Welcome to DreamCasters, a DreamForge discussion group devoted to helping our members improve their writing and storytelling through discussion and sharing expertise.
Tentative Dates for 2023
July 9 | Aug 6 | Sept TBD | Oct 8 | Nov 5 | Dec 3
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From Wulf Moon:
“Joshua Palmatier, publisher of Zombies Need Brains anthologies, has given me the okay to announce I’ve sold a story to their Game On! anthology. This is a SFWA listed pro market and my story “The Saltmarsh” will be published in it this fall.”
From Akis Linardos:
Akis is happy to report a streak of sales:
“I wrote into the dark for all this stories, letting go of the outlines and following Dean Wesley Smith’s advice helped me so much with productivity and creativity. I think working with outlines was a good step for me to evolve to this stage though. Learn the boxes before coloring out of them in a sense.”
In June, our guest is Rick Lewis.
Rick is a literary agent with Martin Literary Management. He represents authors of speculative fiction titles in the Adult and YA categories, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magical realism.
You can find more information about Rick at ForGoodBooks.com and about the agency at MartinLit.com.
Rick will explain the mysteries of getting an agent, working with an agent, and what exactly an agent does.
We’ll take a moment and see how people are feeling about the Singapore based writing contest with ten $20,000 prizes. Deadline is August 31st, and you can submit entries to email@example.com. | https://contest.scifidea.org/
Judges include Neil Clarke, Patrick Neilsen Hayden, Robert J. Sawyer, and Michael Swanwick.
One lucky attendee chosen at random will receive a copy of Writers of the Future, Vol 39, just released in May. I’ve read all the stories and loved them. These works should be inspirational for new writers, and several of the stories are hopeful, DreamForge style tales. (I would have loved to have published “White Elephant” by David K. Henrickson.
In July, we’re working bringing either Jane Lindskold or Bruce McAllister back to talk with our group.