To advance the interests of the Science Fiction Romance (subgenre-niche-specialty genre-whatever) and SFR writers everywhere.
Details: SFR Brigade is a networking site that includes a trio of contests, a blog and social forum for SFR writers who are participating in contests and/or intend on seeking publication of their work. Contest Rules
Purpose: To have fun, network with like-minded writers, build your name recognition and future reader base, and socialize with other SFR NG ("next generation") writers who love science fiction romance.
Ship Dress: Casual. Relax and be yourself. Put your deck boots up and stay awhile. Friendly chatter is encouraged. This is a 'no salute' zone.
Long Range Trajectory
(Delusions of Grandeur)
I'm not sure I write SFR. What's the definition? Science Fiction Romance, within the context of this blog, is any original work of fiction that contains futuristic or imaginative settings where technology (not magic) and human or alien characters are the focus (not vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters or other traditional fantasy characters).
This may include any of the following:
- alien romance
- alternate history romance
- apocalyptic romance
- contemporary science fiction romance
- erotica science fiction romance
- interstellar adventure romance
- military science fiction romance
- medical science fiction romance
- near future romance
- space opera romance
- science fantasy romance
- slipstream (sci-fi/fantasy blend) with technical or scientific elements
- steampunk romance
- time travel romance
- young adult in any of the above
Why should I sign on? So you can network while supporting your subgenre and your peers. Get "the buzz" on industry news. Help celebrate finals, wins, sales, and career landmarks. Best of all, pre-promote your work to your target audience. SFR writers are loyal SFR readers! Five Reasons Why You Should Join the SFR Contests blog.
Why don't you use Yahoo Groups? Although other contest groups and organizations use Yahoo Groups to conduct business, we believe the blog format is more user frieindly to creating a professional network environment, can be viewed at the member's discretion without having to manage multiple emails or digests, and works more seamlessly with graphics and photos.
How do I join? It's easy! Email SFRPreview @ gmail . com [without the spaces] with your pen name or user name and your blog or website address. We track SFR finalists and winners regardless if they join the SFR Contests site or not, but only members are eligible for prizes listed under Special Cargo.