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Welcome to 48 Fiction Place, the place for fiction on Catholic Lane.
We welcome interesting fiction from and for all ages.
48 Fiction Place takes as its guiding principle Philippians 4:8.
If you would like to submit your work or recommend another’s work for publication here, please begin by reading Philippians 4:8.
Your story should:
- Be fictional.
- Be uplifting.
- Be approximately 1,500 words in length.
- Reflect moral values in accord with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
- Fill readers’ minds and imaginations with uplifting images, not voyeuristic violence, inappropriate language, or erotic themes.
- Return to an age of thinking protagonists, obvious antagonists, and realistic conflict. Please avoid trite modern ‘dark’ characters which include, but are not limited to, vampires, zombies, or flesh-disintegrating extra-terrestrials.
Before you press ‘send’ —
- Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance regarding your writing and motivation.
- Please spellcheck and proofread your piece. Works with excessive grammatical or mechanical errors will not be published.
- Include a 2-3 line biography of yourself at the end.
- Send your piece to email@example.com with “Fiction Submission” in the subject line.
- Please realize your piece may not be accepted. It simply may not fit here. It may have too many errors for the editor to correct. It may be too verbose, or lack interesting content. The editorial staff is interested in helping you become a better writer, and as such may make recommendations and ask for another draft. You are free to rewrite and resubmit or not, but revising does not guarantee publication.
Every writer must hone their craft through constant practice (and often, rejection) before they enjoy success.
Thank you for entrusting 48 Fiction Place with your work!