Speculative Fiction Writers


Speculative Fiction Writers

For writers of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror/Dark Fantasy, Magical Realism and all the genres that ask "What if?" and then challenge you to suspend your disbelief by way of answering that question.

Location: #Fiction
Members: 268
Latest Activity: Sep 8

Group Info and Guidelines

Welcome to the SheWrites group for Speculative Fiction Writers.

Here are just a few, simple guidelines.

1) This is primarily a networking group and NOT a critique group. You are welcome to post short works or small portions of long work, but keep in mind that posting your work to an open forum like this constitutes the use of your first electronic rights. That means many editors and publishers won't then buy it. I recommend Critters as a great closed critique forum.

2) Feel free to promote your writing by announcing your publications and inserting links to your work. However, please don't use this group to advertise anything other than Spec Fic writing that you have some connection to.

3) Feel free to post things of interest to other Spec Fic writers- new markets, calls for submissions, favorite world-building links, great articles etc. If it is someone else's content, however, you should provide a link. Cutting and pasting someone else's work is breaking copyright (even on the internet).

4) Be kind. No flaming or trolls, please- except in your fantasy. Expressing opposing opinions can always be done courteously, without personal attacks or rudeness.

Discussion Forum


Started by Ripley Patton. Last reply by Karen Engelsen Dec 6, 2013. 57 Replies

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Comment by Quanie Miller on September 8, 2014 at 6:48am

Today I'm revealing the cover for my southern paranormal novel, The New Mrs. Collins. Stop by quanietalkswriting.com and check it out! 

Comment by Kathryn Meyer Griffith on August 7, 2014 at 2:05pm


I'm looking to get more reviews on my FOUR SPOOKY SHORT STORIES here: http://www.amazon.com/Four-Spooky-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B00B4J6UJ6...    If you'd like a FREE PDF of them to read/review, just email me at rdgriff@htc.net. Author of 20 published novels, Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Comment by Catherine Stine on August 7, 2014 at 1:32pm

Want to win a free copy of Fireseed One, my YA sci-fi? Just guess how long it took me to write it! https://www.facebook.com/events/870116096349702/permalink/888608884...

Comment by Catherine Stine on August 4, 2014 at 8:43am

Sneak peek of TWISTED EARTHS, the forthcoming Untethered Realms spec story collection and meet us all http://catherinestine.blogspot.com/2014/08/sneak-peek-at-forthcomin...

Comment by Olga Godim on July 20, 2014 at 6:19pm

I put several short-short stories on Wattpad. All of them have a fantasy element. Here is my latest one, Trading Wishes: http://www.wattpad.com/60860485-trading-wishes
Liliana wants to design costumes for Hollywood. A water elemental wants to live in the sea. Perhaps they could help each other.

Comment by Olga Godim on June 19, 2014 at 6:33pm

Blogged about virginity and morality
In my fantasy world, they are not connected. Should they be?

Comment by Quanie Miller on June 16, 2014 at 8:39am

Today I'm interviewing horror writer Latashia Figueroa. She's discussing her new release, This Way Darkness: Three Tales of Terror. Stop by quanietalkswriting.com and check it out! 

Comment by Olga Godim on June 9, 2014 at 2:56pm

Blogged about fantasy characters - should they be white or black or all of the above:


Comment by Catherine Stine on May 2, 2014 at 6:03am

Meradeth Houston opens up about writing and her new novel Surrender the Sky! Stop by:

Comment by Olga Godim on April 13, 2014 at 5:34pm

Interview with Beatrice, the squirrel. She is a witch's familiar from my new collection of urban fantasy short stories "Squirrel of Magic".


Beatrice is telepathic. She needs a human telepath to translate her words into speech.    


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Virginia McClain commented on the blog post 'Don’t Judge a Book by Its Genre'
"Well, since I tend to read a lot of science fiction and fantasy I suppose it's not surprising that most of what I write is in that realm as well. But, I never choose to write a story in ____ genre. I write the characters and story that are in…"
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