Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sharing my Workspace & Links

Hi guys! After you check out the links, please visit me at Nutschell's! I've been interviewed for her Wednesday Writer's Workspace this week. (Though be aware, I had just gotten my office organized, so my workspace is nowhere near that tidy these days.)

As a sneak peek, here's a photo looking OUT of my office. To see my office, you'll have to visit Nutschell. (That's my Cleo kitty sunning herself on the floor. And notice the sign over the doorway? It has bearing this week since I just got back from the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Friends fans will recognize the saying and what it refers to.)

Now for some links.

Accepting Submissions:

Myth Ink Books has a call for submissions for Boroughs of the Dead, Volume II: An Anthology of New York City Ghost Stories. Short stories preferred, though they'll consider poetry and flash fiction. Pays $25 and 2 contributor copies. Deadline February 28.

Wolf Willow Journal is seeking submissions for their Spring 2014 Issue. The theme is "sanctuary." Submission window closes February 28. They're accepting short fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry, art, and photography. Pay varies per submission type, but is $10 to $20.

Upstreet Literary Journal is taking submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for their 10th issue. Deadline is March 1. Payment varies from $50 to $250.

Martinus Publishing is seeking submissions for Life of the Dead, an anthology of science fiction horror. Open until filled, but it has been open since April 2013. Pays in 2% royalty. They're also seeking submissions for an anthology about aging superheroes, We Were Heroes. Same specification as Life of the Dead, but it only opened in December. Also seeking submissions for To Hell With Dante, a cynical after-life anthology. Finally, they will be opening submissions for a fourth anthology, Yarr, a space pirate anthology. Opens March 1 to submissions.

Inpatient Press seeks stories of varying lengths, poetry, an artwork that challenge conventions. Payment is not mentioned. Submissions close March 1. They are putting out their first print anthology of these items soon (versus solely online). I can find no mention of payment.

Neon Literary Magazine is seeking 75 word flash stories for a palm-sized anthology entitled Battery Pack. Authors will be paid 2.50 UK or ten contributor copies. Deadline March 1. The editor is partial to horror, but will look at other genres. They are also open to submissions for their regular magazine, in flash fiction, short fiction, and poetry. It pays contributor copies and royalties.


Ginosko Literary Journal is holding a flash fiction contest. $5 entry fee. $250 award. Deadline March 1.

The Carriage House Poetry Prize, held by The Carriage House Poetry Series and The Fanwood Shadetree Commission, closes for submissions March 1. First prize $250 and publication. No entry fee.

Blog News:

Three of our fabulous bloggy buddies have started a business, or more a service,. Tammy Theriault, Mark Koopmans, and Elizabeth Seckman have opened up Charlie's Scribes. Need a blog break for any reason? They'll provide you with a guest post and manage your comments the day of your scheduled post.

Darkly Delicious YA and Book Nerd Tours are holding the Pot of Gold Giveaway from March 1-17th. Right now, they're searching for authors of YA and NA to submit books for the giveaway (no graphic sex scenes involved, please). To contribute, fill out the form at the link above.

Anything of interest to you? Any experience with these publications? Anything to share? Have you stopped by to see and hear about my workspace yet? 

May you find your Muse.


  1. Just visited!
    Wow, your house is awesome.

  2. I almost always think of that "Friends" episode/line when I think of THE SHINING. Love it! :)

  3. I can't read the sign, but it probably doesn't matter since I never watched Friends.

  4. Going to see more of your place. Love the picture above.

  5. Will have to go check it out. Awesome view.

  6. Great interview. I always wondered what the guy on the horse was about.

  7. Beautiful entrance to office and view.

  8. Hey Shannon,

    About to head over. Still wondering why "Nutschell" has an icon of a peanut. Everybody knows that a peanut aint a nut, but is a bean.

    From what I see here, you have one heck of an office. Nice kitty!

    I have told Tammy, Mark and Elizabeth, no need to pimp my blog. I have a diva dog that takes over when I need a break.

    Your starstruck fan,

    Gary :)

  9. Nice view out your office. Lovely home! Thanks for all the awesome links. I used to keep track of links, so I know it can be time-consuming. Cheers!

  10. Gorgeous! Love the light and shadows, and the color! Thanks for the links. :)

  11. I haven't tried submitting to these places, but I'm going to look into them now. Thanks!

  12. Lovely place! The cat obviously loves it as well.

    Never have tried the contests. Nerves? Hopefully someday.

  13. Jealous of your workspace! And thanks for the links! If only we all had the time...

  14. You have a gorgeous house! And a gorgeous kitty too. :)