Wednesday, August 19, 2015

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Misty Mountains, Links, & Happy Book Birthday to Medeia Sharif!

We had more storms this week, and I caught a photo of Pikes Peak as the sun was setting, with low clouds below the peak and a mist sticking around Garden of the Gods. It all looked rather murky, so I thought I'd catch a shot. There's sun hitting the green foothills in the forefront, but everything else was getting filtered.


Before jumping into the links, today is release day for Hot Pink in the City, by Medeia Sharif.


HOT PINK IN THE CITY, Prizm Books/Torquere Press
Release Date: August 19, 2015
Ebook
Purchase from PrizmAmazon (vendor links will be updated on the author's site)

Asma Bashir wants two things: a summer fling and her favorite '80s songs. During a trip to New York City to stay with relatives, she messes up in her pursuit of both. She loses track of the hunk she met on her airplane ride, and she does the most terrible thing she could possibly do to her strict uncle... ruin his most prized possession, a rare cassette tape.

A wild goose chase around Manhattan and Brooklyn to find a replacement tape yields many adventures -- blackmail, theft, a chance to be a TV star, and so much more. Amid all this turmoil, Asma just might be able to find her crush in the busiest, most exciting city in the world.

Find Medeia – YA and MG Author

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Now for some links. Bear in mind that these are merely bits and pieces I've come across, and I am not endorsing any of them. Please do your own due diligence before submitting to any publication or contest.

Accepting Submissions:

Good Mourning Media is looking for short romantic fiction that revolves around attending a convention. Unconventional Love anthology. Up to 15,000 words. Payment is $30. Deadline August 31.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications is seeking short stories for their second Unbound anthology themed Changed Worlds. 3000-20,000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline September 30.

The Myriad Carnival is an anthology seeking "'queer, weird and dark' stories themed around carnivals." Primarily LGBT themed. 2000-6000 words. Pays $40, plus two contributor copies. Deadline August 31.

Sez Publishing is looking for ghost and ghoul stories. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and photography. 500-3500 words. Royalties. Deadline September 5.

Grinning Skull Press is open for stories to several anthologies (as well as novels). Deathlehem Revisited should take place on or around Christmas. 1000-7000 words. Deadline September 30. ATTACK! of the B-Movie Monsters: Hellacious Hybrids is self-explanatory. 2500-10,000 words. Deadline September 15. There are several more that are open until filled. Pays in royalties.

Shattered Prism is looking for speculative fiction for their November issue. 1500-5500 words. Pays $.06/word. Deadline September 1.

Glimmer Train's free submission period in the standard category is open. Up to 12,000 words. Payment $700 and publication. Deadline September 30.

Contests:

Holland Park Press is holding the I is Another Short Story Competition. This should be a story told in first person about someone close to you. Up to 2000 words. Prize is 200 pounds. Deadline August 31.

Harlequin is holding their So You Think You Can Write contest. Prize is a two book contract. Deadline September 21. Novel length.

100 Year Starship is giving away the Canopus Award. Submissions are open through August 31. Categories are long-form fiction, short-form fiction, original short-form fiction (theme: Finding Earth 2.0), original short-form non-fiction (same theme as previous category). Deadline August 31.

Any of these of interest? Anything to share? Publishing news? Information on any of these publications? Have you entered the giveaway?

May you find your Muse.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you for the links. How do you come across these.

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    1. Lots of places: social media, Linked In groups, blogs, etc. I just enter them into a spreadsheet when I see ones that people might be interested in.

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  2. Yay for Medeia! As always, awesome links, and did you know you're a winner?

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    1. Thanks again! I reviewed it already on Amazon.

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  3. Great shot.
    Congratulations to Medeia!

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  4. Beautiful shot! And cheers to Medeia! Oooh, I have the perfect Christmas horror story to send to that Grinning Skull Press anthology. Thanks! :)

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    1. I keep thinking I'll write a Christmas horror story, but so far no inspiration.

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  5. What a title: Hot Pink in the City!

    I don't know if I will ever see Pike's Peak, except through photos like yours.

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    1. I'd be sad to ever leave Pikes Peak permanently. We keep noting places you can see it from. It wouldn't be the same view if we moved to one of them, but at least it would still be there to comfort me.

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  6. God, that photo is gorgeous. Congrats again Medeia!

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  7. That's a lot of links today. Congrats to Medeia. And terrific picture. Your part of the country is so beautiful.
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    1. I do love it here! But everywhere I go I find something I want to photograph.

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  8. I love the misty pic. Thank you for sharing my book news.

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  9. Congrats to Medeia! The pic is very atmospheric. Great links as always.

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    1. Turns out it was smoke, not just mist, but I didn't realize it at the time.

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  10. Thank you again, for the amazing links and info. That's a great photo. I love the sight of mountains. Have a great weekend.

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