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New Markets Update February 2020: $.15/wd speculative fiction ... and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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Thoughts in Passing
(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

Do you have so much stuff to do that just trying to decide where to start is exhausting? Gamify it! I recently discovered this little app called Tiny Decisions. You put in all your chores (or writing projects) and it creates a colorful wheel that you get to spin to find out what you work on next. Combine this with the Pomodoro Method of working intensely on something for 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break, and you have a new method to defeat choice paralysis!

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Let's just say that sometimes writing this section of the newsletter has me looking back at what I wrote about *last* month and seeing that not much has gotten done in the meantime. ::facepalm::

I did finish the audio narration on a science fiction story for Escape Pod, so if you want to listen to me reading you a bedtime story and find out how I imitated a synthesized voice, you can download that here:
http://escapepod.org/2020/01/30/escape-pod-717-listening/

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

What the coronavirus forcing me in lockdown's taught me about cooking; plus, how to make Mantou (馒头): https://www.reddit.com/r/Cooking/comments/f0qjm9/what_the_coronavirus_forcing_me_in_lockdowns/

10 Ways to Start Your Story Better: https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/10-ways-to-start-your-story-better

How to Write Faster: https://kindlepreneur.com/how-to-write-faster/

The Compelling Emotional Complex Sentence: https://writerunboxed.com/2020/01/17/the-compelling-emotional-complex-sentence/

Featured Market

The New Modality is looking for fiction and non-fiction contributors, pays 2x pro rate for SF (or an honorarium).
Many people in our core audience are in the tech industry or are tech-adjacent. So science fiction that digs into tech extrapolations and questions of scale is fun and give us ideas to chew on (e.g. Newitz, Naam, Ryman). Also, a bunch of our audience is into spirituality, consciousness, and mythology (different authors on the above list obviously have different approaches here, but Pollack is amazing, as are Palmer and Chiang in their own ways). Governance is a beloved theme (e.g. Dickinson, Anders, Le Guin) and so are different cultural perspectives (e.g. Okorafor, Ryman, Liu) and of course stunningly beautiful, poetic writing is always thrilling (e.g. El-Mohtar/Gladstone).

Basics: speculative fiction, 500-6,000 words, pays $.15/word, does not pay for reprints.

Guidelines: http://thenewmodality.com/contributor-commitments-rates-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 Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
New Modality, The Speculative fiction and non-fiction $0.150
http://thenewmodality.com/contributor-commitments-rates-guidelines/
Unfit Magazine SF $0.140
http://unfitmag.com/submit/
Unreal Magazine Fantasy $0.140
http://unrealmag.com/submit/
Unidentified Funny Objects ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1 - 4/30 Funny F/SF $0.100
http://alexshvartsman.com/ufo-unidentified-funny-objects/
Deep Magic Family-friendly F/SF $0.080
http://deepmagic.co/submissions/#
Disturbia (Bronzeville Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/4/2020 Mundane horror $0.080
http://www.bronzevillebooks.com/writers/anthology-submissions/
Historic Fantasy (87 Bedford ) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2020 Historic fantasy $0.080
https://87bedford.com/anthology-historic-fantasy/
Lovecraft Mythos (Flame Tree Fiction) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/24/2020 - 3/15/2020 Lovecraftian fiction $0.080
http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/blog
Reckoning Magazine All genres, preferably speculative, themed to humanity's relationship to the earth $0.080
https://reckoning.press/submit/
Rigor Morbid 2 (Bronzeville Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/6/2020 Horror themed to Halloween $0.080
http://www.bronzevillebooks.com/writers/anthology-submissions/
Strange Lands (Flame Tree Fiction) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/15/2020 UNTIL FULL Gothic fantasy themed to strange lands $0.080
http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/blog
Third Flatiron Press Science fiction, fantasy, horror, themed issues. Flash fiction, no theme required. $0.080
http://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pages/submissions
Tor.com Novellas SF/F novellas, themed submission periods $0.080
http://www.tor.com/submissions-guidelines/
Untitled Local Lore (Cemetary Gates) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2020 Horror themed to local lore $0.050
https://cemeterygatesmedia.com/2020/01/10/2020-anthology-submission-guidelines/
Black Static Horror and dark fantasy $0.030
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/guidelines/
In Darkness, Delight: Fear the Future (Corpus Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/15/2020 Future horror (not apocalyptic) $0.030
https://www.corpuspress.com/call-for-submissions/
Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy $0.030
http://ttapress.com/interzone/guidelines/
Future // Tense: Love ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2020 SF themed to love in the future $0.025
https://hybrid.ink/submit/anthologies/future-tense/love/
Future // Tense: Sex ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2020 - 6/1/2020 SF themed to sex in the future $0.025
https://hybrid.ink/submit/anthologies/future-tense/sex/
Stelliform Speculative fiction novellas, novels, and short story collections $0.015
https://www.stelliform.press/index.php/submissions/
Oxygen Leaks Hard SF $0.010
https://oxygenleaks.com/page/short-fiction-submission-guidelines
The Half That You See: Nightmares, Deliriums, and Illusions (AM Ink Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1 - 4/30/2020 Literary horror, themed to dreams and delusions $0.010
https://aminkpublishing.com/open-calls
Worst Laid Plans (Grindhouse Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/15/2020 Horror, themed to vacations gone wrong $0.010
https://grindhousepress.com/2020/02/08/call-for-submissions
Monster Told Me Bedtime Stories, A (Soteira Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2020 Sleep-themed horror
$0.00 https://soteirapress.com/submissions/
Story Brewing PODCAST All genres, exciting
$5.00 https://storybrewingpodcast.com/story-submissions/
Electric Sewer (THP Bound Tales Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/15/2020 Cyberpunk
$10.00 https://weaselpress.submittable.com/submit/153486/thp-bound-tales-books-electric-sewer
Ghost Stories (DBND Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/27/2020 Ghost stories
$10.00 https://dbndpublishing.com/submissions
New Accelerator SF
$13.05 http://thenewaccelerator.com/submissions/submission-guidelines/
Dead Awake ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/2020 Horror
$25.00 https://authornicholascatron77.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/dead-awake-submissions/
Dead of Winter (Toasted Cheese Literary Journal) CONTEST – ANNUAL, due 10/1-12/21 Horror set in autumn or winter, themed
$25.00 http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/dead-of-winter/
Strange Days: Midnight Street 4 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2020 Spec-fic themed to the threat of human extinction
$65.23 https://midnightstreetpress.com/submission-guidelines
Binge-Watching Cure III, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/2020 SF
$100.00 http://bingewatchingcure.com/submissions/
Non-Binary Stars ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 1/1/21 Speculative fiction with underrepresented characters
$100.00 http://www.jayhenge.com/contest.html
10th Muse 2020 Interactive Fiction ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 2/16/2020 Interactive paranormal romance
$650.00 https://www.sanainteractive.com/writing-contest
Menda City Review - DEAD MARKET all kinds
$4.20 http://mendacitypress.com/submissions.html
Turn to Ash - DEAD MARKET Horror, themed issues $0.010
https://turntoash.com/submissions/
Dreamers & Makers Zine (Sanguine Press) - DEAD MARKET Themed sci-fi, fantasy, and horror featuring PoC main characters
$120.00
Wee Tales (Golden Fleece Press) - DEAD MARKET Kids stories for ages 7-12
$50.00
L0w L1f3 - DEAD MARKET Cyberpunk
$20.00 https://l0wl1f3.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/
Between Worlds - DEAD MARKET YA and new adult themed to alternate worlds
$7.31

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



Aswiebe's Market List Details
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