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Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers

A group for those writing in this genre as well as those writers who are interested, but haven’t yet taken the plunge. Weigh in on topics that explore the challenges, stigmas, and joys of being a horror/speculative writer.

Members: 60
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2013

If you have speculative art, fiction, or poetry that you would like to be showcased on the site, and the facebook page, email Diane at: Subject: Spec fiction month
I'll send out a brief interview/information sheet this week for participants. The month will end with a roundup online, live interviews and discussions about your work.

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Comment by on August 25, 2013 at 10:42pm


This 12 x 18 print piece is part of our Black Science Fiction Print Collection that made its official debut at OnyxCon V in Atlanta Georgia August 17, 2013

You can get it for $6.99 plus shipping and handling at:

Comment by JXW on August 26, 2012 at 9:52pm


“The University of Perdition, An EBook Horror Series, Volume One” allows you to examine for yourself three case study files that explore how courageous and curious students learn there is nothing in life that is impossible or unbelievable.
The horror series can be found in the Amazon Kindle Store.
Coming soon are adult fiction books that will include “Disrespecting Lela.”
A number of stories for children and teens are also on the agenda for release in the very near future.
Comment by on August 12, 2012 at 9:28pm

Genesis Magazine Summer 2012 Now Available!!!!!!

In this exciting new issue we have interviews by Carole McDonnell, Troy CLE, Penelope Flynn, Mishindo Kuumba. There are creative stories by Derrick Ferguson, Barry Nelson and Jeff Carroll. Also, an original comic strip by Tony Kittrell. We included original artwork by Jeremy Reed, John Garrett, Keef Cross, Andrew Kwame Danquah, Quinton Veal, Mishindo Kuumba I, Keef Cross, Jiba Molei Anderson, Marcellus Jackson, and Curtis Hamilton. We even included model photos of Actress Karita and Andromeda Sky!


Comment by on May 10, 2012 at 11:55am


The winning script will be made into a feature length independent film.

We will to shoot the film and bring it to market.

Submissions will be taken from May 2, 2012 to June 2, 2012



Comment by Balogun Oyabode Abeegunde on April 27, 2011 at 4:48pm
Comment by Author Collective on April 27, 2011 at 2:44pm

The 2011 International Urban Book Festival, Cleveland comes to Richmond Town Square Mall, May 13 - 15, 2011. Throughout the mall will be local television, government and sports personalities reading for 30 minutes to a group of children or students. Authors will also sell and sign their books and novels and there will be several no cost literary workshops, classes and panel discussions open to the general public. We will identify 50 Cleveland area schools whose students may have financial challenges. Also, we will through our subsidiary R2Books, donate 20 gift certificates to each school, these can then be brought to our event and redeemed for a new book. We welcome other corporations to match our gift and help us give 10,000 books annually to deserving students across the United States. Tell everyone about us by sending them to our website:

For more information contact Takaya or Michael at 313.446.2262.

Comment by Author Collective on January 11, 2011 at 3:49pm
Good Day Authors,
Looking to sell more books? The Author Collective has just organized two new book festivals which are certain to help!  The 2011 Michigan Spring Book Festival happens April 15th through the 17th at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, Michigan and The International Urban Book festival, Cleveland takes place May 13th through 15th at the Richmond Town Square Mall in Richmond Heights, Ohio. We have rented the entire mall for these festivals and expect to have lots of book lovers and book buyers in attendance.
There will be workshops, seminars, panel discussions, classes and lectures on many topics in the field of literature. These learning sessions will be free of charge to public and will provide insight on writing, publishing and marketing books. We will be sending invitations to patrons from the Detroit and Cleveland area school systems & libraries. R2Books and other sponsors will donate 1,000 book certificates to deserving students in each of the two cities. These certificates are good for one free book and must be redeemed at the festival. Many of the student with free book certificates and their parents, will look to purchase additional books and meet the authors in attendance.
Do you love selling at book festivals but hate the rain, cold and the wind that almost always happen during an outdoor event?  Join us for our indoor festivals which will span the entire common area of these shopping malls. Interact with the more than 10,000 shoppers who visit these malls everyday. Author applications are now available on our websites.  Click the links below or call me to reserve your table today!
Look to see you there.
Comment by Author Collective on August 26, 2010 at 11:59am
Greetings Fellow Authors,

Join us November 5th thru 7th at the Northland Shopping Mall in Southfield, Michigan for the International Urban Book Festival, Detroit. A great place to sell books and teach young people the importance of reading. We have rented the entire shopping mall to get our message across to the young at risk generation. Reading is essential! Let's all encourage our youth to read at least two books per week. Let's encourage parents to make this a family mandate.

Meet and network with celebrity authors, purchasing agents from schools, libraries and major corporations plus other members of the literary community. We will hold literary workshops, panel discussions, lectures, seminars and classes on self publishing. We have 200 author tables now available, but they are certain to sell out quickly. The cost for the three day weekend is only $225. Author tables are 2' by 4' skirted with two chairs. Out of state attendees may receive discounts on hotel rooms by logging onto our website after September 2, 2010.

This is certain to be a fun filled event. Don't miss it.

Call us at (313) 446-2262 or log onto Facebook
Comment by TK on November 30, 2009 at 2:17am
Everyone else is so accomplished in comparison to myself! It's a little intimidating! I'm a new member here and I am just starting out as a writer. I write dark fiction...primarily short fiction. I don't know the first thing about being a writer professionally! I'm hoping to learn a lot from you guys! I'm only 20, so I have a lot to learn!
Comment by Topaze on June 9, 2009 at 8:38am
Hello all! So glad I found this website - it's wonderful to see so many like-minded brothers and sisters. I'm primarily an artist / graphic designer, but in doing research for my artwork, [mainly afrocentric] I started picking up all kinds of info ... those bits and pieces kept percolating in the back of my mind and an idea for a story started coming together. So now, I'm putting it all together in a tale. The working title is The Reluctant Queen and it's a sword and soul /fantasy tale... hope to exchange ideas and encouragement with everyone here...

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