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Uncanny Magazine – New SciFi and Fantasy Publication

Uncanny is an online Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, provocative nonfiction, and a deep investment in the diverse SF/F culture.

Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #3 Available

Issue #3 is finally out! We’ve got 13 stories, 3 interviews, one artist spotlight, a book review, and a movie review. See the table of contents below. Please share:

Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #2 – science fiction and fantasy short stories

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Creating Multi-Dimensional, Memorable Characters

Characters are at the heart of every story. The characters (who) together with the plot (what) and the setting (where) are the basic elements that must work together to create a compiling story. It is very rare that a story can exist without one of these elements. And even if the setting is fuzzy and if the plot is missing (like in a vignette), it is virtually impossible to have a story without characters.

It’s obviously not enough to just throw in some...

Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #2

Issue #2 is out and it’s a great one! We’ve got 14 stories, 3 interviews, one artist spotlight, a book review, and a movie review. See the table of contents below. Please share:

Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #2

Fiction Writing Tips Blog Carnival Issue #11

Welcome to the Issue #10 of the Fiction Writing Tips Blog Carnival. For those of you not familiar with what a Blog Carnival is, here is a short description: a collection of links pointing to blog posts around a specific topic. As you may have guessed it, this blog carnival will be centered around the subject of fiction writing, with a special interest for fantasy and science fiction.
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ROUNDTABLE: New Short Fiction Markets

I have recently participated in a roundtable on new short fiction markets organized by “Nerds of a feather, flock together.”

Besides myself, speaking on behalf of Fantasy Scroll Magazine, the roundtable pariticipants included: R. Leigh Henning of Bastion Magazine, and Ana Grilo and Thea James of Book Smugglers Publishing.

We discussed various issues faced by new short fiction markets and how our magazines are trying to deal with those issues in this very active...

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Organize Your Weekly Writing Schedule

The more I write, the more I appreciate the value of being well organized. In this post I will try to give you a summary of my own organization process and explain why I believe it is extremely helpful.

Blog Facelift

As you can probably see, the Fantasy Scroll blog went through a recent facelift. The old interface looked outdated and didn’t function properly on mobile devices. Also, since our launching of our sister short story fiction market, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, we wanted to update the blog to match the site in look and feel.

The launching of the new magazine, with it’s insane time frames, administrative madness that included a successful Kickstarter Campaign, sucked...

Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #1 is out

Everyone, enjoy our very first issue, featuring stories from Ken Liu, KJ Kabza, Seth Chambers, Alex Shvartsman, Hank Quense, and many more!

Five Days Into Our Kickstarter Campaign

 

I have to admit, this is my very first Kickstarter campaign. I’ve supported a few in the past, and I’ve read a lot of articles about them, but before last week, I’ve never attempted running one.

Today, the Kickstarter campaign for Fantasy Scroll Magazine is in it’s fifth day since launch and I am happy to report that we are about 45% through the minimum goal. That’s a good thing, because most campaigns start strong, then they wither a little in the middle, and...

Fantasy Scroll Magazine Kickstarter – Fantasy & Science Fiction Short Stories

Running a magazine doesn't come without costs. Crowdsourcing has been successful for many ventures in recent years, and it's a symbol of the modern world, where people have access to platforms and tools that allow them to come together as a group and support the projects that they love. We are committed to this magazine, but with your help we can get there much faster.
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Fantasy Scroll Magazine Pre-Kickstarter Promotion

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As you all know, Fantasy Scroll is now a short story market for speculative fiction. You can read more on the magazine site http://www.fantasyscrollmag.com.

For the first few issues we have already prepared a great table of contents including authors such as Ken Liu, KJ Kabza, Mike Resnick, and a lot more.

To fund the magazine’s start-up we are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign during the week of March 17th. We wanted to spread the word a little bit ahead...

Lunacon 2014

GallegosLunyColor-224 Lunacon 2014 will start tomorrow, March 14, taking place at the Westchester Hilton, Rye Brook, NY.

It’s a fun three-day event centered around science, science fiction, fantasy, and related.

“Lunacon features author readings, writing workshops, crafting workshops, an art show and auction, a costume contest, a dealers’ room with genre-related merchandise, a tabletop gaming room, video presentations, movie trailers, fan meetups, fighting demos, and the best Con...

Short Story Submission Strategy

Writing short stories is lots of fun and it's a good way to start before working your way up to longer pieces. But is there a strategy to short story submission that will guarantee your will sell everything you write? That's what this article is trying to answer.

Fiction Writing Tips Blog Carnival Issue #10

Welcome to the Issue #10 of the Fiction Writing Tips Blog Carnival. For those of you not familiar with what a Blog Carnival is, here is a short description: a collection of links pointing to blog posts around a specific topic. As you may have guessed it, this blog carnival will be centered around the subject of fiction writing, with a special interest for fantasy and science fiction.

Self-publishing Guides Review Blitz

self publishingAward-winning author Hank Quense is hosting a review blitz for his self-publishing guides. To participate, please read Hank’s message below and follow the instructions:

 

“I’ve written a series of four books to demystify the self-publishing and book marketing processes. I’ve spent a year on these Self-publishing Guides and now it’s time to get some book reviews for all four books. I have a plan to encourage folks to write and post positive reviews for my...

Magazine Looking For First Readers

issue-000-cover-thumbOur magazine, Fantasy Scroll Mag, is looking for slush / first readers.

If you are interested, please apply by filling up the form linked here: Fantasy Scroll Mag first reader application.

Thank you!

Creating a Fantasy World – Names (Part 3)

The second installment in the Create a Fantasy World series deals with the names. How do you name your characters, objects, places? Where do you get ideas for names? Read this post for ideas on these subjects.

Fantasy Scroll Is Now A Short Story Market

Submit your fantasy, science fiction, and horror short stories to this new short story market.

Fiction Writing Tips Blog Carnival Issue #9

Welcome to the Issue #9 of the Fiction Writing Tips Blog Carnival. For those of you not familiar with what a Blog Carnival is, here is a short description: a collection of links pointing to blog posts around a specific topic. As you may have guessed it, this blog carnival will be centered around the subject of fiction writing, with a special interest for fantasy and science fiction.