Greater Portland Scribists

Greater Portland Scribists Speculative fiction writers in the Portland, Maine area who publish an annual ebook anthology.

GPS is a group of speculative fiction writers in the greater Portland, Maine area. They were drawn together by their interest in improving their writing. They recently published their third anthology, in June 2013. Search any major ebook store for "Scribings", or get a full list of store links on our blog.

Mission: Promoting professionalism in ebook publication

Operating as usual

02/20/2019
Robin Orm Hansen

Robin Orm Hansen

I just spent the weekend at Boston Science Fiction Convention (aka Boskone), with two other Greater Portland Scribists. Boskon was full of exciting readings, panels, and workshops on publishing and philosophies of science fiction from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (I can never remember that number) to Anne E.G. Nydam’s brand new, magical Extraordinary Book of Doors.

I chanced to have breakfast with Jane Yolen, one of my writing heroes. We wondered together over OJ and knishes whether elephants and whales have storytelling like humans. Jane thinks the humpbacks are mapping rather than recounting.

I took part in the Flash Fiction Slam there, again — 3 minute micro fictions — was told my “Rapture” was great but didn't win.....again. Fortunately, the winners were amazing or my feelings might have been hurt. LOL

This print has all author signatures. We'll soon  announce events whereupon we'll also read excerpts from any of our ori...
02/01/2018

This print has all author signatures. We'll soon announce events whereupon we'll also read excerpts from any of our original material.

01/10/2018

Thanks to Jamie Belanger, our publisher, and Lost Luggage Studios! Regatherings is out there and available from major online booksellers! Buy one today! --Timothy Lynch, author of "Topia"

Greater Portland Scribists's cover photo
01/02/2018

Greater Portland Scribists's cover photo

It's here.
12/16/2017

It's here.

12/02/2017

Vol 6 cover is under construction this weekend. The final stages at last!

We're still working on the cover for Scribings Vol 6: Regatherings. It will soon be assembled and ready for distribution...
09/24/2017
Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more

We're still working on the cover for Scribings Vol 6: Regatherings. It will soon be assembled and ready for distribution on Amazon.com, Createspace, Goodreads (etc.), and paper back.

Online shopping from the earth's biggest selection of books, magazines, music, DVDs, videos, electronics, computers, software, apparel & accessories, shoes, jewelry, tools & hardware, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, beauty & personal care, broadband & dsl, gourmet food & just about anything e...

Two writers in the upcoming release Scribings Vol 6 due to be released this summer
06/25/2017

Two writers in the upcoming release Scribings Vol 6 due to be released this summer

06/07/2017

What do doors and books have in common?

06/07/2017

So, why is July 2017 so awesome?
We're Regathering our resolutions to publish.

STAY TUNED

BookBaby
06/03/2017
BookBaby

BookBaby

In this article we’ll take a closer look at the key elements of an interesting bio, and also figure out which details should be omitted.

06/02/2017

Robin Hansen contributing author for the last anthology and the one set to be released July 2017.

05/31/2017

Tim Lynch contributing author to the last four and upcoming anthology...

Jamie
05/22/2017
Jamie

Jamie

Quite cool indeed... Big congrats to GPS member Robin Hansen for getting a story published in The Saturday Evening Post! :D

04/15/2017

We're currently working on Vol 6!!!! So close to completion.

11/05/2016

On October 28 & 29, several of the Greater Portland Scribists alum read excepts from their favorite manuscripts that have been published over the last five years. At these readings, we featured a new contributor and a portion from the piece we hope to publish in June 2017. We were at the The Mustard Seed Bookstore Mustard Seed on the 28th and the University of Southern Maine's planetarium per the invite of Michele Cho, a professor of creative writing. We had a fabulous time each night at these events and hope to schedule more.

Essential GPS is finally listed as free on the Amazon Kindle store... and currently ranked #101 on the Anthology list. H...
12/10/2015
Essential GPS: A Scribings Special Edition

Essential GPS is finally listed as free on the Amazon Kindle store... and currently ranked #101 on the Anthology list. Help us break the Top 100 and get your free copy today! :)

The Greater Portland Scribists writing group first formed in July 2010 and published their first anthology the following June. Since then, they have been publishing an anthology every summer. After the publication of their fifth volume in 2015, they decided it would be fun to look back over the y...

The Greater Portland Scribists started meeting a little over five years ago. In that time, we've written and published o...
11/11/2015
Essential GPS - Lost Luggage Studios Blog

The Greater Portland Scribists started meeting a little over five years ago. In that time, we've written and published over 40 stories in our yearly Scribings anthology series. To celebrate five years of creating fantastic fiction, we'll be releasing a special ebook titled "Essential GPS" featuring the best stories from each of the 11 authors who have been a part of this group over the years. Since it is so difficult for us to choose which stories should be in this volume, we created a poll (which will stay open until Friday: http://lostluggagestudios.com/survey/index.php/516652?lang=en) where you, our readers, can vote for your favorites.

Essential GPS will be free and should be available November 30 on the Kindle store.

Coming Soon: Essential GPS The Greater Portland Scribists first formed in July 2010 and published our first anthology the following June. Since then, we have been publishing an anthology every summer. After the publication of our fifth volume in 2015, we decided it would be fun to look back over the…

We are considering compiling a collection of select stories in the next month or so, along with a few other projects... ...
10/07/2015
Essential GPS Lost Luggage Studios Surveys

We are considering compiling a collection of select stories in the next month or so, along with a few other projects... We created a short survey for choosing stories from the authors who have contributed so many great stories over the past five years. We would love to know which ones are your favorites :)

The Greater Portland Scribists are considering compiling a collection of selected stories called Essential GPS, with one story from each of our authors. As we begin working on stories for our sixth volume, we find we still enjoy these older stories, and want to share some favorites in a new volume.…

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07/24/2015

Greater Portland Scribists's cover photo

This volume is almost out! You can preorder now at Amazon, Smashwords, and Google Play for $2.99. And we're doing anothe...
07/24/2015
Scribings, Vol 5: Inversions is coming July 30th!

This volume is almost out! You can preorder now at Amazon, Smashwords, and Google Play for $2.99. And we're doing another Goodreads giveaway. I'll post that link once it goes live.

We’ve been hard at work on this volume for several months now, and hit a few snags with artwork that are now resolved. GPS has added two new authors for this volume, and all your favorites from volumes 3 and 4 have returned to bring you brand-new sto

Today is the last day to get a free copy of Scribings Vol 1 at the Smashwords Read An Ebook Week sale. The other three e...
03/07/2015
2015's Smashwords Read An Ebook Week Promotion - Lost Luggage Studios Blog

Today is the last day to get a free copy of Scribings Vol 1 at the Smashwords Read An Ebook Week sale. The other three ebooks are on sale for 50% off too, as well as the rest of the Lost Luggage Studios catalog. Check it out!

Smashwords Read An Ebook Sale is on from March 1st through 7th. All our books are on sale, plus two freebies!

We're working hard on stories for Scribings Volume 5!  We'll have more to share in the coming weeks, but in the meantime...
03/01/2015
2015's Smashwords Read An Ebook Week Promotion - Lost Luggage Studios Blog

We're working hard on stories for Scribings Volume 5! We'll have more to share in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, if you're missing any volumes for your Scribings collection the ebooks are all on sale this week at Smashwords for 50% off... except the first volume, which is FREE this week. So grab 'em today!

Smashwords Read An Ebook Sale is on from March 1st through 7th. All our books are on sale, plus two freebies!

Greater Portland Scribists's cover photo
07/24/2014

Greater Portland Scribists's cover photo

Today we listed a giveaway at Goodreads... 6 signed copies of the Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations paperback will be given...
07/17/2014
Book giveaway for Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations by Jamie Alan Belanger Jul 16-Aug 15,...

Today we listed a giveaway at Goodreads... 6 signed copies of the Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations paperback will be given away in August. The giveaway ends on August 15th, so enter for a chance to win a copy today!

Enter to win one of 6 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Jul 16-Aug 15, 2014. We are giving away six copies of our newest anthology, signed by al...

Scribings 4 is now in the Kindle store: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LNLGTSM
07/10/2014
Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations

Scribings 4 is now in the Kindle store: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LNLGTSM

Miscreations are things that should not exist, but do. An event happens that transforms an entity into something so amazingly good or so horribly evil that you can't help but be fascinated by its existence. Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations contains twelve stories from the Greater Portland Scribists...

06/30/2014

Working like crazy on Scribings Vol 4... Editing is taking longer than usual, but it does have 12 stories and 85,000 words. This will be the longest Scribings yet!

Scribings Vol 3 finally made it to the iTunes store
07/25/2013
Scribings, Vol 3: Metamorphosis

Scribings Vol 3 finally made it to the iTunes store

Read a sample or download Scribings, Vol 3: Metamorphosis with iBooks.

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