Historical Fiction Magazine

 

As the newly-hired, co-managing editor of Historical Fiction Magazine, your job is to publish stories which are consistent with, and support the company’s mission statement. 

 

Mission Statement

Historical Fiction Magazine (HFM) is dedicated to serving the information and entertainment needs of purveyors (writers, readers, editors) of historical fiction world wide by providing entertaining, historically accurate examples of historical fiction.

 

Your first (and hopefully not last) assignment for HFM is to finish writing and editing the attached manuscript started by one of your freelance writers. Because your predecessor, Dr. Cornelius Hennessey, died suddenly in a bazaar gardening accident, and your freelance writer is too distraught to continue the project, you have very limited time to get the story out. You realize that the article provided has some serious holes in it and that some research will be required by you and your co-managing editor. To top it all off, neither you nor your partner has an extensive background in Egyptology. Luckily, Dr. Hennessey left you a list of sources before he died:

 

Contact an Egyptologist:

http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/egypt/email.addresses.html

 

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt:

http://www.iwebquest.com/egypt/mission1.htm#play

http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/EGYPT/daily.html

 

Death, Burial, Magic, Mythology, Gods:

http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/EGYPT/d&b.html

http://www.touregypt.net/OSIRIS.HTM

http://www.touregypt.net/gods1.htm

http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2000/10/05/27538.html

http://www.per-sekhmet.org/Sekhmet/medicalmagic.html

http://www.philae.nu/akhet/Heka.html

 

Egypt Today:

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0775375.html

 

General Ancient Egypt:

http://www.virtual-egypt.com/

http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/EGYPT/writ.html

http://www.anthro.mankato.msus.edu/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/geographyandagriculture.html

 

Khufu:

http://www.nemo.nu/ibisportal/0egyptintro/3egypt/3index.htm

http://www.touregypt.net/04dyn02.htm

http://www.guardians.net/egypt/khufu.htm

 

People & Clothing of Ancient Egypt:

http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/EGYPT/people.html

http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/clothing.htm

 

Pyramids:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/khufuenter.html

http://www.eyelid.co.uk/pyramid3.htm

 

Timeline for Ancient Egypt:

http://chaos1.hypermart.net/egypt/tae.html

 

Valley of the Kings:

http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~ancient/kv.htm

 

You’ve been struggling a long time and success on this project will most likely mean that you can finally have a steady, 9-5 job in the publishing.

 

Good Luck!