Before I get to the grizzly, I want to say thanks for all the feedback on responding to rejections. Also, my final Fraterfest update is that I finished the book by Jones, and started the book by Harrison, but did not get that one finished. "The Ones That Got Away" was a great collection of short stories. The very first story gave me goosebumps. If you ever read it, you'll know what I mean.
Okay, heeeeeere's the Griz! (This is one time I recommend you do NOT click on the photos to enlarge them...)
|Stepping in for a dip|
|Look, a stick! nom, nom, nom|
|Thanks for the floss|
|This is the best toy ever!|
Stymie Magazine is open for submissions. They are looking for work that is sports themed or has something sports related as part of it. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photographs, creative non-fiction, etc. As far as I know, this is not a paid market. However, I recently contacted the founding editor, Erik Smetana, about something unrelated to making a submission. He got back to me promptly and was a nice guy, in addition to being professional. If I ever have anything sports themed, I'd be delighted to work with Erik and Stymie Magazine.
The Potomac Review is taking submissions of prose and poetry (also photographs if you inquire first). Submission window is Sept. 1 to May 1. Pays in contributor copies.
[PANK] is taking submissions through November 30. Poetry and prose. They also take book reviews and blog posts via separate means.
Grubstreet Reads is having a flash fiction contest. (That link will take you to their Facebook - I am having problems getting to their website). Determined by reader votes. Possible prize of a Kindle Fire. 300 word maximum. Enter directly on their Facebook by clicking on the Flash Fiction tab at the top of the main page.
Bish Denham at Random Thoughts is having her Second Annual Blogtoberfest and giving away five books/sets of books. Simply requires you to leave a comment to be entered.
Rebecca Hamilton will be holding her Forever Girl Anniversary Tour and Giveaway in January. She's looking for people to help on the tour and host giveaways, for which she will provide two e-books for your giveaway. You set the rules for your portion of the giveaway. She'll also be doing an item giveaway that is separate, but overlaps this one. Those slots are full, but you can still try to win the prizes.
Marie Landry at Ramblings of a Daydreamer is hosting her 2nd Annual Spooktacular Paranormal Reading Challenge from October 1 through Halloween. She is challenging participants to read and review at least three paranormal books this month. There will be a prize drawing for participants.
Carol Kilgore at Under the Tiki Hut put together the Writers' LIKE ME Project to help writers get their links out there and get to know each other. You can post your various links to your books, Facebook, blog, website, Twitter, GoodReads, you name it.
Writer's Digest posted Sherman Alexie's Top 10 Pieces of Advice for Writers.
Book Riot posted 5 Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway.
That's it for this week.
Anything to share? Anything in here sound good to you? What about those tough female writers? Ever seen a grizzly not in a zoo?
May you find your Muse.