|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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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
Engine of Chaos"Define problem," I said, watching my guest over steepled fingers.Engine of Chaos by RavensScar
The man - he had introduced himself as Edward Carter - twisted a machine-pressed felt hat between calloused hands.
"Well, I run a warehouse in the West India docks for a Mister Hibberd," he began, and grimaced, his pale brow furrowing beneath lank, age-bleached hair. "Top gent. But... There's somethin' tha's not right."
Oil-stained fingernails bit into his hat's brim, and he wet his lips.
"The foreman - he's walked out on me. An' I can't get lightermen in for love nor money. It's me engineer..." The felt hat audibly complained at his attentions. "He's gone a bit... I think he's blown a valve - if you'll excuse the expression."
He paused, and glanced anxiously about the room. Though I doubt he found much comfort there; my study was sparsely decorated at best. His eyes paused on my coat stand, before wandering idly over my desk, and finally, relucta
Falkenrath Part 1Falkenrath Part 1 by EvilKingGumby
Snapping his fingers quickly, the mirror roared to life. Even after hundreds of years of use, the peering mirrors still resonated a low growl that shook Falkenrath's scales. Though firmly attached to the thick brown stone walls, a light cloud of dust began to form around it's edges as the bolts were tested one more time, put to the very limits of their metal abilities. Falken carefully yanked at the edges of the mirrorframe, but felt no give or yield, and, satisfied, continued to wait for it to warm up. The surface twitched a bit, a warm red color slowly growing from the center and then bleeding towards the edges as the rim of the surface let off a black flaming aura. The light from around it's edges, from the wall, from the bricks, vanished into the darkness and finally a sizzling 'pop' revealed the mirror fully functional and awaiting instruction. Falken spoke the coordinates, as he did every night, and sat back on his thunderwood chair to await hi
How It's ToldThe commuter cattle-train had only got as far as Clapham Junction and already Dinah was gritting her teeth. Her blouse was crumpled from the press of bodies and, beneath the flattering cut of her black trouser-suit, her skin was flushed and damp. To add to all this, the honey-blond knot she'd twisted her hair into was starting to come undone, and someone was breathing on her neck.How It's Told by MetalMagpie
"Hey, nice tattoo."
In the packed train, the comment could have been addressed to anyone. But none of the red-faced, London-bound bankers looked like the tattoo sort. Dinah rolled her eyes once, then peered back over her shoulder. The breather-on-other-people's-necks looked altogether too young to be a banker. His rounded face had more acne scars than it had stubble and his smile was pulled lopsided by a too-large lip ring. The smile waned a little as it came up against Dinah's even stare. The youth flicked his eyes up towards her left arm, currently employed holding on to one of the ceiling bars.
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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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