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Thoughts in Passing
I've been feeling stressed and miserable. Today I realized that a lot of the reason why is that ... I haven't been writing.

I've been doing a lot of writing-related stuff, don't get me wrong! I've been prepping my novella for independent release, updating things to reflect recent short story sales (I am *so* excited to tell you about one of these once it's out!), updating market lists, recording podcast interviews, doing audio narration, working on the final read-aloud copyedit of the novella, and a millionty other things. But simply sitting down and *writing*, for a large chunk of time, producing brand-new words, not so much. I don't know why it always takes me so long to realize that I SHOULD BE WRITING. I've been writing for years, in large part because when I wasn't writing, I wasn't okay. And yet, I keep forgetting!

This is a problem. I have a *lot* of writing-related things to do in the next few months. I need to teach a class on writing contemporary/urban fantasy (at least I'll get to write in class!), getting my novella properly birthed, and prepping for convention panels. (Yes, I prepare compulsively for panels. I am aware that some people don't.) Summer vacation is coming up, which means my non-napping 4-year-old is going to be home with me all day.

Insanity meter: yellow.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

Stuff! Free stuff for you!

My Goodreads giveaway is live. Lots of people have already signed up to win a copy. I am so pleased (and relieved) to see that readers are interested in my little high fantasy novella!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Unkindness of Ravens by Abra Staffin-Wiebe

The Unkindness of Ravens

by Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Giveaway ends June 15, 2018.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

I recently did the narration for "We Are Sirens" by L.S. Johnson, published by PodCastle. I loved this story and how the Americana and fantasy elements blended together. Reminded me of some of Seanan McGuire's short stories. Highly recommended. Let me read you the story here:

And the first issue of Iridium Magazine is live! Iridium is a new magazine publishing science fiction and fantasy stories featuring QUILTBAG+ characters. You can read some of the stories for free here, including one of my favorite short stories so far this year, "Upon Your Marriage to a Redcap," by Tori Curtis. You can buy the entire issue here (including my reprinted fantasy story, "Ekaterina and the Firebird").

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Featured Market

A Punk Rock Future anthology wants punk speculative fiction, pays $.06/wd.

We’d like to see dystopias, utopias, or something in-between; anything with a punk rock sensibility/ethos; alternative history; the promise of punk; the failure of punk; music-inspired stories; science fiction; fantasy; or horror. No matter the genre label, stories must have a speculative element. This isn’t an anthology of steampunk, solarpunk, silkpunk, ecopunk (those are all fine genres), or whatever punk. We won’t rule out stories that touch on those niches but be warned: Stories should be the real deal, punk punk.

Surprise and amaze us. A punk strain runs through SFFH so we know that great stories are out there. Want a recent fantastic example? The Big So-So by Erica Satifka. Unfortunately, you can’t get Satifka’s short story online but you might pick up this issue of Interzone to see what we like. Or read Sarah Pinsker’s 2015 Nebula Award winner Our Lady of the Open Road, published in Asimov’s. It, too, has the vibe we want.

Basics: themed science fiction, fantasy, or horror, 350 - 6,000 words, query for reprints, pays $.06/word. Due 8/15/2018. Guidelines:

Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Kferrin Fantasy flash fiction and short stories $0.100
Martian Magazine SF drabbles $0.100
Eyedolon (Broken Eye Books) Weird fiction - science fiction and fantasy, themed $0.080
Punk Rock Future, A ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/15/2018 Punk rock SF/F/H $0.060
Sword & Sorceress ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/23 - 05/13 PG-13 sword & sorcery with strong female protagonist, contemporary okay $0.060
Shimmer Magazine All spec-fic, mostly contemporary fantasy (no historical/high fantasy) $0.050
Glittership Podcast All spec-fic, queer protagonist, prefers reprints $0.030
Lamplight Dark literary, horror, dark spec-fic, and noir $0.030
Stupefying Stories All genres $0.015
Realm of British Folklore, The (Spectre Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2018 Fantasy or horror themed to British folklore $0.013
Not One of Us About outsiders, misfits, all genres $0.003
Earth Day Short-Fiction Contest (Sapiens Plurum & Future of Life Institute) ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 4/22 - 6/1 SF, themed. ONE-TIME 2018 theme: history and future technology
Glimmer Train All genres, including spec-fic – literary
Worlds of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Vol IV (Altair Australia Pty Ltd) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/15/2018 Science fiction, fantasy, and horror
Mirror Dance Fantasy
Spirit's Tincture - DEAD MARKET Fantasy $0.060! - DEAD MARKET (now non-paying?) F/H/SF and mystery $0.000
Man's Story 2 - DEAD MARKET Pulp-style adventure stories
Bosley Gravel's Cavalcade of Terror - DEAD MARKET Horror flash fiction
WiFiles, The - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic
Vitality - DEAD MARKET All genres, queer protagonist. $0.050

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website

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