I have traveled far-away lands and made friends with paper-people. I've dived inside cinema reels and slipped into comic book strips. I've gone on more adventures than my twenty-four years might suggest, and I have done it all through fiction.
At atlas of such wanderings is coming in the form of a poetry book called Fictitious this spring. In writing this book, and realizing just how many individual stories have influenced my own, I got curious. I've been part of enough fandoms to know that others have been equally affected by pretend people and lands, by the creators behind them, and the lessons within them.
I want to hear your story. I want to hear about the book, the film, the video game, the television show or singular character that changed your life. I want to know about the piece of fiction that helped you through your lowest lows, or what brought you to your highest highs. And I want to share these stories to showcase the true power of fiction.
I'm looking for contributors to a blog series about the importance and power in fiction! You do not need be an established blogger. In fact, you don't need to be a blogger at all. I'm simply looking for individuals who are passion about fiction, and you want to share that passion with others!
If you are interested in being a part of this series, please send a piece about a character, book, film, or other work of fiction to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before January 31, 2018. Keep posts under 500 words! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.