Wednesday, February 13, 2013

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Going Bovine & Links

Today's [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday won't be one of my photos, but a fun book trailer I wanted to pass along. It's a funny book trailer, and one that I've mentally filed away for when the day comes that I'm having to make one.

Libba Bray will be a keynote speaker at the 2013 Pikes Peak Writers Conference. I'm looking forward to meeting her!


Accepting Submissions:

Voluted Tales has reopened for submissions. At this time, they are only taking pieces for their main magazine, but will reopen the other three as they go. They are seeking sci-fi and fantasy short stories, as well as some steampunk. You can also submit artwork. Paying market.

Etopia Press, via Bothersome Words, is accepting novel submissions for speculative fiction and romance/erotica (or a combination thereof). Royalty paying market.


The Stories Space "Darkness and Light" Story Competition has given their last call, deadline February 27. Cash prizes paid out via Amazon Gift Card or Paypal.

The Fountain Valley School of Colorado is holding their annual Althenaea Poetry Competition. Open to 9-12 graders in the Pikes Peak region.

The Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (and Yours Truly, the Flash Fiction Chair) is hosting their annual flash fiction contest. Cash prizes. $10 entry fee. Theme: Hidden Amongst These Worlds.

Blog Hops/Fests:

Mark Koopmans will be hosting the Got Green? Blog O'Hop on March 15. More details to come along later.

Carrie Ann's Blog Hops is hosting the Lucky in Love Blog Hop from March 15th to 18th. Talk about your love, your romance and how much you love St. Patrick's Day.

The Ninja's next blog fest has been announced: the Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest will take place March 18.

Jamie and Allison are holding the Level Up! BlogFest on February 20. Easy peasy, you just post about a game you play or used to play, and why you enjoy it.

Stephen Tremp, Laura Eno, and Luanne Smith are hosting the National Wormhole Day Blog Hop on March 13 & 14th (Einstein's birthday). If you could go through a wormhole and choose your destination, where would you go and what would you do there?

Anything you'd like to add? Any of these you're particularly interested in? Did you watch the Libba Bray video? If so, what did you think of it?

May you find your Muse.


  1. This is a true trailer inspiration! Yes, definitely something to remember when 'that' day comes to make our own.

  2. Hmm, time for no more anonymous comments.
    Thanks for mentioning my blogfest and signed up for several of those listed.

  3. I had fun watching Going Bovine a few days ago. Still have. And may I also inform you I chose you for the Very Inspiring Award. Congrats! :)

  4. Hey Shannon,

    I'm not Anon... it's me, I swear :)

    Thanks for the Blog Love and the shout out... appreciate ye :)

  5. Great links again. Love the video. Going Bovine is an awesome book too! Libba Bray is a crazy good writer!

  6. I have one of Libba's books in my tbr pile and I'm looking forward to it :)

  7. Uck; just hate those spammers :(

    Thank you for all the great links. I'll be checking out some of those.


  8. Argh, that's the first so many spammers have gotten through on here, but I've been slammed with Anonymous comments lately. Deleted those, and will respond individually later tonight or tomorrow, as I'm heading up to Denver tonight and haven't been home in a couple days for more than an hour here or there (or less)! Thanks for visiting everyone! I'll be late, but you WILL hear from me.

  9. I love that trailer. That one has also stuck in my mind.

  10. Those entry fees are so not fair for those who cannot afford it. You are being most generous with your link sharing Shannon,kisses.

  11. That video is hilarious!
    Happy Weekend :)

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    Happy break, and happy week-end.
    I Love those clip. Keep Going.

  13. Thanks for all the great links again! I always feel like I should check out every one - if only I had the time....

  14. Kind of fun video--wackiness can be a good thing.

    Wormhole fest? C'mon people--stop tempting me.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

  15. T. right!? This reassured me that I can go inexpensive, not have mad illustration skillz, and still figure out a cute trailer.

    Alex, yeah, I blocked them. My spam has really been picking up lately. Woo-hoo?

    Andrew, Jack Black? Now I have to figure out what you're talking about!

    Al, why, thank you! How nice!

    Mark, shew, not anon, are you sure? That was some craziness.

    Tamara, I haven't read her yet, but she's coming to the PPWC this year, so I want to read one of her books before she gets here.

    Marcy, I've heard great things about her writing!

    Donna, I hope you find something good!

    Jenny, I haven't read them yet, but hope to soon.

    Medeia, isn't it great?

    Petronela, that's true about the fees. Having been on the other side, I know they're to fund the prizes sometimes.

    Carol, I know! Happy Weekend to you, too!

    Phil, wonderful, thanks for letting me know!

    Pat, and who does, right?

    Lee, I know, I'm trying to avoid blog fests, so all these great ones come along!

  16. what an outfit?? gotta checkout some of those hops!

  17. Takes guts to dress up like a cow, I'll give her that. Thanks again for posting these bloghops -- one of these days, I'll be sure to sign up...

  18. Thanks for the links! I missed Alex's blogfest theme announcement while I was in Berlin.

  19. Tammy, ha! It's for her book "Going Bovine."

    Milo, and she walked around in public like that!

    Misha, ooo, how was Berlin?

  20. What a great list of resources Shannon! I'm already signed up for the last three fests, so I think I better keep it there for a while.

  21. LuAnn, totally understand that! I haven't signed up for any upcoming blog fests yet, because I never know when I'll be around to participate and I don't want to sign up and then fail to visit everyone. So many good ones, though!

  22. I loved it. She is creative, has a personality you can love and enjoy, and it shows that she loves people and what she does!! She would be a lot of fun to be around and learn from.

  23. Sandy, I think so, too, and am so excited to have the opportunity to meet her and work with her in April!