Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Have You Tried Turning it Off Then On Again? & Links

I'm back after technical difficulties that kept me from posting Monday! I was a bit panicky when I couldn't find a way to get into my own blog. Now I need to give my tech husband a hard time about carbon based errors. He had blocked YouTube, and it managed to block Google Plus and Blogger along with it, despite my Gmail working fine. Weird how it picked and chose what it wanted to block.


Why, yes. Yes I had.

Now for some links. Bear in mind that I am not endorsing these, merely passing them along.

Accepting Submissions:

Strange Horizons is open for submissions. Up to 10,000 words. Speculative fiction. Pays $.08/word. (Thanks to John Wiswell for mentioning they were reopening!)

Briarpatch Magazine is looking for writing on current events, as well as artwork. They prefer you query first. Queries for the November/December issue with the theme "Labour" close July 10. Pay varies from $50 to $150 per type of submission.

Saturday Night Reader is seeking flash fiction up to 1000 words. Most genres. Pays $5 CAD per published story.

Silver Screen Books is publishing novelettes each month themed around B movies from the 50s. Between 7500 and 10,000 words. Pays $20-$25, depending upon length. Also pays in a contributor copy (both e- and paperback) and a further contract for two novelettes.

Flash Fiction Online is looking for flash between 500 and 1000 words. Genre is open. Pays $60 per story.

You & Me Magazine wants stories about your personal experiences with medical illnesses. They expect articles to be between 1000 and 3000 words. Payment is somewhere around $.04-.05/word.

Poetry Foundation is accepting poetry, including visual poetry. Can submit up to four poems at a time. Pays $10 per line.

Of Interest:

Business Insider put up a story by Maggie Zhang: 22 Lessons From Stephen King on How to Be a Great Writer.

99U posted a piece by Jamie Todd Rubin on productivity: How I Kept a 373-Day Productivity Streak Unbroken.

Marketing Land put out a story by Kelsey Libert on what publishers want in a pitch: Survey of 500+ Publishers Reveals How They Want to be Pitched, Part II.

Any of these of interest? Anything to share? Publishing news?

May you find your Muse.


24 comments:

  1. Glad your tech issues are over!

    I think I have that King article bookmarked but will check it out, just in case I don't. :)

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  2. That is strange how it seemed to pick and choose what to block. Kind of scary how we can, at times, be at cyber space's whim. I hate feeling inferior like that. I really should take some cyber space tech 101 class or something. :) Thanks so much for the links and so glad you're back up and running!

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    1. It was definitely strange. I couldn't narrow it down to the problem since it didn't make sense. Plus, I didn't know he'd blocked YouTube to begin with. Sometimes I think I'd like to take basic tech classes, maybe some business classes. All just to have a general understanding at least.

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  3. Thank you for the recommendations and glad you're back on track, technically. That Stephen King article looks very interesting but the 373 day productivity streak would probably have me hiding my head in shame!

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    1. I can definitely say I haven't made 373 productive days in a row. Crazy.

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    You too?
    Ouch. I have had so many scares to fill a bathtub. When in doubt, I turn off, unplug and wait for some god or goddess to fix the problem.

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    1. That's what my husband is for! I was so frustrated that I couldn't post, though.This week I skipped on purpose.

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  5. I don't let anyone touch my computer and things are pretty smooth since I kept all hands off it except mine.
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    1. No one gets to touch mine either, but he had blocked it from our network. Grrrr.

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  6. I've had scares with my blog and every time I panic and come close to tears. Who are we kidding? I've shed tears! lol I'm glad you figured out the problem.

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    1. Oh no! I have to say, I was really frantic. For a little while I wondered if I had been blocked from my own blog for some reason, because I remember that happening to someone else.

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  7. Many things seem to scare me lately on the computer...

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  8. It blocked Google Plus? How weird! That would have driven me crazy...

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    1. Yes! And I could get to my blog, but couldn't access it to post or respond to comments. Strange.

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  9. Why did he block YouTube? At least the problem is solved.

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    1. My kids love the computer game Minecraft, and they like to watch videos people make of them playing. I don't understand the fascination, but I got irked at them watching the videos, so he blocked YouTube.

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  10. Wow 373-Days is a long time for a streak.

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    1. No kidding. I've reached the point where I have to acknowledge I will not have a streak like that, and it's okay.

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  11. My pleasure on the tip! Uncanny Magazine is also re-opening right now, but for a very limited time.

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    1. They really limited it. I wonder how often they open to submissions?

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