How To Become A Featured Author

Those wishing to become a registered author for the site must submit a request by email to using the following guidelines:

  • The subject line should read “Author Request”

and in the body of your email, or in an attachment, please include the following:

  • Your real name: [This will not be published.]
  • Your pen name: [The name you wish to be referred to publicly. If you use your real name, put that here.]
  • Your location: [may be city, state, province, prefecture, country, etc. We do not need your exact address.]
  • Your WordPress username or an email address: [Required to set up your account.]
  • Your biography: [Between one and two hundred words about you and your experience.]
  • Your webliography: [Links to you Goodreads profile, books you have written, a personal website, blog, or social media accounts. These will be added to the end of the post.]
  • Writing Sample: [A sample post which may be a piece of short fiction for public consumption, an essay related to writing, a review or interview, or a workshop idea. A link to your online writing or blog is also acceptable.]
  • A profile picture or avatar [JPG or PNG preferred.]

Any attachments must be in plain text or RTF formats.  All of the submitted information may be published except for your real name and email address. Links will be added with your biography at the end of the post.

There is an expectation of a minimum of one blog post per month. Suggested posts are either an original piece of fiction or an article of around 500 words related to creative writing.

Please note that we do not pay for submissions, and publishing them here may make the piece ineligible for future sales. Please see the Terms of Use for important notices about property rights. It is assumed that you are the original author of the work and have the legal right to publish it. You must be at least 13 years old to submit a story or article. Preference will be given to those who are members of the Sword & Laser group on Goodreads and are active on the forums there, or have contributed to this site. All other factors being equal, priority will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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June 2020