|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
Sci Fi - Short Stories - Submission limit: 5/week
Sci Fi - Chapters - Submission limit: 5/week
Fantasy - Chapters - Submission limit: 2/week
Poetry - Submission limit: 6/week
Profiles - Submission limit: 5/week
The group's founder is the one that has the final say on submissions, and keeps the group running. If you have any queries about the group, you should either send a note, or get in contact with the founder.
Our moderators are responsible for reviewing submissions, voting on pieces before they can be accepted into the group. You may well come across them during your time in the group, so give them love.
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.
Submissions must be literature.
No fanfic. (Apologies to all you fanfic writers, but we would prefer original works.)
Submissions must have elements of fantasy and/or science fiction.
No prohibited content. Mature content such as scenes of extreme violence or sexual content will be accepted, so long as it stays within the rules set by dA, and has an appropriate mature content warning on it.
All work must be your own.
Please submit to the appropriate folder.
Please do not try to exceed folder submission limits (which can be seen above).
We will only accept works written in English. I'm sorry if this affects you, but we don't have the ability to monitor submissions in foreign languages.
We will accept visual poetry (note if clarification is needed on this).
Pieces must be submitted to a Literature Gallery as a text submission (not written in the author's comments).
Please be polite, and respectful of the group and its members.
All submissions and join requests will be reviewed before they are accepted, so don't be alarmed if there isn't an immediate response to your request.
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has started a weekly writing prompt. All you need to do, is write a poem inspired by the prompt.
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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.
Further details can be found here. Any other information TBC.
is a new group focused on inspiration for writers. They are currently looking for members.
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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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is a new group for bringing writers together as a community. They have games, activities and contests, and aim to provide more feedback to writers.
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Bonds Deeper Than BloodBonds Deeper Than Blood by meroe1313
I don't care how 'primitive' people say we are, I would never force my old life on anyone, Aumi thought as she ran her wet claws through her dangling, amber hair. "Mutt," her peers had yelled while they beat her with sticks until she could hardly move. "Half-breed! Inhuman freak!" The children's disgusting faces played through Aumi's mind even some twenty years later as the crude, patchwork metal floor chilled the old scars on her knees. After a long breath, Aumi tackled the loose fur on her tail. Wads of the black spotted, off-white hair stuck to her hands. When she dipped her work-worn hands back into the washbasin, the house door suddenly banged open. Aumi's furry ears swiveled. She recognized the lanky, scruffy-haired silhouette and relaxed.
"Aumi! Aumi, guess what? It's starting! The festival's starting!" The mahogany
The Thirteenth ManThere's a saying; a red dawn brings bloodshed.The Thirteenth Man by RavensScar
Unfortunately, from where I was standing, that red dawn seemed to be guaranteed. We were in orbit above Aurvandil's Toe, drifting above the night-side of the planet. But the system's star - a red dwarf - was starting to make its presence known. The first sliver of the sun was creeping out from behind the world, splashing a sanguine light across our humble defensive fleet, and through my ship's bridge.
We numbered no more than a dozen, and the Dain's Legacy must have carried half our guns. The archaic cruiser set me in mind of some ancient beast from the primordial ocean's depths; his hull was egg-shaped, and made up of a patchwork of re-fitted armour plates, while his main battery trailed from his stern, mounted on half-a-dozen, immense mechanical tentacles.
The rest of us were no more than gunboats or monitors, huddled behind the Legacy like fish trailing in the wake of a storm-whale.
I caught myself r
Hic Sunt DraconesHic Sunt Dracones (Here Be Dragons)Hic Sunt Dracones by EnderXenocide0
The Lighthouse at Night slid silently across the empty space as deftly as a fish drifts through the ocean. Captain Toran stared out at the vast canvas littered with stars. He wondered, briefly, if they would ever find anything but barren rocks and uninhabitable gas giants in their travels.
"Sir? I believe we have something." One man said, a hint of excitement escaping his lips.
In his decade aboard The Lighthouse, the captain had had his fair share of false alarmshe was considerably less hopeful. Toran stood behind Rels, inspecting the data provided by the computers. They were certainly approaching a small object that did not resemble a typical asteroid. "Do we have picture?"
"It's coming into view now. I will send it to the primary ID." Captain Toran turned back to face his seat. Th
Lost and FoundLost and Found by SashaFitzgerald
I found your gatekeeper. I materialized out of nothingness, to the astonishment of the powerful eyes I beheld.
The head of the counsel, whom we playfully named Mildred, turned my way, and furrowed his thick brows rashly.
So soon? But how?
You forget, my dear counsel-man, I smiled my wide, crooked smile, I used to be an adept. The old ones exchanged awed glances, clearly floored. I may have been powerful long ago and may have failed to mention to these old gits that before retrieving their precious cargo, I had first been restrained, captured, and then dug up by a wraith of a boy, who unknowingly, had given me freedom. The great counsel also seemed to forget that nearly two disgustingly awful decades had passed since they banished me. Ahh, better for me. It meant the deal was more likely to hold.
The counsel mumbled amongst themselves for ages. I stood there, wavering in the light, twiddling what ought to have been my thu
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Star-SentOnce there was a girl who was in love with the night sky.Star-Sent by Shamziel
She had visited planetariums and read children's books on astronomy. She had learned to identify nineteen different constellations and would always look for them on dark, clear nights. She had gotten her father to stick glow-in-the-dark stars and planets to her bedroom ceiling. She had eaten freeze-dried astronaut ice cream and thought it tasted better than anything else in the world.
As time passed the girl began to learn about the universe, about things like asteroids and black holes. Little by little she came to know the invisible forces that governed outer space, and the night sky became more than just a sky to her. It was a giant treasure box, filled with the secrets of the places beyond earth.
The girl's love slowly turned to longing. She wanted to know the stars through more than just pictures and models, because deep down she believed that there was something in the universe she couldn't find on her own planet. The thoug
We Are UniqueWe are unique, which is in our own special way.We Are Unique by RuthlessZero
We are unique, which is what pulls us together.
We are unique, which seperates us from everyone else.
We are unique, which is why we understand each other.
We are unique, which is why we love each other.
We are unique, which defines us.
We are unique, which is why we care.
We are unique, which is why we're weird.
We are unique, which is why we're willing to sacrifice it all.
We are unique, which is why life is worth living.
We are unique, which is why God cares.
We are unique, which is why we want a little taste of everyone.
We are unique, which is why we are who we are.
Maybe being unique isn't so bad...
Maybe being unique is another way of showing how you really feel.
Skaters do tricks...
Jocks play sports...
Goth's mope around...
Emo's cut themselves...
Nerds play with tech...
Populars compare themselves with eachother...
The fighters comunicate with their fists...
And us? The one's who don't fit in?
We just stand aside and laugh. We d
|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.|
Opt into this feature, and you will be randomly paired with another member who has also signed up. Each pair will then become "Beta Buddies", which basically means that they will be each others' beta reader (someone who reads over drafts in order to provide detailed feedback).
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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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