Remember this little guy?
Well, he or one of his buddies got into my vegetable garden when someone left the cloche just a little bit off, and he ripped up my green beans then burrowed under the marigolds (which are in there as natural pest repellents, but apparently either got spilled without my awareness or some children "helped" me when I was in the garage getting something - it's undetermined which).
I almost channeled Farmer McGregor, and this rabbit is heretofore named Peter Rabbit, but I was able to get the green beans re-planted because the roots were intact, so we'll see how it goes. Bunnies gotta' burrow, amIright?
Now for some links.
Chicken Soup for the Soul has a ton of topics open for submissions right now, so I thought I'd pass them along again. Each topic has a deadline. July 29 is The Dating Game and Multitasking Mom's Survival Guide is July 31. Pays $200 upon publication.
Interfictions Magazine is seeking entries for their second issue. They're looking for "work that blurs the lines between literary genres" and "pieces that bridge fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose." This edition's deadline is July 31. Pays 5 cents per word for fiction, $20 per poem, 3 cents per word for non-fiction, and $50 for interviews.
Dreamspinner Press has an open call for submissions for two collections. Heartwarming is a fictional romance collection of short stories/novellas intended to be an advent calendar, with stories for each day in December. Deadline is August 1. Dr. Feelgood is for romantic short fiction stories with a medical/physical health theme. Deadline is October 1.
Submissions for the next issue of Blackberry Magazine close August 1. No theme. They take poetry, fiction, non-fiction, artwork, and photography. Blackberry is intended to feature the voices of black women writers and artists. Pays in a digital contributor's copy.
The First Line has their next two themes out. They give you the starting line, you finish it. Fall theme is due August 1. Winter theme is due November 1. Click on the link to view the prompt sentences. Pays $30 for fiction, $20 for non-fiction, plus a contributor copy.
Audible, Inc. is presenting the Christopher Doheny Award for writers who have written or are writing a fiction or non-fiction book concerning a struggle with a life-threatening illness, either their own or someone close to them. Deadline is July 31. Prize is $10,000, publication and promotion.
The ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction closes on July 31. The piece should be less than 7500 words and "illuminate the role of the law and/or lawyers in modern life. Prize is $3000.
The Tales Pensieve is holding The Virgins Flash Fiction Contest. The deadline is July 31. 100 to 1000 words. They ask you to paint a city as human. Contest is open ONLY to those in India. Prize is a voucher to Uread.com.
World Riot, Inc. is accepting applications for travel grants for small press writers. $100 to $500 will be given to help with travel fees for small press writers traveling to writing events, signings, etc. Please note, there is a $5 processing fee. This is a quarterly grant. This quarter's application deadline is July 31.
Any of these of interest to you? Anything to share? Entered any contests or submitted pieces recently? Anyone have submissions updates? Do you have rabbits in your garden?
May you find your Muse.