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: 267
Latest Activity: Oct 29

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 Catherine Stine on November 13, 2013 at 7:14am

Come help celebrate Crystal Collier's YA historical paranormal, MOONLESS, and learn more about her in an up-close interview! http://catherinestine.blogspot.com/2013/11/moonless-is-out-intervie...

Comment by Catherine Stine on November 11, 2013 at 10:17am

Play fun games to win big prizes! The Realms Faire begins today! Check it out here: http://catherinestine.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-realms-faire-begins-...

Comment by Catherine Stine on November 6, 2013 at 8:48am

Two mini-excerpts from the space opera sorceress of Beyond the Edge: http://catherinestine.blogspot.com/2013/11/two-awesome-excerpts-fro...

Comment by Catherine Stine on October 24, 2013 at 9:56am

Like FREE fantasy reads? Prequel short story by Cherie Reich, introduces the brave Princess Magna in Cherie's forthcoming fantasy epic! Get it here, FREE!

Comment by Olga Godim on October 20, 2013 at 9:34pm

An interview with me and my protagonist about my upcoming fantasy novel: http://www.audramiddleton.com/1/post/2013/10/interview-with-olga-go...

Comment by Liz Gelb-O'Connor on October 8, 2013 at 11:51am
Thanks, Catherine. Please feel free to share with your network :-)
Comment by Catherine Stine on October 8, 2013 at 10:27am

Liz, that's a very cool cover on Aimee's book!

Comment by Liz Gelb-O'Connor on October 8, 2013 at 9:47am


I want to share with you all a special Cover Reveal for a sister writer, Aimee Salter. She has a fantastic writer's blog, and her YA, Magical Realism debut novel launches on November 4th. I'll be posting the review when it launches. She started as an agented writer and ended up taking the indie path when her agent became the wildly popular NA author, Cora Carmack. Check it out!


Comment by Catherine Stine on October 8, 2013 at 8:43am

New novels, gorgeous new covers! Want to read a good dark fantasy? Stop by:


Comment by Olga Godim on October 5, 2013 at 2:38pm

I would like to warn my fellow writers NOT to do business with the artist Bridget Wilde. A few months ago, I contacted her to create a book cover for a book I wanted to self-publish, a selection of my short stories. She agreed, and I paid her price in full. And that was that. The only thing I have is a sketch, or rather a photo of one taken by her cell phone, not even a quality computer scan. I sent her a couple of reminders, and never had a reply to my latest one. I don’t think I’ll get my cover after all. This artist is unreliable and dishonest. Be aware! Her website http://www.bewilderedart.com/


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