What Is Conservative Fiction?

This is a difficult question to answer. Conservative fiction hails back to when quality fiction told stories with admirable heroes and identifiable villains. It reinforces traditional moral values, instead of trying to define a new morality. It values tradition, religion, and history. Its readers are varied, from all races and creeds and ethnicities, and men are as likely to read it as women.

Once upon a time, all fiction was like this. It did not try to create new forms, or jam identity politics into a story’s theme. It simply told good stories.

This form of fiction slipped from us like melting ice from a riverbank, softly and quickly. We did not notice until we suddenly could not find it.

I aim to get some of it back. Look forward to the introduction of a new fiction magazine here in the future, as well as regular book reviews and eventually a small-press publisher.