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Aswiebe's Market List Update 2017-08: Strange Horizons

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Thoughts in Passing

I'm in the middle of a massive hack-and-slash on a finished novella project, cutting 29,200 words down to 25,000 so that I can submit it a shorter version to a particular place. That means I need to cut enough words that they would make a good-sized short story all by themselves. I'm about a quarter done. I approach this project in the spirit of taking out everything that I possibly can, from adjectives to not-entirely-critical character interactions to whole scenes that can be summarized or omitted.

That is not how I normally approach editing. I don't believe that cutting down to the bone is best for every story. You can lose a lot of your personal voice and style that way. (I still cut my fair share of weasel words and plot going nowhere and bits that only exist to get from Point A to Point B, I assure you!)

I've also cut a couple hundred words from my "finished" long version. Maybe 1/10th of the time, the shorter version is stronger, not just different. I don't recommend gutting your story simply to see what works better that way, but it's a good exercise to try once. Save the original version first!

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

I held back on announcing this, because reasons, but I have a new publication to announce! My short story, "Miracle Material," appears in Mother's Revenge: A Dark and Bizarre Anthology of Global Proportions.

In this mixed genre group of eco-tales, thirty-two authors from around the globe offer up some lessons in why it's wise to be kind to Mother Earth. Read and take heed. Your very life may depend on it!




And if you're in Minneapolis, next Sunday I'm leading a free workshop on PoV (Point of View). Come and say hi!




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Featured Market
Strange Horizons is a pro market that accepts all speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Some particular things we love, or are interested in:
  • Fiction from or about diverse perspectives and traditionally under-represented groups, settings, and cultures, written from a non-exoticizing and well-researched position.
  • Unusual yet readable styles and inventive structures and narratives.
  • Stories that address political issues in complex and nuanced ways, resisting oversimplification.
  • Hypertext fiction. If you have a work of hyperfiction you think might be a good fit for Strange Horizons, please query us to discuss how to submit it.
Things which are fine:
  • Profanity is fine. Use whatever words are appropriate for your story.
  • Sex or violence in a story should be artistically justified; no excessive gore.
  • We welcome submissions from anywhere in the world, and British spellings are fine.
  • We will consider stories which have previously appeared in another language, but have never been published in English.
  • We welcome all subgenres and forms of speculative fiction.
Basics: all speculative fiction, 10,000 max, no reprints, pays $.08/word. Opens for submissions every Monday. Guidelines: http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-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 – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Asimov's Science Fiction Character-oriented SF, borderline fantasy, slipstream, surreal. No sword & sorcery. $0.080
http://www.asimovs.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/
Deep Magic Clean F/SF $0.080
http://deepmagic.co/submissions/#
Strange Horizons F/SF/Spec-fic $0.080
http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/
Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) F & SF $0.070
http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Literary adventure fantasy in secondary world settings. $0.060
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores SF/F nonfiction, fiction, videos, and graphic novels. $0.060
http://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/
Mind Candy ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/15/2018 SF/F themed to the mind $0.060
http://hig4s09.wixsite.com/myriadparadigm/home
Grimdark Magazine Grim, dark SF or medieval F $0.054
http://grimdarkmagazine.com/pages/submission-guidelines-for-grimdark-magazine
Fantastic Trains ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2017 SF/F themed to trains $0.030
http://edgewebsite.com/books/fantastictrains/fantastictrains-catalog.html
Arcanist, The Flash SF/F
$50.00 https://thearcanist.io/a-call-for-submissions-244f646d25a4
Love and Bubbles ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/20/2017 Undersea F/SF romance
$50.00 http://jayleejames.com/love-bubbles/
Grendelsong - DEAD MARKET All genres $0.030
https://grendel-song.com/submit/

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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