"She gazed back over the sea, at the island. But the leaf was losing its sharpness. It was very small; it was very distant. The sea was more important than the shore. Waves were all round them, tossing and sinking, with a log wallowing down one wave; a gull riding on another. About here, she thought, dabbling her fingers in the water, a ship had sunk, and she murmured, dreamily half asleep, how we perished, each alone." - from To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
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The Literary Fiction Network features works and authors of contemporary literary writing. They typically are genre-blends, experimental, or can't be categorized within one genre. They may feature abstract metaphysical nuances, profound themes, philosophical insight, artistic drabble, and capture social commentary, universal dilemmas, humanity, or intimate sentiment.
Rather than mainly focusing on plot, characters or worldbuilding, literary style draws attention to the art of language, ambiguity, poetic moments and multilayered symbolism, which often allows open ended interpretation. Elements from any genres may still show up such as speculative, surreal, romance, slice of life, bildungsroman, crime, and so on.
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Lauren is the author of fifteen novels, including the Amazon bestselling Dartmoor Series, about the Lean Dogs MC of Knoxville, TN. This is her space for sharing free bonus content with her fans. Drop her a line at email@example.com.
I am an antisocial, reclusive author living in a heavily fortified microcompound somewhere in the United States, specifically Denver. In fact I'm so antisocial and reclusive that almost no one has heard of me, although my writing has appeared in Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Atticus Review, The Legendary, Bookslut, Red Fez, The East Bay Review, Perversion Magazine, and Word Riot. Now some of it appears here.
You're probably here by accident, or maybe fate; either way, feel free to do some reading.
The above paragraphs are plagiarized from my website, www.malarkeyweb.com, but now we're back into original material: I write short stories and novels, occasionally some light verse.
Barn Again is kind of long to read on this site; for your convenience, you could just buy a physical copy: https://www.amazon.com/Barn-Again-Memoir-Invasive-Species/dp/099817100X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490124686&sr=8-1&keywords=barn+again+a+memoir
On Twitter: @TheAlanGood.
Prior to moving to the geographic center of the United States to earn my MFA in fiction writing, I worked in marketing, technology, and publishing. I'm interested in, and write, both literary fiction and fantasy, and I'm on here trying to figure out what this whole Wattpad thing is about!
Rohan Quine grew up in South London, spent a couple of years in L.A. and then a decade in New York, where he ran around excitably, saying a few well-chosen words in various feature films and TV shows (see www.rohanquine.com/those-new-york-nineties).
He's now living back in East London, as an Imagination Thief. His novel "The Imagination Thief" is published in paperback, and also as an ebook containing hyperlinks to film and audio and photographic content in conjunction with the novel's text. See www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-imagination-thief-reviews-media for interviews and some nice reviews in "The Guardian" and elsewhere.
Four novellas - "The Platinum Raven", "The Host in the Attic", "Apricot Eyes" and "Hallucination in Hong Kong" - are published as separate ebooks, and also as a single paperback "The Platinum Raven and other novellas". See www.rohanquine.com/press-media/the-novellas-reviews-media for interviews and reviews of these.
All five tales are literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror. They aim to push imagination and language towards their extremes, so as to celebrate the beauty, darkness and mirth of this predicament called life, where we seem to have been dropped without sufficient consultation ahead of time. They may be read in any order.
His upcoming title will be the Hollywood canyons novel (actual title TBC), now barrelling down the pipeline...
More at www.rohanquine.com
"Rohan Quine is one of the most original voices in the literary world today - and one of the most brilliant." -"Guardian" Books blogger Dan Holloway
"The swooping eloquence of this book had me hypnotised. Quine leaps into pools of imagery, delighting in what words can do. The fact that the reader is lured into joining this kaleidoscopic, elemental ballet marks this out as something fresh and unusual." -JJ Marsh, "Book Muse"
"Quine is renowned for his rich, inventive and original prose." -Debbie Young, "Vine Leaves Literary Journal"
Matthew Wayne Selznick is an author and creator living in Long Beach, California. His ongoing serial, "Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights," is part of the larger Sovereign Era storyworld, which also includes the novels "Brave Men Run" and "Pilgrimage," the short story collection "The Sovereign Era: Year One," and the short story "The World Revolves Around You."
Matt's original fantasy serial set in the Shaper's World setting, "Walk Like A Stranger: Passing Through Home," is also available here on Wattpad.
You can find more from Matthew Wayne Selznick at http://www.mattselznick.com, where you can sign up for a free 22,000-word sampler of his fiction and non-fiction and pay what you want for anything he makes.
Selznick is a lifelong advocate for the DIY ethic. Through his creative services company MWS Media, he helps others bring their creative endeavors to fruition, to market, and to an audience.
Matt's latest work is the collection "Four Stories." You can find a sample story from that collection right here on Wattpad!
Armed with a useless liberal arts degree, Riya Anne Polcastro is a student of human behavior and a conduit for raw words. Maybe it is because she learned to read and write in her second language before she learned to do the same in her first. Maybe it is because she was raised a missionary’s daughter at the same time that she was taught to question everything. Maybe there are a whole lot of reasons. Either way, her fascination with mental illness and human interaction is weaved into fiction with a language that is at times caressed and loved, at others beaten into submission.
A longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Polcastro aims to join the ranks of great Oregon writers. Her first love is dark literary fiction peppered in black humor and smothered in satire but she also dabbles in young adult dystopia and non-fiction. While she has been heavily inspired by the genius of writers such as Palahniuk and Tolstoy, music has also played a huge role, with artists like Gnarles Barkley and Tool having a tremendous influence in her stories. She is the author of Suicide in Tiny Increments and two more novels to be released this fall.
Polcastro enjoys an active lifestyle, including running, hiking, in-line skating, and a special brand of tennis lovingly called “Get it B*tch”. She also enjoys spending time with her family, making beer and getting away to British Columbia at every possible opportunity. Her favorite color is burnt orange, but it is hard to find so she wears a lot of red instead. www.riyaannepolcastro.com www.suicideintinyincrements.com
Asian-Pacific Islander | English major & Writing minor | Elementary Teacher Aide
I'm more of a reader than a writer.