for being a pampered princess who is more interested in pretty gowns, sparkling jewelry, and other frivolous things than learning how to rule the kingdom of Andvari. But her carefully crafted persona is just an act to hide the fact that Gemma is a powerful mind magier—and a spy. 

Following the huge success of her Crown of Shards series, this new trilogy is sure to receive a lot of attention and draw readers back into a fantasy world they love. The combination of danger, mystery, and potential romance is often proves for a gripping read, and I am excited to see the development of Estep’s world. 

Which new releases are you on the lookout for? Are you excited to see a favourite author’s latest work, or has a dazzling debut caught your eye? 

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