I still haven't had a chance to go through the photos from my trip, so how about an infantile sampling?
Elk nuts? Actually, while we all know this means they sell elk AND nuts, hubby brought a gag gift back from Australia on one of his first business trips: a little bag made from kangaroo scrotum. So elk nuts really wouldn't be unrealistic. Also, this is the land of Rocky Mountain Oysters (look it up if you're not sure what that is).
The vast majority of my other photos are looking good, though! And they're scenic ones, not goofy ones like this one, with the exception of a few. I got some great photos of a gorgeous elk buck, along with a huge herd of elk up at the peak of one of the mountains. We also sat in a nasty thunderstorm, which apparently triggered a tornado down here over Pikes Peak. We missed it, but my dad got pictures. Insane once in a lifetime thing! (One hopes).
Okay, enough babbling. I'm a bit wired because I just got done with my first night at my CNA course. I could squirrel at you all day, but it's time for links. (Yes, I said squirrel. You know, like in Up: "Squirrel!" Highly distractible).
Free Online Workshop:
David Corbett presented a workshop for Pikes Peak Writers. You can view this 2 hour workshop absolutely free online, and it is most definitely worth the time! The workshop is The Outer Limits of Inner Life: Bringing Characters to Life by Looking Within.
Emby Press has several upcoming anthologies about monster hunters: Blood Trails is looking for your standard monster hunter as part of a trilogy of anthologies, with a deadline of August 15; Doomsday seeks monster hunters with a focus on an apocalyptic scenario, an outbreak, an epidemic, with a deadline of September 15; The Dark Monocle seeks steampunk monster hunters, with a deadline of October 15. All pay $25.
Alaska Quarterly Review seeks short fiction, fiction novel excerpts, poems, short plays, literary non-fiction, and photo essays. They do not open for submissions until August 15.
Descant is taking part in the 25 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an issue following the theme of Berlin. Pays $100 honorarium. Seeking fiction, poetry, essays, and art. Deadline August 16.
Horrified Press is accepting submissions for Until the End, an anthology featuring short and flash fiction based on a couple left behind in the apocalypse. Deadline August 20. Pays in royalties. May consider poetry. They're also seeking submissions for Tales of the Undead - Suffer Eternal, Volume III. Deadline August 25. Pays in royalties.
Chuffed Buff Books seeks poetry for Poetry and the City. Deadline August 31. Pays £4 per poem.
Wolf Willow Journal has four editions of their literary journal each year. They're thematic, but will accept things that don't follow the theme. Macabre Symphony will be their October 2013 edition. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, artwork, and photography. Fall reading period ends August 31. Pays $20 for short fiction and creative non-fiction. Pays $10 for flash, photography, poetry, and art (cover art pays $20).
Live in Brampton? The Brampton Arts Council offers a grant to writers of any kind, as long as their ultimate goal is publication. Amount varies. Deadline August 29.
Rise 365 put out a piece by Claudia Good entitled 10 Things No One Told You About Being a Writer.
Interested in any of these? Anything to share?
May you find your Muse.