|Hi there! Do you love fantasy? Do you love sci fi? Do you love literature? Then this is the place for you! We are a group where all you fantasy and sci fi authors out there can post your work.|
We aim to gain exposure for our wonderful members, and to help them to get and to give reviews on their writing.
If this sounds like the group for you, simply click the 'Join' button in this page. Once we accept your request, you're in. Simple as that!
Each piece submitted must be categorised correctly, according to our available folders. These folders also have a submission limit, which can be seen below.
Fantasy - Short Stories - Submission limit: 3/week
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Our Critique Team
If you want critique, then feel free to submit to our Critique Folder. However, we do have a 3/month limit, so try not to exceed this. If you do submit to this folder, your submission will be dealt with by our delightful Critique Team, so if you need some help, don't be shy.
We are always looking for dedicated critiquers to join us, so if you're interested in becoming part of our critique team there are two ways to apply. If you are not yet a member of the group, you can join as a critiquer, however we would ask that you explain why you would like the position in your join request. If you are already a group member, then you can send a note to the group explaining the same.
This is an invite only position, that holds no responsibility to the group. Those in this role receive special privileges, such as automatic acceptance for submissions, the occasional feature and access to the admin area. Generally, those in this role will either have formerly helped to admin the group in some way, won a contest in which it was listed as a prize, or had at least fifteen pieces accepted into the group.
We have three folders in our favourites - featured, which is for all favourites, previous picture prompts, for images that have been featured in our prompts, and helpful pieces, for works that can be of use to our members when writing.
If you want to submit a favourite, feel free. In all likelihood it will be accepted (except in previous picture prompts) so long as it relates to the group's theme (literature and/or fantasy and sci fi).
There is just one rule for submission into favourites and that is that you must not suggest your own work. We will only accept suggestions if you are suggesting the work of other people.
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will soon be holding a contest to create a cover for an erotica anthology. The max rating will be PG-13.
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is a new group for writers who are looking to improve with exercises, prompts and critiques, and are looking for new members.
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GallionsGallions by ChibiNomad
I watched the sun as it set that night, upon our world. I gazed out at the oranges and yellows as they burst into the gloaming shades of crimson, reminding me so much of my people. We resided in the deep, deep forests of a land that was once called Olberron, but is now called Shackle because of the humans who expanded close to our territories a decade ago.
The trees of our wood always grow in shades of red, the fairest of all our trees being the Gallion tree, which bore the blue fruit we call gallies. Gallies have a thick, blue hide but have crisp, orange fruit on the inside. The fruit, if ever eaten, will affect the eater depending upon how they've treated others. If you have told a lie and you eat a gally fruit, you will immediately tell the truth. If you have killed someone and you eat a gally, you will die. In short, the gally fruit is sacred because it teaches the eater a valuable lesson, one way or another.
My people have always guarded our Gallion trees with much fuss, and we ci
On The Division Of The SunAt some point, there is a moment where you have to step back from everything and lock your mind onto the first thing that crosses it. Me, I thought I heard the wind smiling. So I listened to it, and thought, this isn't so bad.On The Division Of The Sun by Solarune
Until the weight of Splittime cracked it open, and I was back reeling in the
steel forest, holding a wrist made of sharp bones. Hak's bones were so thin that I could feel their shapes in my fingers. I could see his skin dragging like loose blinds.
"I go no further," he said, and his voice was like reeds jumping in the rain.
Close to Splittime, there is no visible change, but you can almost feel Lightset preparing to shut itself off. It always disorients me. I know, of course, why it's done, and I know our bodies can survive Darkhalf, and we won't even remember it until we wake up again, and I know the new world won't get any sunlight if it doesn't happen
but I still hate it.
"Don't be afraid," Hak said, when my eyes started to shutter for the
Kevin - Dragon Bio 2010Dragon Bio 2010Kevin - Dragon Bio 2010 by kevinkjb81
Age: 18 - 20
Birth Date: August 25th, 1992
Appearance: Looks almost normal When in Human form except for the Fangs that point out of his mouth, and the Pointed Nail on his Hands and Feet.
In dragon form he is an Anthro-Dragon and has Blood Red Scales, and Black Wings, with a White Spike at the Tips his wings. Has long black hair that he usually keeps tied up. Has Black Fur instead of Chest Plates and has a small bit of hair at the end of his snout. Stands about 7 foot tall. Has five Black Claws on both Hands and Feet. Also has Pointed ears that barely Stick out from his hair.
Personality: Usually keeps to himself, and hides many secrets, even the fact that he is a dragon to most of his friends, only two of them know that secret, his Friend Bryant from Shadowgrove, and his girlfriend, Christy, who he inadvertently turned into a dragon as well. Very Loyal and Protective of his
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Journeyman Shaman Chapter 2Chapter TwoJourneyman Shaman Chapter 2 by Noratcat
Night had fallen over the entire town. The residents, save for the barflies, safely hid themselves away into their beds. This was the same for Yamner Manor. Iroquis Yamner was one of these residents. For the first time in weeks, the old man felt comforted. Certainly, he had placed the task of regaining his home's sanctity safe. With all he was paying, one would be foolish not to perform a good job. Closing his eyes, he drifted into slumber.
The entire manor fell silent. No living thing stirred. However, something began to and the tranquil silence was broken. Amidst the halls, it moved. It sensed someone new had intruded upon this place. The mortal presence disturbed it somewhat. It knew what they were after. It would not stand for that. This was its territory and what they wanted belonged to it.
There would be no chase for now. The prey would come along in due time and it would be ready. There was a shift in movement, it sensed. Time for the hunt to began.
The blaring sound
Journeyman Shaman ProlougePrologueJourneyman Shaman Prolouge by Noratcat
In the very beginning, the world was full of energy. From this energy sprung the gods. Almighty beings, they cultivated the world from a lifeless waste into a lush environment. When their work was done, they dubbed the world "Ceres". Next, they created life, the animals, and their children the mystic ones. For years, life was peaceful. However, curious creatures emerged. These creatures, which had evolved from simple apes, came to be called humans. The humans lived alongside the gods and the mystic ones, growing and developing. Soon relationships with many different species were fostered and the peace would seemingly last for an eternity.
As time passed however, greed replaced curiosity in many a human heart. They began to harvest energy from the mystic ones themselves. This continued until both sides escalated into a war.
The only known details of the war, were of bloody fighting and violence. Then, the war simply stopped. Who was the final victor? Nobody knows. Th
Journeyman Shaman Chapter 3 Chapter ThreeJourneyman Shaman Chapter 3 by Noratcat
The pool spilled from the open wounds growing larger and goopy. The carpet stained and would soon become hard and crusty. Jin knelt in close taking care to avoid the blood. He recoiled after doing so. What was he thinking he thought this was a dead body and here he was gawking like a child staring at another's deformity.
He had to keep his wits. It would look rather silly for him to scream and run around upon seeing a corpse and it serve no purpose. Taking a deep breath, he knelt to the head to look at the wound.
There was a wet squish. He had stepped into some blood. "Eww." He muttered.
The irony smell reached his nose. He hated it. Willing himself he looked at the head the source of the wound. Even in the darkness, several punctured holes were bored into the old man's head. From the size, Jin would have to guess nails made them. He looked over the man's face, it was a limp expression but the eyes lay open. He didn't know what the old man had seen in his last momen
|For many serious writers, an important part of improvement is detailed feedback. But, as I'm sure we've all found, it is not so easy to come by. Therefore, we present to you the "Beta Buddy" feature.|
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Publishing ScamsCopied and pasted from my blog since deviantART's been having this problem for a while now. I had meant to post something on this matter back in October since it was when I noticed more and more "publishers" like this popping up on the site, but never got around to it. Of course, with all of these unprofessional publishers coming out of the woodwork again recently, I thought I'd share what I shared on my blog here.
What is a scam publisher?
Essentially, a scam publisher is a press that cheats authors into believing that they are getting traditionally published by their rules and guidelines. However, if you read the fine print, you'll see that "traditionally" publishing you is not at all what's happening. This can range from promising royalties which never come, making you pay a fee to be published, or even stem from lack of professionalism. While the term "scam" usually means forcing you to pay, there are many other
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