|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.
has recently become published with the Guardian Demon series. Enter the world of mesmerizing gay erotic paranormal fantasy in Guardian Demon Series that will hold you prisoner to unforgettable stories of life, love and lust set amid an intriguing fantasy world. Unique storytelling will captivate you by vivid imagery, narratives told from multiple points of view and explorations of the darker side of D/s theme where safe words aren’t used.
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.
More information can be found here and here.
Virgin Atlantic flight 220Virgin Atlantic flight 220 by PlasticusForkus
Virgin Atlantic flight 220
The flight from Dulles International Airport, Virginia, USA, to Heathrow International Airport, London, UK, takes about eight hours. For those eight hours the passengers, except for those who can afford the extortionate in-flight phone calls, are cocooned, cut off from the outside world. In those eight hours, the lives of 382 passengers and crew of flight VA220 would be changed forever.
However, during the flight almost no-one on the plane would be aware of the change in their fates. The first to get any clue of something amiss would be the pilots. They would discover that their communications had failed. In actuality, their communications would be working perfectly, but there was no-one on terra firma to receive their messages.
The rest of us would find out approximately five minutes before touchdown, when the captain would inform us that we had no communications. What he didn't say was the radar appeared to be playing up too. Above the busiest ai
the Awakening: First Chapter1.the Awakening: First Chapter by TeaPartyRevolution
A small, white haired boy lay, curled up in a tight ball, in the corner of a run-down hovel. His knees, barely covered by his threadbare hose, were pulled up tightly against his chest, his jet black eyes as wide as dinner plates. Outside, a fierce battle raged, the sounds filtering through to the boy- the clash of weapons, shouts of men, and the screams of the wounded. He didn't understand- especially since his mother had only had time to give him a key and tell him to hide before she was dragged out screaming. So he did- he hid.
A man walked towards a run down house, ignoring the battle raging around him. Occasionally, he would deflect a blade swung in his direction with a negligent flick of his wrist. He walked up to the front door and reaching out, turned the handle.
The white haired boy flinched. Over the sound of the battle he could hear the doorknob turning. Creeping out from where he wa
Seven Deadly HaikusA heart pumps poisonSeven Deadly Haikus by eden-paradox
Into the dainty chest of
A young girl scorned.
Pale hands snatch away
Gold coins placed on lovers' eyes.
Charon is quiet.
Heads loll back on gaunt
Workers' shoulders. Crooked grins
Snap like leather whips.
Magic mirrors speak
Lies spun into gold by those
Who want to hear them.
Hades rapes Eve in
Eden, leaving her only
Her breasts are not ripe,
Hair not bleached, skin not
Loved by Apollo.
So she eats their words,
Ink-stained lips wet with glee, sweet
Sins locked and loaded.
Elemental"I could call you an elemental," Bjorn offered. "I think."Elemental by ellenmillion
"You could what me a who?" Jenny paused, lacing up her boots, and directed a puzzled look up at Bjorn.
"An elemental," Bjorn repeated, sitting down on the bench next to Jenny. "I'm a little rusty, but I used to be able to conjure fire elementals. I'd feel better knowing
you weren't going to freeze to death out there."
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GMC - SIMPLIFIEDGMC - SIMPLIFIED by OokamiKasumi
"I am I Need I Desire "
Goal, Motivation & Conflict - SIMPLIFIED
Goal, Motivation and Conflict seems to be the BIG MYSTERY of fiction writing. Everyone says that they're essential to good writing and they're right, they are. Absolutely. But this stuff can be a little confusing.
Let's begin at the beginning
-- What are all these things and why do stories need them?
Goal is what your character THINKS they are after.
Motivation is what makes them WANT to go after it.
Conflict is what Gets In Their Way.
-- Internal Conflict being ANGST or Drama.
-- External Conflict being the PLOT or Events.
The Plot (Events) Arc is the stuff that happens to the characters the plotline. There are 5 basic stages in a Plot Arc:
1 - Inciting Event
2 - Challenge
3 - Crisis/Reversal
4 - Ordeal
5 - Confrontation
The Character (Drama) Arc is the complimentary (or contrary) stage of Ang
Quick Guide: Story OrganizingA Quick Guide to Organizing Your Fantasy/Sci-Fi NovelQuick Guide: Story Organizing by MotleyDreams
I'm going to try and briefly cover World Building specifically for Fantasy and Science Fiction (though it will apply in general to any setting), both major and minor Characters, and some basics of Timeline here. I am not going to walk you step by step through how to write your own story, but you should (hopefully) get some useful tips out of this.
I never used to organize my novels before I started writing. I have so many stories in my head, I would just pick one and start writing. I didn't have trouble keeping to the same details of a given character because I knew them so well. But after taking such a long break from writing Missing Puzzle Pieces, I really needed to do some serious work. I don't remember all the details I had in my head back when I started... in fact, I've completely forgotten the original ending. For those of you who don't know my story, which starts
|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).
For more information on this feature, please look here.
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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