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Aswiebe's Market List Update 2017-09: A Short Fiction Project With a Big Prize


The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 10/15/2017.
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Thoughts in Passing

Both my children are in school for half the day now!

This is super-exciting. I have all kinds of marvelous plans for what I can get done during that extra time. Of course, as soon as I listed my quarterly writing goals, any idea of "extra" time disappeared. How'd that happen?

It's a good reminder that no matter how much time we have, we need to manage it carefully. One of the pitfalls for writers can be doing way more research than is necessary. (Did you like that segue?) This article on analysis paralysis makes a very good point.
To satiate the intellectual curiosity that yearns for more information (and therefore stalls progress), set yourself parameters for what you need to know (now) and what you’d like to know (in the future).

I should confess that I found this article while doing story research! Serendipity is good, too, but there needs to be a balance.

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

I'm back to chipping away on the novel. Actual progress is being made. Huzzah! I'm also making progress on long-overdue edits, so I hope to get more short stories into circulation soon. And next month, I'm teaching a class on selling short stories!

Want to see your writing in print? If you're in the Twin Cities, check out the class!

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

* Revolutionize Your Writing with These 4 Editing Hacks: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/09/07/editing-hacks/

* WordPress For Writers: 10 Most Useful Plugins For Your Author Website: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/09/09/useful-plugins-author-website/

Featured Market
The Into the Black contest wants science fiction about the basic living stipend and pays a huge prize.

The most compelling story will change hearts and minds, and ultimately the life of the author; the grand prize winner will receive a basic income of $12,000 over the next year.

People are turning to the idea of a basic income both to fight against poverty and joblessness, and to provide a springboard to opportunity, with all the potential societal benefits that would come with it. While academics, politicians, and journalists debate the specifics of policy, we need to reach beyond bar graphs. Into the Black is a short story contest that asks you, the writer, to use your imagination to reach beyond the data.

Basics: themed SF, 5,000 words max, no reprints, pays $1,000-$12,000. Due 11/01/2017. Guidelines: https://medium.com/economicsecproj/into-the-black-a-short-fiction-contest-with-a-big-prize-f91cd6553967

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
Spider Magazine (Cricket Media) Fiction and nonfiction for kids ages 6-9, themed $0.250
Alien Invasion (Flametree Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/29/17 SF themed to alien invasion $0.060
Endless Apocalypse (Flametree Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2017 Themed to apocalypses $0.060
Tales of Ruma (Azure Keep) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2017 Fantasy themed to Ruma or other Greek/Roman setting $0.060
East of the Web - Science Fiction Imprint SF and F $0.050
Dark Magazine, The Horror and dark fantasy, including outside regular categories $0.030
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet (Small Beer Press) All genres, especially speculative. $0.030
Polu Texni SF and F $0.030
Tales of Blood and Squalor (Dark Cloud Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2017 Horror themed to miserable poverty $0.030
Black Dandy Strange and bizarre $0.022
After the Orange (B-Cubed Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/15/017 SF themed to current events' effect on the future after 2032 $0.020
Shoreline of Infinity SF $0.015
Terror Politico (Scary Dairy Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2017 Horror themed to the political $0.010
Into the Black ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 11/1/2017 SF themed to basic living stipend
$1,000.00 https://medium.com/economicsecproj/into-the-black-a-short-fiction-contest-with-a-big-prize-f91cd6553967
Fantasist, The Fantasy novellas, broadly defined
$100.00 http://thefantasistmag.com/submissions-guidelines/
GigaNotoSaurus Science fiction and fantasy, especially long
$100.00 http://giganotosaurus.org/submission-guidelines/
Gallows Hill Magazine Horror and dark fantasy
$50.00 https://greensubmissions.com/956/gallows-hill-magazine/terms.php?
Refractions (Golden Fleece Press) Stories for ages 13 and up
$50.00 http://goldenfleecepress.com/submissions/
Solarcide Weird and dark
$50.00 https://solarcide.com/solarcide/guidelines-update/
Wee Tales (Golden Fleece Press) Kids stories for ages 7-12
$50.00 http://goldenfleecepress.com/submissions/
Bad Dream Entertainment (short fiction) - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) Dark spec-fic $0.040

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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