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SpecFic Writers Winter Newsletter

The winter issue of “Other Worldly News” from the Speculative Fiction Writers, is now available online. Access is free and contains news about members of the group, speculative fiction writers and books, and opportunities for writers and readers. Follow along with members who publish in many of the speculative fiction sub-genres including: science fiction, fantasy, horror, dystopian, weird west, fairy tales and more.

Visit to read the issue and sign up to get it regularly.

Highlights include:

  • Meet Our Member: Lynde Iozzo teaches at-risk youth in an alternative high school. A teacher 17 years but a writer since childhood, for her reading and writing were escapes from troubles at school and elsewhere. “In your head, you know there’s a better world” where she could envision that improvement.

  • Four Steps to Revising My Opening with a Critiki Bar Hangover: Paul Martz introduces us to an overview of a productive critique session combined with cocktails.

  • Well-Loved Bits: Books, Videos—the Rings of Power from The Lord of the Rings: Kayelle Allen reviews a video that’s part of a popular series and widely available.

  • Flash Fiction, “A Diabolical Memory”: A special holiday gift for spec fic enthusiasts by Fred Lanigan.

What is “speculative fiction,” or spec fic for shorthand? It’s a genre of writing in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements. It changes the laws of what’s real or possible as we know them in our current society, and then speculates on the outcome. It's some cool shit.


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