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: 269
Latest Activity: Apr 13

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 September 5, 2013 at 9:05am

Come help celebrate the launch of Elizabeth Arroyo's new book, The Second Shadow, and check out the sizzling cover art!  http://catherinestine.blogspot.com/2013/09/release-day-for-elizabet...

Comment by Catherine Stine on August 20, 2013 at 6:40am

My cool news, prizewinners and which fantasy hybrid is your fave?


Comment by Catherine Stine on August 16, 2013 at 11:09am

It's all About Book Tours today. What have you learned? Stop by!


Comment by Catherine Stine on August 14, 2013 at 7:41am

Confidence in your writing & how to build it! Stop by:


Comment by Catherine Stine on August 13, 2013 at 7:53am

What is your favorite line from your novel, or another one? Stop by and tell us!


Comment by Catherine Stine on August 7, 2013 at 7:28am

Team Blane or Team Armonk, which would you choose? Plus epic prizes continue.


Comment by Catherine Stine on July 29, 2013 at 6:54am

Ruby's Fire tour with Xpresso Books kicks off today. Epic prizes including a Kindle!

Team Blane or Team Armonk? You help decide.


Comment by Catherine Stine on July 25, 2013 at 8:38am

Today in the Book Blog Fest I feature 3 indie dystopian authors, plus mega giveaway open until tomorrow! Come check it out: 


Comment by Catherine Stine on July 22, 2013 at 7:09am

Blogger Book Fest starts today--tons of free books! Lots of author interviews and prizes. http://catherinestine.blogspot.com/2013/07/blogger-book-fair-books-...

Comment by Olga Godim on July 21, 2013 at 10:56am

A group blog I'm part of, Worlds of the Imagination, publishes a series of posts called 777 Challenge. Every participating writer posts 7 lines from page 7 or 77, starting at line 7 of her work in progress. The only provision: the blog is for sci-fi or fantasy writers. My 777 post: http://worldsoftheimagination.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/olga-godims-...

If anyone wants to participate, please contact me: olgagodim@gmail.com 


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