The annual walk to support the ALS Association was a week-and-a-half ago up in Denver at Sloan Lake Park. It was a much larger lake than in years previous, and there was a view of downtown Denver.
Now for some links. I'm not endorsing these, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence before submitting to a publication or contest.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is seeking stories from families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as stories on the joys of simplifying your life. Must be written in first person. 1200 words or less. Pays $200. Deadline for these two is October 30. Check site for other topics ending soon.
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is seeking short horror for the anthology Lost Signals. They want stories about radiotelegraphy. 1000-20,000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline October 31.
Horroraddicts.net is seeking horror fairytales, fables, and folklore for the anthology Once Upon a Scream. 2000-8000 words. Pays $5, plus a digital contributor copy. Deadline October 31.
NonBinary Review is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, flash, poetry, and experimental/hybrid. Up to 5000 words. Also visual art. The theme for Issue #7 is The Woman in White. Pays $.01/word for prose, $10 per poem, and $25 per art piece. Deadline for this issue is October 31.
18th Wall is seeking short stories that combine urban legends and mysteries for their anthology All the Petty Myths. 3000-25,000 words. Pays in royalties. Deadline October 31.
Less Than Three Press is seeking LGBTQIA short stories about private investigators for their anthology Private Dicks: Packing Heat. 10,000-20,000 words. Pays a flat fee of $200. Deadline October 31.
The Overcast is seeking short speculative fiction for podcasts. They prefer stories from authors in the Pacific Northwest, but take submissions from everyone. Pays $.02/word. Open for submissions during the month of October.
Josh Strnad is seeking dark fiction for the anthology Silent Screams: An Anthology of Socially Conscious Dark Fiction. They want stories that give voice to those who don't have one of their own. Though this is a charity anthology, authors will be paid $.01/word. Deadline October 31.
DM Publishing is seeking horror short fiction by women for their anthology Fright Mare. 3000-10,000 words. Pays $30. Deadline October 31.
Zombies Need Brains LLC is seeking short speculative fiction for two anthologies: Alien Artifacts and Were-. Up to 7500 words. Pays $.06/word. Deadline October 31.
Any of these of interest? Anything to share or add? Do you have experience with any of these publishers? Publishing news?
May you find your Muse.