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Wonder City Stories by Jude McLaughlin

Superpowers are the least of their problems...

Wonder City Stories is an ongoing serial that explores gender, race, and sexuality in a richly-populated superhero comic book universe, actively deconstructing the persistent themes of the genre through the eyes of a group of compelling characters who are unusual in that context: women, elderly people, POCs, LGBTQI people, and more. It’s a universe where the equivalent of Superman . . .

A series.
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Nimue’s Bar by ForLackOfStars

A story about slices of life after death.

When Kaia Sommers woke up after the accident, a lot of things had changed. She was very cold, no longer needed to sleep, and she did not seem to cast a shadow. Most importantly, she was no longer dead. She soon discovered, however, that her prolonged mortality came at a terrible price. As a shade, only one in every . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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New Frontier by Johnny "Vinomath" Garcia

A Transformative Adventure!

“New Frontier” is a transformation-based web serial following a man named Jimmy, who is turned into an anthropomorphic tabby cat; and a female one at that! The anthro species is known as Molkin, a race that was wiped out in a war centuries ago. Taking on her new identity, Jimmy becomes Lizzie as she tries to stop Gwendolyn from converting . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Nicoserial by Nico H

Character-driven stories with an air of conspiracy.

A collection of several connected stories which can be read individually, with nods to the characters and plotlines of others. The stories available rotate every few months to different ones, so if there’s nothing which seems interesting at the moment, check back later! The overarching genre is modern supernatural with some low-concept sci-fi mixed in as well. Some stories have . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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The Solstice War by Madiha N. Santana

Confront the war within to survive the war without.

History would never forget the 18th of the Aster’s Gloom of the year 2030. Twenty-three years after the fall of the Ayvartan Empire and the rise of the Socialist Dominances of Solstice, the great southern continent once more found itself at war. From far overseas, the Nocht Federation, the Kingdom of Lubon and the Empire of Hanwa declared war . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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Pillars of Faith by Claire Roth

Pillars of Faith follows the story of a woman named Senna who has been forced into the violent life of a monster against her will. Struggling with self loathing, the lack of a home, and inescapable, crushing loneliness, she desperately clings to the shreds of her own humanity. What will change when she finally finds someone to fight for? More . . .

A serialized novel, updating fortnightly.
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The Shadow of the Sun by Sarah Kelly

Emily enters her senior year of high school expecting to keep her head down long enough to graduate and move away. In a country where being different can result in institutionalization or death, Emily believes she has no choice but to keep her orientation a secret. Emily learns to accept herself right before learning something else: the world is . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Kinda Super Gay by Billy Higgins

Wow. Um, if you could stop with the whole "super villain" thing, that'd be great.

Being an 18-year-old “adult” is hard enough. Being a gay super powered adult? Nearly impossible. Join Sarah Martin as she navigates an insane world filled with sentient gorillas, passionate patriots, and quip-slinging demons. Watch as she deals with all these shenanigans while trying to figure out just what it means to be gay. . . .

A complete novel.
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Sworn by Ski Hemulen

Being a man. Being a woman.

Two young persons of rival houses in The Mountains – a patriarchal land in which blood feuds and honor decide the fates of warring families – are striving to find their place in this brutal society. Can they succeed while pushing the limits of the accepted gender roles of the land? Can they find love? And can they survive . . .

An abandoned novel.
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The Bitter Drop by Evelyn Isherwood

Long will winter keep the light of summer from the sky.

The star Ain sits at the centre of the universe. Orbiting it is the hollow world Mir, which conceals within herself an old god. The celestial abyss around Mir is full of spirits – the young shoggot, who freed themselves from slavery mere millenia ago. Their former masters, the fungal stareczi, still lurk in space, in the darkness between stars. . . .

An abandoned series.
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KINDA SUPER GAY

Funny

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Dec 30, 2014: Drop into a bizarre version of our world in which superhero is a profession which an anxious teen might drift into because that’s what the folks do (despite the lack of any, you know, superpowers), time travel and alternate realities are a perfectly reasonable explanation for why a girl doesn’t know her grandparents, and demons, telepaths, sphinxes and gargoyles are characters you might run into at any time. I don’t know how ordinary people survive in this world, but otherwise life is pretty much as usual.

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THE SOLSTICE WAR

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By JMK Magnum, member

Jul 20, 2014: The Solstice War is extremely interesting, and explores a lot of fascinating territory that I’ve found underserved by other authors. Basically it’s a fantasy-infused retelling of World War II, with a particular focus on the Soviet perspective and those of queer persons and persons of color. There’s a lot of really great well-grounded action sequences that show the scope and diversity of this massive conflict, and extremely moving characterization. The author has regularly updated Solstice War with two chapters per month of 10-15,000 words each, along with a few supplemental [more . . .]

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