Welcome to a snowy world of literature and liberty. Here you’ll find magic in both fact and fiction….
We launched Snowy Fictions in March 2019. The founder, Madeleine, wanted to celebrate history and literature.
And thus, Snowy Fictions was born – an ongoing digital project concerned with public history, creative writing and education. We aim to produce high-quality, informative articles and videos about a variety of topics: literature, history, art and sculpture, languages, travel, religion and liberty. Since our inception, we’ve taken an anti-censorship stance, opposing manipulative contracts, excessive morality clauses and censorship. Successful art, and therefore, successful societies, require free speech.
Snowy Fictions provides alternatives to moral relativism. We do that by exploring literature and discussing creative writing, film and comics. There are growing sections on philosophy, history and travel, giving you a wide scope of content to read and discuss.
Our goal is to not replace divisive theories with a dogmatic approach of our own, but to combine various approaches together, and to promote meaningful debate about fiction’s role in the 21st century. This blog isn’t about Madeleine’s own politics, either. It’s a better vision of literature: where excellence, skill and originality thrive.
We’re proud of the intellectually diverse readership, who come from Austria to Zimbabwe. Snowy Fictions is pro-Western and views European civilisation, particularly in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, as meritious.
We are proud of Snowy Fictions, and what the future holds for us.
Snowy Fictions values:
–Independence. Snowy Fictions does not act according to any organisation or publisher. We’re independent and will not censor our message or weaken it. We also support alternative social media sites and news outlets that aren’t owned by multi-billionaire companies. We’re firmly critical of laws stigmatising certain viewpoints.
–Free Speech and Expression. For society and literature to prosper, human minds must speak freely and without fear of harm. At Snowy Fictions, we understand that governments, big corporations and universities harm individuals by suppressing speech and ideas. This is certainly true when the ideas promoted are awful, demoralising and false.
We’re critical of big Anglosphere publishers using morality clauses in their contracts with authors, and the use of ‘sensitivity’ readers. Those who express ‘unfashionable’ opinions, frequently deemed as ‘right-wing’ should not face harassment or a loss in publishing opportunities.
Although ‘bad ideas’ exist, Snowy Fictions argues that debate, not censorship, is crucial to literature.
–Liberty. As a crucial principal to the Enlightenment and Romanticism, liberty is a requirement for any successful society, particularly in the field of online education. As Snowy Fictions discusses fiction publishing, we encourage authors to take creative risks and to not have fear in exploring unfashionable opinions or subjects.
–Knowledge. Whilst our articles have their own perspective, Snowy Fictions promotes knowledge. Our sections on history, travel and philosophy engage with the wider world. Our motto is: ‘Understanding The World Through Fiction.’ That means using fictional texts to improve our understanding of our world.
For example, one of our videos uses two scenes from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire to understand medieval stained glass, art history and the lives of saints. We believe that the line between fiction and fact is thin, and that a well-educated society values both genres.
We reject the idea that fiction is pure escapism and has no grounding in reality. Through blog posts and videos, we argue that we can learn about our lives through the medium of fiction.
If you’d like to reach Madeleine with any questions, you can via:
Writers interested in feedback can book beta reading for short stories.
Madeleine will respond to messages within the next three business days. She is not interested in sponsored content or book reviews. Alternatively, you can check out her website for more personal details.