Wednesday, December 9, 2015

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Calico Queen & Links

I realized I never posted a picture of my new kitten, Nefertiti, so why not a dose of cuteness today?


We've had Neffie for two months now, so she's about fifty times as large as she was when I took this. Kittens grow insanely fast. She's a calico point Siamese. Did you know a Siamese cat could have calico points? I didn't!

Onto the links!

Accepting Submissions:

Sirens Call Publications has an open call out for the anthology What Dwells Below. Horror involving the creatures that live in city cellars. 4000-8000 words. Pays a flat fee of $25. Deadline January 1.

Alliteration Ink has an open call for their anthology No Shit, There I Was. Speculative fiction. Must start with the title sentence. 2000-7500 words. Will pay $.06/word, contingent upon the Kickstarter. Deadline January 6.

The Non-Binary Review of Zoetic Press is reading for their 8th issue with the theme of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Fiction, creative non-fiction, flash, and hybrid/experimental. Up to 5000 words. Pays $.01/word and $10/poem. Deadline January 8.

Mystery Weekly Magazine is accepting submissions. 1000-10,000 words. Pays a half-cent per word.

Dreams & Nightmares is accepting submissions of speculative fiction. 1-2 single-spaced typed pages. Pays $12, plus contributor copies.

Contests:

Glimmer Train is holding their Fiction Open Contest. 2000-20,000 words. First place gets $2500. Deadline January 2.

Of Interest:

LANGUAGE WARNING! The Middle Finger posted The Top 20 Most Original Gift Ideas for That F*cking Writer You Know (No, Not a Moleskine). There are some great ideas in there.

Had you heard of calico point Siamese before? Any of these of interest to you? Anything to share? What's your favorite gift on the list? 

May you find your Muse.

28 comments:

  1. What an adorable kitty. Makes me miss mine.

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    1. She is sweet, but she is also trouble. I'm sorry about your kitty.

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  2. "Creatures that live in city cellars" sounds like an interesting concept. That could cover a wide range from the everyday to the supernatural. What fun.

    Arlee Bird
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. They have some fun themes at that publication. I need to check on them more regularly.

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  3. Aw! She's adorable. I want a kitty. (I really don't, but I'd love to borrow someone's for a couple hours and get my fill.)

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    1. That's how I feel about babies. A couple hours, sure, and then I'd like to give them back. Haha.

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  4. okay, your cat is sooooo cute. Everytime I think I'm done with having cats I see a picture of an adorable kitten and I want one again.

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    1. Kittens are hard to resist. So teeny and furry and sweet.

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  5. She's so cute!! I want to reach through the screen and snuggle her, which she would no doubt hate LOL.

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    1. You are correct! She's not much of a snuggler. Unless and until she runs herself into exhaustion, at which point she climbs on me and passes out.

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  6. I hadn't heard of a calico point Siamese before but she's a beauty!! Some good links here!!

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    1. So far, I haven't spoken to one person who knew that was a thing. Seems rare.

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  7. So sweet and I love her name! I'd have a dozen but I'm allergic. Damn!
    Thanks again for the links!

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    1. I'm on the opposite side--horribly allergic to dogs. Or I'd have a dobie.

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  8. awesome name! and what a precious, queenly kitty!
    and thanks for the submission info - i have to come by here more often!

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    1. Her sister's name is Cleopatra, so I figured it was too fun to pass up.

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  9. Hey Shannon,

    Here kitty, kitty, kitty, Nefertiti :) Cute cat and how about that.

    Time to go back to my own incoherent attempt at F*cking writing.

    Gary

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  10. Your kitty is absolutely adorable. Such a sweet name too. :)
    ~Jess

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  11. Your kitten is gorgeous! Love the name too. We recently adopted two adult cats, so we didn't get a chance to name them. Thanks for the links! Have a lovely week.

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    1. It's great that you were able to adopt a bonded pair. They're beautiful!

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  12. She sure looks cute indeed. Never knew Siamese could be calico point either.

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    1. We learn something new each day, right? Its a fun combination. Not sure where the personality comes from, though.

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