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Why create on LegendFiction?

Whether you’re a Catholic or Orthodox writer, LegendFiction makes it simple to create beautiful story pages to help grow your audience and promote your fiction.

Writers are our partners. Legends. 

That’s why the LegendFiction team is constantly working hard to improve how we help you get found, earn money, and build your readership.  

It is our top priority to bring readers and writers a safe, moderated home for your stories to thrive in. Every story submitted to LegendFiction is reviewed by a real human Legend Mentor. They check to ensure that every piece of content meets our Content Guidelines. If it doesn’t, they’ll send it back to you with recommendations for edits so you can adjust and resubmit.

Be sure that you’re totally familiar with our guidelines before getting started.  

Ready to get started?

If you haven’t done so already, sign up to LegendFiction as a writer. Want a free account to get to know this website first? That’s great! You’re always welcome to upgrade whenever you’re ready.

Take a look at how the LegendFiction community supports you, and creates an exclusive space to give and get feedback, plus plenty more benefits, and decide if it’s right for you. 

Once you’ve setup your free account, let’s get storytelling!

Writing Guidelines

LegendFiction believes that stories exist to educate and entertain, to charm and challenge. 

But they are primarily to fascinate, thrill, awe, and inspire. Or just generally to have fun. 

While stories and authors can be on a mission to share serious messaging, all of it must remain relatively family-friendly (there’s teens on here, y’all). And it should never be preachy. 

  • No copyrighted content that isn’t yours (plagiarising)
  • Content is in English
  • Zero spam
  • No formatting errors (get used to Grammarly and Hemingway Editor)
  • No NSFW content at all. Mature themes welcome, subject to review.
  • Check our graphic content tab for details. 

Publication on LegendFiction is free. You always keep your copyright, but you're allowing us to use your content too.

  • Anyone can submit a beautiful author page, and start sharing their stories. 
  • Explore portfolios of stories, make friends, and share uplifting feedback.
  • Meet new readers who want to support you!

Every story is reviewed before publication by a mentor.

This does not mean that we endorse or approve of all content contributed, or activity by our contributors on other websites. All opinions from our contributors are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of LegendFiction, its mentors, or other contributors. 

Contributors who display unkind or harmful activity in their interactions, or celebrated within their stories, will not be published.

We have a zero-tolerance policy against trolls, and a 2-strike policy with flagged or toxic behavior between members.

Send us a message anytime you have a question!

By uploading any story content, or graphics to CatholicAuthor, you (the user of this website) understands that you own all necessary copyrights to use this content.

If under 18, you have approval from parents or guardians. Your image choices must be Public Domain (but never downloaded from Google), CC {attribution required}, or free (e.g, from Unsplash/Pexels).

  • You own your story. CatholicAuthor is another place to share your work, create more exposure and opportunities for you to publish your story published
  • You own all the rights to the content you create and post on LegendFiction.
  • Posting on LegendFiction doesn’t mean you lose your 'first rights' (your original copyright) nor would it be viewed as a reprint by a publisher.
  • You can remove your story whenever you want. If your story has been published in an anthology, it will not be removed.

Copyrights

  • We are committed to protecting the work of our writers.
  • As part of our content guidelines, it’s required that you wrote, own the rights to, or have received permission from the copyright holder before any content is uploaded to LegendFiction.
  • Your work is automatically protected under Copyright Law as soon you put it into a fixed format, like writing it down.
  • Writers are encouraged to report any potentially infringing content.
  • If you believe your work has been copied improperly, you can submit a takedown request and we will immediately investigate to remove the infringing work.
  • Ask if you have more questions!

Overtly religious stories are welcome - but we are not here to write evangelistic fiction. We do not believe that our views, ideas, and personal witness are perfect. We understand that many who are not Christian may live the truth more faithfully than we do. Which is how we treat our characters.

Our faithful Catholic and Orthodox writers are deep believers in the Gospel message. But we don't confuse the 'call to holiness' offered to all humanity with a self-referential, self-congratulating ego.

Fictional characters in can of course be religious, and we welcome stories and conversations that discuss religious living and themes. We do not welcome content intended to shame or divide members, or groups within the world. 

We are here to encourage writers of mature faith, who understand the need for nuance, and who wrestle with the realities of our modern world. 

Ask us if you have questions!

Graphic depictions of violence, sexuality, or strong language are not appropriate on this website.

Mature themes are welcome, but within a relatively family-friendly context. We get that not every story should be for all ages.

Shaming language, glorification of self-harm, or hate speech of any kind will be rejected.

Please ask if you have questions.

LegendFiction invites writers to join our private community, CatholicAuthor. Give and get feedback, share your works in progress, get mentors, resources, and friendship!

How to be a Catholic Author

All members should read through this course before posting on this site. It’s our manifesto! 

Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be better Catholics!

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