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Oct. 9, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

New Zealand’s Web Fiction Short Story Innovators

Michael Botur, a New Zealand author, guest blogs on the state of short stories and his journey launching his campaign to publish 100 stories in 100...

Web Fiction Short Story

Sept. 10, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

Fantasy Stories vs. Science Fiction Stories: Web Serial Fiction Writing Workshop

Fantasy stories and science fiction stories are often lumped into the genre of “Sci-Fi/Fantasy” without a second thought. Many readers consider the two so alike that identifying the ex...

fantasy stories, science fiction stories, web serials, writing workshop

Aug. 20, 2019, 11:35 p.m.

Web Serials and Non-Traditional Publishing with LeadVonE

576,000 words. 17,800 readers following. These are the current stats for J.M. Coombs (LeadVonE,) a nontraditional writer who has leveraged the Internet to garner a loyal fanbase and st...


Aug. 1, 2019, 8:34 a.m.

"Identity" Writing Community Competition Winners

Finally, it’s time to announce June's "Identity” writing community competition winners! We saw some incredibly unique perspectives and creative takes on the prompt and are happy to offer personalized illustrations to the winners (and future fea...

competition, announcement, newsletter

July 9, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Jonathan Penton: Experimental Publishing With Unlikely Stories

Unlikely Stories Mark V’s Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Penton started his web magazine two decades ago at 23 years old. At the time, he specialized in neo-pulp literature, but has since broade...
publisher interview, unlikely stories, experimental publishing

June 24, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Free Writing Contests 2019 and Writing Prompts

Summer’s starting, and what better way to spend time at the beach than writing? Here’s ten free (yes, free) writing contests to send your wonderful stories-- and various categories of writing prompts to get that creativity flowing. If you want fee...
free writing contests 2019, prompts

June 13, 2019, 1:13 p.m.

The Author and Publisher Relationship: Black Rose Writing

With Reagan Rothe, creator of independent publishing house Black Rose Writing, we navigated complexities of the author and publisher relationship. An author himself, Reagan is fam...
black rose writing, author and publisher relationship, publisher interview

June 1, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

June Free Writing Competition: Identity

Prolitfic is hosting a short fiction competition this June, centered on "Identity." Send us pieces about a character's formative experiences, whether your own or completely imagined ones. We're hoping to read some diverse (culturally or otherwise)...
free writing competition

May 20, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Best Small Presses For Fiction: Madville Publishing

During the AWP Conference, the Prolitfic team had the honor and joy of interviewing Madville Publishing, one of the best small presses for fiction. Madville is a small indie press with big dreams. Thanks to Director Kimberley Davis for taking the ...
best small presses for fiction, madville publishing

April 16, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Interview With Editor Amy Enke

Curious about publishing trends? Want to know how someone becomes an editor? Just want great book recommendations from an industry insider?

We at Prolitfic are excited to share with you our interview with ...
interview, editor

Feb. 11, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Winners for the 2019 January Short Fiction Competition

As our Facebook group members know, we’ve been hosting short story competitions every month to showcase the amazing writers that are part of the Prolitfic community.

January’s theme was “wonder,” because what better way to start off the...
competition 2019 winners

Jan. 18, 2019, 4:15 p.m.

2019 January Fiction Competition

What makes you wonder?

Our first short story competition of the year is here! January’s theme is wonder, defined as “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, cause...


Dec. 24, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

2018 September Fiction Winners

As our Facebook group members know, we’ve been hosting short story competitions every month to showcase the amazing writers that are part of the Prolitfic community.

Words have power—and no...

competition 2018

Dec. 19, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

November 2018 Blog Competition

We’re proud to present the winners of our blog article competition! Thanks to everyone who participated and submitted; the writing community is made so much brighter by having your advice and stories. Please, keep sharing your persp...


Nov. 27, 2018, 12:20 a.m.

Beta Test Fiction Workshopping Trial

Last call for participants in our final online fiction workshopping trial before our soft launch! Avid readers and writers of the Prolitfic community are welcome to participate in our exclusive beta test of an up-and-coming writing platform. beta test, fiction workshop, announcement


Nov. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

August Fiction Competition Winners

As our Facebook group members know, we’ve been hosting short story competitions every month to showcase the amazing writers that are part of the Prolitfic community.

To celebrate the curiosity wi...

fiction, competition

Nov. 11, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Author Interview with Traci Andrighetti, USA Today Bestselling Writer

The Prolitfic team’s excited to share with you our author interview with Traci Andrighetti, USA Today bestselling writer and wearer o...

interview, traci andrighetti, author

Nov. 4, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

A 2018 Texas Book Festival Reunion

This October, my little sister and I visited the 2018 Texas Book Festival. There are a few things you need to know about her: she’s passionate even for a fifteen-year-old, we bond over reading and writing, and she’s still recovering...

texas book festival, events, community

Oct. 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Writing Panel Insights: The Craft/Business of Short Stories

Last month, our team attended a Writers’ League of Texas panel on the craft and business of short stories. WLOT, a community of 1,300+ Texas writers, hosts a free discussion on the third Th...


Oct. 28, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Fiction Writing Masterlist

Your stop for writing tools, grouped into prose/story-level resources, publishing databases, free editorial feedback, motivation-enhancers, podcasts, videos, writing worksheets/exercises, and more. We only list free resources with exceptions fo...

resources, writing