Saturday, October 13, 2012

OWFS - Oklahoma Weird Fiction Society

After seeing that Enid, and the state of Oklahoma in general, does not have a writers' group for people who specialize in the many genres that most writers' clubs do not (Horror, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, and Fantasy), I had to make one happen. There is no other way that this kind of group could be found except to make one a reality. 

This is a group that will be a healthy place where authors in Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Steampunk and other related genres can mingle, share ideas, get peer reviews and feel like they can find inspiration if it is lacking. Often writers of unusual subjects are pressured into isolation because of how strange, or 'weird' their fiction actually is, and this group is a chance to remedy that. 

It is hoped that many great and notable authors can spring from this group someday and popularize the idea. There are thousands of writers' groups across the country, most are prestigious and with notoriety, but we hope this humble beginning will, in time, acquire some fame of its own among its members. If this occurs, the OWFS will extend on a national level and include many fun elements in time (but we don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves on this...yet). 

Our first goal is to spread the word on it, gain members and then hold meetings. After that, we can go from there into larger places and possibly hold events, etc locally for authors of weird fiction. The standard definition for Weird Fiction is found here.

The blog spot for it is on the banner below, and we will post its members' updates on publications, etc as they come. 

This isn't a group full of stuffy old writers that have a clique and will quickly alienate the odd member that writes things that are not 'Christian literature' or simple poems in origin, but a place where imagination can run wild in like company. We are hoping to have fun in this group and see what happens in time. 

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