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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!
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
Let me read you the story here: http://podcastle.org/2018/05/08/podcastle-521-we-are-sirens/
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: https://zsenonpublishing.com/
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||What they want
||Pay Per Word
||Flat Pay (Lowest)
||Fantasy flash fiction and short stories
|Eyedolon (Broken Eye Books)
||Weird fiction - science fiction and fantasy, themed
|Punk Rock Future, A ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/15/2018
||Punk rock SF/F/H
|Sword & Sorceress ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/23 - 05/13
||PG-13 sword & sorcery with strong female protagonist, contemporary okay
||All spec-fic, mostly contemporary fantasy (no historical/high fantasy)
||All spec-fic, queer protagonist, prefers reprints
||Dark literary, horror, dark spec-fic, and noir
|Realm of British Folklore, The (Spectre Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2018
||Fantasy or horror themed to British folklore
|Not One of Us
||About outsiders, misfits, all genres
|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
||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
|Spirit's Tincture - DEAD MARKET
|Short-Story.me! - DEAD MARKET (now non-paying?)
||F/H/SF and mystery
|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
|Vitality - DEAD MARKET
||All genres, queer protagonist.
Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
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