Wednesday, December 11, 2013

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Ice, Ice Baby & Links

For [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday, how about a random pattern from the ice of a frozen pond? Just because.


And now for some links.

Please bear in mind that I'm not personally vetting any of these publications. I haven't research the validity of any of the below publications/contests/blog hops. Please do your due diligence before submitting to any publication or contest.

Accepting Submissions:

Mystichawker Press has reopened their anthology, Campfire Howls, for submissions until it is full. Combine the mystique of the cowboy with the terror of the werewolf. Pays $5, plus a contributor copy.

Martian Migraine Press is open for submissions to their anthology, The Conqueror Womb: Lusty Tales of Shub-Niggurath. They seek stories that both titillate and terrify. Deadline December 15. Token payment of $10CDN.

Skye Warren is putting together an anthology: Take the Heat. Deadline December 31. Payment $100.

Angry Robot is opening up to unagented submissions. December 31 deadline. They're seeking novels in the genres of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and WTF. Novel-length. Paying market.

Kaleidoscope is a "crowd-funded anthology of diverse contemporary YA Fantasy." They have already attained the funding successfully, so this is a definite. Deadline December 31. Pays $.05/word.

The Midnight Diner is open for submissions through December 31 for short fiction, poetry, and artwork. Genre work with a Christian slant. Pays various flat rates, dependent upon type of submission. $60 for short stories.

Sirens Call Publications is taking submissions for several types of publication. Flowers Are Overrated, romance/erotic anthology, December 31, pays royalties plus contributor copy. The Odd & The Bizarre is a horror anthology, January 31, royalties plus contributor copy.

American Style Magazine accepts articles from art lovers. Fee is negotiable upon acceptance of article.

Contests:

Spinetingler Press is holding their 2013 Christmas Ghost Story Competition. 1st prize is 100 pounds and guaranteed inclusion in a future anthology. Deadline THIS FRIDAY, December 13.

Blog Hops:

Bullish Ink is holding their Third Annual Bad Santa Blog Hop. December 9-21. Judge's Winner receives a $25 Amazon GC; Reader's Favorite wins a $15 Amazon GC. Write a piece of flash fiction, up to 500 words, to air Santa's dirty secrets.

Any of these of interest to you? Seen any interesting shapes in the ice this winter? Anything to share? Publishing news to share?

May you find your Muse.


14 comments:

  1. It was awesome..... My first thought wad 'tree of life' then the irony of life being frozen smacked me across the head. I have seen many patterns before, but this one was super cool. Glad you room the photo.

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  2. Okay... Autocorrect sucks. How do you 'room' a photo? I meant 'took'... Geesh

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  3. That's ice? It looks like the brain cell of an alien. Cool.

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  4. Great photo, even though I hate all the snow and ice.

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  5. I didn't find any shapes in the ice that I couldn't see from my window. I'm vowing to not go outside when it's freezing this winter. Only broken the vow about ten times already.

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  6. Too bad some of these have deadlines of Dec. 31st.

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  7. Too bad some of these have deadlines of Dec. 31st.

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  8. The ice had the Husband Unit flat on his back the other night. I'm glad he didn't crack his head open. It got down to -20 here over the weekend. Brrr. It was brutal.

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  9. Before I make a total ice of myself, I want you to know that photo cracks me up.

    The links are good. Although I wont be making my way to them. Especially the blog hop one. Bad Santa, please make them STOP!

    I thought I'd share with you that I think you are the bestest, Shannon.

    Gary :)

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  10. I love the name Angry Robot, but I have to ask, what is 'WTF' as a genre? (Or maybe I should ask WTF is WTF?) Is that what I think it is, or does that stand for something else?

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  11. Ooh, thanks for all the info and links!

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  12. I would have never guessed the picture was of ice.

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  13. Jason, I don't think I've ever seen formations in the ice like these. I'd love to know why they formed this way.

    Maurice, a synapse!

    Carol, haha, are you getting too much winter? We're going back and forth between negative temps and 60's. It's bizarre.

    Susan, haha yeah, you know, who needs groceries?

    Shelly, there are an insane number of December 31 and January 1 deadlines. I'll be posting the January 1 ones this week.

    Alex, there were several of these in the ice of this pond. Very cool!

    Mary, glad he's okay! I have no idea if we've ever reached -20 around here. I figure we must have? But we are rarely in the negatives. Is it the same there or is -20 par for the course?

    Gary, aw, I think you are the bestest, too, despite my torturing you with blog hop info.

    B&B, I think it's exactly what you think it is, but have no idea what they mean, specifically. Maybe bizarro type stuff? I do think they explain it some at the link.

    Kimberly, no problem!

    Susanne, what did it look like?

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