Synopsis: In the world of speculative fiction… Your favorite authors…Have selected the best new voices of the year. 24 Award-winning Authors and Illustrators. 3 Bonus Short Stories by Kevin J. Anderson • L. Ron Hubbard • S. M. Stirling. Art and Writing Tips by Lazarus Chernik • L. Ron Hubbard • Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Edited... Continue Reading →
Review: Throwing Shadows
Synopsis: Throwing Shadows is a collection of 9 creepy stories that have something for everyone. A woman develops an unhealthy obsession with a scarecrow. A boy plays with a Ouija board and receives a terrifying warning of murder. A down-on-his-luck father learns what happens when you die in your sleep. These stories and six more... Continue Reading →
Meet This Author: Edo Van Belkom
Q: You mentioned you write in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery. Tell us, readers, which genre is your favorite to write. It is true I have written in all those genres, to varying degrees of success, but it I had to choose one as a favorite, it would have to be horror. I enjoy writing... Continue Reading →
Review: Twilight Tales
Synopsis: Will the thief in the shadows steal your memories while you sleep? How will James fare in a life-size intergalactic game of snakes and ladders against aliens and pirates? Will Tora be able to fix the reactor and save Salvage City with her AI cat sidekick? These are just some of the characters you... Continue Reading →
Review: Amish Midwives
Synopsis: From bestselling authors of Amish Fiction come three sweet stories about new life, hope, and romance. Bundles of Blessing by Amy Clipston Lost in grief after the death of her husband, Kristina Byler gave up remarrying and found comfort and purpose in becoming a midwife. She is surprised when Aidan Smoker—her ex-boyfriend and the man... Continue Reading →
Review: A Week at Surfside Beach
Synopsis: Thousands of families and individuals are attracted to the South Carolina coast each year, renting houses up and down the beach throughout the seasons. They bring their lives with them when they come to this magical place. In A Week at Surfside Beach, author Pierce Koslosky Jr. has crafted sixteen poignant short stories that... Continue Reading →
Author Interview with Patricia Bossano
ULM: Do you have a new release coming up? If so, can you share with us readers what it is? PB: Thank you, Danielle, so glad you ask! My current WIP is a philosophical fiction entitled “Daughters of the Bride: love and homegrown magic,” slated for publication on Halloween 2020, a night which will also... Continue Reading →
Review: Seven Ghostly Spins
Synopsis: Seven Ghostly Spins is a mind-bending collection of paranormal tales, based on harrowing legends and nightmares come true… They will creep under your skin and stay with you, long after you've read them. ALISON—They say, no self-respecting theater house is without its ghost. And Ogden’s historic movie palace is as respectable as they get.... Continue Reading →
Review: The Christmas Heirloom
Synopsis: In Kristi Ann Hunter's "Legacy of Love," Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job . . . and introduce her to the woman's grandson, a man far above her station. In Karen Witemeyer's "Gift of the Heart," widow Ruth Albright... Continue Reading →
Review: Second-Chance Dogs
Synopsis: Everyone loves an underdog, and nothing gives us warmer feelings than seeing someone get a second chance in life. A problem pup who flourishes under the right kind of training. The struggling veteran who finds unconditional love wiggling around at the end of a leash. The lonely child who finds... Continue Reading →
Cover Reveal: The Meat Market by S. Van Horne and many others…
The Meat Market By: S. Van Horne, Riann C. Miller, Winter Travers, Trinity Rose, Mary B. Moore, Tracie Douglas, Gwyn McNamee, ML Rodriguez, Sarah O’Rourke, Mayra Statham An Anthology to Support Prostate Cancer Awareness Genre: Romance Release Date: August 15th 6, 2017 Cover Design: SK Designs When Jason Somers inherited the... Continue Reading →
Review: An Amish Heirloom
Synopsis: A Legacy of Love by Amy Clipston Local volunteer fire fighter Leon King agrees to repair his ex-girlfriend Susie Bontrager’s grandparents’ antique rocking chairs for her future home with her fiance and is forced to acknowledge that his feelings for her have not quite gone away. As... Continue Reading →
Review: Knowing There is More
Synopsis: I believe we have extraordinary stories inside of us. Stories that perhaps we have never told to anyone because they are difficult for us to accept as true. Often they tell of an intervention where someone or something appears in our lives unexpectedly and challenges our... Continue Reading →
Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Synopsis: Three holiday favorites from New York Times bestselling authors! Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber A single dad's rambunctious teenage daughter hatches a plot to find her father a wife, and she has just the woman in mind. He may claim he's not interested in remarriage, but perhaps the magic of the holiday season will... Continue Reading →
Author Interview with Almas Akhtar
ULM: You mentioned that Miseries, Illusions and Hope is your second book. What was your first book? My first book was A very Resilient Amreeki Dream...a short story. ULM: What led you to writing short stories? I like reading and writing about real life characters. I have a huge collection of autobiographies. I believe... Continue Reading →
Review: Miseries, Illusions and Hope
Synopsis: My second book—Miseries, Illusions and Hope—is a collection of few short stories I wrote in the last few years. Most of them appeared on my blogs on Facebook and Blogger. These stories are about everyday people who are working hard for themselves and their loved ones. I call these people everyday heroes. They may... Continue Reading →
Review: Bits and Peaces
Synopsis: BITS AND PEACES could leave you thinking that what people believe in their own minds might be more powerful than reality; of course, members of all races and ethnicities are equal; don't screw with the wrong guy; or it ain't over till it's over. The first section is comprised of six fiction stories of... Continue Reading →
Review: The Amish Christmas Candle
Synopsis: At the heart of winter's darkness is the joyous glow of the Christmas season. In this love-filled holiday collection, warm yourself with the peaceful light of Plain gifts. SNOW SHINE ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long When staid Naomi Gish's mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, she's positive... Continue Reading →
Review: Going Down and Man Candy
Synopsis: “Elise Sax will win your heart.”—NYT bestelling author Jill Shalvis "Elise Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out."--Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author of Texas Hold 'Em “Elise Sax belongs on every bookshelf." -- Melissa Foster, New... Continue Reading →
Review: A Second, Less Capable, Head
Synopsis: A Tea Party activist discovers that he is growing another head. A playboy befriends a fickle female only six inches tall. A rape victim confronts her assailant in a maximum security prison. James Hanna is a prolific writer whose stories have appeared in over a dozen literary journals. Drawing from his experiences as an... Continue Reading →
Review: Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye
Synopsis: Ex-cop Thomas Haftmann, formerly of Cleveland Homicide, works as a private investigator in the resort town of Jefferson-on-the-Lake. You will follow his cases in these 15 short neo-noirs. Among them are “The Kneeling Woman,” “No Escape, No Turning Back,” “The Riding Boy,” “The Slave Master’s Dungeon,” “Archangel’s Daughter,” “A Woman With Tea-Colored Eyes,” and... Continue Reading →
Review: Uncharted Worlds – Xeno Encounters
Synopsis: Uncharted Worlds—an exciting new speculative fiction series featuring bestselling and award-winning authors. These ten mind-boggling adventures include tales of ancient aliens, other worlds, and imagined futures. Join authors Michael A. Stackpole, Matthew Costello, F. Paul Wilson, Thomas F. Monteleone and others as they take you on a thrilling ride from the inner and outer... Continue Reading →
Review: Never Fear – Phobias
Synopsis: For those who like their stories on the darker side ... 19 Stories of phobia from New York Times bestselling master suspense authors F. Paul Wilson and Heather Graham with a "krewe" of dynamic award-winning storytellers. Thomas F. Monteleone E. McCarthy Laura Harner Lance Taubold Elle J Rossi Michael Koogler Crystal Perkins Richard Devin... Continue Reading →
Review: Love Happens
Synopsis: In this must-have short-story collection, Melanie Moreland introduces us to Ethan Thomas in When Love Blooms. Melanie Harlow shares her novel, Some Kind of Love. Molly McLain and Rhonda James share Luke and Mia’s no strings weekend that could lead to love. Claudia Burgoa visits New York City in How We Met. Leap with... Continue Reading →
Review: The Dark and Other Love Stories
Synopsis: “The emotional range and depth of [Willis’s stories], the clarity and deftness are astonishing.”—Alice Munro The characters in the thirteen stories that comprise The Dark and Other Love Stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted. A drug dealer’s girlfriend signs up for the first... Continue Reading →
Review: Dead is Dead and Other Stories
Synopsis: ‘Dead is Dead’ is a collection of twenty compelling stories which focus on the complexity of being human. All of the stories have already met with success: broadcast, appearing in magazines or doing well in international competitions. The title story, Dead is Dead, is set in colonial Africa and is told from the point... Continue Reading →
Review: Pieces like Pottery
Synopsis: Filled with graceful insight into the human condition, each linked story presents a tale of loss and love mirroring themes from each of the five Sorrowful Mysteries. In Expect Dragons, James Hinri learns that his old high school teacher is dying. Wanting to tell Mr. Smith one last time how much his teaching... Continue Reading →
SciFi Fantasy Contest
Hi everyone, With the holidays and the new year just beginning, I have considered to cancel the $5.00 entry fee. The Science Fiction Fantasy Contest will be free. Also, I think that with eveyone still recovering from the holiday fever, that the contest will be moved to a later date as well. I will keep... Continue Reading →
Here, it is! Urban Lit Magazine available and free for all to read, view, share and comment. Below, is the link to download your copy: UrbanLit2 Please, like this post if you downloaded a copy. This way we can see how many have downloaded the issue. Please, comment on this post if you liked our issue.... Continue Reading →
OMG! A 5 Star Review!
6 Incredible Reads for the price of one novel! A collection of romance stories that readers will love. From A Duke to Remember (Historical Romance), Our Story (Erotic), A Start (Contemporary), A Modern Cinderella (Contemporary), Beautifully Flawed (Paranormal), and His Slave (Paranormal). These quick reads were very quick indeed and easy to read. But it... Continue Reading →
FREE Magazine Issue!
We are proud to announce the release of our September 2015 Urban Lit Magazine! Here is the cover: Here is the link to the magazine that can be read on devices for both .epub and PDF files: September 2015 Issue Please, comment and let us know what you all think! Thank you!
Hi everyone, we have some exciting news to share. Urban Lit 2015 September Issue will be released soon! Interviews have been pouring in. Currently, we are proofreading a new manuscript. Reviews are free! New Short Story by Lucy Mitchell will be inside of Urban Lit Magazine. Magazine issues will now be available in PDF, ePub,... Continue Reading →
Anyone Need Editing Done?
We just finished editing three different manuscripts last week. If anyone else has a novel that needs editing the total cost will be $99, editing for a novella will cost $49, and editing a short story will cost $25. Please, email us your manuscript and which service you are requiring from us. Email us at:... Continue Reading →
Free Creative Writing Magazine!
We are happy to announce that June 2015 Issue for Universal Creativity Inc. will be released this Monday! The best-selling author Jacob Appel be featured inside our issue and we highly recommend reading his interview! Also, we will be featuring another author, Allen Eskens, who will have his interview featured as well. Are you ready?... Continue Reading →
Summer for Writing!
Writers need to do many things such as keep up their writing skills, tone up their skills to the next level, learn how to engage readers with their plot, and how to make their stories the ones readers won't ever forget. But where do writers begin? And how? By taking classes that kept their minds... Continue Reading →
The life is just buzzing here at Universal Creativity Inc. We are in the process of beta reading a wonderful romance novel called, An Unfortunate Journey. The June 2015 Issue is being placed together as we speak. Gathering all the book reviews, author interviews, new literary agents listing, as well as the free short short... Continue Reading →
2015 May Issue Now Available!
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Contest for Writers from Writer’s Relief!
The Writer’s Relief Review Board Is Now Open For Submissions— But Only Until Thursday, April 16. We’re currently accepting new clients, but first you must receive Review Board approval. Our Review Board is accepting work in the following genres only: > Novels and memoirs > Poetry > Short stories and narrative nonfiction (personal essays) Space... Continue Reading →
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Submissions: We accept submissions for the following: poetry, short stories, flash fiction, novels, creative nonfiction, column pieces, book reviews, and author interviews. All of these submissions are free of charge and must be: Typed in English. Times New Roman 12 size font Double-spaced First name, last name Title Genre Word Count Submissions for editing,... Continue Reading →
Dear Viewers, I don't know how but, I finally reached my January goal of 1,500 views for just January! My second part of that goal was to then increase that by another 500 views, equaling a total of 2,000 views for just January. Do you think, I can achieve another 500 views before January ends? I... Continue Reading →
EDITING ONLY $5 UNTIL JANUARY 12TH
Just a reminder, all short novels are now $5.00 only for editing. If the novels are above 7,500 words, they will be charged $10.00 for editing. All editing is completed in a week's time. If interested in this, hurry while the offer is still available and email me at: email@example.com .
Magazine Cover Design Any authors out there interested in having their book on the front cover of Universal Creativity Inc's magazine cover? This opportunity would be a great way to promote your book and or novel, plus you get a section featuring your bio, interview Q&A, along with promotion of both current and future works... Continue Reading →
Short Story Editing for only $5!
SHORT STORY EDITING FOR ONLY $5 Since it is a new year, and writers are just beginning their new projects, I will be hosting a two week sale of short story editing for only $5.00. All short stories must be under the 7,500 word limit. Any thing higher than the 7,500 word limit, will cost... Continue Reading →
Can I do it?
Can I do it? I have beaten my October's status for viewers and likes, but can I beat my August status?... Continue Reading →
New Digital Magazine is Out!
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Author Interview: Richard D. Mellinger Jr.
- What inspired you to start writing your novels, such as Harold and the Purple Wormhole?Each novel has had a different inspiration. When I first started writing Harold, I was working on my senior thesis for my BS in physics at Cal Poly SLO. The project involved general relativity and, as I tend to... Continue Reading →
Book Endings They do not have to always end where the readers know all the answers to every conflict in the book. You can end your book with a cliff hanger. Let the readers draw their own conclusions as to how your story would end if it continued some more. Also, if you are writing a book series... Continue Reading →
Creating Suspense In Your Novel
One way to create suspense in your novel and allure readers in is by having your characters have kept secrets. Secrets can cause for all kinds of conflicts to happen in your novel. Conflicts move your plots forward. They extend your novel. You can let your readers in on your characters secrets and keep them in... Continue Reading →
ALERT: Short Story Writers!!!
Okay now that I have your attention. The sole purpose of my blog is to help writers publish their works, gain a bigger and wider audience and have a place to publish their works for free to show a prospective employer one day.So, here I was thinking! What if you took all your short stories... Continue Reading →