Announcement! New #LitRPG Magazine (from the Creators of #SciFan Magazine) is Seeking Submissions!

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We are extremely excited to announce that after polling data between our Special LitRPG Editions and our Science Fantasy Editions, we have decided to roll forward with a brand new magazine! We are seeking short stories and/or snippets of existing novels for inclusion in an anticipated July 1st release.


SciFan™ Entertainment is pleased to offer payment for accepted Short Stories and Serials. The payment schedule is as follows: $4.00 per 1,000 words, up to a maximum of $40.00 per short story or Serial Piece (10,000 or more words). Payment is made through PayPal at the time a submission is accepted.

*Disclaimer: Sample Previews and Related Content will not receive any payouts, but will receive exclusive exposure.


All content must adhere to the following LitRPG definition (this includes short story, preview and related content):

“LitRPG is a literary genre where games or game-like challenges form an essential part of the landscape. A LitRPG work simultaneously narrates the story of characters inside and outside of the game-world. At least some of the characters in a LitRPG novel therefore understand that they are playing a game: they are ‘meta-aware’. So, while Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is a fantasy novel, a book about people creating avatars and interacting in a Lord of the Rings MMORPG would be a LitRPG novel.” – Courtesy of

For more details about this exciting announcement, please visit our submissions page here!

SciFan Featured Author Ani Manjikian


1) Who are you?

Born and raised in Southern California, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus at birth should have killed Ani, or worse, left her blank to the world. Her strength of spirit, parents’ love, and a miracle all combined to overcome that prognosis within nine months. From this almost impossible beginning, she has developed into all-around person with the technical knowledge and analytical mind of a programmer, creative and detailed orientation of a writer, and aesthetic instincts of a photographer.

Her writing career started when a friend in Cyprus made her promise to stop throwing away her writings because she thought they weren’t good enough. After returning to the States, she set out to finish a single horse story and get it published. However, the book, like the writer, needed time to mature.

While perfecting her craft, Ani graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in Industrial Arts and worked several jobs from retail sales to human resources project management. Her innate ability to learn new computer programs with minimal instruction and need to be creative led to her current long-term stint as a web designer and developer.


2) What have you written?

Stars of Heros spans from the 19th Century to the 26th Century and beyond. The series title is a tribute to, and a word play on, the main themes in the books: horses, space, family, and heroes. Whether ordinary people or aliens, these heroes try to make a difference on their home world.

The series has three parts. The core which is a continuous serial following the adventures of Jo and her family as they help Jeff get back to his home in the twenty-sixth century. Origin Worlds offers insight and back stories that don’t fit into the timeline of the core series. Time’s Puzzle is a tangent idea set in the Stars of Heros universe with completely new characters and the idea of looking at events from an alternative perspective. Since it hasn’t been decided whether TP will cover only the events in the other parts of the series or real life events as well, it won’t be written until at least the core series is complete.

There are currently two books published in the series: Spirit of the Lone Horse and Do You Believe in Legend? Spirit of the Lone Horse introduces Jo Mason and her family. During a quiet walk in the woods, Jo faces the choice of running away from her fear or taking back control of her life. Her decision begins an adventure that weaves a tapestry through past mistakes and regrets, present circumstances and consequences, and future hopes and dreams.


The Masons’ story continues in Do You Believe in Legend? It seems Jo’s destiny is surviving a chaotic world she can’t control. That is until a man from the future falls into her lap, both literally and figuratively. Jo hopes he can give her some answers. There is only one slight problem… He doesn’t remember anything about himself or his life and what he does, doesn’t help.

3) How does your story classify under the genre of Science Fantasy?

The series combines the Science Fiction elements of time travel, starships, and future technology with the Fantasy of shape changers and paranormal abilities. For good measure, there are some Paleo-Balkan mythology and horses thrown in.

Anaerfell by Josua Robertson & J.C. Boyd


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Drast and Tyran might be considered a bit black-hearted, or even immoral. Drast is cunning but reckless, hunting for admiration. Tyran is calculating but tactless, searching for affection. When the two brothers set aside their ambitions to fulfill their father’s desire for immortality, they readily discover many opportunities for redemption. Now, while wielding a powerful magic that drains their life, Drast and Tyran will embark on a maddening quest, facing skin-switchers, dragons, and the God of the Dead.


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RobertsonJoshua Robertson was born in Kingman, Kansas on May 23, 1984. A graduate of Norwich High School, Robertson attended Wichita State University where he received his Masters in Social Work with minors in Psychology and Sociology. His bestselling novel, Melkorka, the first in The Kaelandur Series, was released in 2015. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers. He counts R.A. Salvatore and J.R.R. Tolkien among his literary influences.


BoydPicJ.C. lives in the Midwest with his wife and two dogs. He recently earned his MA in English Literature and is working on his debut novel for his own fantasy world. Despite growing up with Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings, and a collection of both Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms novels, J.C. has an abiding love of classics and spends his free time reading anything he can get his hands on.




My #LitRPG Audiobook will be Narrated by Andrea Emmes @aemmes!

I am extremely excited to announce that the Audible version of Conquest: A LitRPG Story will be narrated by the extremely talented Andrea Emmes!


Andrea is an Audible Best Selling Narrator! Her most notable narrations include Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. She started her career performing in musical theater while growing up on the East Coast. This lead to a successful career as a stage performer working for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Renaissance Cruises and eventually head lining on the Las Vegas Strip. Having worked in TV, film and video games, Andrea, a total bibliophile, now enjoys narrating audiobooks at her home studio in San Jose, California. Known as “The Girl with a Thousand Voices”, her wide range of character voices and dynamic/emotionally invested performances has reviewers and listeners alike commenting on how she effortlessly pulls listeners in, and has versatility and charisma.

AndreaAnd to boot, Andrea is a total gamer chick! With her Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design, for several years she worked at Disney Interactive as a game designer. Nowadays she still gets her inner gamer geek on by playing MMORPG games of all kinds with her husband and their cat, Lucy.

A bit more fun trivia: Andrea also has a side career as an actress. You can check out what movies she has been in on IMDb.

You can follow her at:


I am very excited to be partnering with Andrea for our anticipated Audible version release. We anticipate that it will be released no later than September 1st 2017, but I will keep you posted!

Guest Post by #SciFan and #LitRPG Author @AlericElos

Good morning everyone! My name is Aleric Elos, and I am the author of The SciFan™ Universe series. The first in my planned five-book series, Conquest: A LitRPG Story, is set to be released on Amazon on June 1st 2017. I anticipate that it will become an Amazon Bestseller from day one, as I have more than 100 pre-orders already in queue! Go grab your pre-order copy for only 99 cents at:


Get ready for a story unlike any you have ever read before. Set in the near-distant future, players of the Augmented Reality game DarkForce are unaware that the game creator CyberBolt Entertainment is led by a man who hasn’t aged in nearly 500 years. This man is Tamerlane – the same central Asian nomad warrior who believed himself to be the rightful heir to the empire of Genghis Khan. He was a self-made warlord who carved out a vast kingdom through conquest and genocide. Now known as Timur Demyan, his soul has been consumed by an ancient darkness called the Leviathan which has given him immortality. His company CyberBolt Entertainment is now the largest Augmented Reality gaming platform in the entire industry. Every human on planet Earth has either undergone voluntary surgery to receive Augmented Reality surgical implants to give players the ability to access the game DarkForce, or have otherwise been secretly injected with similar gamma ray nano-technology via immunizations.

As the story unfolds, Lily Thatcher is an undercover NSA Agent who discovers that CyberBolt’s infamous technology has a sinister motive. The popular game DarkForce features the World of Zion which has been plagued by the destructive will of the Leviathan for centuries. What gamers don’t know is that the World of Zion actually exists, and the Leviathan has fed off of the souls of men and his fodder has become scarce. The beast now turns to Earth with an insatiable hunger. Only when Lily levels up to discover a divine inner power can she challenge Earth’s Apocalyptic Fate.

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be posting chapters daily for your entertainment in the manner of a Web Novel on my website Read them while they are up, because all but the first 6 chapters will be taken down on May 31st in preparation for the official release on Amazon!

Who is Aleric Elos?

Surprise! It’s me, Richard M. Mulder. I’ve chosen to adopt a Pen Name for my LitRPG series. So don’t worry! My account didn’t get hacked or something crazy. Lol. There are three primary reasons I chose to adopt Aleric Elos as a pen name. I asked myself the following three questions:

1) Marketability – does your name match your genre?

2) Visibility – is your real name too long?

3) Branding – Is your name unique? What happens when you Google your name?

After a self-evaluation, I quickly determined that the answer to all three of the above questions were each a resounding “No”.

1) Marketability – I did some research, and quickly realized that there are two primary trends for LitRPG authors: their names are either Russian or Greek. This obviously isn’t a coincidence – so I chose to follow the Greek route.

2) Visibility – when I took a good look at my name “Richard M. Mulder” on the cover, I had to admit that the only way to contain my name in one line was to choose a smaller font. In the past I’ve placed my name on two lines, but that only distracts from the Title. “Aleric Elos” is only 10 characters long plus 1 space versus 15 characters long plus 2 spaces. Even in all caps, Aleric Elos stands out on the cover much better, and doesn’t distract from the Title.

3) Branding – I’d always considered my last name to be unique, but now that Netflix has revived X-Files, it’s becoming more and more difficult to top the Google search results. As such, my given name isn’t a very viable option if I want to fully market my brand.

So, I’ve now fully adopted Aleric Elos as my new pen name. My new website at is still a construction zone, so stay tuned as I start up my new blog there. You can still expect to see the same high quality writing in my posted chapters, and you’ll start seeing a lot more from me as I ramp up for my official release of Conquest: A LitRPG Story on June 1st!

SciFan Adventure Quest Trivia Game

Adventure Quest

After you finish browsing our library, check out our Adventure Quest trivia game where you can learn about several of our amazing author’s stories, and you will win an exclusive copy of our B2B CyCon Edition of SciFan™ Magazine!


1. How long ago does the story take place?



Heart of the Blade

2. What is the name of the 1st chapter?



whisper in

3. What is the name of the land?




4. What is the name of the first chapter?



moments of Darkness

5. What is the name of the club?



Rite of Wants

6. What is the main character’s name?



sea change

7. What is the first item on the menu?




8. What is the name of Kira’s husband?



firelords Crown

9. What did Falath stare in horror at?



Hell Bent

10. What is the name of the missing real estate agent?




11. What feels nice in the first paragraph?



Voices in Crystal

12. What is the name of the shepherd?



station 86

13. What year was first contact made?



earth no 105

14. What is the name of the two -year-old?




15. Who is the first story written by?



16. What is the name of the first story in this issue?