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New Markets Update August 2018: The End of Our World



The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 9/15/2018.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2018.html#081518

Thoughts in Passing
Oops! I've had so much on my plate lately that I completely blanked on the last Aswiebe's Market List update, so this is a double shot.

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

My little epic fantasy novella is out in the world! The Unkindness of Ravens is an epic fantasy story about trickster gods and favors owed. Initial reviews on Goodreads are very positive. Yay! Go read the long excerpt on my website.




Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html  

Plot Structure: How to Shape an Intriguing Plot: https://www.nownovel.com/blog/novel-plot-structure-intrigue/

25 Ways to Plot, Plan, and Prep Your Story: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/09/14/25-ways-to-plot-plan-and-prep-your-story/


Featured Market

The End of Our World anthology is seeking thoughtful SF themed to climate catastrophe and end of the world. Due 8/31/2018!

Contemporary warnings of impending doom, the rapidly approaching end of our overdeveloped and unsustainable world, are based on reality and science, on cold, hard facts, matters of projection rather than prediction. And we are already seeing the end beginning. The signs are everywhere: environmentally and socially (check our fact sheet for details). We are going down, and most of us know, perhaps not consciously, not clearly spelled out, but we know, deep inside, that we are going down, in spite of all the comforting lies told by those who are profiting from our downfall and want us to go meekly.

This contest is meant to raise people's awareness of what is happening to our (natural) world right now and what this may mean for the near future. We are looking for short stories dealing with the many existential issues facing us. No nonsense, no wild, impossible fantasies but strong, intelligent stories, based on facts, cautionary tales, speculative, plausible and thought-provoking.

Basics: themed science fiction, 1,500-3,000 words, reprints okay, $1,000 prize. Due 8/31/2018. Guidelines: http://www.aftermathmag.org/contest.html.

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
Cockroach Conservatory, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/15/2018 SF/weird, themed $0.060
http://cockroachconservatory.blogspot.com/2018/07/submission-guidelines-for-volume-2.html
Crossed Genres SFF $0.060
http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/magazine/
Futures (Radix Media) ONE-TIME SERIES - DUE 9/1/2018 Literary SF $0.060
https://radixmedia.org/call-for-submissions-futures/
Hard Universe SF $0.060
http://www.harduniverse.com/submission-guidelines.html
Release the Virgins ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2018 All genres, must contain the phrase, "Release the Virgins!" $0.050
https://michaelaventrella.com/2018/06/25/release-the-virgins-open-for-submissions/
Concrete Dreams (Prospective Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/01/2018 Urban fantasy with magic and gears feel $0.040
http://prospectivepress.com/submissions.html
Tales From the Old Black Ambulance (Prospective Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2018 Horror and weird themed to the dead. $0.040
http://prospectivepress.com/submissions.html
Crash Code (Blood Bound Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/01/2018 Cyberpunk $0.030
http://bloodboundbooks.net/bloodboundbooks/submissions/
Havok (Splickety Publishing) Themed speculative flash fiction $0.020
http://splickety.com/submission-guidelines/
End of Our World, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2018 Thoughtful SF themed to climate catastrophe and end of the world.
$1,000.00 http://www.aftermathmag.org/contest.html
Worlds Without Master Sword & sorcery and sword & planet
$200.00 http://www.worldswithoutmaster.com/submissions/
Shoreline of Infinity ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 9/30/2018 SF themed to "Moon"
52.56 https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/flash-fiction-competition-shoreline-infinity-readers/
Midnight Breakfast All genres, especially literary or spec-fic. ONE-TIME August 2018 theme: America and Other Nightmares
$50.00 http://midnightbreakfast.com/submissions/
Spectacle All spec-fic, esp. relevant with good visuals
$50.00 https://spectacle.com/submissions/
Gathering Storm Spec-fic, themed, plus odd tidbits
$25.00 http://www.gatheringstormmagazine.com/guidelines
Three Crows Magazine SFF, especially Slavic
$25.00 http://threecrowsmagazine.com/submissions/
Wicked Words Quarterly SF/F/H with a twist
$20.00 http://www.wickedwords.co.uk/quarterly/submissions/
13 Postcards From Hell ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2018 Fantasy/horror, themed
$10.00 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=860303730832994&set=gm.652518981773019&type=3&theater
Kill Switch ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2018 Horror themed to technology
$10.00 https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/submission-call-tech-horror-kill-switch-4/
Trickster's Treats #3 (Things In The Well) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2018 Horror, themed
$6.00 http://thingsinthewell.webs.com/submissions
Shimmer Magazine - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic, mostly contemporary fantasy (no historical/high fantasy) $0.050
http://www.shimmerzine.com/guidelines/fiction-guidelines/
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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