It is with regret that I must announce the shut-down of www.specfics.com. Spec Fics was community for fans and creators of speculative fiction. The Spec Fics community was designed around the idea that creators and fans need to interact and collaborate. We made it very easy for members to promote themselves and their work or interests in several ways.
Authors, artists, and bloggers were able to create pages with links to their homepages or blogs. Authors could create pages for their books. Bloggers could create pages for their blogs or podcasts. Members could create groups. The community was basically a social network that gave each page and group a wall that owners and audiences could posts to and deliver updates or carry on a conversation.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to dedicate the time and effort required to make a successful community of it and I don’t anticipate that I will any time soon. It was a hard decision but I’ve finally come to the conclusion that I can’t really justify the expense of running a website that I don’t really have the wherewithal to maintain or update.
I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who had signed up, were active, and submitted flash fiction to the site for injecting some life into the community.
I wish you all success in your endeavors.