An Introduction to the GAF Universe

As the vibrant heart of StarkLight Press’ science fiction universe, the Galactic Armed Forces universe is the theatre where we put on all our amazingly creative adventure presentations.

For all our new friends and fans, here is a brief overview of our flagship creative site http://www.gafmainframe.com:

Created in 2006, the GAF universe is an active, dynamic and growing science fiction world where commentary on today’s world blends seamlessly with high sci-fi adventure and wry comedy.

It is perhaps the most detailed, plausible, relatable and fascinating creative kingdom in existence, thanks to our loyal fans and creative cohorts.

Loaded with memorable characters, amazing worlds apes and a satisfying explanation for all its idiosyncrasies, the GAF universe has captivated loyal fans from over 15 countries to date.

We welcome newcomers who wish to add their creative energies to the GAF galaxyscape, just as we welcome all media. Music, poetry, news articles, artwork, sculpture, fan fic, videos- at GAFMainframe.com, your submissions are shared widely and much appreciated!

We keep a listing of important characters, events, entities and other data on GAF Mainframe for handy reference. Made as entries from the GAGA’s Encyclopaedia Galactica, these reference blogs contain important backstory on the characters in Tales from Space and other GAF stories. Many have pictures included, and we are working on links to other media like music and videos.

Excerpts from GAF stories in production as well as behind the scenes tidbits from existing novels are often posted, too.

We also offer writing prompts where our fans can stretch their creative legs and play with the GAF characters in fun and adventurous scenarios. Winning contributions are posted on GAFMainframe.com for everyone to enjoy.

Check out the vibrant reference and chat portal for the GAF Universe today and get Galactic!

-Tony Stark.

StarkLight’s Third Short Story Contest Rules

Well, here it is- StarkLight Short Story Contest #3!

 

Congratulations to Will Norton, a perennial StarkLight favorite, Hal Friesen of AstroHal fame, Robert Marquiss and all the rest of our second contest winners!

Here are our standard rules- and let it be known that previous winners may indeed submit fresh stories for submission.

 

Submission Length: 8000 words maximum, flash fiction accepted.

Submission Content:
Any subject matter of a speculative, science fiction or fantasy nature involving either original characters or characters published under the StarkLight Press imprint (ie: GAFF, Dor’iann, I’snian Characters or worldsets). Sadly, though we would love to hear your top notch fan fiction, we can’t accept any wider re-characterizations. Thinly veiled alterations of a truly original nature will be run past our legal department however, and will be considered for publication through our not-for-profit webpages.

Graphic novels, illustrated short stories consisting of grayscale (sorry, no color images) will also be accepted. Again, see content guidelines as above. We aren’t MAD magazine, so we can’t risk the litigation of a good caricature, even though we do enjoy them.

Submission Format: ODT, RTF, PDF formats. Images in JPEG only please, either embedded in file or tagged separately

Other requirements: Please include a five hundred word maximum bio that describes a bit about you and your writing career.

Also include a five hundred word maximum overview of the worldscape from which your story springs.

Include email address, webpages, facebook sites etc. Also include your phone number if so desired.

All submissions meeting the requirements will be considered, and all submitters will be contacted by July 26, 2014.

StarkLight Volume 3 will be published in September 2014.

Each winning contributor will receive:
a copy of Starklight Vol. 3
a Prize Packet of promotional materials including posters for the compendium, GAFF poster grab bag and a StarkLight t-shirt, hat, magic writer’s pen and mug.
Thorough, nay exhaustive publicity for the winner and their websites through StarkLight Media, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, web coverage
an interview to be posted on the StarkLight Industries and Carraway Productions YouTube channel.