This issue challenged our contributors to pick a favorite creator or creation, and then explore what they love most about it. From Batman to Edith Warton, we hope you will love exploring these stories anew and perhaps may discover an unexplored favorite of your own!


Fear, Chaos & Pain: The Rise of a Hero, by Charity Bishop

Daniel Kean: My Favorite Fictional Character, by Eva Joy Schonhaar

The Gothic Stories of Angela Carter, by Marianna Kaplun

Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Scarlet Letter, by Ashley Yarbrough

Middle-Earth on the Big Screen: A Master Class in Fantasy Storytelling, by Kirsty Pearce

Persistence & Patience: Jane Austen’s Persuasion, by Rachel Kovaciny

The House that Wharton Built, by Rachel Sexton

A Long Way After Dark, by Jessica Prescott

Sherlock Holmes: The Shadow in the Window, by Carissa Horton

The Forgotten Sister: Anne Brontë, by Veronica Leigh

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