SpiderForest admissions are open June 1-24, so if you’re interested, our apply page has everything you need to know about what to email us! Admissions are now closed, and we are in the process of reviewing all the applications. Notices go out no later than July! If you missed it, here is a link to our official press release, but you’ll have to wait until December to apply again!
EDIT! From Al-X: As on today (Monday 22nd), voting for the science fiction & fantasy contest I’m competing in should be live. I need your vote!. Of the 21 finalists, only 10 will win a spot in the publisher’s upcoming anthology book, so we have to outvote at least 11 other people. Yes, there is no jury to pick the stories, they are trusting in general public voting. If the voting page is up and I haven’t been able to update this notice, my story is called “Cuenta la leyenda”. You can read it’s translation, “Legend tells”, in my LiveJournal.
Two comic anniversaries this month! Requiem‘s
fifth anniversary is June 7th and Between Places
‘ first anniversary is June 17th! Congratulations, guys!
Net of Tales of the Traveling Gnome
would like to announce that he has moved his comic fully over to SpiderForest! He would also like to share with everyone a Forum Fiction he has started, using characters that forum members have posted. Check it out
Samantha Wikan of Life’s a Witch
says she will continue her live streaming drawing sessions throughout the summer. Beginning June 2, scheduled drawing sessions will drop down to ONE day a week (Tuesdays at 9am USCentral time). There will be spontaneous drawing sessions whenever the mood strikes, though, so be sure to follow her on Twitter
if you want to be notified!
The SpiderForest Community is continuing its monthly creative theme thread in the forums. This month, the theme is “on the job”
! Do something creative (draw a picture or write a story or make up a joke…) that has something to do with a workplace or job situation. You DO NOT HAVE TO BE A SPIDERFOREST creator to participate! This is for creators and readers to share work side by side.. and mainly to get all our creative juices flowing. We’d love to see what you can create!
Alex Melchor of Nahast: Lands of Strife
has been a busy bee (which might explain his radio silence on a lot of forums). For one, Nahast is starting it’s 9th chapter on it’s 250th
page, “Voices from the Darkness”, with a promise of drama, milestones and revelations for many of the characters. Here’s for getting this chapter done in less than a year…
If you want to hear Alex’s husky hispanic accent; tune in to “Meanwhile…”, a podcast devoted to superhero role-playing games. Alex was recently interviewed for his work in Mecha & Manga, a complete sourcebook to run anime-type games using the Mutants & Masterminds system.
In more local matters, Alex is typing away at a sci-fi short story for a contest he’s a semifinalist of. The ministory that won him the pass into the second leg of the contest has been translated in his LiveJournal. The second phase involves public voting, so if you want to support a struggling writer in a foreign language, keep an eye on the publisher’s website!
All of this and Nahast is coming out once weekly!
Kez of The War of Winds
and Not Alone
would like announce that Not Alone is COMPLETE at 48 pages, and she is ecstatic to have a finished comic under her belt (as opposed to the never-ending story that is The War of Winds.)
Good luck all SF applicants!