Parsec Nominations Closed

by Pete Richmond

The Parsec Awards have now closed their nomination process and have invited the nominated parties to submit samples of their work for review by the committee.

With over 400 nominees, we don’t envy the committee the workload!

You can see the full list of nominees, along with the details of whether their sample has been received, on the Parsec Site here.

Have a look to see who has been nominated, and if your favourite podcast hasn’t submitted yet, be the dedicated fan and chase them up!

We wish the best of luck to all of this year’s Nominees!


Emerging Worlds Pre-Launch

Zealot Script is proud to announce that we will be hosting and publishing a new SFF e-magazine titled:

“Emerging Worlds”

While the fine details are still under wraps for the time being, we are pleased to announce that we are open for early submissions of short fiction.

The current details can be found here.

We’ll bring you more details as the project advances, stay tuned!


New Inkitt Competition Launched

Banner1.pngOur regular readers will already know what a fan I am of Inkitt, you can check out some earlier posts that highlight what they have to offer herehere and here. A great publisher that opens up the process of reading through submitted manuscripts to the public, a clever use of crowdsourcing in the internet age.

Why am I such a fan? Because anyone can sign up and read the submitted work for free! And I’m all for providing free and new reading material!

The popularity of the book on Inkitt determines which books win their publishing contract. They’re fairly generous in their royalties too, at 25% compared to traditional publishing’s rate of around 10%.

This is a system that works well for both author and publisher, with Inkitt already knowing that their new book will have a level of success in the market as it’s already received a good reception.

But this post is not just to tell you about Inkitt but to announce their newest competition. They’ve once again opened their doors to submissions, with the prize being one of their sought after publishing contracts.

I really don’t see the downside to applying to this, should you be unsuccessful then you’ve gained valuable readers and feedback on your work, should you succeed then the wild life of the mildly successful ebook author awaits! I joke, but we all want to get published one way or another and this seems like a great way to do it.

You can find out more about the competition and submit your work here. It’s a no-lose situation and even I will be entering the competition this time around!

Article by Pete Richmond


19 Free Fantasy Reads

Just in time for the Christmas break we’ve brought you another list of selected fantasy reads, courtesy of Inkitt.

This bumper list of 19 titles was compiled by Eleanna as a selection of the fantasy books available. So dig in to the below titles and let us know your thoughts!


1. Token Huntress, a Fantasy/Romance novel by Kia Carrington-Russell

The sun’s light dimmed many centuries before; now, in the year of 2341, rampant vampires stalk their victims in a half-lit world. Humanity has been overtaken by a new society: one comprised of vampires, the supernatural beings that hunt them, and the remaining humans they fight over.

2. Secrets on the Walls,  a Fantasy/Adventure novel by Lauren Massuda

Follow the thrilling tale of two sisters plunged into a world within a world, as they delve deeper into their fantasy to uncover the truth.

3. The Outlander War: Book Three of the Forever Avalon Series, a Fantasy/Adventure novel by Mark Piggott

An island frozen in space and time, forgotten lands of old, the threat of extinction and one man to save them all. Join the adventure in the gripping finale to The Forever Avalon series.

4. Blackrock, a Fantasy/Thriller novel by sammi85

Dragged into a world of witchery and ancient curses, Kasey suddenly has more than her school plans to worry about. Embark on this fantasy thriller and you might uncover more than you bargained for.

5. Escape From The Witch Hunters, a Fantasy/Romance novel by Elizabeth Pau

Who can you turn to when all that you know is a faded memory? Will Evelyn escape the imminent threat and be safe in the charger of her rescuer or are things much more sinister and the enemies much closer than she thought?

6. Second to the right,  a Fantasy/Adventure novel by Zach Neuman

Some things never change, some men never die and some boys never grow up. Prepare yourself for the true origin of Peter Pan.

7. Book One: Knight’s Festival, a Fantasy/Adventure novel by Katherine Baskerville

Outcast and betrayed, will our heroine overcome impossible feats and regain her honour? The fantasy adventure that will make you beg for more.

8. Destiny – Book One in The Bomcard Trilogy, a Fantasy/Action novel by Anthony La Riccia

What happens when you discover you’re not only from another world but must also return to it and defeat a great evil before your world gets involved? Ask Lucas, who must save two worlds from a great evil.

9. George and  The Dragon, a Fantasy/Adventure novel by P Chadwick

Set in medieval England, this is a tale of lords and ladies, knights and dragons, and an evil fairy queen. 

10. The Knowing Ones, a Fantasy/Romance novel by Lisa Aldridge

At 17 she faked her own death to escape an arranged marriage. She found Marko and The Knowing Ones found her. Adriana has an unusual ability: She has the power to stop the curse or make it worse!

11. Mark of The Sorcerer, a Fantasy/Adventure novel by Mason Garcia

On a demon-infested Earth, sorcerers stand as humanity’s only defence. With war looming on the horizon, Alastair and his companions must make their choices and face their destinies.

12. Newborn City Series: Affinity for Pain, a Fantasy/Romance novel by R.E. Johnson

Confused and hunted, an unlikely pair of killers must unite in a manner much more intimate than they know if they’re to survive in a world of brutality. Only together can they prevail.

13. Satellite, a Fantasy/Adventure novel by Lee Davidson

The captivating first entry in a trilogy for young and old alike, Grant Bradley’s journey to becoming a guardian angel is rife with unrequited love, shocking twists, and a fascinating new world.

14. The 12 Placebos, a Fantasy/Mystery novel by Maolsheachlann Mac Diarmada

Follow the records of a drunk Londoner through a fantastical tale of love mystery and indulgence.

15. Elemental, a Fantasy/Drama novel by Ashheart15

A life that’s going nowhere, unlimited power but no way to use it; Sebastian must embark on a journey to understand the true meaning of his life but he can’t do it alone.

16. Velvet Redemption, a Fantasy/Action novel by C.M. Lanning

His girlfriend’s blood on his hands, a failed suicide attempt on his head and a deal with a demon. Justin Pierce must embark a warpath to redemption and nothing will stand in his way.

17. The Speaker, a Fantasy novel by Sandra Leigh

The epic adventure of a Native American girl with the ability to converse with animals, yet something much more powerful awaits her off the reservation, something she will have to find herself.

18. The Trouble With Super, a Fantasy novel by KeithBarrett

Three underachievers with super-human abilities. One’s drowning in work, another’s making a quick score and the last is morbidly obese. They must fight the age-long struggle of simply being happy.

19. The Rainbow Dancer, a Fantasy novel for children by Allan Hirsch

Jump down the rabbit hole and follow Asia on her journey through something much larger than a child’s imagination.

6 More Sci-Fi Picks from Inkitt

Following on from our previous post on the hidden gems of Inkitt we are delighted to present another collection of six novels.

These novels have already been gathering some traction with the audience over at Inkitt why not take a look at them yourself?

Have you already read any of these? As always, we love to hear what our readers think so let us know in the comments or by email! Continue reading