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Welcome to Authors-of-Fantasy!

Here we are dedicated to helping authors of fantasy and science fiction based stories get constructive feedback and share links and articles on the writing process.

Our set up is a little different than most groups as each gallery is dedicated to a specific storyline written by one of our members.

Review the About Us section for more information on how to join and submission guidelines.

Please take a look around and immerse yourself into the fictional works of our talented authors.

:love: Our Sister Group :love:


We have joined forces with FantasyLiterature

This group is devoted to the entire fantasy literature genre so go check it out!!

:spotlight-left:The talented TarnishedHearts :icontarnishedhearts: is writing V for Valiant. :spotlight-right:

:blahblah: Feedback Pack :blahblah:

Want more feedback on your literary work?
Sign up to be paired with a fellow member
and exchange feedback.

See details here authors-of-fantasy.deviantart.…

:whisper: Forums :whisper:

Fantasy Literature

:boogie:Featured Contests:boogie:

Want your contest featured?

We will feature contests from individuals or groups that are literature based or visual art with a fantasy or science fiction theme. Just send a note with the subject "Contest Feature" and link your contest info.

:new: Affiliate News :new:

:hug: Other Community Activities :hug:

Love dA Lit ...Weekly lit community updates

Writers Alert ...Plugging your Storyline

Want your community activity featured?

We will feature activities from individuals or groups that are literature based or visual art with a fantasy or science fiction theme. Just send a note with the subject "Community Activity" and link the activity info.

:juggle: DA Articles on Writing :juggle:

By SadisticIceCream
Publishing Resources

By bekkia
Write Better Dialogue
Layman's Guide to Storytelling
This whole gallery is full of helpful pieces!!

By mree
Getting Published
How to Get a Literary Agent

By phantom-inker
Top Ten Grammar Errors

:eager: Other Links for Writing Fantasy and Scienc-fiction :eager:

Holly Lisle
Fantasy World-building Questions
Library of Knowledge - serious look into magic theory
Fantasy Name Generator
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Advice for Novel Writers - by Crawford Kilian
Script Frenzy - writer's resources
Advice for Writers - Advice from authors and editors on getting published.

:reading: "Must Reads" Suggested by Members :reading:

to suggest "Must Read" send us a note! (limit of four please)

"A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin
"Sword of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind
"The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley

"The Gunslinger"(Dark Tower series)by Stephen King
"Watership Down" by Richard Adams
"Tailchaser's Song" by Tad Williams
"Mouse Guard" A graphic novel by David Petersen

"Wheel of Time" series by Robert Jordan
"The Book of the New Sun" series by Gene Wolfe

"Warriors" series by Erin Hunter

"Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein
"Variable Star" by Robert Heinlein/ Spider Robinson
"Queen of the Orcs" series by Morgan Howell

"Odd Thomas" by Dean Koontz
"Harry Potter" series by J.K Rowling
"The Strain" by Chuck Hogan & Guillermo Del Toro
"Swan Song" by Robert R. McCammon

"The Seventh Tower" series by Garth Nix
"The hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins
"Monster Blood Tattoo" series by D.M. Cornish
"Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis

"The Malazan Book of the Fallen" by Steven Erikson
"The Dresden Files" by Jim Butcher
"The Black Company" by Glen Cook

"The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
"Left Hand of God" by Paul Hoffman

"Life as we knew it" by Susan Beth Pfeffer
"Marked" by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
"Wicked Lovely" and "Ink Exchange" by Melissa Marr

"The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander
"Tithe" by Holly Black
"Bekah Cooper" series by Tamora Pierce
"Wondrous Strange" by Lesley Livingston

"Graceling" and "Fire" by Kristin Cashore
"Eragon" series by Christopher Paolini
"The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

"The Immortal Instruments" series by Cassandra Clare

"The Noble Dead Saga" by Barb and J.C. Hendee
"The Will of the Empress" series by Tamora Pierce

"The Looking Glass Wars" by Frank Beddor
"I Shall Wear Midnight" by Terry Pratchett
"The Elfstones of Shannara" by Terry Brooks
"Here Lies Arthur" by Philip Reeve

"The Dark-Hunter Series" by Sherrilyn Kenyon
"The Chronicles of Nick" by Sherrilyn Kenyon
"The Iron Elves" by Chris Evans

"The Night Angel Trilogy: Way of Shadows" by Brent Weeks









Here are the pairings for September's Feedback Pack!

Mits-Giotix and mortemmaul
TarienCole and shadowshot9
Delrymple121 and Cohayden
InvaderRosIrken and TwilightPoetess

So, now you can choose your 5 deviations and note them to your partner.
You have until October 4th to complete your 3 comments.

NOTICE--Please read!

Due to the amount of complaints from participants of the Feedback Pack in regards to the number of deviations with sexually explicit, graphic material being linked to for critique as part of this program, I am putting a new stipulation on the rules.  NO sexually explicit or graphic materials are to be linked to for critique as of this month's round.  Please remember, :iconfantasyliterature: and :iconauthors-of-fantasy: do not have an age limit on the group's members.  There are younger members we need to keep in mind, as well as those who are uncomfortable reading such materials.  IF, for some reason, you do not comply with these rules, I will see to it that you are not paired up in the future.  Please keep your pieces clean and appropriate for the general public.


Be sure to at least establish initial contact with your partner early via note, indicating which deviations you want reviewed.  
Even if you do not complete your comments until close to the end of the month,
you should allow your partner to get started on theirs if they wish.  

This also gives more time to assign a backup if a partner is not responding.  

Please send a note to the group if you have no contact from a partner after the first two weeks.


:iconmidoriiblue:   :icontwilightpoetess:  

Hope to see everyone again and more newbies next month!!
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TheFS Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello everyone!

I am currently offering a speed critiquing service for those who want to get professional standard feedback on their prose writing/or poems at a cheap price. I've just finished my latest 45,000 editing/proofreading job and I'm looking for new works!

You could have your short story, the first chapter of your novel or one-act script read by the end of the day with in depth feedback on how to improve!

If you're interested in finding out more, follow the link to my job service forum post.

I look forward to hearing from you! =D
I'm sooo joining! *Sends request* I can't wait to see what this group has to offer! I'm about to submit a story myself
Hey guys, I wanted to make you all aware of a publishing opportunity.

Quantum Fairy Tales is looking for donated short fiction, visual art, poetry, and nonfiction with elements of science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural.

As long as there are speculative fiction elements, we're interested. We're more interested in quality of execution than theme. And we want to show off your work!

We've featured work by deviants :iconladycatherine321: and :iconhalokitty10461:

You can hit our home page or check out our first issue. If you're interested in submitting content, check out our submission guidelines. We hope to hear from you!

Quantum Fairy Tales is a nonprofit, all volunteer, all donation, quarterly e-zine showcasing art and literature with elements of science fiction, fantasy, and the supernatural, with weekly website articles and author/artist highlights.
Kutiecrap Oct 19, 2012  Student Writer
Gosh there are so many stories in this group that I want to read, but I hardly have time to work on my own (And this is me, not working on homework) :(
Guess I just have to make the time. Good-bye social life.
TwilightPoetess Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha--well, don't get too far behind on real life's hard to catch back up if you do! (This coming from a professional procrastinator, haha.)
TheFS Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, my name is Ed. I've been writing my novel, The Fallen Star. I've recently finished posting the entire book! I would love if a few people could read through it and tell me what they think; I would love to get it published one day =D

Siale was no longer safe for the Watchers; they were forced to flee from the city. Little did Rantil know that his life was going to change forever. He was about to be caught in an age-old battle between the Chalders of Ciameth and the Demons of Dremnor. He was Truaine's only hope.

Join him on his journey across Truaine; through the memories he'd rather forget, over vast mountain ranges and eventually beneath the Phayorian Mountains in ancient tunnels - created when the world was so much more than it has become.

The Fallen Star would change everything.

Visit the Map of Truaine

<<< The Fallen Star <<< --|||-- >>> Chapter 1 >>>
SerinaHartwell Aug 22, 2012  Professional Writer

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to join your group, and showcase my work here. I need your help. My name is Serina Hartwell; I'm a brand new writer, learning the ropes. I'm here to promote my first ever book, and to work on getting it published. If you would like to read my writing, I have uploaded the first four chapters of 'Hidden’, to the site. I would love for you to read it, and let me know what you think. I know this won't be enough for some of you out there, so if you wish to read more; then please follow the link below:-


Here you can read more. I would be grateful for any constructive comments you may have. All I ask in return for reading my book for free, is that you leave me a comment on the Authonomy website, and if you really like it, and would like to support me, in publishing my first book, then please put me on your bookshelf on the Authonomy site, and don't forget to recommend me to a friend!

‘Hidden’ is the first book in a saga, and one of discovery. It starts small and just keeps on unfolding into a huge fantasy story. The story in its entirety, is a mixture of Bronte's life on Earth, and her other life on a planet called Naveeha. In the first book 'Hidden', the story begins on Earth, and is about Bronte's discovery of who she is, and why she is on Earth. I began the story with as much routine as possible, and painted a picture of normality on purpose, because I wanted to reflect the fact that she is hidden from her enemies. I have threaded the story with subtle hints and dark undertones, in the beginning which start to play-out after her accident at the mill.

Later in this book she meets her counterpart 'Bayer', and learns she is from Lertainia, which is a province on the planet called Naveeha. I don't want to give too much away, because I want you to enjoy the story, but I wanted to add this to my introduction, because I am aware that you may ask as a fantasy reader, what my story has to do with a fantasy group genre. Stick with it, it is worth it, and don’t forget the link if you want to keep on reading.

I am currently in the process of writing the second book ‘Trapped’, which take you deeper into Bronte’s torment of living between two worlds.

I would like to thank Jasmine Varley, AKA ‘CrazyTooner’, for her work on the book cover of ‘Hidden’. She is currently studying to be an animator, and took time out of her busy schedule. If you would like to see more of her work, please follow this link:- [link]

I thank you for taking time to read my work. Please enjoy, and thank you for your support. I look forward to hearing from you.
SeventhRain Aug 3, 2012  Student Writer
I'd like to suggest some "Must Read" Novels:

The Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Iron Elves by Chris Evans

Thanks :aww:
TwilightPoetess Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome--I'll put them up there! Thanks for suggesting!
SeventhRain Aug 3, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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