The Web Should be the Perfect Place for Serialized Dramas.
The bandwidth, page size, and audience all seem exactly right for
serialized stories, novels, and fiction in the style of 1930s
cliffhangers. But for some reason, there don't seem to be many
good directories of online series.
That's why I'm building this one!
This site contains a growing list of
It also contains some useful
directories, sites of
individual authors who
maintain directories, and a small
(yes, I admit it's still very small) list of
web comic directories.
If you have work you'd like to see listed, send me a link
submission form at the
bottom of the page, and I'll try to
include it in the next weekly revision. To see an example of what
I'm looking for, check out my serial drama at
The Flying Cloud, R-505.
A tale of airships, adventure, gallant gentlemen, and sultry island
maidens, set in world like ours, or perhaps a world that was.|
This project is new,
and it remains to be determined whether it
will succeed brilliantly or sink without a trace. For the
immediate future I'll be maintaining this page by hand, but as it
grows, I will automate the submission process and add standard features
such as searches, comments, thumbnails, and reviews.
If you have
any comments or suggestions, please feel free to send me an
Disclaimer: While I make every attempt to screen the links on
this site, I cannot be responsible for their content, particularly if
the authors make changes I am not in a position to discover. If you
encounter any problems, or find material that you feel is
objectionable, please let me know.
Online Serials, Alphabetical by Author
Tales of the Brass Griffin. Steampunk and airships, in a
another Europe, in a world rich and strange. And I want one of
Splintered Fate. Jayce and Kayli live on a farm in the
sleepy town of Enfield in the nation of Midland.
But Jayce and Kayli have not always been simple farmers.
By Kendal Black - Current Adventure: 'The Ghost King'.
Ongoing adventures in a world of magic and intrigue.
Gabriel and Miriam Cole's
Leather and Blood. The story of the years Miriam Bloodmoon
spent traveling the Southlands and waging war on the Raiders with her
famous Sabre Wolves.
Bryn Colvin and Tom Brown's
The Copper Age. Part webcomic, part prose, great ideas, great
art! Set in the town of Hopeless, Maine, where the residents find
life a little darker and more dangerous with every passing day.
Bryn Colvin and Tom Brown's
Hopeless Vendetta. The newspaper of Hopeless, Maine.
Interative -- leave a comment, join their community, and you may find
yourself in the news.
Fast Times and Hard Time in Japan.
An American expat living in Japan is suspected of committing a crime he did
not commit. Can he successfully defend himself against the juggernaut that
is Japanese justice, where suspects are browbeaten into confessions and
almost all those charged with crimes are found guilty?
Shadow on the Sun. The tale of Sleet James and his
acquaintance with the demonic and other-worldy Shadows.
This is Not Science Fiction. Cliche-free science-fiction,
divided into freestanding short stories set on Mars and what life would be
like for people trying to make a living up there.
The Gilded Shackle. Book One of The Evermancer Saga.
Family feuds, awakening magic, impending war, and an ancient secret that
will change their world forever! Be sure to check out the companion
R. L. Jean's The
Noble Pirates. The Real Men Behind the Myths. Great art, great premise,
and a story that drew me in from the start. And... hey... pirates!
What's not to like?
Chazz Korvex and Jessica Flare's
Livermore - The Online Novel.
An abandoned town. A phantom house. Dark legends.
And a young orphan boy wrongfully accused of a murder he did not commit.
He's sent to Torrance, a psychiatric hospital... and then...
Debby Small has a small problem. She's only 6.5 inches tall! Now she has to
make her way in a world ten times bigger, and a hundred times crazier.
It's off to a great start! And best of all, Dave gets the science
About Schuyler Falls.
When a brutal murder in a jazz club shocks a small New York town,
lives are ripped apart by secrets ranging from personal to political to the
utterly bizarre. Discover the twisted psyches and self-destructive behaviors
rife within a community. Dive in ... and donít be afraid of the dark.
A bibliophile-nerd applies magical talents to solving... problems... in
modern-day Lovecraft's world.
Free Fantasy Fiction. Stories of magic, sex, and intrigue!
Skyer's Gulch and
An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom.
Flight of the Calliope. The adventures of Captain Dirk Gisko,
who finds himself caught up in a conspiracy in a world of airships, floating
continents, dastardly villains, and incredible inventions.
Frances Pauli's Space
Slugs. The universe is about to get sticky.
Addergoole. A contemporary fantasy story with erotic and
dark-fantasy elements -- a modern fairy tale of sorts --, without the
soft-glow filters to soften the harsh edges, without the safety of "happily
ever after" or even the security of knowing that the Prince on his white
horse is the good guy
Nona Umbra. That opening sentence was impossible to resist!
A Timely Raven. As a hang glider pilot, who's flown with ravens,
I have to approve of the lead character.
Ryan A. Span's
Street of Eyes, a long-running cyberpunk serial.
Circle of Friends. The country of Clockland was an unusual place.
No one remembered where it's name originated. But time and clocks had been
banished centuries ago.
God in the Machine. Adventures in cognitive science.
- Eleanor White's
Targ. Targ and companion strip Peter Perp
describe the crime of organized stalking and electronic harassment. This
crime is acknowedged in statistics, but far too often, complaints are
rebuffed. Public education is key to achieving justice.
The Legion of Nothing. The Heroes League was once
among the world's most famous superhero teams. Teenager Nick Klein has
inherited his grandfather's powered armor, the team's command center, and
possibly his enemies.
Online Magazines with Serialized Dramas
EpiGuide. Edited by Kira Lerner. An online community devoted
to original web-based entertainment sites, from webfiction and online
serials to webseries and webcomics. With articles, interviews, episode
previews, and forums!
Orion's Child. Edited by Gabriel M. Cole. Science fiction and
fantasy short stories, serials, and art.
Spontoon Island. Edited by Ken Fletcher. A collection of farce,
fable, and adventure, loosely based on 'South Sea Island Adventures',
including those all-important... seaplanes!
Edited by Overlord. Like to read and write? Tome City is the place to
share your stories!
Edited by Von. Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy, with links to other books and
Google List of Online Writing, a good place to start.
Online Novels, no Home Page or FAQ, but useful links.
Web Fiction Guide, a directory of novels, short stories, poettry and non-fiction.
Open Directory List of Online Fiction, part of the much larger
Open Directory Project.
Novels Online, a directory of online novels: fantasy, science fiction, modern
fiction, and young adult.
Starry.com, a catalog of free online novels.
Blog Fiction, with lists of blog fiction sites, and other online fiction as well.
Online-novels.org, seems more like a blog or discussion group than a directory, but interesting.
The Quantum Muse, free online science fiction, organized like an online writers group.
Novels and Directories, Alphabetical by Author
Online Novels, with a superbly-maintained set of links to other work.
Online Stories. Novels, novellas, short stories, and a great directory.
R. L. Salisbury's
Setisia. A fantasy novel and coming of age story, with links to other online sites.
Foxglove site. Two interesting SF novels and a list of sites in the UK.
Web Comic Directories
Last modified: 5 October 2010.
Submit a Site!
If you wish to suggest a site, fill out the form below and click
Submit! That's all there is too it. I reserve the right
to screen out material with too much 'adult content' or violence
-- there are plenty of other directories for that
sort of thing -- but otherwise, if the link seem appropriate, I'll
add it to the list.
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