March Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine Is Out!
After Dinner Conversation
by Kolby Granville
2d ago
The March, 2024 Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine is out! Delight in intriguing, thought-provoking conversations about ethics, philosophy, and social issues! Each issue features both established writers and up-and-coming authors who contribute fascinating philosophical insights on controversial topics like marriage equality, assisted suicide, the meaning of death, animal rights and defining your “purpose.” It’s time to go deep in search of truth! Sign up today on the website to get your copy today! You can also get our magazine through our partners starting on the 10th, via Zinio, Readl ..read more
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Adding Story Content Warnings
After Dinner Conversation
by Kolby Granville
1w ago
“We are happy to provide Content Warnings to help readers, parents and teachers better select stories. This is not in response to any complaints, but is a proactive step we have decided to take to better help serve our community.” — Kolby Granville, Founder & Editor-in-Chief After Dinner Conversation, the award-wining literary magazine with a focus on short fiction that asks ethical and philosophical questions is proud to announce, starting with our May, 2024 issue, we will start adding applicable “Content Warnings” at the start of each magazine story. While we were unable to find a stand ..read more
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How to be an ethical person (according to AI)
After Dinner Conversation
by Kolby Granville
2w ago
How To Be An Ethical Person (according to AI) In a world where ethical dilemmas and moral ambiguity often arise, being an ethical person is not only a personal choice but also a responsibility towards oneself and others. Ethics, at its core, is about making conscious decisions that prioritize the well-being and respect of individuals and the greater society. While the path to becoming an ethical person may seem daunting, it is a journey worth embarking upon for the betterment of ourselves and the world around us. In this blog post, we will explore some key principles and practical steps to hel ..read more
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Unveiling Transparency: The Raleigh Review's Groundbreaking Literary Insight
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by Kolby Granville
2w ago
In the dynamic world of literature, the submission process can often feel like navigating uncharted waters for aspiring writers. Questions about acceptance rates, the impact of networking, and the influence of solicited submissions versus open submissions (often with a submission fee) have long lingered in the minds of those seeking publication. In a move towards transparency and openness, the Raleigh Review has created a webpage on their site in response listing the solicited versus open acceptance rates for literary magazines. Transparency in the submissions process is, at least in our opini ..read more
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New Editor For Our Substack!
After Dinner Conversation
by Kolby Granville
3w ago
We are very excited to announce that Tina Forsee is taking over running our Substack! Tina started out as a reading volunteer, later assisted with our audiobooks, and is running our upcoming writing workshop. Kolby will continue as the EiC of after Dinner Conversation and running all other operations. https://afterdinnerconversation.substack.com ..read more
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February Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine Is Out!
After Dinner Conversation
by Kolby Granville
1M ago
The February, 2024 Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine is out! Delight in intriguing, thought-provoking conversations about ethics, philosophy, and social issues! Each issue features both established writers and up-and-coming authors who contribute fascinating philosophical insights on controversial topics like marriage equality, assisted suicide, the meaning of death, animal rights and defining your “purpose.” It’s time to go deep in search of truth! Sign up today on the website to get your copy today! You can also get our magazine through our partners starting on the 10th, via Zinio, Re ..read more
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After Dinner Conversation is starting virtual classes!
After Dinner Conversation
by Kolby Granville
1M ago
After Dinner Conversation is starting virtual classes! A virtual writing workshop, and a virtual book club/discussion group for stories we publish. Starting in March, 2024, reserve your spot today! https://buff.ly/3u3LeAk #writingworkingshop #bookclub #readingclub #virtual (Virtual) Writing Workshop Application Details Writing Sample Required (3,500-6,000 words) $9USD Application Fee (Non-Refundable)* Application Deadline: March 10, 2024 Payment Deadline: April 1, 2024 ($200USD) Limited To 6 Participants. (Virtual) After Dinner Conversation Limited to 10 Students March 10t ..read more
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We asked AI what the moral solution is in "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
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by Kolby Granville
1M ago
We asked AI what the moral solution is in "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is a short story by Ursula K. Le Guin that presents a moral dilemma. In the story, the happiness and prosperity of the utopian city of Omelas depend on the suffering of a single child. The ethical response for a character in this situation is subjective and depends on the individual's moral principles and values. Readers often interpret the story in various ways, and there is no single "correct" ethical response. Some potential ethical responses for a character in "The Ones Who W ..read more
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It's Easy To Stay Humble When You Know You Know Nothing...
After Dinner Conversation
by Kolby Granville
1M ago
Readers, Here is the long and the short of it.  After Dinner Conversation has been going strong for five years, and we have always had requests for teachers/professors to copy and use our short stories in their classrooms.  We've always said yes, and that finally got us to thinking, "hey, we should put out themed books!"  So, this year, we are.  Nine themed books based on previous short stories we have published. The first themed book is "Technology Ethics." Publishing books we know how to do, what we don't know how to do is get public reviews.  As ..read more
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"Best of" Philosophy Ethics Short Story Fiction - 2023
After Dinner Conversation
by Kolby Granville
1M ago
“Best of” 2023 Anthology Philosophy Ethics Short Story Fiction Each year we ask our subscribers to pick their favorite new stories we published for the year and release them as an anthology book of 20(ish) stories. This year, we are proud to announce the following stories will be released on February 1st as part of our digital/print "Best Of" anthology of 2023. https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/2024books Listed In Order of Magazine Appearance The Chair of Opportunity The Worst Thing You Can Do is Nothing M.I.N.D. Your Marriage Glad All Over Understanding Ice Cream T ..read more
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