Alex created the IWSG to lend support to fellow writers. Anyone can join. Simply click HERE and sign up via your blog (or participate on Facebook!). Post your insecurities and inspirations, and visit your fellow bloggers to lend support and advice.
Our co-hosts this month are Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Ann V. Friend, JQ Rose, and Elizabeth Seckman! Be sure to stop by and tell them thanks for co-hosting.
Our optional question of the month is: How has your creativity in life evolved sine you started writing?
Since I started writing, I've expanded my horizons and trying things I hadn't attempted before. I've gotten involved in writer's groups, and everything those led to. I've worked on cool projects like writing fantasy pieces inspired by music, and had writing published in different genres, such as YA, horror, mystery, humor, memoir, and fantasy. The more I stretch the muscles, the more ideas I have, and the more I want to try out new things and dabble in other art forms.
My insecurity this month really just has to do with not having gotten much writing done recently. Too busy! I'm trying to fix that with ShaNoShoStoWriEdSubMo and having some write-ins with friends since November is a much calmer month than October. October was stifling, both time-wise and creativity-wise, but it's time to get back to work!
We're running a contest for the February WEP theme, and there are only a few days remaining to enter!
Rules: Submit your idea for a WEP February theme by November 12 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nothing so U.S. culturally bound. Should have wide appeal.
Prize: Feature in the December newsletter for the winner. And, of course, the winning theme will be the official February WEP theme!
Deadline: November 12. Winner announced in the November newsletter on November 28.
And the December theme is as follows:
Each month I post my submission stats for the previous month on my IWSG post to keep myself accountable.
12 pieces currently on submission
Now for some links. Bear in mind I'm not endorsing these, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence before submitting.
Narratively is seeking personal essays/memoir that delves deeper than the usual. 2000 to 3000 words. Pays $300.
Perihelion is seeking science fiction. 2500 to 7000 words. Pays $.01/word.
Rivet is seeking poetry, nonfiction, and literary short works. 15 to 15,000 words. Pays $25.
Automata Review is seeking short works that explore new spaces. 1000 to 6000 words. Pays $25.
The Sea Letter is seeking short fiction, poetry, and photography. Up to 7500 words (1000 for poetry). Pays $25.
Craft is seeking short fiction, flash fiction, craft essays, interviews, and book reviews. Up to 7000 words (1000 for flash fiction--other types of submissions have different limits). Pays $100 to $200, depending upon submission type.
Crimson Streets is seeking pulp of various genres. 800 to 6000 words. Pays $.01/word.
Daily Science Fiction is seeking short science fiction. 100 to 1500 words. Pays $.08/word.
Unshattering is seeking science fiction and fantasy that show the way back to a livable future. Also seeking poetry, memoir, and art. Up to 4500 words. Pays $.10/word.
Aotearotica is seeking erotica. Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Up to 3000 words. Pays NZD$50.
What are your insecurities? Have you sent in an entry for the WEP theme? How has your creativity changed since you started writing? Did you submit a story for the anthology? Are any of these links of interest? Anything to share? How were your submissions this month?
May you find your Muse.