Wednesday, February 19, 2014

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - The Snowy Stanley & Links

Okay, I finally re-installed Picasa, so here are some photos from my two night trip to Estes Park:

The Historic Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO
Some cool clouds saying goodbye to me as I packed up the Jeep
Now for some links.

Accepting Submissions:

Slice Magazine is open for submissions of short fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Reading period closes March 1. The current them is "Hope." Maximum 5000 words. Pays $100 for fiction and essays, $25 for poems.

Circlet Press has several calls for submissions. Hard as Stone: Dwarven Erotica closes for submissions March 1. $25 for the ebook anthology ($25 more if it goes to print). Like a Haunted Trail: Erotic Tales of the Weird Wild West closes March 15. Like a Circlet Editor: Erotic Fantasies of Circlet Press closes March 22. Physics Need Not Apply closes March 31. Pay is the same for all, and all are intended as ebook anthologies first, with a possible print book to follow.

DarkFuse is looking for horror flash fiction for their Horror d'oevres website. 99-999 words. Pays $.05/word. Dark fiction only. They're also taking submissions of short dark fiction for their magazine, which pays $50 per story. 2,000-5,000 words. They publish four anthologies per year with short dark fiction. Pay is $50, plus royalties. They also publish novels and novellas. All guidelines can be found at the initial link.

The Sun publishes essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. They pay between $100 and $2000, depending upon the format you send in.

The Chicago Review is seeking poetry, fiction, and book reviews. Pays in contributor copies. Submissions by snail mail.


February Furs is holding a monthly short story contest. I may be mistaken, but it looks like a new site. Free to enter. 750-1000 words. Requirements will be posted each month, with a deadline of the 25th of each month. This month, the highlights are a fur, dignity, and a confession. Them is dignity. Deadline is February 25.

Hektoen International is holding an essay contest. Must be related to medicine and culture. Deadline March 1. 1500-2000 words. Grand prize $1500, plus publication in their Summer 2014 issue. No entry fee.

Any of these interest you? Anything to add? Any publishing news to share? Have you seen clouds like these?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Can't wait to hear more about your retreat! Great pictures!
    Tina @ Life is Good
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  2. The DarkFuse looks interesting enough to check out. Thank you.

  3. Thanks for the links, and great pictures of the Stanley Hotel! I've been planning to write a post on the hotel this week, myself.

  4. Love your pictures. Someone how snow is still beautiful even after this winter.

  5. Beautiful mountains! I need some peaks.

    Thanks for the links - my fingers are fiction itchy.

  6. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous! Those pictures actually make me want to go build a snowman, but knowing my pathetically thinned Floridian blood, I'd dip one toe in and run for the heater. =)

  7. Stunning photos! I hope you had a great time. :)

  8. Snow is always so beautiful Shannon. Thanks for sending some my way to the desert. ;)

  9. Hey Shannon!

    Glad you got those pictures up. So, that's somewhere in Colorado. Rocky mountain HIGH, eh.

    I see clouds like those. Although the ones I saw were like really psychedelic n'stuff!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Gary :)

  10. Lovely photo's and thanks again for the links - something I look forward to, always!

  11. I keep meaning to write short stories, then get sidetracked.

  12. We only live about 45 minutes from Estes Park but haven't been up there in a couple of years. That should be our first 2014 excursion (as soon as the park opens up).

  13. My first novel was set in Estes Park! My hubby used to climb there all the time. Too cool!

    And I love the links, Shannon. Thanks for compiling all of these! :)

  14. Gorgeous photos. What a cool shot of those clouds!

  15. Looks like a stunning landscape - hope you had a great time.

    Cool links, the first one jumps out to me most. Might give it a go.

  16. That's a beautiful hotel. Growing up in Oregon, I was always partial to Timberline Lodge.