Do you write fiction?

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by Halffast, May 25, 2011.


  1. Halffast

    Halffast Wannabe Hack Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Halffast Publishing, the company that brought you Lights Out, is working on a collection of survival fiction short stories as one of its projects. We want to invite you to submit works to be considered for inclusion in this work. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012. However, any story submitted by October 31, 2011, will receive a constructive review by one of our staff. Please submit your works to Submissions@HalffastPublishing.com . Feel free to post this anywhere you think there might be interest.
    Thank you.
     
  2. ChrisNuttall

    ChrisNuttall Monkey+++

    I'd be interested.

    Question: what are the rules? How long does it have to be? What format? Etc.

    Chris
     
  3. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Same here. I have been knocking a post SHTF/TEOTWAWKI story about in my head.
     
  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    i have a couple novels im workin on, no shorts
     
  5. Halffast

    Halffast Wannabe Hack Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    There are no rules. No minimum length and just not so long it can't be called a short story. We would prefer it to be in Word, but as long as we can open it, that's fine.

    Thanks for your interest.
     
  6. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Link is dead?


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  7. Halffast

    Halffast Wannabe Hack Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sorry! It wasn't supposed to be a link. I think it's fixed now. Let me know if you have any problems. Thanks.
     
  8. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey++

    Same here 4 books no shorts, I get to writing and it doesn't stay short lol.
     
  9. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Working good now!
    Thanks!
     
  10. ChrisNuttall

    ChrisNuttall Monkey+++

    Question: are we allowed to post the story here or elsewhere for critical comments?

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Anywhere on SM is appropriate, as you are doing in the reading room. I think David intends for completed works to be submitted. (Further deponent sayeth otherwise, a flag to David via PM when the tale is told might be OK.) Gotta say, it's easier to read and see pitfalls if the work is fini.
     
  12. Halffast

    Halffast Wannabe Hack Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Chris,

    Yes, you may post the story online to get feedback. If we select the story, we will ask you to remove the online versions, though. I would also warn you that once something is on the net, it is almost impossible to get it off. You might want to think about not posting the whole thing, at least not at one time. I will say that I am most comfortable with it being posted here at SM, as you'll get the best advice from the members and I know that Melbo and crew will respect your copyright.

    David

    David
     
  13. suvalley

    suvalley Monkey+

    So, perhaps just post the first chapter or two for member review, is that the idea?

    Just checking, I am half way through a pretty decent story, but quite unlike the normal survival fiction I find online ;)
     
  14. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    does it have to be survival fiction?
     
  15. Halffast

    Halffast Wannabe Hack Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    It's up to you if you want to post any of it. My only caution is in posting the whole thing.

    Unusual is good!
     
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  16. Halffast

    Halffast Wannabe Hack Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Not necessarily, but it does have to tie in somehow with the overall theme of the book. If you want to send me some to look at, I can give you my opinion. Thanks.
     
  17. suvalley

    suvalley Monkey+

    Thanks....but, is there a market for SHTF from a fat old broads' point of view? That's the proverbial $$ question ;)
     
  18. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    You'll never know what sells until it's in the market.
     
  19. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    suvalley...we are not old or fat...we are just built for comfort...not speed[cmfrt]
     
  20. suvalley

    suvalley Monkey+

    I prefer to think of it as "fluffy" ;) I call myself a 4F-frazzled, frumpy, fat, fifty-ish......
     
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