The Copperfield Review Quarterly

is creating a literary journal for readers and writers of historical fiction

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A message from Meredith Allard, executive editor of The Copperfield Review Quarterly.

When I began The Copperfield Review in September 2000, I had no grand plans other than to provide an online home for short historical fiction and historical poetry. As a writer of historical fiction, I discovered that there weren’t many journals that published historical fiction and none that were exclusively devoted to the genre. Since 2000, The Copperfield Review has developed a worldwide reputation as the leading market for short historical fiction and poetry. We are proud of The Copperfield Review's reputation as a journal that publishes quality literature. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing submissions of historical fiction and poetry that have come our way.

There is a devoted audience for historical fiction. Readers love historical fiction. They love the escape from our current times as well as the insight into how societies have evolved. Writers love historical fiction because it is both an emotional and an intellectual challenge to bring the past to life in a way that is entertaining to a modern audience.

In our quest to publish the best in historical fiction, we proudly publish established writers as well as emerging writers. When Copperfield first began, Writer’s Digest named our journal as a leading market for new writers, and it’s a title we still wear proudly. Many of our writers, both new and established, have gone on to accomplish wonderful things in the world of literature.

At Copperfield, we have always had a tiny staff. Sometimes, we have three editors. Other times, we have two editors. Most of the time, we are a staff of one (Me! Okay, me and my cat, but she can’t read and she sits on my laptop).

Why Patreon? Why Now?

Since it has been up to me to keep Copperfield afloat, I felt it was best to keep the journal to a manageable size. Running The Copperfield Review is a true labor of love, and I believe readers and contributors have connected with that. That is a Very Good Thing.

Over the years we’ve fiddled with various forms of funding. We tried advertisements but decided that we couldn’t feature books or services we didn’t fully support. We tried providing editorial reviews for books but again realized that we weren’t comfortable saying things about books that we didn’t believe. We’ve also passed over other forms of funding that would have meant losing creative control of the journal.

Our hope for Patreon is that it allows us to continue The Copperfield Review that readers and writers love while expanding our horizons. In July 2021, The Copperfield Review will become The Copperfield Review Quarterly. We will feature digital and bound editions of our journal of historical fiction, and we would love to have an app so that our digital editions are more accessible. We want to hire staff so that we can accomplish more than we can with our staff of one. We would also love to add more funding to Copperfield Press so we can publish novels written by authors with unique voices and important historical stories to share. 

How can you help?

If you love our historical short fiction and historical poetry, and if you value the work we do for the literary community, I hope you will consider becoming a Friend of CRQ. Thank you. 

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