Today's [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday brought to you by some stranger who lives near someone I know. I've driven by this truck a few times, and it amuses me, so I finally found myself on the road alone and was able to pull over and take a picture (it's a tiny road on a curve, and there always seems to be someone behind me...until now.) So enjoy the Moonshine Express:
And now for some links!
Dark House Press is seeking novels and short story collections. They are also looking for short stories for their Exigencies anthology. It will be open until full, and pays in royalties and a contributor copy. They're looking for all kinds of things, including fantasy, neo-noir, horror, literary, crime surrealism, grotesque, etc.
Seventh Star Press has calls out on several anthologies: A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court/Tales of the Unseelie Court (deadline July 15) and Hero's Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions (deadline June 30). Both pay royalties, and both take speculative fiction of any type.
Sugared Water is a new literary magazine seeking fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art. Pays in contributor copies.
Room Magazine is accepting submissions for their issue dealing with the word "Fashionable." Deadline July 31. Fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
Earthen Lamp Journal is a literary e-journal seeking fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, book reviews, interviews, and art. Pays those located in India or with an account in India. Otherwise, they will donate to the local charity of your choice.
Baird Speculative Fiction is seeking submissions for Anathema: a Bizarro Anthology. Deadline July 15. Pays by a token tier payment system. They're also seeking submissions for I, Automaton: A Steampunk Anthology. Same deadline, slightly higher tier payment system.
LampLight Magazine is open to submissions again. They seek dark fiction without cliches. Pays $150 for short stories, $50 for flash fiction. July 15th is the cut-off for their fall issue.
Barrelhouse Books open submission period ends July 15. They're looking for fiction for novels, but they also have a magazine you can submit to.
Colors of My Soul is holding a flash fiction contest. 500 word maximum. Open until June 7. $150 first prize, and publication in the e-book.
Green Mountains Review is hosting the Brattleboro Literary Festival Flash Fiction Contest. Maximum 1000 words. Deadline July 10. Winner will be published int he fall issue, and will have the opportunity to speak at the literary event in Vermont.
Any of these you're interested in? Published with any of these before? What do you think of the Moonshine Express? Am I the only one amused by it?
May you find your Muse.