Welcome to the Visionary Fiction Alliance
You have landed at the home base and central clearing house for readers, writers, and researchers dedicated to or interested in the emerging Visionary Fiction genre. Here, under the oversight of authors actively writing in the genre, you can read and comment on a steady stream of blog posts with the latest speculation, publications, marketing methods, and just general buzz surrounding VF. Informational pages listing authors and their website, resources, links, and other goodies are gathered for your research convenience. Here you can join the VFA, sign up for blog feeds, and submit guest posts for publication.
Like the Visionary Fiction genre itself, this site is a cooperative work-in-progress designed to respond to the needs and wishes of VF authors and readers. Light on advertising and self-promotion, we strive to provide relevant craft and marketing ideas, notice of events of interest, mutual support, and open discussion.
Again, welcome to a new world vision through Visionary Fiction.
What is Visionary Fiction?
Visionary Fiction embraces spiritual and esoteric wisdom, often from ancient sources, and makes it relevant for our modern life. These gems of wisdom are brought forth in story form and in a way that readers can experience the wisdom from within themselves. It emphasizes and envisions humanity’s transition into evolved consciousness. While there is a strong theme, it in no way proselytizes or preaches.
Visionary is a tone as well as a genre. The ‘visionary’ element can technically be present in any genre and set in any time.
Characteristics of Visionary Fiction:
- Growth of consciousness is the central theme of the story and drives the protagonist, and/or other important characters.
- Oftentimes VF uses reincarnation, dreams, visions, paranormal, psychic abilities, and other metaphysical plot devices.
- VF is universal in its worldview and scope.
In short, the emphasis is on our limitless human potential, where transformation and evolution are entirely possible.
“Visionary Fiction speaks the language of the soul. It offers a vision of humanity as we dream it could be.” ~ Jodine Turner
For greater depth on the definition of Visionary Fiction, go the post, What is Visionary Fiction? Check out the many comments and contribute to the discussion.
As the post name implies, The Article that Started It All is a good place to start to learn about Visionary Fiction and the purpose of the VFA.
Then, we recommend that newcomers to the discussion of the Visionary Fiction genre, peruse our collection of KEY POSTS and related comments. Introduce yourself and contribute your thoughts.
To see all posts with the most recent at the top, click ALL POSTS here or on the Main Menu (left sidebar).
Posts by Category can be viewed from the pop-out submenus under FOR AUTHORS and FOR READERS on the Main Menu (left sidebar). LINKS TO MOST RECENT POSTS and RECENT COMMENTS are listed in boxes in the right sidebar.
Posts and pages are added regularly. Visit often and/or click the RSS feed “Subscribe in a reader” tool (top of right sidebar) to have new posts delivered to your computer. The right sidebar also provides access to our Bookstore and Archives. And to message us on any matter, use the Contact Us menu button on the left.
Participate in the VFA through other social media as well. Use #VisionaryFiction to mark outgoing and find posted tweets on Twitter. Go to the Visionary Fiction Alliance page on Facebook for VF chat, announcements and threaded discussions.
What is the Visionary Fiction Alliance?
The Visionary Fiction Alliance began as a web-ring. Three authors of visionary novels, Jodine Turner, Saleena Karim, and Shannan Sinclair met at the Goodreads Visionary Fiction Group in March 2012 and decided to link up to each other’s blogs as a way of promoting each other and visionary fiction itself.
Other writers joined the conversation and asked to be part of the ring; and soon there were twelve authors, who decided to create a space where they could work together to promote VF. And so, the Visionary Fiction Alliance was born, with this site going live on August 17, 2012. Since then many other authors, from seasoned veterans to developing novices, have joined our ranks.
As the world evolves away from the Newtonian model of the five senses to the more evolved quantum model that includes the sense of spirit so resurgent today, Visionary Fiction is rapidly becoming the genre of choice to express that evolution and predict the breath-taking future that might follow the anticipated leaps. Under its broader umbrella are now gathering works previously classified as spiritual, metaphysical, or science fiction. The VFA aims to provide a home base and central clearing house for readers, writers, and researchers dedicated to this endeavor.
Our purposes are to:
1. Increase awareness of the genre
2. Help readers discover, explore, and enjoy Visionary Fiction
3. Mentor new writers who wish to explore this genre
4. Provide resources for writers of Visionary Fiction
5. Be a place where readers can find Visionary Fiction books and engage in discussion with the authors.
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