I was going to post photos from the Kim Harrison signing I attended up in Denver last night, but I've decided to save that for my Monday post, as today we're opening A-to-Z sign-ups (though it sort of started yesterday for those overseas...), and because I don't want to make it so wordless.
Yes, today you, too, can add your name to the A-to-Z linky list in order to join us on a wondrous journey of alphabetical proportions in the month of April!
A brief explanation:
The A-to-Z is a blog challenge that asks you to post every day in April, save Sundays, in alphabetical order. So on the 1st you would post with an "A" theme, the 2nd with a "B" theme, etc.
You can choose to write about any topic for each day, as long as it has to do with that day's letter of the alphabet. Some do themes. Others wing it. I've done both, but am thinking I will do a theme again this year. No promises.
For more information on the A-to-Z, you can click HERE.
This year, due to popular demand, we are opening up categories. You may choose to add a single category code to the end of your blog name when you sign up on the linky. You are in no way required to do this. I won't be, as I feel my blog fits into several categories, and I don't want to pigeon-hole myself. If your blog fits several categories, but you want to categorize, choose the one that fits you best, or that best fits the theme people will stumble across during the A-to-Z. Please write your code in capitals and in parentheses.
Note: If your blog has adult content, that MUST be the code at the end of your blog title. All adult content sites must be marked as such, because we may have minors participating.
Here is a list of the codes:
1. Writing (WR)
2. Books (BO)
3. Film (FM)
4. Photography (PH)
5. Gardening (GR)
6. Craft (CR)
7. Art (AR)
8. Music (MU)
9. Culinary (CU)
10. Lifestyle (LI)
11. Fashion (FA)
12. Personal (PR)
13. Social Media (SO)
14. Gaming (GA)
15. Education (ED)
16. Politics (PO)
17. History (HI)
18. Science (SC)
19. Humor (HU)
20. Travel (TR)
21. Miscellaneous (MI)
22. Adult Content (AC)
Due to the length of the sign-up linky, you can find it on the A-to-Z tab above, rather than in this post.
Also, I guest posted on the A-to-Z on how to make a hyperlink signature to lead people back to your blog. Please check it out if that's something you'd be interested in learning.
And if you'd like to help spread the word on the A-to-Z, we'd greatly appreciate it!
Hope to see you on the A-to-Z road!
Now for some links:
Severed Press is accepting submissions for horror novels and novellas.
Less Than Three Press is taking submissions for two different anthologies. One has to do with messages discovered late, and the other has to do with vicious vampires, not afraid to be the beasts. Paying markets.
Chuffed Buff Books is accepting submissions for novellas and novelettes in science fiction or science-based genres.
Blog Hops/Fests & Contests:
Beth Revis is having a Paying it Forward Contest with 21 prizes. Check out her blog for requirements.
Horror Novel Reviews is having a monster short story contest. $100 to the winner, plus being featured in the marquee.
Screenwriters, check out Scriptapalooza, a contest for scripts. Any genre. First prize is $10,000.
New Rocky Mountain Voices 2013 Competition is looking for one-act and ten minute plays for their competition. Winning plays will be performed onstage.
Sharon Bayliss is having a World Building Blogfest that started Monday, the 18th, and goes through February 3rd (not the 34rd, like I typed the first time). You can still sign up, even though it has already started.
Chuck Wendig, of Terrible Minds, wrote 25 Hard Truths About Writing and Publishing.
The 2013 Colorado Gold Conference, put on by RMFW (Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers) is seeking workshop proposals through March 15.
Howard VanEs is offering a free webinar on Cashing in with Kindle Books. You must register. Thursday, January 31.
Anything to add? Any of these interest you? Signing up for the A-to-Z this year?
May you find your Muse.