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At Critical Mass, the blog of the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors, Eric Banks interviews Fictionaut co-founder Jürgen Fauth.

Also on the blog this week:
   Fictionaut Five with Joseph Young
   Luna Digest, 10/20
   Writing Spaces: Jim Ruland

And… We’re Off!

We lifted the password curtain and made Fictionaut visible to the world. After a year of private testing, we’re delighted to reveal a thriving community along with the terrific writing posted and discussed over the past twelve months. Keep reading…

We’ve Got Groups!

We’re thrilled to roll out Fictionaut Groups, our most significant update yet. Jump right in, start your own group, or check out the Groups FAQ for more info.


We thought it’d be fun to see all of our members’ books in one place, so we created a virtual store on Amazon. We hope you like it. If you haven’t added your publications to your profile yet, you can do so here. Happy browsing!

We’re pleased to announce that Gary Percesepe is joining the Fictionaut Board of Advisors. Read more…

You can now add your books to your profile, and leaving comments on stories sends notifications to the writer. (More on the blog.) We’ve also posted our plans for the weeks ahead to the forum and would love your feedback on which features you’d like us to add next — so drop on by or send us an email. Thank you for being part of Fictionaut.


Fictionaut is now on Twitter. We’ll be updating with up-to-the-minute site news, links to member publications, and other bits of interest that come our way. You can follow our feed at @fictionaut — we’ll make sure to follow back and retweet noteworthy news. If you’d like even more Fictionaut in your social media, you can also friend us on Facebook.

Recently: Venus Zine Hearts Fictionaut, Writing Spaces: Lauren Cerand.

Laura Castellano wrote a lovely piece about Fictionaut for Venus Zine, the women-centric Chicago-based print and online mag. The article provides an overview of the ideas behind Fictionaut, a few choice quotes from Jürgen, and helpful words about peer pressure from Pia Ehrhardt. Read the article here.

Recently: Writing Spaces: Lauren Cerand, Fictionauts at Large, 7/5.

In the new issue of flash fiction magazine SmokeLong Quarterly, Meg Pokrass and Dave Clapper interview Fictionaut co-founder Jürgen Fauth about the site’s genesis and design, his plans for the public launch, and how come everybody’s so friendly.

As always, we appreciate your feedback, so please stop by the forums or drop us an email if you have any thoughts.


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