Billion $ Market for Visionary Fiction?

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I write visionary fiction.

Unfortunately, mainstream agents and publishers do not recognize visionary fiction as a genre. In fact, they have dubbed it “the kiss of death” with the flat of their swords.

In the past, visionary fiction was heavy on preaching and light on storytelling, so it deserved temporary banishment to the time-out corner.

But enough is enough. The majority of today’s visionary fiction writers have mastered page-turning plot and in-depth characterization, with the bonus of writing fiction that uplifts and transforms.

There’s a need – no, a yearning – these days for what visionary fiction has to offer.

Need convincing?

Let me introduce you to an organization called GATE (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment), “an evolving community of creative, business and technical professionals in entertainment, media, and the arts — and the interested public — who realize the vital and expanding role media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and who aspire to consciously transform those domains for the benefit of all.”

Each year, GATE holds a public event for networking between media professionals with transformational values. GATE 2 was held on February 4, 2012 with a standing room only crowd of 2,400 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. One of the featured speakers was sociologist and author of Cultural Creatives, Dr. Paul Ray.

In the video below, Dr. Ray presents a convincing argument that transformational entertainment has a billion dollar market just waiting to be tapped.

You are what you read, what you see, and what you hear. Where you put your attention determines what you will imbibe – consume – metabolize from the media world. Are you watching TV and films that lift and inspire, or ones that reinforce violence and inanity? Are you listening to radio that enlightens or entertains, or to audio content that underscores differences and confrontation? And, if you’re “in the business,” what are you writing, producing, directing, acting in, scoring?

Join us at VFA and be among the first on board to support fiction that uplifts and transforms.

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About Margaret Duarte

Although warned by agents and publishers that labeling her work Visionary Fiction was the “kiss of death,” Margaret Duarte refused to concede. “In a world riddled with fear, misunderstanding, and lost hope,” she says, “I believe there are people prepared to transcend the boundaries of their five senses and open to new thoughts and ideas. The audience is ready for fiction that heals, empowers, and bridges differences.” Margaret joined forces with other visionary fiction writers to create the Visionary Fiction Alliance, a website dedicated to bringing visionary fiction into the mainstream and providing visionary fiction writers with a place to call home. In December 2015, Margaret launched BETWEEN WILL AND SURRENDER, book one of her "Enter the Between" visionary fiction series. Through her novels, which synthesize heart and mind, science and spirituality, Margaret encourages readers to activate their gifts, retire their excuses, and stand in their own authority. Margaret is a former middle school teacher and lives on a California dairy farm with her family and a herd of "happy cows," a constant reminder that the greenest pastures are closest to home.
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7 Responses to Billion $ Market for Visionary Fiction?

  1. Yes! People long for stories that touch their souls in a way that can be transforming. The time is right – the time is now!

    Thank you for connecting us with GATE and Dr. Ray's presentation….showing us our natural niche.

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    • Hi Jodine. I'm excited about what GATE is trying to do, and they are the first to admit that the road to change in the world of media will be difficult. Dr. Paul Ray wrote a fantastic book called Cultural Creatives, which I consider a must read for all writers and "suits" (business and technical professionals) in the entertainment industry. Yes, the time is right – the time is now!

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  2. Vic Smith says:

    Very good news, indeed, and smartly pointing out where our "niche" (getting larger all the time) market is. I plan to do some follow-up on GATE (new to me–should I be ashamed? But then I could be one of those Johnny-come-lately men just climbing aboard here) and at least make sure that "visionary fiction" is cited by name in their future presentations. We still have a lot of work to do but looks like help is on the way!

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    • Good idea, Vic. Approaching GATE and other organizations, such as Way to Go Media, Spiritual Cinema Circle, New Consciousness Review, the Center for Conscious Creativity, and Spiritual Media Blog makes sense. We could be of mutual support in the work ahead.

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  3. So pleased to have stumbled upon this genre, and the A-ha! *This* is what I'm writing. Love this line: You are what you read, what you see, and what you hear.

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