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Billion $ Market for Visionary Fiction?

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I write visionary fiction.

Unfortunately, mainstream agents and publishers do not recognize visionary fiction as a genre. In fact, they have dubbed it “the kiss of death” with the flat of their swords.

In the past, visionary fiction was heavy on preaching and light on storytelling, so it deserved temporary banishment to the time-out corner.

But enough is enough. The majority of today’s visionary fiction writers have mastered page-turning plot and in-depth characterization, with the bonus of writing fiction that uplifts and transforms.

There’s a need – no, a yearning – these days for what visionary fiction has to offer.

Need convincing?

Let me introduce you to an organization called GATE (Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment), “an evolving community of creative, business and technical professionals in entertainment, media, and the arts — and the interested public — who realize the vital and expanding role media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and who aspire to consciously transform those domains for the benefit of all.”

Each year, GATE holds a public event for networking between media professionals with transformational values. GATE 2 was held on February 4, 2012 with a standing room only crowd of 2,400 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. One of the featured speakers was sociologist and author of Cultural Creatives, Dr. Paul Ray.

In the video below, Dr. Ray presents a convincing argument that transformational entertainment has a billion dollar market just waiting to be tapped.

You are what you read, what you see, and what you hear. Where you put your attention determines what you will imbibe – consume – metabolize from the media world. Are you watching TV and films that lift and inspire, or ones that reinforce violence and inanity? Are you listening to radio that enlightens or entertains, or to audio content that underscores differences and confrontation? And, if you’re “in the business,” what are you writing, producing, directing, acting in, scoring?

Join us at VFA and be among the first on board to support fiction that uplifts and transforms.

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About margaretduarte

Margaret Duarte, a former middle school teacher, lives on a family-owned-and-operated dairy farm with a herd of “happy cows,” a constant reminder that the greenest pastures are closest to home. Margaret earned her creative writing certificate through UC Davis Extension and has since published three novels in her “Enter the Between” visionary fiction series: Between Will and Surrender, Between Darkness and Dawn, and Between Yesterday and Tomorrow. Her poem and story credits include SPC Tule Review, The California Writers Club Literary Review, finalist in the 2017 SLO Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest, and First Place winner for fiction in the 2016 Northern California Publishers and Authors Book Awards Competition. For links to Margaret and her work, visit her website at: margaretduarte.com.

7 comments on “Billion $ Market for Visionary Fiction?

  1. visionaryfictionauthor
    June 10, 2013

    Yes! People long for stories that touch their souls in a way that can be transforming. The time is right – the time is now!

    Thank you for connecting us with GATE and Dr. Ray’s presentation….showing us our natural niche.

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    • margaretduarte
      June 10, 2013

      Hi Jodine. I’m excited about what GATE is trying to do, and they are the first to admit that the road to change in the world of media will be difficult. Dr. Paul Ray wrote a fantastic book called Cultural Creatives, which I consider a must read for all writers and “suits” (business and technical professionals) in the entertainment industry. Yes, the time is right – the time is now!

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  2. Vic Smith
    June 10, 2013

    Very good news, indeed, and smartly pointing out where our “niche” (getting larger all the time) market is. I plan to do some follow-up on GATE (new to me–should I be ashamed? But then I could be one of those Johnny-come-lately men just climbing aboard here) and at least make sure that “visionary fiction” is cited by name in their future presentations. We still have a lot of work to do but looks like help is on the way!

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    • margaretduarte
      June 10, 2013

      Good idea, Vic. Approaching GATE and other organizations, such as Way to Go Media, Spiritual Cinema Circle, New Consciousness Review, the Center for Conscious Creativity, and Spiritual Media Blog makes sense. We could be of mutual support in the work ahead.

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  3. Natalia Erehnah
    June 12, 2013

    So pleased to have stumbled upon this genre, and the A-ha! *This* is what I’m writing. Love this line: You are what you read, what you see, and what you hear.

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    • margaretduarte
      June 12, 2013

      Hi Natalia. Welcome to the growing group of writers who have found a home with visionary fiction.

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      • Natalia Erehnah
        June 12, 2013

        Thank you! Thrilled to be here, reading, and learning.

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