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Last updated 11/16/2017 - Next update after 12/15/2017

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New Markets Update Nov 2017: If This Goes On political SF anthology & more


The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 12/15/2017.
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Thoughts in Passing

Some writers pay too much attention to things like how many other stories are in the submission queue ahead of them. I confess, I am one of those writers!

If you've ever wondered how many other people are submitting stories to the same place you are, I figured out a rough approximation based on what percentage of writers track their submissions on Submission Grinder (tl;dr = 10%).  You can read the nitty-gritty here at Some Extremely Unscientific Submission Math.

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

I brainstormed, plotted, wrote, revised, and submitted a short story in a week, which is a short amount of time for me. Very exciting! (Especially the part where I had to cut. So. Many. Words. to make it fit the wordcount limits of the contest.) Wish me luck.

Also, this happened!

Killing It Softly 2 is a huge anthology of horror by female-identifying writers. My short story about hoarding, "Belongings," is at the beginning of the cognitive deception section. This anthology reached the top 5 in hot new horror anthology releases, and the first volume in this series has a 4 1/2 star average rating on Amazon, so, y'know, people seem to like the series! Go read the sample stories on Amazon.

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Featured Market
If This Goes On wants policy-inspired SF, offers pro+ pay rate plus royalty split.
  • Must be set at least one generation in the future (You are welcome to write an epic fantasy in the Friedman tradition, so long as it is in the far future!)
  • Must include the impact of current political policy (social, scientific, legal, criminal, etc.) as a meaningful aspect of the story.
  • Stories are strongly encouraged to avoid focusing on current political personalities and, instead, to focus on the policy impacts and long-term changes to our world.
Basics: themed science fiction, 5,000 words or fewer, no reprints, pays $.08/wd plus royalty split. Guidelines: http://parvuspress.com/itgo/.

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
Factor Four Magazine SF, fantasy, superhero, and supernatural $0.080
If This Goes On (Parvus Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2018 SF, themed to policy implications $0.080
Apex's Annual Flash Fiction Contest - due 10/15-11/16 Themed $0.060
Ogrezine Themed to the Ogre game $0.060
Tin House Literary fiction, SFF-friendly $0.060
Corpus Press Halloween Anthology ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/30/2018 Halloween-themed horror $0.030
Apparition Speculative fiction, themed. Separate monthly flash fiction contest. $0.010
Hypnos Magazine Weird fiction $0.010
Behind the Mask - Tales From the Id ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/2017 Horror
$38.40 http://thingsinthewell.webs.com/submissions
Bête Noir Dark
$10.00 http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/magazineguidelines.htm
Brewed Awakenings (Caffeinated Press) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY All genres
$50.00 http://www.caffeinated-press.com/anthology/
Enchanted Conversation Themed to classic fairy tales
$30.00 http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/blog-page_22.html
L Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future QUARTERLY ANTHOLOGY. Spec-fic
$5,000.00 http://www.writersofthefuture.com/writer-contest/
Wild Musette Journal of Music, Mystery, and Myth, The Themed to music, dance, relationships, environmental, or fantasy and mythic fiction
$50.00 https://www.wildmusette.com/submissions/
Exploits in the Adirondacks (Pub 518) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2017) All non-erotica genres, dealing with happenings in mountains / woods / small back-water towns
$5.00 http://www.pub518.com/submit-to-us.html

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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