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Beta Readers Needed - Science Fiction/Dystopian Anthology - 60k words - Revised

Hello! I hope you all are having a great day! My writing partner, James, and I are seeking beta readers for our dystopian anthology. We co…

Started by Kaisy Wilkerson-Mills

0 Sep 1, 2014

Categories of Speculative Fiction

I have written many short stories that are spec. fiction but I find it really hard to say if it is horror or sci-fi or dark fantasy etc. Of…

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3 Aug 23, 2014
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What wirting competitions or events are you looking forward to?

I know a lot of people are looking forward to nanowrimo coming up in November, but are there any other neat things that got your finger tip…

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6 Aug 4, 2014
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What kind of endings do you prefer in stories and why? Ambiguous? Realistic? Romantic?

I was wondering what kind of endings do you generally prefer for  stories, both as readers and as writers. 

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14 Jul 19, 2014
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Punctuating And and But

I was just wondering what the general concensus was on using commas with the word 'and and 'but'? I know there is a mixed bunch here, so it…

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0 Jul 14, 2014

Hello I'm new here

Is there also a board here for Newbies? I didn't found one, but I'm new here. Want to talk? (:

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6 May 22, 2014
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New here! Are we an 18+ age & older or should our Flash 500s be PG13?

Hi!  I'm Meredith and I want to submit a short romance and it's ah - pushing the PG13 envelope. What's okay and what's not as far as readin…

Started by Meredith Loughran

7 May 17, 2014
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How harsh is too harsh?

Hi everyone. I'm curious as to how you all feel about critical analysis and discussion of fictional work. My background from my university…

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9 May 9, 2014
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The Flash 500 Competition Links

To help members to keep a track of the competition entries to read and Like you can include a link to your story here!! We can also tweet t…

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Beta Readers Needed! Science Fiction/Dystopian Anthology

Hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!My writing partner, James, and I have recently completed an anthology revolving around our…

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4 Apr 28, 2014
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Who Do You Show Your Stories To?

Started by Daniel Hale in Sample Title. Last reply by Mary Chandler Nov 9, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue

A Formatting Question-- How would you...?

Started by Angie_Fayre in Uncategorized Sep 2, 2015. 0 Replies

Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue

Publishing Percentages!

Started by Naomi Rawle in Sample Title. Last reply by Gia Lee Jul 19, 2015. 3 Replies

Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue

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New works: published and otherwise.

Started by Zachary T. Owen in Sample Title. Last reply by Naomi Rawle Mar 27, 2015. 4 Replies

What stories/books/poems/novels have you recently completed or had published?I'll go first:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDvvPFBisAA^This…Continue

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Title Advice?

Posted by Daniel Hale on December 14, 2015 at 18:29 0 Comments

I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.

The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…


A Memory Resides In Soho

Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 24, 2015 at 21:06 0 Comments

A Memory Resides In Soho

On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara.  Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing red and black flowery dress. They were in the heart of the…


Final Stretch for my First Project

Posted by Daniel Hale on November 16, 2015 at 2:41 0 Comments

So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do. 


Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 12, 2015 at 17:40 0 Comments


Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde hair fell over her face. Scarlet lips whispered to him,…


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