Accessing the Future – Future Fire Campaign

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, News | 0 comments

Future Fire is in the process of raising money for a SF anthology exploring disability & the intersectionality of race, class, gender & sexuality, titled Accessing the Future. Here’s a summary of what they’re hoping to achieve: We are raising funds to publish a special anthology of disability-themed speculative fiction, Accessing the Future, co-edited by Kathryn Allan and Djibril al-Ayad, to be published by Publishing. … We are particularly interested in stories that interrogate issues of disability—and the intersecting nodes of race, nationality,...

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Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Fantasy Crowdfunded Anthology – Guest Post

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Guest Posts, LGBTQIA, News, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Today I want to welcome two special guests to the blog, Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios. Alisa and Julia are currently in the process of raising money for a very exciting young adult anthology. Here’s what they have to say about the project: We’re the editors of a new anthology of diverse YA fantasy stories called Kaleidoscope. We’re crowdfunding on Pozible until the end of this month, and if you visit our Pozible page you can watch a couple of videos we’ve made, and learn a bit about the project. In this post, we wanted to go into a little more depth to talk about...

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Teen Writing Competition FINALISTS!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Competitions, News, Teen Writers | 0 comments

It’s time to announce the Teen Writing Competition FINALISTS! The overall standard of the entries was extremely high, making this a tough decision. I read and reread entries considering a number of factors such as how well they read as young adult fiction, how well they incorporate diversity, and the usual story factors such as plot and characterisation (not to mention that X-Factor). Based on these factors, each story was given a score out of 10 and our finalists were chosen. Without further ado, your finalists in alphabetical order are: “Black Frost” by Joel Wheeler...

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An Update on the Teen Writing Competition

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Competitions, News | 0 comments

The Teen Writing Competition closed two weeks ago and I’m not even half way through the entries. It is taking me longer than I expected to get through all the submissions, partly due to the number of entries, but mostly due to the sheer awesomeness of each of the stories. I keep forgetting I am supposed to be taking notes and judging as I read. Instead I drift off into new and exciting worlds created by each of the stories, and struggle to return before realising there is a purpose to all this reading other than my own enjoyment. So here’s the truth that has become all to clear...

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Visibility Fiction is now a Paying Market!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Competitions, News | 0 comments

It’s time for some exciting news: Visibility Fiction is now a paying market! From now on, we will be offering a token payment for all fiction stories published on Visibility Fiction. The payment will be $5 for each story and payments will be made through PayPal.* [Edit: our pay rate has now gone up to $10] We will continue to publish on an irregular publishing schedule, publishing stories based on quality rather than restrictive deadlines. We think this is the best way to ensure Visibility Fiction maintains a high standard of young adult fiction, as we are firmly of the “quality...

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Teens Only Writing Competition

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Competitions, News | 19 comments

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY (BY THE END OF AUGUST, HOPEFULLY!) Here at Visibility Fiction we are very excited to announce our very first Teens Only Writing Competition. Who can enter? If you are a teen (aged 13-19) you can enter! The competition is open worldwide and entry is free. Guidelines for Entries: We want to see short stories (between 1000-4000 words) with in the young adult genre. This means the protagonist (main character) must also be a teen. Most importantly, we want protagonists from typically underrepresented minorities. This...

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