About this Writing Project

Before you start work on a story for this Writing Project, please take a few moments to read these few paragraphs as they describe exactly what is expected of participating authors and their submissions.

The art of conversation seems, for many people, difficult enough in reality, but when it comes to writing a conversation it can often be even harder.  The way people talk to and about each other tells you a lot about them, about their character and about their relationships.  It is an effective and interesting way of conveying information and adding a touch of humanity to any story.  However, too many authors have a tendency to skip conversations by including a couple of paragraphs summarising what was said, or when they do include the conversation it seems stiff and unnatural.

The aim of this Writing Project is not only to encourage authors to write conversations between characters when they're needed, but also to write realistic conversations, to convey information about characters without having to spell it out to readers.  As such, all stories submitted to this Writing Project should be approximately 90% dialogue.

We are not going to enforce this figure rigidly, but if a submitted story seems to contain a substantial amount of narrative, it will not be accepted.  There are no genre restrictions associated with this Writing Project, though we do ask that stories be at least 500 words in length.



Sign Up: Signing up to participate in this Writing Project is not required.  Members and authors may simply submit their work unsolicited.

Submission Deadline: This is an ongoing project so there is no deadline for submissions.

Submission procedure: Please submit your stories via the form linked to in the Submissions section of this page.

Genre: Any, though most work will be published as Fantasy.

Word length:

Maximum - As You Please

Minimum - 500 words

Story titles: Authors are free to come up with their own titles, but the title "Conversations" may not be used.

Copyright and License: By submitting work to, and publishing work as part of, a Writing Project at The Authors Haunt, you grant to The Authors Haunt and its owners a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, display, publish, and communicate to the public, worldwide, the submitted content, in whole or in part, at The Authors Haunt (or any part thereof, including subsidiary sites).  All rights to said work, including copyright and moral rights, remain the property of the original author.  This license agreement applies to work submitted as part of a Writing Project only.

Please note that by submitting you work to an anthology at The Authors Haunt you are granting us an irrevocable right to display that work.  That means that while you can request your Writing Project submissions be removed, and we will consider that request, we are under no obligation to remove any Writing Project submissions from the site.  As a general rule, we do not remove work published as part of an Writing Project here at The Authors Haunt.  You retain all copyright and moral rights, and are free to publish the work elsewhere from 24 hours after the work is published at The Authors Haunt.

Graphic Usage: The Authors Haunt will create an icon for your submission for use on the Writing Project main page.  This icon will be designed to be in keeping with the Writing Project theme.  Resident Authors are free to submit suitable graphics for use on their sites at The Authors Haunt.  Authors are free to use graphics designed by The Authors Haunt design team on their sites at The Authors Haunt, in their signature on The Authors Haunt Community Forums, or elsewhere provided the graphic is used to link back to their story here.  Authors may not use graphics designed by The Authors Haunt design team to link to, or as headers for, work published elsewhere.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Writing Project coordinator.



Before submitting your work to The Authors Haunt, please ensure that it has been properly edited.  If you have used the services of an editor, we strongly recommend that you provide an acknowledgement note, which can be included in the "Comments" section of the submission form.  Please pay attention to the genre, type, rating and warnings fields and ensure you apply suitable coding in each section.

To submit your work to this Writing Project, please click here.





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