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Fantasy anthology opens for submissions in August

Fantasy anthology opens for submissions in August

Xchyler Publishing is having a writing contest in which the winners will be published in its upcoming Winter Fantasy Anthology. Winners will also receive royalties. The submission period is July 31-August 31. The anthology’s theme is “Out of This World . . . True Story.” Stories must be in the fantasy genre and between 5,000 […]

Publishers of Christian Speculative Fiction 2014 Edition

Publishers of Christian Speculative Fiction 2014 Edition

It’s been almost a year since I first compiled our list of publishers. Given the volatility of the publishing industry, I had expected this list to change a lot over the year. It hasn’t, really. Many of these publishers haven’t grown a lot over the year, but they’ve added a few new titles, and most […]

Mid-Week Encouragement

Mid-Week Encouragement

Hey y’all! I hope you’ll forgive me focusing on some other things today, but I just wanted to share a couple of opportunities that you might be interested in. 1. Oxygraphos, a professional-level critique group, is looking for a fourth member. I had to step down due to other commitments and time restraints, but they […]

Realm Makers conference registration is open!

Realm Makers conference registration is open!

Originally posted on Faith and Fantasy Alliance:
Well, if you’re reading this as it goes out, that means you’re either in a time zone that runs later than Midnight EST (heck, you might even be in New Zealand, and then you’re completely in tomorrow, by my standards) or that you’re a night owl. But the…

Realm Makers is Coming!

Realm Makers is Coming!

I know you’ve already seen a lot about Realm Makers on NAF over the last month. We’re really trying to get the word out about the conference before registration opens on March 1. We’re very excited–several of the NAF authors (and previous authors) are going to be there! Becky, of course, is the director of […]

Author Earnings

Author Earnings

So, have you seen all the babble the last week or so about self-publishing phenom Hugh Howey’s latest project? He recently launched a website titled Author Earnings. Here’s the statement from their About page: Welcome to AuthorEarnings, where our purpose is to gather and share information so that writers can make informed decisions. Our secondary […]

Publisher seeks stories for alternate history anthology

Publisher seeks stories for alternate history anthology

We don’t often talk about alternate history here on NAF, but it too is a form of speculative fiction. Alternate history stories are set in a world where some watershed event in history turned out differently than in our world, and the story examines the ramifications of that difference. A couple of examples: Bring the […]

Realm Makers Blog Voyage

Realm Makers Blog Voyage

I was hoping to have a fun flier to post today, but alas, it didn’t happen. Instead, you get to listen to me babble on excitedly about . . . Realm Makers Blog Voyage! What is this Blog Voyage that I speak of? Well, I’m glad you asked! Realm Makers  is a must for anyone […]