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Have a new Comedic Fiction project to workshop on Book Country? Need readers? Share HERE!
Nevena Georgieva
Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:51 AM
Joined: 2/9/2012
Posts: 438

Hi there, new recruits!


Since Comedic Fiction was just added to Book Country, I assume most of you are new here. Don't be shy! If you have a newly-posted manuscript on Book Country, and are seeking readers & feedback, here's the place to talk about it. Go for it.




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Posted: Monday, July 8, 2013 12:16 PM
Joined: 7/8/2013
Posts: 3

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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 4:40 PM
Joined: 7/22/2013
Posts: 1

I came to Book Country with the intention of posting a comedic novel/novella when it's ready (soon? hopefully?) but there seems to be very little interest here so far.  Is anyone even considering this genre?  Mulling it over?  Am I just talking to myself here?  Hello?

In all seriousness, I've grown discouraged that the art of black humor - Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon to an extent - is not only lacking respect, it's being downright ignored or overwritten by more general genres like fantasy or mystery.  Is the satire of Mark Twain, well, satire, or is it "adventure"?  Is Slaughterhouse V anti-war comedy or is it "time-travel fantasy"?  Don't get me wrong, I will love dark humor either way, but must I worship in secret under the guise of genre fiction, or is there actually a demand out there for comedic fiction in and of itself?

Aaron Schultz
Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 2:05 PM
Joined: 10/3/2012
Posts: 14

Toni Smalley
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 9:46 PM
Short story collection "Welcome to Planet Nonsense, Coffin Corner, and The Fantasy Train". First two stories are now uploaded (there will be 20 to 30 in total). The first is Working for Bub, which I had posted before and this is a new draft. Since this is comic fantasy, I'll post it under fantasy as well.

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:35 AM
Joined: 9/11/2013
Posts: 2

Hi all. I head about Book Country on NPR's On The Media and decided to try it out.


I just posted the first eight chapters of my novel The Meaghan Factor and would appreciate any feedback.





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Bret Plate
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:40 PM
Joined: 9/9/2013
Posts: 5

Hi.  Just joined Book Country after hearing the NPR story, too.  Have just posted a new book THE GELDED AGE, based on a script I had in development with two Disney producers awhile back.  Would love any feedback anyone has to offer.  Cheers.

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J.M. Berenswick
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 11:12 PM

Learned about Book Country through NaNoWriMo. I'm looking to get some feedback for my project, "The Brothers North and the Topaz Eye," before I self-publish it.



Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 6:03 PM
Joined: 5/27/2014
Posts: 2

I think that the 'comedic fiction' genre might be perceived to be less than substantial on the fiction front. Certainly, I don't think so. And maybe comedic fiction is more of an approach than a genre in and of itself.


You can put a comedic spin on any genre of fiction: romance, mystery, thriller, historical fiction. I'm of the thought that genre can be too limiting. I'd like to think that a good novel has a bit of everything; that it transcends genre and finds a way to entertain a reader with a wide variety of themes and emotions, from laughter to thrills to romance to pathos.

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 6:05 PM
Joined: 5/27/2014
Posts: 2

Hi there. Just posted a short excerpt from a new book I've started to write. Hopefully if you're interested in giving it a review, I'd be happy to reciprocate with your work.


The So Good Girls



Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:11 AM
Joined: 12/10/2013
Posts: 3

Just uploaded my EXODUS, STAGE LEFT for comments, a Mel Brooksian romp through Ancient Egypt with Legion Ayers, a 26th Century emissary of the Trans-temporal Corrections Agency.  Please check it out.  Any reactions are welcome.

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Lucy Silag - Book Country Community Manager
Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 3:39 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 1359

Hi Arnbar, nice to meet you here on Book Country. So glad you posted about your Comedic Fiction project. Looking forward to checking out.


Thanks for sending me a connection request, too--I just accepted it. Please send me a message if you need help with anything!



Lucy Silag - Book Country Community Manager
Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 3:43 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 1359

JM, it's good to see you back on Book Country, too! Your book looks terrific--I will check it out, too.



Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 11:13 AM
Joined: 8/9/2014
Posts: 11

Hi, everyone.  I'm Sue Hart and very new to Book Country.  I posted my book, Mystical Journeys: Memories, just a few days ago.  Warning, it is a romance novel I have tried to make fun with a witty humor.  I would appreciate trading reads with anyone and will love getting feedback.  I understand that it will have mistakes.  Editing till we drop is what writers do.
Lucy Silag - Book Country Community Manager
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:06 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 1359

Hi Sue! Thanks for introducing yourself on this board. I love fiction with a sense of humor so I am excited to check out your book.


Please let me know if you need any help finding your way around Book Country!



Lucy Silag - Book Country Director
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 9:52 AM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 1359

Hey Thomas, great to hear from you! Always love to hear when there is new funny stuff here on Book Country to read.


Thanks for introducing yourself and letting us know about your story. If you need any help here on Book Country, you can ask on the discussion boards or send an email to support@BookCountry.com. Just get in touch if anything comes up!


Linda Faiola Sheehan
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:53 AM
Joined: 3/30/2015
Posts: 2

I've just posted my comedic fiction novel "Fore Play" and looking for a review. I'd be happy to review anyone's work.
Mandy Lee
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 4:32 AM
Joined: 7/12/2015
Posts: 12

Hi there,

I've just posted the first book in a trilogy.  It's called Dangerous Snacks, and it's set in the British Education system.  I'll be posting book two soon (A Piece of Cake), but the third needs finishing off (Just Desserts).  Books one and two have already been through the mill with agents, and got some interest but no representation.  So, I'm going to self-publish them, probably just after Christmas.  Be warned, there's a lot of swearing in them, and a Secretary of State for Education with a bowel problem.  I'm really looking for editing suggestions at this point, but would be interested in any feed back, and reading other comedy in return.


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