So, since I didn't get my post up until late yesterday, I figured I'd hold my IWSG post until this evening.
IWSG is the Insecure Writer's Support Group, and is hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh & Friends. You can link directly to the group linky by finding the below image in my sidebar and clicking on it.
I have a new insecurity right now, but it's one that stems from getting a teeny-tiny taste of "success," so to speak. I haven't reached any great pinnacle of success, that's not what I'm saying, but I've now got two pieces that have been/will be published, and suddenly I'm aware that the time has come where I will have to put my money where my mouth is. As in, now I'm not just claiming to be a writer. Now I have to prove it, because people will be able to read what I'm writing. This is the point where someone could read it and say, "Oh man, she sucks at this writing thing."
Do you know what I mean?
Some links for you:
Grey Matter Press is seeking speculative horror fiction shorts stories for their anthology Ominous Realities. Deadline is May 5, so you've got to hurry! Pays with a contributor copy.
Apokrupha is calling for horror flash pieces for an anthology entitled Dark Bits. 500 word maximum. Deadline May 15. Pays $20 per piece.
Colorado Creative Industries is giving out Jumpstart Awards, grants of up to $1000. Deadline is May 15. There are specific guidelines as to what it can be used for.
Paper Darts has a Short Fiction Award that is hard to believe. $800 for 800 words, plus publication and illustration of your piece. Entry fee is $6. Deadline is May 15.
Carve Magazine is holding their annual Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. Deadline May 15. Entry fee $17 online/$15 mailed. 1st prize is $1000.
What are you feeling insecure about? Anything to pass along? Interested in any of the above?
May you find your Muse.