Tuesday, May 22, 2007

CSFF Tour - The Sword Review

This month's Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog tour is highlighting the site The Sword Review. It is a site devoted to quality ficiton, poetry, and exposition. It means to respect traditional values and Christian principles, according to the information page.

As part of the CSFF tour group, I am for anything that promotes quality fiction in these genres particularly. I see The Sword Review as a venue for helping develop writers, as well as providing enjoyable works.

There are a lot of features at this site. The main draw are the original stories and poetry, with occasional exposition and reviews of other materials of interest. The Sword Review does both online and print publishing for their works. The print version can be ordered from the main site.

Another great feature is the forums. I think it is always a good thing to foster community and build up the site through people who have an ownership in it. The forums promote discussion of the submissions as well as other topics of interest. Members can also produce their own blogs through the site. My pal Mir has her presence there.

One more item that I was impressed with was their interest in being a forum for student writers to showcase their works. Authors do get paid (not a lot, but hey, it's MONEY). They do state on their submissions guideline page that as of March 2007 they had a lot of fiction, but I'm sure if you have a stellar story they would take a hard look at it.

Overall, I am thrilled to find out about another resource for people who enjoy quality sci-fi and fiction. The Sword Review caters to this with a Christian perspective. Hey, what are you still doing here? Go check it out! And while you're at it, see what my tour mates below are saying.

Jim Black
Amy Browning
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Frank Creed
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Chris Deanne
April Erwin
Kameron M. Franklin
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Jill Hart
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Heather R. Hunt
Becca Johnson
Dawn King
Tina Kulesa
Lost Genre Guild
Kevin Lucia and The Bookshelf Reviews 2.0 - The Compendium
Terri Main
Rachel Marks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Robin Parrish
Cheryl Russel
Hanna Sandvig
Chawna Schroeder
Mirtika Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Daniel I. Weaver
Russell Griffith
Jason Waguespac
Brandon Barr

1 comment:

  1. I liked that they take student submissions, too. And if they have an abundance of fiction right now, writers can always try at their sister publication, DKA.