Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Glorious Sunsets & Links

We've had some lovely sunsets recently. Of course, I never seem to have my real camera when they hit, but I got a few decent ones with my cell phone. There was one that lit the entire sky deep orange, but I was driving at the time.

The first photo is November 25; the next three are last night.





Now for some links.

Accepting Submissions:

Bundoran Press is seeking science fiction stories for Second Contacts, an anthology. They want to hear what happens fifty years after first contact. 3500-6500 words preferred, but they'll take up to 10,000. Pays $.02/word. Deadline January 15.

Jamais Vu is currently open to short stories, poetry, nonfiction, book reviews, and film reviews. Short fiction should be 2000-4000 words. Pays $.05/word. This submission window closes January 15.

LampLight Quarterly is open for submissions. Flash fiction up to 1000 words or short fiction between 2000 and 7000 words. Pays $50 for flash, $150 for short. Deadline January 15.

It's Really 10 Months is seeking stories about pregnancy for an anthology. 1000-2000 words. Payment will be $100. Deadline January 15.

TTA Press has three publications seeking short stories. Interzone publishes science fiction and fantasy; Black Static publishes horror and dark fantasy; Crimewave publishes mystery and thriller. Up to 10,000 words. Pay unknown.

Dual Coast Magazine is taking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. Up to 2000 words for fiction. Token payment.

Grand Magazine is taking submissions. Articles up to 450 words. Token payment.

Monster Hunter Quarterly is seeking novellas. Each story must feature a monster. 17,000-30,000 words. Royalties. 

Contests:

Sci-Fest is holding the Roswell Award for Short Fiction. Science fiction stories of up to 1500 words. First prize will receive $1000. Deadline is January 15.

Highlights Magazine for Kids is holding a fiction contest. They should be mysteries. Stories up to 750 words. Three prizes of $1000 will be awarded. Deadline January 31. 

Really Slow Motion: Of Mist and Magic is a contest that combines music and flash fiction. Brought to us by Samantha Redstreake Geary, Epic Music Vn, and Really Slow Motion. Listen to the song selection and write your own re-imagining of a classic fairy tale in 500 words or less. Deadline December 15. Winner will appear in the anthology. A variety of other prizes are being rewarded, as well.

Have you seen any glorious sunsets lately? Any of these publications or contests interest you? Anything to share? Publication news?

May you find your Muse.






14 comments:

  1. It's been raining or snow showers here for days but two mornings ago the entire sky looked pink right after sunrise. Nothing as beautiful as your pictures.

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    1. I miss out on the sunrise pictures. I think our sunrises tend to be more colorful and beautiful than the sunsets, but that's judging by pictures my early bird friends post. I do love a good sunset or sunrise full of color.

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  2. fabulous pictures, Shannon. Who knew that the most beautiful sights in the world could also be the most devastating!

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    1. It struck me that it appears to be a funnel cloud in the sky, but I don't think it was. It looks like one, though, doesn't it?

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  3. Amazing shots. Almost looks like a funnel cloud coming out of the first one.

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    1. It does, doesn't it? But I think it must have been maybe a contrail from a plane or something. I didn't notice it until I was watermarking it.

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  4. Your first pic is interesting. Thanks for the links.

    Hugs and chocolate!

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    1. That one was caught with my cell phone at a stop light!

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  5. Sunsets always stop one in their tracks.

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  6. Thanks for the links and the fab photos... the pics conjure all sorts of ideas, especially like that first one...

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  7. Those are great pictures! I love looking at sunset/sunrise pictures. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They can create such lovely colors. And it can be so peaceful to relax and watch the changes as they move across the sky.

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