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What is TFG?

1. What is TFG?

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๐Ÿงž‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ The Fake Guru is a place for you to relax, 

๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ•ณ and for you to get lost in your imagination. 

๐Ÿ“–โฑ For just a few minutes.    

Within the pages of TFG you'll find a compilation (40+ and more to come) of short stories (1-5 minutes to read / story) - all in the genre of Magical Realism. To give the reader some structure, I've split this genre into four subcategories:

๐Ÿ”ซ Fiction: Your "anytime of the day" bread and butter.

๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ Fantasy: If you like sexy elves, this is the place for you.

๐Ÿ›ธ Sci-Fi: PEEW! PHEW! (Yep, that's what a blaster sounds like)

๐Ÿฉ Life: Or was it Fiction? I guess we'll never know.

All of the stories are published to this Blog and Instagram.

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PS: Not all stories are strictly Magical Realism. Some are just Fiction, some are straight up Fantasy. Sometimes it's just whatever happens when the pen hits the paper. No biggie.  

2. What is TFG NOT?

What isTFG NOT?
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TFG is not:

 

  • โŒ Self-help literature. That stuff's for the airport kiosk. 

  • โŒ Self-indulgent "How-To" Instructions. I'll use Google, thx.

  • โŒ "Inspiring" Quotes. You don't need 'em. You got this. LOL.

Wha is MR?

3. What is Magical Realism?

Magic Realism is a genre of fiction in which magical elements are blended into a realistic atmosphere in order to demonstrate a deeper understanding of reality.

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Art by Ron Gonsalves

These magical elements are explained like normal occurrences that are presented in a straightforward manner which allows the "real" and the "fantastic" to be accepted in the same stream of thought.

Do You Want To Write for The Fake Guru?

Do you want to write for TFG?

WHO, ME?

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Yes, you!

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TFG is looking for passionate guest writers to help expand its library of magical realism short stories! 

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If you love writing and enjoy The Fake Guru maybe you'll consider writing a piece for us? In turn, we'll work with you to get it published on The Fake Guru. 

 

In time, we want to grow our library and create a community of people who love to read magical realism and who love to write magical realism short stories. With your help we want to turn TFG into the biggest repository for Magical Realism short stories!   

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Email us your short story or DM us on Instagram and we will get back to you as soon as possible:

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thefakeguru.submissions@gmail.com

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PS. Please note that TFG is still in a very early stage and severely understaffed. We are looking for high-quality submissions, but where possible, we're happy to work with you and provide feedback to really make your short story pop! At this stage we are simply looking for people to collaborate with and help grow TFG.

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Minimum Requirements: 

  • 250-1000 Words

  • Genre: Magical Realism (but really, whatever you want and we'll slap a label on it). 

  • Please proofread your story for grammatical errors before submitting.

  • We accept submissions in ENGLISH and in GERMAN

Do You Want To Write for The Fake Guru?

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