Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fun With Funkos & Links

We're creeping up on Halloween. Almost halfway there!

Some of you know that I collect Funko Pop villains for each story I place. Last time I posted a picture, they were on one shelf, and it wasn't full. I got to add a few recently, so I thought they should say hi.


I can't wait to have to add shelves. Not sure where they'll go yet, but THERE WILL BE MORE SHELVES!

I just placed a short story in Space and Time Magazine yesterday. No release date just yet, but I'll let you know when it comes out. In the meantime, I'm awaiting release dates on two anthologies I have short stories in, as well as edits on a short story set to be released in a magazine next month. It's an exciting time! Now someone make me get back out there and writing again.

Alright, link time. Bear in mind that I am not endorsing these links, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence to research publications and contests before you submit to them.

I ran across a lot of October blog hops when I was visiting folks during IWSG, so this week's links are a tad blog hop heavy. They sound like a lot of fun!

Accepting Submissions:

Sky Warrior Books is taking submissions for the anthology The Dragon's Hoard, which will be edited by Carol Hightshoe. Speculative fiction involving dragons and their hoards. PG-13 rating. 500 to 7000 words. Pays in royalties. Deadline November 15.

World Weaver Press is taking submissions for the anthology Sirens. Speculative fiction involving sirens/Sirens. Up to 7500 words. Pays $10 and a paperback copy. Deadline November 15.

18th Wall Productions is taking submissions of novellas about Sherlock Holmes for a monthly series of novella releases that will then be combined into an anthology at the end of the year. 15,000 to 35,000 words. Payment in royalties. Deadline November 15. They're also taking submissions of short stories that combine urban legends and mysteries for their anthology All the Petty Myths. 3000 to 25,000 words. Pays in royalties. Deadline October 31.

Contests:

Scarborough Fair and Minds Matter Magazine are holding a creative writing contest. Flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction. Cash prizes and publication.

Blog Hops:

Toi Thomas of the ToiBox of Words is trying out a new book hop for the joy of reading and writing. The first #BooktagsBlogHop begins October 19, and will be held the third Monday of each month. Choose a book, post the cover, include an excerpt and a write up of why you're sharing it.

Denise and Yolanda are back with the WEP (Write... Edit... Publish) Blog Hop Halloween Challenge. Post between October 21 and 23. 1000 words or less. Flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, artwork, photos. This month's theme is Youthful Frights vs Adult Fears.

The Cover Girls are holding their 4th Annual Spooktoberfest. Post between October 24 and 28th. Flash fiction, 400 words or less. You have to use all 13 Scattergory items (found in the post) in your story.

Bish Denham is holding The Listing Hop. Post a list of your choice on October 26. Easy peasy!

Wittegen Press is holding the Share a Scare Halloween Blog Hop. Post October 31. Share a scary story, fictional or true; give away a book; create scary art.

Of Interest:

One Stop for Writers is a new resource available online. In their own words: One Stop for Writers is a powerhouse online library like no other, supplying writers with inspiration, education and unique description resources.

Any of these of interest? Anything to share? Will you be participating in any of these October blog hops? Have you heard of One Stop for Writers? 

May you find your Muse.

23 comments:

  1. Congrats on another story acceptance. Yay! And I totally love Funko figures so your collection is perfect to me. What a great idea to celebrate your publications.

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    1. I have so much fun picking them each time. When possible, I try to relate the figure to the story, but that's not always something I can pull off.

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  2. Congratulations! You are doing awesome! And how great you make a point to celebrate/mark each acceptance.

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    1. I love having a visual reminder to encourage me to keep going when the rejections roll in. With so much in ebook only, I can't so easily fill a bookshelf.

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  3. Is that clock melting?

    *tosses confetti* You are the queen of placing stories. I'm seriously inspired by you.

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    1. Ha, it certainly looks like it's melting. I love that clock. Except I never remember to put batteries in it, because the computer always tells me the time.

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  4. Yay for another story acceptance! That's amazing news!

    I love the Funkos. That's a great reward system.

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    1. It's Funkos or food, and I have enough problems with food without adding that as a reward. (Although I did promise myself a milkshake once I finished the first draft of WIP #2, so I'm thinking that will be an ongoing thing.)

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  5. Congratulations on getting those story placements! And get back to writing..

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    1. Yes ma'am! A friend said something random that gave me a whole big story idea. Looking forward to starting on it tonight.

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  6. What will you do when you run out of villains?

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    1. Oh, there will never be a lack of villains. We're always making new ones.

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  7. Love the Pops! My collection is slowly taking over my desk, which does make writing tricky at times.

    Congratulations on the story placement. Hooray! :D

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  8. Love your collection of plastic creepers. I have some of the Walking Dead figures.

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    1. Those are so fun. The little girl zombie on the shelf is from Walking Dead. I got her to represent The Blue Mist, because there's a little boy in duckie pajamas in that story.

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  9. That collection is really cool. Seems like every week you're announcing a new story getting picked up. Congrats.

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    1. I wish! But once a month is awesome, too.

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  10. Thanks so much for the shout out for the WEP! The Halloween Challenge is my favorite! Of course.
    I love your collection. If you saw my collection of chickens and roosters you'd laugh - I have hundreds! Truly! It's crazy! LOL

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    1. How fun! Do you find them at antique stores and such?

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  11. I love your Funko Pop collection!! I only have two: the Mad Hatter and Tyrion from Game of Thrones. I'd love to get more.. that's a good reward idea!

    Thanks for the links! :)

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    1. The Mad Hatter would be so cool! Wonder if I can convince myself he's a villain? (And Tyrion is my favorite GoT character.)

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  12. LOVE your Funko collection, especially the IT clown!! Congrats on the story!!

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