Wednesday, January 22, 2014

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Cover Mania! & Links

For [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday, I thought I'd re-post the various book covers from the releases/reveals in the last month in case anyone missed them.

Fantastic covers!

Now for some links.

Accepting Submissions:

Coeur de Lion Publishing is open for submissions. They're looking for speculative fiction, especially science fiction. Each issue of the magazine will be available to read free online. Pays AUD $100 per story. Current reading period closes February 22.

Despumation Press is open for submissions through February 28. The current issue will be song stories, stories based on your favorite heavy metal song. Pays $10, plus a hard copy.

Fablecroft Publishing is taking submissions for their unthemed seculative fiction anthology, Insert Title Here. 2000 to 12000 words. Submissions close February 28. Payment is AUD $75, plus a contributor copy.

April Moon Books is putting out an anthology entitled Amok!, part of the Short Sharp Shocks series. They seek short stories about someone running amok, for all the various reasons that might occur. Payment is a contributor copy, plus there are five Editor's Choice Awards of $30 each.


Whiteduck Publishing is seeking submissions from First Nation, Metis, and Inuit writers for Thunderbird Stories. Deadline February 28. First prize $1000. 

Blog Hops:

Starting today, Jamie Ayres is hosting a Can You Handle the Truth Book Release Blog Fest to celebrate her book, 18 Truths. Play a little 2 Truths and a Lie in bloggy form. This goes through the 28th, and I believe you can still sign up for it.

Michelle at Writer-in-Transit is hosting the Ubuntu Bloghop, February 18-21 (so you can pick the day of your posting). She's looking for a variety of creative posts to express the idea of ubuntu (defined on her blog).

Anything you'd like to share? Anything of interest above? Have you submitted anything so far in 2014?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Some awesome covers this past week.
    I have a giveaway going on right now.
    And posted for Jamie's Truth blogfest today!

  2. I'm busy planning things but I haven't submitted anything yet this year. Lots of great covers.

  3. I'll never get caught up! TBR list in the hundreds. LOL

  4. Love seeing all of those covers together. How awesome :)

  5. Great covers! Thanks for showing mine again. :)

    Thanks for all the awesome info and links too, I always enjoy reading through these! :)

  6. Yeah! That's a parade of awesome covers. Can't wait to get my hands on all of them. I was wondering about the Ubuntu bloghop (saw the sign up on one sidebar) so thank you for giving me the source!

    Have an awesome weekend!

  7. Hey Shannon,

    A nice array of covers. Put my covers to shame. Never mind.

    I'd like to share I think you are well awesome, Shannon. And can you handle the truth that blog hops make me want to sob uncontrollably in a darkened room.

    Take care, I'm going now.

    Gary :)

  8. I love those covers.

    As for submitting, I don't have anything ready except for a story I was invited to submit elsewhere.

  9. I love those covers.

    As for submitting, I don't have anything ready except for a story I was invited to submit elsewhere.

  10. Alex, nice! (And I'm so glad you responded with stuff to pass along. I encourage that!)

    Susan, since I never seem to get around to submitting (okay, a handful of things last January), I have a weekend planned in two weeks where I will take the short stories I've been turning into my critique group, do the final edits, and submit, submit, submit.

    Yolanda, oy, the TBR list! Never ending.

    Mary, it was neat scanning back and looking through each. I almost did all of them from this past year, but stopped myself.

    Jan, aren't they?

    Kimberly, I was glad to! Hopefully a few extra people saw them.

    Crystal, oh good, glad it helped you find it!

    Gary, well, you know, clean 'em and maybe they'll hold up. Will you still think I'm awesome even though I'm not doing the A-to-Z anymore, or will that make me more awesome?

    Misha, cool about being invited to submit a story. Congrats!