Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Serious Problem & Links

For the picture today, a note from my daughter.


"P.S. I need new books to read, can you bring me to Barns and Nobles, or the library?"

I know. This is a serious problem. How could I have lapsed in my book buying prowess? This is what happens when a teacher never sends home the Scholastic order forms. I'm going through Scholastic withdrawal.

Okay, link time.

Accepting Submissions:

The Colored Lens is open for speculative fiction short stories that "shift perspectives of how we see the world." 500-5000 words. And novellas up to 20,000 words. Pays $10-20, more for novellas.

Confrontation Magazine is taking submissions of poetry, nonfiction, art, and fiction. Literary. Up to 7200 words. Pays $75-100 for fiction. Pay varies through the other categories. Deadline April 15.

Blackbird is open for poetry, short stories, and personal essays. Up to 8000 words. Paying market, but pay is not specified. Deadline April 15.

Epoch is open for literary fiction, poetry, essays, screenplays, cartoons, graphic art, and graphic fiction. Pays between $50 and $150. (Mail-in submissions). Deadline April 15.

Rattle is open for poetry and artwork in the theme of adjunct poets. Pays $100 per poem. The current theme's deadline is April 15.

A Two Dame Production is open for submissions of fairy tales in the genre of literary erotica. They would love to see retellings of lesser known fairy tales, and especially ones that are not European. Up to 5000 words. Pays $25, plus a contributor copy. Deadline April 20.

The Establishment is open for articulate essays, features, interviews, etc. Pays between $125-500. Must pitch.

Iron Soap is open for 200 CCs, stories of 200 words. No genre restrictions. Pays $.01/word. They also have themed calls. The next one is for Mother's Day, deadline April 22. Non-holiday themed do not have a deadline.

Of Interest:

Grey Matter Press put up a post by Sharon Lawson on what it means when an editor says "Your Story Just Doesn't Work For Me!"

Fun fact: I was short listed for a story with Grey Matter Press, which was later rejected. When I got the first email telling me I was short listed, I thought someone had yet again screwed up my name (Shannon Lawrence/Sharon Lawson). Imagine my surprise when I opened it and it was supposed to be to me, and was good news! P.S. When they have an open call, they're a great market to submit to. Very communicative and friendly.

Any of these of interest? Anything to add? Publication news? Does Sharon Lawson's article help?

May you find your Muse.


16 comments:

  1. I used to love getting those Scholastic forms in school! And when the books arrived, I couldn't take my eyes off the box as it sat and sat and sat, waiting for the teacher to open it. It was torture! :)

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    1. I think I only got to order from it once or twice in elementary school. But I still loved looking through it and coveting.

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  2. Running out of books to read is a problem I'll never have at this point...

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    1. Neither will I! And neither did she, technically. I helped her go through a shelf of books to find new ones she just didn't know she was allowed to read yet.

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  3. I always have books in the house from when I was a kid. It's a rare thing that we actually need to buy our kids new books.

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    1. I had four younger siblings. They basically ate my books. I do have some that I managed to keep (my favorites), but the others had several more years of other kids to go through. So we started fresh.

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  4. At least your daughter wants to read. That is good. Thank you so much for the links.

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    1. One thing my kids will hopefully always love is to read!

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  5. I could have given you a couple from my last stack. My daughter came home with five Scholastic forms...each different...last time. I'm still not sure how that worked.

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    1. They have a bunch of different types now. It's craziness. What are they trying to do to us?

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  6. Oh gosh, you just reminded me I have a review to write. I have so many to read. I'm sure that in no time at all you'll solve your problem!

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    1. Oh yes, it was covered quite promptly. We had plenty here. However, I also took the kids to pick a new book at a brick and mortar bookstore.

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  7. Hi Shannon - wonderful your daughter is asking for more to read - that's great news. Enjoy the KBGs when you get to try one! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Oh yes, they will always ask for more to read!

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  8. Aww, that's a good sign! Your daughter's got the habit.

    Also, Aliterate has just opened to submissions, paying $0.06 per word for Literary Genre fiction. http://www.aliterate.org/submit

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    1. Man, I thought I had a story that was perfect for them, but it was a mite too short. (It's the shortest short story I've written that isn't flash.) Thanks for the heads up!

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