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Now that we've shared our Best of 2017 list, it's time to pick your brains for your Most Anticipated Fantasy Books for 2018! You can post up to five(ish). They can be from any subgenre, debuts, books from a series, standalones - if you're excited about it, we want to know! ????????

And yes we are all waiting for the latest from GRRM, Rothfuss, etc. So you need not include those on your list. ;)

Thanks everyone! ????

P.S. You can post them here, but I'm including the Facebook link in case you want to see what other people are putting on their lists.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FantasyFaction/permalink/1765664377076082/

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:41:49 PM »
Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017 list is live! Congratulations to all the awesome authors that made the list!  ;D

http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/fantasy-factions-best-fantasy-books-of-2017

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Name That Dragon!
« on: July 25, 2016, 09:39:02 PM »
It has come to my attention that we never officially named our lovely draconic mascot. Which is very unfair to her, considering how much work she does around here. So here we go!

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SFSignal article making the rounds on Twitter today lists "cutting edge scifi books" but its list is mostly older books and are all by white men. Some obvious exculsions are Ann Leckie or any other female writer, Nnedi Okorafor or any other author of color, and any YA to speak of.

Who would be the on your cutting edge scifi list?


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Joshua Bilmes from JABberwocky Literary Agency is open for submissions through Valentine's Day!

Details are here: http://brilligblogger.blogspot.com/2016/01/joshuas-winter-in-queryland.html

Great opportunity to get your work before one of the best agents in the business!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Today Fantasy-Faction Turns Five!
« on: November 27, 2015, 02:29:00 AM »
Happy Birthday to Fantasy-Faction!

Enjoy some Neapolitan dragon cake on us! ;D



http://fantasy-faction.com/2015/fantasy-faction-turns-five

Here's to another five years!

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The generous folks at Angry Robot have offered us 10 copies to go along with our December book club read! The contest is open internationally and runs through Sunday the 16th. For more information and a chance to enter, check out the article on the main site. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/2014/the-mirror-empire-by-kameron-hurley-giveaway

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Writers' Corner / Worldbuilding - Maps and Bioms
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:34:57 PM »
This article on the main site today brought up something I'd meant to ask you all about. Does anyone know of a good resource for how to put different bioms on a world map realistically? Like where would it make sense to put a desert in relation to an ocean or mountains? That kind of thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

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Next week we will be getting the first delivery of our Fantasy-Faction Anthology!

This first edition print is a special edition that we will be making available just to you guys, Fantasy-Faction’s Website and Forum users, a month before the ISBN editions (both ebook and print) are launched and distributed.

The reason we have created this edition is because we wanted to make sure that Fantasy-Faction users had the opportunity to own our anthology before anyone else. For those who don’t know the story the anthology is made up of six contest winners and the rest are short stories and articles by professional authors. NONE OF THE PROFESSIONAL AUTHORS WERE PAID FOR THEIR WORK. They all donated stories and articles to us to support our site! (Which isn’t cheap to run and which, a few years back, was struggling to cover costs.) Fantasy-Faction’s popularity and reputation meant all these writers were more than willing to help and essentially means you guys made this whole project possible. Without you all this never would never have happened. You guys visit us regularly, talk about us, recommend us, retweet us, comment on our articles and reviews, and it truly means so much.

As you all know, and as with all things Fantasy-Faction, this whole project is not for profit. All we want to do is cover our costs and HOPEFULLY make enough to fund the server costs and another writing contest in the future. For that reason we are only asking cost price for this anthology of £7.00 + P&P of £2.80 (in the US and Canada $12.00 + shipping & handling of $4.50) and leave it up to you if you’d like to pay anything extra towards the site/future projects in form of a donation – I’m kind of reluctant to call it ‘pay what you like’, because we have to cover costs, you see. Oh, and if you are coming to our Grim Gathering and would like a copy then I can bring it with me and you can skip the postage. :)

Finally, I’d just like to say that this has been one heck of a ride and one heck of a learning experience. Putting together an anthology is so, so much more difficult than we expected, but even more rewarding too. We really hope that you enjoy reading what we have all created. Truly, we think this anthology represents our community superbly – it’s fun, it’s fantastical and it’s diverse!

In total we have just 100 special edition copies of this anthology: 50 in the UK and 50 in the US. Also, of course, if you have already preordered then a copy should be on its way to you when we get these website editions in. :)

You can pre-order with PayPal here: http://fantasy-faction.com/2014/fantasy-faction-anthology-website-visitor-edition

And here is our amazing cover art done by the talented Hannah Holloway!


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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Name the Fantasy-Faction Dragon!
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:26:34 PM »
Some of you may have seen Overlord's tweet with the Grim Gathering tickets that feature our new website logo.



This new dragon will soon grace our front page and be our new Fantasy-Faction mascot. :) But all good dragons need good names. What should our dragon's name be? Give us your suggestions and we will pick a winner next week and announce it at the Grim Gathering!

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[Oct 2013] - Sports / [OCT 2013] Sports! - Voting Thread
« on: November 04, 2013, 02:23:11 AM »
Time to vote on the October’s Writing Contest - Sports!

Please read through all of the entries here and place your vote for your favorite entry in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote!

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in December 2013. Good luck to all our entrants! :)

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[Nov 2013] - Doors / [Nov 2013] Doors - Discussion Thread
« on: November 04, 2013, 02:17:38 AM »
Note: This thread is for discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley

Image by wojtar

Doors are portals to new places and new possibilities. The can lead you home or to exciting discoveries. Then can be open and easily accessible or closed, blocking out all hope of moving forward. They can trap you or set you free. Where will the doors in your story lead?

This month, your challenge is to write a story with a door, or multiple doors in it. They can be open or closed, locked or unlocked, hidden or blatantly obvious, but they must be a major part of your story. (No fan fiction please.) Once again, we are opening the contest to both prose and poetry.

Rules:

1. This can be prose or a poem.
2. A door or doors must be a core element in your piece.
4. Prose must be 500-1500 words long.
5. Poetry must be 100-500 words long.
6. You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits.

The contest will close on the November 30th 2013 and voting will begin December 1st.

Please post your entry here. All members are eligible to join. If you are not a member you can join here. Sign up is free and all are welcome! :)

The winner will have their writing displayed on the main Fantasy-Faction website in January 2014.

Good Luck and Happy Writing! :)

Note: This thread is for discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!

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[Nov 2013] - Doors / [Nov 2013] Doors - Submission Thread
« on: November 04, 2013, 02:13:08 AM »
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley

Image by wojtar

Doors are portals to new places and new possibilities. The can lead you home or to exciting discoveries. Then can be open and easily accessible or closed, blocking out all hope of moving forward. They can trap you or set you free. Where will the doors in your story lead?

This month, your challenge is to write a story with a door, or multiple doors in it. They can be open or closed, locked or unlocked, hidden or blatantly obvious, but they must be a major part of your story. (No fan fiction please.) Once again, we are opening the contest to both prose and poetry.

Rules:

1. This can be prose or a poem.
2. A door or doors must be a core element in your piece.
4. Prose must be 500-1500 words long.
5. Poetry must be 100-500 words long.
6. You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits.

The contest will close on the November 30th 2013 and voting will begin December 1st.

Please post your entry below. All members are eligible to join. If you are not a member you can join here. Sign up is free and all are welcome! :)

The winner will have their writing displayed on the main Fantasy-Faction website in January 2014.

Good Luck and Happy Writing! :)

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