Wednesday, April 9, 2014

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Busy Tree & Links

I don't remember if I posted this tree before, but it caught my eye, so I figured I'd share it today either way. I love how busy it is, all those crazy branches wrapped around each other. It was some sort of dying evergreen tree.

Now for some links.

Please bear in mind that I am not personally vetting any of the following links. These are links I've come across on the internet, but I haven't researched them. Please do your due diligence before submitting to any publications or contests.

Accepting Submissions:

Submissions for the 5x5 summer issue close April 15, with submissions for the winter issue opening the next day and running through October 14. Poetry and prose of <500 words. I didn't see mention of pay.

Elektrik Milk Bath Press motorcycle themed stories for an anthology. 1000-5000 words. April 15 deadline. Pays $30 plus a contributor copy.

Blackbird's reading period ends April 15. They take poetry, fiction, non-fiction and plays. Payment is mentioned, but not how much that payment might be. This is a literary journal.

The Cincinnati Review closes for submissions April 15. Poetry ($30/page) and prose ($25/page). They seek long-form poetry and prose only (page numbers on their website), plus artwork, translations, and reviews.

Twit Publishing is seeking themed stories for its anthology NINJAS! Deadline April 18. Pays in royalties. No length restrictions.

Noodle Doodle Publications is seeking stories between 5000 and 10000 words with the theme Terror at the Beach. Pay is royalty based. Deadline is April 20.

Women's Adventure Magazine is always looking for articles. They have several different types to choose from, including features, personal stories, try this, dream job, and more. Pay is not outlined. No deadline.

Scigentasy is seeking short fiction primarily, but also non-fiction articles, essays, and interviews. They have an emphasis on gender stories. Pays 3 cents per word. No deadline.


The theme for this month's Kazka Press 713 Flash Contest is...Unthemed. They'll take any flash piece between 500 and 1000 words that fits the speculative fiction genre. $15 per accepted story. Deadline is April 20.

Of Interest:

Anne R. Allen posted about 7 Ways Authors Waste Time "Building Platform" on Social Media. An interesting read.

Any of these interest you? Anything to add? Publication news? What do you think about social media for building platform? 

May you find your Muse.


  1. Great photo! And I'm going to check out a couple of those links. Thanks!

  2. Many of those together would form a cool haunted forest.

  3. That looks like the mess of downed trees I'm trying to clean up in my back yard.

  4. Something about the twists and turns of the trunk and branches always catches my eye as well.

  5. A ghost tree! There's poetry in those twisty limbs.

    Again, thanks for all the links you dig up.

  6. That tree has a lot of history. That contest sounds interesting.

  7. Hi human, Shannon,

    That tree caught your eye? Hope it wasn't too painful! Arf!

    Social media is a fun way for my human and I to pawmote others. We are good like that.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

  8. Madeline, I hope one of them is helpful!

    Alex, oh my goodness, that would be the best forest ever!

    Susan G., well, that doesn't sound like fun.

    Susan K.,it's a neat tree, isn't it? It was just standing there all by itself.

    Lee, that's a lovely way to put it!

    Maurice, I bet it does have a lot of history. And it's part of downtown, the oldest section of the city. So much to say.

    Penny, happily, my eye is fine!