Monday, December 19, 2016

New Publication - Literary Hatchet & Cheapjack Pulp

Hello, and Happy Holidays! Since I figure everyone's busy this week, I'm just going to do a quick post with some links.

One of my short stories came out in The Literary Hatchet this week! It's free to read online, or a paper copy can be purchased via Amazon or CreateSpace.

To read the free e-copy go to the website, click on "Issues" at the top of the page, and scroll down until you see the above cover, which is Issue #16.

To purchase a paper copy, go to CreateSpace or Amazon.

My story is Salvation Lottery.

Plus, I had a different story come out in Cheapjack Pulp two weeks ago, which I already posted about. But it doesn't hurt to post again, right?

The paper copy does not come out for three months, but you can read it free online. If that link doesn't work for you, go to the website, scroll down to "detective/horror" under the cover above, and click on For Love of the Hunt, which is my story.


I fiddled around with my blog a bit this past week so I could get the covers of my various publications up on the front page. Plus, I added a "Contact Me" page and a "Search This Blog," which is really mostly for me. Sometimes I want to find a specific post, but I have to search through everything to do so, because I don't remember when I posted it. So now I can search for it.


Now for links. Please bear in mind that these are just links I have come across. I'm not endorsing them. Always do your own due diligence before submitting.

Accepting Submissions:

Splickety Magazine is open for submissions with the theme Literary Time Warp. Take a well known story and switch up the time period. 300 to 1000 words. Pays $.02/word, plus a complimentary copy. Deadline January 13.

Outlook Springs is open for submissions of literary work with a tinge of the strange. Fiction, poetry, nonfiction. Up to 7500 words. Pays $25. Deadline January 15.

Helios Quarterly Magazine is open for submissions fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art with the theme Commercial Cosmonauts & Hired Guns. Short stories up to 1500 words. Other word limits apply for other types. Pays $.03/word for shorts and some others. Other pay varies. Deadline January 15.

Tribute is open for submissions for the summer issue with the theme Poets With Mental Illness. Poetry. Pays $100 per poem. Deadline January 15.

Great Weather for Media is open for submissions for their 2017 anthology. Poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction. No set theme. Up to 2500 words. Pays $10, plus contributor copy. Deadline January 15.

Tanstaafl Press is open for submissions with the theme Enter the Rebirth. Up to 8000 words. Pays between $.01 to $.08/word, but likely about $.03/word if you are only in this anthology (there are two preceding it). Deadline January 15.

Blog Hops:

Chrys Fey is holding the I Survived Blog Fest. This is a blog hop to spread the word about her new book Tsunami Crimes. You'll be posting a story of tsunami survival, realistic or otherwise. This will take place January 20.

Any of these of interest? Anything to share? Have you been submitting? How do you like the new layout?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Two publications - congratulations! And very cool you have all of those now listed in your sidebar.

  2. Congrats on the publications! That Literary Hatchet cover is so funky - love it! :)

    Have a wonderful holiday, Shannon!

  3. Congrats on your publications! Have a great Christmas! And thank you for the links.

  4. The covers look great Shannon. And congrats on the publications. I submitted to IWSG anthology and two others. Haven't heard from IWSG and the winners will be announced Jan 4, so I take that as a rejection, lol. Oh well.

    Happy Holidays to you; hope you continue with your successes.

  5. Congratulations on your pubs, Shannon! That's great!

    And ooo, Helios is open again?

  6. It's nice to fiddle with layout. I get bored with mine and will do a complete overhaul in 2017. Congrats on your pubs. You have been busy submitting. Thanks for the links.

    Merry Christmas. Happy writerly New Year to you!

  7. Heading on over to read your story! Merry Christmas!

  8. Wow, Shannon! I sure did not expect that. You had me, and then the end came. You are a crazy good writer.

  9. Nice! Congrats! You've got every reason to brag:)

  10. Cheers and congrats! I'm off to read your story now. That's such a cool (and by cool I mean wonderfully disturbing) cover for that issue.

  11. Congratulations on your publications! Great Weather for Media sounds like the most interesting contest to me, though I'll let my local writers' group know about the other submission opportunities.

  12. Hi Shannon - congratulations on your publications ... it's great how you keep us all connected to the publications that we might be interested in submitting to ... have a very happy Christmas and festive season ... enjoy yourself - cheers Hilary

  13. Congrats! And it's good to post again 'cause I've been offline and missed it.