|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.
Further details can be found here.
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.
Further details can be found here.
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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More information on the books/author can be found here and here.
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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The Lions' Den - III could not say how long I slept, since dates had for some time been meaningless to me, but it was the threat of frost which woke me. The spring was past, and the heat of summer, and autumn was beginning to crystallise in the youngest chapter of the Island's memory.The Lions' Den - II by QuiEstInLiteris
When sleep took me, those months before I say months, though I still know not whether they were six or sixteen, mere seasons past, or more than a year When sleep took me, those months before, it had seemed a thing of peace, a kindly ally to whom I should surrender and from whom I could seek succour. I had been quick to embrace it, quick to accept it, and when it chose to cast me out, I was not yet ready to let go. Perhaps that is why no star greeted me on my emergence from that trance, and no gentle pressure bore me upward. I awoke in darkness. Bitter and complete, it bore down on me from all directions with the dense, rocky soil that constrained my limbs. I had surrendered to the earth, and for a chilling mom
Magic's Secret Chapter 1Chapter 1Magic's Secret Chapter 1 by memoryshift
Fog clung to the early morning, its grey mantle shrouding the earth with an ominous sense of melancholy. The icy bite of the frosted earth stole past the thin straw pallet which served as a bed. Victorious in its onslaught, Helene awoke in a wave of irrepressible shivers.
She brushed honey-gold tangles away from her sea-green eyes, peering into the morn's gloomy ill-humor. "Pox on the weather," she mumbled, keeping her voice low. She slipped free from the woolen rag of a blanket and the tangle of her little sister's arms, careful not to disturb the child's fitful slumber. Her freed hand brushed back Annel's damp ringlets -- no fever.
At the light touch the child jerked, and a weak whimper preceded a spate of rambling words. "It's emerald. I seen I seen it. Emerald!"
"Shush, Nel. It be okay."
The child's eyelids barely raised
A Walk in the Woods Sunlight filtered through the branches of the trees overhead. The light fell through the changing leaves in rays of crimson and gold. The fallen leaves crunched and swished as I walked. It was one of those days where all was right in the world.A Walk in the Woods by Tobaeus
But something was off. It wasn't just that I woke up surrounded by trees instead of walls and lying on leaves instead of my down comforter. If this was a forest, where was all the wildlife? No birds chirped, no squirrels scampered across my path, no deer watching me from a comfortable distance. It was too much.
A chill crept in, and I wished I had brought my jacket with me, or that whatever force brought me here had provided one. I rubbed my arms to get the chill out of them, but the action did little to warm or comfort me.
There was a clearing up ahead. Shadows moved about, and I thought of human contact. I needed to see a fri
BEcKa WARNING SCARYA distant scream woke me up.BEcKa WARNING SCARY by Methemac
As I shifted my body, the leaves underneath me rustled. My eyes opened, and despite the darkness, I could see just fine. The dim light of a full moon shone through the trees, casting long, reaching shadows across the spot where I lay. Unable to remember how I ended up in the forest, I groaned, and glanced at my watch.
I sat up, a vague sense of loneliness overcoming me. Brushing the dirt off my back, I tried to force myself to remember the events of the night that had brought me to this strange end.
I could not remember.
Looking about, I saw a tall, iron fence some distance from my present location, it's vastness protected from my vision by many, slender trees, their branches extended like skeletal arms. They reminded me of someone, or something, but again the memory proved insubstantial.
Approaching the fence, I soon saw that beyond was a graveyard. My breath quickened.&
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|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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