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New Markets Update Feb 2018: The Hamthology

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Thoughts in Passing
For the last couple of weeks, I haven't been writing new fiction words. I took a break after finishing a major revision project. I did a fair amount of catch-up housecleaning (not that anyone who doesn't live with me would be able to tell there's an improvement!). I caught up on miscellaneous non-writing, writing-related things like submissions and website updates. I did some keyword and category updates for my post-apocalyptic steampunk alternate history book. I did narration for StarShipSofa, an SF podcast. You'll be able to hear that in a little bit! My children had a number of no-school days, including a rare-for-Minnesota snow day, and I really can't do any immersive writing or editing while they're home and awake.

...I got a little squirrelly.

This happens when I don't write. My brain gets bored and goes looking for other things to be creative about. (This is not a good thing.)

It has reminded me of the importance of doing little bits of freewriting every day. I didn't do that and I regret it. Between taxes and a major photography project coming up, I'm not going to have solid writing time for a while. Bah humbug.

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

I have a book giveaway over on Goodreads, because I wanted to take advantage before they changed their terms. This runs until March: I also put A Circus of Brass and Bone into Kindle Unlimited, so go forth and check it out!

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links:  

Non-English Markets for Speculative Short Fiction (in English):

This Twitter thread on worldbuilding:

Featured Market
The Hamthology is hungry for your ham sandwich-related stories, pays up to $10.

We are interested in:

  • comedies, horrors, and horror/comedies featuring a ham sandwich
  • science fiction or fantasy stories featuring a ham sandwich
  • serious literary fiction (with ham sandwich)
  • explorations of the human experience through the prism of the ham sandwich
  • romantic and/or erotic ham sandwich fiction
  • creative fiction, possibly told in the form of advertisements or recipes for ham sandwiches
  • actual recipes for ham sandwiches
  • vegan screeds against the ham sandwich, or carnivore celebrations of the virtues of the ham sandwich or, generally, moral debates within the realm of ham sandwich
  • ham sandwich poems
  • ham sandwich personal essays
  • ham sandwich philosophical or academic essays (e.g. the ham sandwich theorem)

Basics: all genres if ham sandwich-themed, all lengths, reprints okay, pays up to $10. 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
Speculative Masculinities ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/15/2018 Speculative fiction themed to different modes of masculinity. $0.113
War on Christmas (ChiZine) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/4/2018 Dark or weird, themed to Christmas $0.065
Amazing Stories SF, esp. optimistic or humorous $0.060
Apex Magazine SF, fantasy, and horror $0.060
Apex Magazine ONE-TIME THEMED Zodiac issue - DUE 5/1/2018 SF, fantasy, and horror themed to the zodiac $0.060
Baen Fantasy Adventure Award ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 1/22 - 4/30 Fantasy adventure $0.060
Deep Magic Clean F/SF $0.060
Twisted Book of Shadows, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2018 Horror $0.060
Gallery of Curiosities Podcast Weird fiction, steampunk, horror, retro-futurism, pre-1950s vibe $0.030
Midnight Before Christmas (Midnight Hour) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2018 Holiday-themed horror, dark spec-fic, and cyberpunk $0.020
Midnight Hour Anthologies Horror, dark spec-fic, and cyberpunk $0.020
Midnight Hour Vol 1 & 2 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2018 Horror, dark spec-fic, and cyberpunk $0.020
Schrodinger's Mouse Hard SF or SF themed to ethics $0.020
Best Vegan Science Fiction and Fantasy ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1 - 2/28 SF/F with only vegan products, published that year, reprints only $0.010
Not One of Us ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/6/2018 SF reprints themed to aliens on earth $0.010
Monsters of Any Kind ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/10/2018 Horror themed to monsters/creatures.
Mithila Review All SF/F and interstitial and literary speculative fiction, especially culturally diverse
Bikes in Space 6: Dragons ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/2018 Feminist bicycle science fiction.
Electric Spec All spec-fic
Hamthology, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/2018 Themed to ham sandwiches
Drabblecast (Podcast) - DEAD MARKET Humorous, bizarre, badass, or disturbing F/SF $0.030
The Binnacle, Annual Ultra-Short Competition RECURRING CONTEST – DUE 12/1 – 3/15 - DEAD MARKET All genres

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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