Wednesday, October 16, 2013

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Oregon Sunset & Links

I've still got a ton of Oregon photos to go through, but when I was scanning through the photos a set of sunset photos caught my eye. I took these on the way to Portland as we drove through the Columbia River Gorge, which separates Oregon from Washington. The one with more yellows was taken from a moving car, the pink one at a pullover. I just loved the vivid colors.

As much as I love where I live, I'm actually too close to the mountains to see a really good sunset. Go figure, eh? If I drive clear across town to the plains, I can see a great view of a sunset.

Now for some links.

(Note: I pass along information I find online. I have not researched, nor am I personally vetting, any of these publications. Please do your own research on these publications before submitting to them or entering any contests.)

Accepting Submissions:

Ellipsis Literature & Art has an open submission window through November 1. They take poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction. They pay $10 for poetry, $50 for prose. They also take art submissions through February 9, for which they pay $10.

Timeless Tales Magazine is seeking short fiction with the theme of Puss in Boots. Deadline November 1. Pays $15 flat fee per piece, plus a free year's subscription.

Politics & Prose has put out a call for submissions for District Lines, Volume 2. The focus should be on Washington, D.C. and surrounding metropolitan areas. They seek poem, essays, short stories, comics, etc. They're also seeking artwork and photography. Deadline November 1. Pay unknown.

Girl's Life is open for freelance article submissions year-round. Pay unknown. Query first.

Collca takes queries for several Bite Size series (history, biography, travel, etc.) year-round. They pay 50% of royalties monthly.


Pikes Peak Writers annual fiction contest, The Zebulon, closes for entries on November 1 at noon MT. The prize is a free conference or cash. This one has a different spin than usual.

Blog Hops:

David Powers King, paired with several fellow bloggers, is hosting the All I Want For NaNo Blog Hop November 1-3 in order to bring attention to their anthology The Spirit of Christmas. All proceeds from the book will go as a donation to NaNoWriMo.

Of Interest:

Tor is giving away a free Kindle e-book collection of some of their best short stories. Carrie Vaughn has a piece in there, among many other awesome authors. You can pre-order it now.

If you've posted anything on bullying and would like to submit it for Rachel to share at When a Lion Sleeps, Let it Sleep, you can email her at pertinax_puella [at] Hotmail [dot] com. She has a page on which she'll share a link to your post in an effort to bring attention to the gravity of bullying.

Have you enjoyed a sunset lately? Any of the above peak your interest? Anything to share? Any publication news for you this week?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Great post, I recently saw a beautiful sunset whilst in Spain.


  2. One can be addicted to sunsets like that! I can't complain though; my sunsets on the beach are stunning, even on cloudy days.

  3. I have the Cascades directly west of me, but we usually get great sunsets. Oregon inspires me every day. :) Happy Wednesday!

  4. I'd frame those sunsets and look at them when I needed calming. Beautiful shots, Shannon. I hope we get to see the rest of those photos. I visited Oregon years ago, and loved their beaches, too.

  5. Thanks for the links. We do get lovely sunsets and sunrises in our neck of the woods, but this morning... just snow in the mountains. Bah!

  6. The yellow-orange one was from a moving car? Impressive!!

  7. We can't usually see the sunsets here, either. :/

  8. Beautifully shot sunsets. I'm with Alex. All my moving car pics are blurry.

  9. Great links! Beautiful pictures, love that area of the country!

    I recently saw a sunrise on the east coast - lovely!

  10. Your sunset pic is absolutely beautiful.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  11. Human, Shannon,

    My human, Gary, has been to Oregon. He had a lovely time and your photos have brought back some memories for him. Thank you.

    Amongst your links, I noted a blog hop link. And thus, like my human, Argggghhhh!!!! blog hops, blogfests...make them stop!!!

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar :)

  12. Those are GORGEOUS! Ohmygosh, just wow. Since you don't get to see the sunset very much, I'll email you pictures when I have the chance to see it. Maybe it'll force me to start taking pictures instead of just thinking admiring it for a few minutes.

    Also, thank you for the mention again. =)

  13. I love sunsets, and have some great pictures of the sunset over the beach in Sarasota, Florida. I live near a pond now, and might be able to get some nice pictures of the sun setting over the water while the weather is still good.

  14. Beautiful sunset! Thanks for all of the links to check out.

  15. You were in my part of the world with those photos--the glorious Pacific Northwest. I live in Seattle now (great sunsets here too) but used to live in Portland so there's a bit of nostalgia in your lovely photos.

  16. Yvonne, oo, sounds divine!

    Rosaria, I bet they are!

    Mary, sounds lovely! Yeah, my problem is that I'm in the foothills to the east of a fourteener, so it appears to add up to the colors just barely creeping up above Pikes Peak. Now, when I'm farther east, I usually have a better view (of both the mountain and the sunset). But I'm happy being in the foothills, so I'm not complaining!

    D.G., that's a good idea. I keep looking at them on my comp to relax.

    Julie, I remember one morning waking up to everything in the house being bathed in vivid orange light. By the time I got dressed and outside, I'd missed the sunrise, but just the colors in the house were magical.

    Alex, it was! I couldn't believe I landed the shots. Now, there were plenty of shots with blurred trees in the way, though.

    Andrew, mountains?

    Maurice, I tend to have good luck with my camera and moving pictures. But then I also have plenty of blurred motion shots, believe me!

    Yolanda, ooo, it's been a loooong time since I saw a sunrise on the east coast, and I was too young to appreciate it.

    Shelly, thanks!

    Julie, thank you!

    Dearest Penny, when was your human in Oregon?

    Rachel, I'd love to see those pics!

    Carrie-Anne, I bet those would be beautiful!

    Susanne, thanks!

  17. Dearest human, Shannon,

    My human, Gary, was there way back in 1972. He was a teenager with his first car. He drove from Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco. In between, he stopped at several locations in Oregon, including Klamath Falls.