Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pink for Hope & Links

Before I share links today, I'd like to give my aunt a shout-out. She's been undergoing chemo for Stage IV breast cancer. She's finished with the chemo, but it was only the first step in her fight. Today she goes in for a mastectomy, then will be doing radiation.

A. Thornton, clker.com
Thinking of my Aunt Rosi and family today.

Now for some links.

Accepting Submissions:

John Joseph Adams is looking for submissions of work published this year for The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. Pay is not mentioned, nor did I find a deadline, so if you were published in 2014 I'd recommend submitting soon.

Pulp Literature is looking for novellas, short stories, poetry, comics, and illustrations in most genres and mixed genres. Pays $.035/word for works above 10,000 words, $.05/word for 7000-10,000 words, $.07/word for below 7000 words.

One Ink Magazine is looking for stories that can be serialized on a quarterly basis. Pays a small fee (no specifics mentioned.)

Issues in Earth Science is currently open to fiction and non-fiction articles. 1000-3000 words. Current deadline is February 28. Pays $.06/word.

Bastion is looking for science fiction stories. 1000-5000 words. Pays a maximum of $50 per story.

Nightmare Magazine is open to submissions of horror and dark fantasy. 1500-7500 words. Pays $.06/word.

Contests:

Trainless Magazine is holding a Letter Writing Contest. First prize is $20. Deadline March 6.

Meryton Press is holding the Summer Lovin' Anthology Contest. Short stories from any genre, as long as they involve romance. First prize is $150, with prizes for runners up. Constructive criticism will go out to top 8. Deadline March 15.

Criminal Element is holding the M.O. Short Fiction Contest. Current theme is "Long Gone." Length must be 1000-1500 words. The winning short story gets posted with original art.

Blog Hops:

Holly's Horrorland is holding the 4th Annual Vampire's Day Soiree this Saturday, February 14. All she asks is that you post something vampire related on V-Day.

Do you have anything to add? Anything of interest among the links? Any publication news?

May you find your Muse.

12 comments:

  1. Here's to your aunt's recovery. Such a hard and long process, but I've known several people who have gone through it and are cancer free.

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    1. Thank you! She finds out in a few days how much of the radiation treatment she'll need. Hoping it won't be much, as she's already been through chemo and the surgery.

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    1. Thank you! She came through the surgery well and drove for the first time today since she's off pain medication. She's a fighter.

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  3. Sending positive thoughts to your aunt.

    Thanks for the links. I bookmarked a few. :)

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    1. Thank you! She came through the surgery well. Good luck with the links you bookmarked!

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  4. My thoughts and prayers for Rosi. It's a battle too many women have to fight.

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    1. She's doing well after the surgery, thank you! Yes, I have a friend who had a mastectomy this week, as well, who is only three years older than I am. Eye opening.

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  5. Dear Shannon,

    May your aunt Rosi's recovery be swift and gentle. Here's to her and all your beloved family.

    Hugs, your friend,

    Gary

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    1. Thank you, Gary. I appreciate it. She's doing very well. Hugs back.

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  6. Your Aunt Rosi must be a brave determined woman. Many prayers for her and her family.

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    1. Oh, she definitely is! And she's doing well after the surgery, thank you!

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