The Gumbee Fantasy Writers’ Guild

Welcome to the Gumbee Fantasy Writers’ Guild website, here’s a little bit about us.

  1. We like having fun. Whether or not we write funny books, we consider a sense of humour to be a sign of erudition and all round civilisation. Not all the members of the GFWG write funny books but we all write Fantasy and we all like a joke.
  2. We aim to make membership to the GFWG a quality standard. Books tagged with the Guild label should be a fun or good read – or both. There’s a lot of dross out there. So, the idea is that you can look up books tagged ‘Gumbee Fantasy Writers Guild’ (Amazon won’t let us put the apostrophe after the s) and find some that are… well… not dross.
  3. Fantasy is a pretty broad category which stretches into Sci Fi and the fuzzy boundary area between.
  4. There is no thing 4.
  5. We understand that our readers do not want to feel duped, ripped off or generally disrespected. We therefore pledge to behave honourably. Gumbee Fantasy authors will never use sock puppet accounts or big up our own or each others’ books with fake reviews or reviews that do not express our genuine opinions. Nor will we leave poor reviews of the work of other authors on purely personal grounds – those of us who write will endeavour to only write reviews that reflect our genuine opinion about the quality of the book; nothing else counts. We will not knowingly plug our books in the wrong places, unless we’re being ironic.

How do I get to be a member?

To be a member you must have the following for most of your books.
A four or five star review from an Amazon Top 1000 reviewer
An equivalent review from some other recognised reviewer.
Because these can take some time to get, an author whose work is considered suitable by three members named below

Jim Webster
M T McGuire
Will Macmillan Jones

Can be classed as an acting member until such time as the proper reviews happen.


4 responses to “About

  1. Yeah, was intrigued by this, even took the time to look for this website, but after reading the requirements, time for me to move on.

  2. Hmm, I’ll have to try and find me a top 1000 reviewer then!

  3. How do I join? the login is only for WordPress. My reviews are on the USA Amazon (I may have copied and pasted for the U.K., but they don’t like that).

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