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RenderWonderland is a community for fantasy, science fiction, and horror writers/poets. RW showcases members' literature, highlights events concerning these genres on/off dA, and creates an environment for members to meet others with similar goals.
Founded 10 Years ago
Apr 16, 2008


Group Focus
Literature/Common Interest

174 Members
200 Watchers
24,560 Pageviews
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What's Happening?!

Behold, the overused movie script-line of shock!

These links will keep you up-to-date with the latest events in fantasy, science-fiction, horror, and other interesting topics!

:new: updated 6/17/10

Websites Highlighting Events of Our Genres:


:bulletgreen: Locus Online

:bulletgreen: Voyager Books

:bulletgreen: Orbit Books

Cool Websites to Check Out: :new: Category 4/22/10

:bulletgreen: The Steampunk Workshop

:bulletgreen: Science Fiction and Fantasy World

:bulletgreen: SFFMedia


:bulletgreen: Horror Writers Association

Notable Blogs:

:bulletgreen: Fantasy Literature's Fantasy Book Reviews [and news]

:bulletgreen: Walker of Worlds

:bulletgreen: Fantasy SF Blog

:bulletgreen: Fatally Yours

:bulletgreen: Speculative Horizons

Book Reviews:

:bulletgreen: Fantasy Book Critic (this critic reviews sci-fi and horror, also)

:bulletgreen: The Book Smugglers (Speculative Fiction and Romance)

Upcoming Sci-fi/Fantasy Movies/Reviews:

A nifty website listing movies coming in the near future along with the reviewer's summary and humorous opinion of that specific film:

:bulletgreen: Sci-Fi Movie Page

And its sister website:

:bulletgreen: FantastiqueZine

:bulletgreen: Bloody-Disgusting = horror movies and video games

Artificial Intelligence/Robots:

How close/far they are (depending on your view) from global domination. Just kidding! Some interesting breakthroughs in AI, brought to you by Ray Kurzweil:



:bulletgreen: Encylopedia Mythica: mythology, folklore, and religion

:bulletgreen: Myths and Legends

:bulletred:Member/Affiliate Events!:bulletred: :

:bulletgreen: Want to critique speculative literature? FantasyAuthorsGuild is looking for critiquers!

:bulletgreen: Rabalio is looking for a writer to write a narrative description of his scene. Take a look at the scene and competition at

:bulletgreen: bowie-lover is starting a webcomic called Teeth, and is looking for writers!

:bulletgreen: ARIrish is selling some fantasy/sci-fi books. Check it out here!:…

Recognized Works

A section for displaying works, within the club gallery, that have received Daily Lit Deviations, Daily Deviations, or placed in competitions. Don't be shy to notify the club if your work was picked!

:clap: Congratulations (listed in order of date added to gallery, starting with newest):

:bulletgreen: Description of the Writer by Alizabith

:bulletred: Amelia Goes to Egypt by LateNightLady

:bulletgreen: SDA Casefiles: Rapunzel by PandaCat-Productions

:bulletred: From the Desk of ... by TheStorageGnome

:bulletgreen: Egyptologist's 5-12-1882 by HiddenRelevance

:bulletred: Spiderling and Two Paths: Prologue by Memnalar

:bulletgreen: The Rising Storm: Chapter 1 by Lytrigian

Gallery Folders

Akashi: Info by QuiEstInLiteris

Mature Content

Science Fiction
Character-Profiles, Models, Maps, References
the last dragon paradise by j-ohra
RenderWonderland Promo Stamp by RenderWonderland
Quote Picture by RenderWonderland

Contests, dA Workshops, and Publications

Writer, Beware!:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America wants to warn you:

SFWA: Writer Beware

Contests :new: updated 8/21/10 :

On dA:

:bulletgreen: Never Judge a Book by It's Cover Contest by our affiliate, :#Mythologue:

:bulletred: Summer Romance Contest by our affiliate, WritingRomance

:bulletgreen: Fantasy vs. Sci-fi Contest by our affiliate, FantasyAuthorsGuild

:bulletred: 'Sweet Dreams' Contest by Helewidis.

:bulletgreen: High Fantasy Contest by Everild-Wolfden.

:bulletred: 3rd Annual Six Word Story Contest by mode-de-vie and Death-By-Romance.

:bulletgreen: Short Story Contest/Mini Poem Contest by Amateur-Writing, opened to all.

:bulletred: Imagination Expand Challenge 3 by PurpelBlur

:bulletgreen: Judgement Day Challenge by TheHappyWriter and AW-AwesomeArt

Off dA:


Workshop Activities on dA :new: 7/26/10:

Publications (Paper & Online): :new: updated 4/22/10

Looking for a good read? Here's some well-known publications that host speculative fiction!
These magazines do accept submissions. However, be forewarned that a majority of these are very prominent. Do your research (read their issues!), revise your work, and read their rules (what they accept, manuscript style, etc.)! Good luck!

:bulletgreen: Fantasy Magazine

:bulletred: Intergalactic Medicine Show

:bulletgreen: Fantasy & Science Fiction

:bulletred: Clarkesworld Magazine

:bulletgreen: Crossed Genres

:bulletred: Steampunk Magazine

:bulletgreen: Strange Horizons

And if your work is featured--for the love of tea--notify us!

Helpful Resources On/Off dA

IdeaCentre, a group solely focused on literary improvement, collects a wide array of writing resources and holds discussions on certain aspects of writing/literature.

Do check it out!


On dA:
Please fav or love if you found these helpful. Feel free to suggest deviations or articles.

Deviations :new: updated: 6/7/10:

:bulletgreen: Writing Guides by illuminara

:bulletred: Writing Guides by bekkia

:bulletgreen: Writing Tips and Tricks by OokamiKasumi

:bulletred: How to Write a Story by IceFlame1019

:bulletgreen: How to Write a Novel by BarbecuedIguana

Journals :new: updated: 2/12/10:

:bulletgreen: lovetodeviate's New Improved Resource Central

News Articles :new: updated: 6/7/10:

:bulletgreen: Improving Flow in Prose: 3 Tips for Avid Writers by KneelingGlory

:bulletred: How to be Literarily Awesome by cinnamon-quill

:bulletgreen: Writing: Seven Suggestions to Keep in Mind by DEMurray

Off dA: :new: updated 4/22/10
Do check out their websites, also!

:bulletgreen: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy by Jeffrey A. Carter

:bulletred: Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers by Kathy Kennedy and Dennis G. Jerz

:bulletgreen: Your Novel Blueprint by Karen S. Wiesner

:bulletred: How to Write a Novel in 100 Days or Less by John Coyne

:bulletgreen: Writer's Digest WD hosts numerous articles on writing, including some for speculative fiction writers!

:bulletred: Ten Rules for Writing Fiction brought to you by, several authors share advice.

:bulletgreen: Professional Writing: Courses, Resources, Mentors

Need Help with Names?

:bulletred: Babynamespedia

:bulletgreen: Behind the Name

:bulletred: Latin Dictionary

Need a Push?:

:bulletgreen: Write or Die by Dr. Wicked

Looking for a Literature Magazine?:

:bulletred: Duotrope's Digest

Details--The Icing on the Cake :new: category 4/8/10 :
You must research! No ifs, ands, or buts! But here are some links to alleviate the workload:

:bulletgreen:<---Swords and Armoury Website with loads of resources!

:bulletred: Albion Swords: Basic Sword Terminology and Directory

:bulletgreen: Gentleman's Emporium: Victorian Clothing for Men and Women
(A helpful resource for steampunk-writers)

:bulletred: Military Rank Insignias

Guidelines and Announcements

Headlines: 8/16/10

:star:Wanna read some great lit? Check out Kaz-D's Love Lit Issues. We're on the lineup!

:star: Raise the Fantasy Forum from the grave! There are some cool new threads!

:star: Educate yourself about what's going on in the realm of Speculit! Don't just write--read! Research! Get to know the trends and deep ends!

:star: Up next on Mad Ramblings: Contest Features, A Review of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter @ Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure, Worldbuilding, and Inception!

Through words, we render dreams, ideas, people, empires, worlds, universes.
Some call us "Mad." Others---"Genius."

Welcome to the mad tea-party of deviantArt's literature community! Have some tea :tea:. The sugar bowl is in the gallery. Relax and peruse our page. Thinking of joining us, today, for continuous rage? See below and About Us for more information, and do take a glimpse at our delicious listing (Events, Magazines, and Resources) on the left side of the profile page.


To Join:

Click 'Join' above!

To Submit:

The Easy Way:
When uploading a new deviation, there is a list of your groups under the Category selection. When you select a group(s) and submit your deviation, this deviation is sent to your gallery and said club. Nice, isn't it?

Existing Deviations:
:bulletgreen: Go to RW's Gallery
:bulletgreen: Click 'Submit to Gallery' and from drop-down, 'Choose Existing Deviation'
:bulletgreen: Choose Deviation from your gallery and the genre gallery in which your submission belongs.
:bulletgreen: Click Ok. An admin will officially add your submission to the Gallery.


:bulletgreen: Abide by deviantArt's policies.
:bulletgreen: Only two submissions per week are permitted!

Volunteer Opportunities

:bulletgreen: Co-Founders 1: members who assist in membership, submissions, gallery clean-up, and contacting general members (if necessary).

:bulletred: Co-Founders 2: members who give insight for the welfare of the group and collect articles and resources.

:bulletgreen: Contributors: members who give simply ideas and opinions, whenever those come around.

Positions are always open. (These are not round-the-clock jobs--since we do have to deal with real life!) If you feel the need to resign, do send a note to the group account or to the Founder's personal account, liquid-etherealism.

Our Partner Group!


RW Chat:
Hey there!

Yes we, Render Wonderland, are starting bi-weekly prompts!

But with a twist...

Each fortnight one of you, our lovely members, will get to pick the prompt! How will we choose? Well, if anyone who is interested could comment on this article by the Saturday of the week and I will note a random person and find out their prompt for the week. This is an experiment so feel free to express your opinions on its effectiveness!

So what’s in this for you? As well as helping any writers out there (like myself) to sometimes have trouble finding that spark to start an idea, the best or most interesting reaction to the prompt will be featured in a journal!

Please submit into our special prompt folder and mention us in the artist’s comments. And please only submit one deviation per prompt so we are not overloaded! Thank you!

This week, I will start you off with a prompt!

This can be anything to do with a sunset, as long as I can see the link back you can do it!

Happy scribbling!
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LadyCottonTail Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, the book I'm currently writing is actually a mix of Romance, Science Fiction, and humor. I was just wondering if you guys accepted books like that here cause it is a little romance based. Its kind of a human meets alien sort of book, so I was just wondering because its obviously missing the horror element.
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Are you accepting new members?
ghastlymcnasty Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Anyone have any Christmas horror stories that would make a good short comic strip? Drop me a message if you want to see your xmas story/poem brought to life in an online horror comic.
EnkerZed Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
just makin my once-in-a-blue-moon visit. only 173 members, after all this time? ah well, i suppose writers are still a minority on DA.
KammiliaArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I am a new, yet passionate scifi/fantasy writer. I would love to join this group to see new works, and contribute my own. I would appreciate it if you would consider me.
Verdunstungska3lte Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
First off, I would like to thank you for letting me join; it means a lot to me.
Second, I would like to submit one of my stories, yet I can only contribute to the "featured" folder. Is this on purpose or is just my computer glitchy?
liquid-etherealism Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome! :aww:

Yes--when you submit to the gallery, your work is placed in the Featured folder. It is usually displayed there for a month, but things have been a bit slow as of lates.
Theshelfs Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010

My CONTEST the future has come to an end. here is the info on the winners!
CONTEST THE FUTURE- THE RESULTS [link] please fav the news article

Thank you very much for donating x
liquid-etherealism Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010   Photographer
All right!! Will feature the winners on our next blog! :w00t:
masterofThardus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Can I submit my sci-fi story, Phantoms of Distant Stars, here?
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