Wednesday, July 31, 2013

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Hummingbird & Links

Saw this little guy on a curve that overlooks the town of Cripple Creek.

I love photographing hummingbirds, but they're tricky to track!

Now for some links.

Accepting Submissions:

Rose Red Review accepts submissions art, photography, short fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The reading period for their Autumn 2013 issue ends August 12. They're looking for the dark origin of fairy tales and other beasties.

UFO Publishing is seeking submissions for Coffee: Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic. Coffee must be a major plot element. Submissions close August 31. Pays $.05 per word. Short or flash fiction with an element of the fantastic.

Rhino's submission window closes August 31. They seek poetry, translations of poetry, and flash. Pays in a contributor copy.

Dreadful Cafe is soliciting query letters for their first anthology, Membrane. All genres, but there is a theme. Pays $125 for short stories, $250 for novelettes, $500 for novellas. Deadline is TBD, but I imagine the sooner you get it in, the better, as they'll close it when they've found what they want. It opened in April.


The theme for the Kazka Press 713 Flash contest for September is Warning Sign. The deadline is August 20. Stories must be between 713 and 1000 words. Pays $10.

Fiction Attic Press is a small press that takes submissions for publication, as well as running several contests. Check out their page for more information. Contests involve cash prizes, but also have fees attached. There are no reading fees for non-contest submissions, however, which is why I'm passing it along (I usually don't pass along contests with entry fees anymore).


The Sustainable Arts Foundation issues a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award of $6000 and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award of $1000 to writers and artists with families (children). You must submit a portfolio. The deadline to apply is August 31.

Blog Hops:

August 12 is the Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest. This blogfest is in honor of Gary at Klahanie, who is the anti-blogfest spokesperson of the blogging community. It asks you to create three original blogfests (PG-13, please!) you would never join. I'm torn on this one. However, the fact that I'm in clinicals that day may make it so I shouldn't join, anyway. Sigh. What do you say, Gary? Do I dishonor you more by joining a blogfest or by not joining one in honor of you?

Anything of interest? Have anything you'd like to share? Going to participate in the blogfest? Any publication successes recently? Don't you love hummingbirds?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Wow, thanks for all the info on submissions.

    I think I'll go check out more about that Anti-blogfest - I'm intrigued. :)

  2. The hummingbird shots are amazing. You did a great job capturing him.
    Thanks for mentioning the Anti-Blogfest!

  3. Great listing of sumbmissions.

    Those photos are amazing! Great work!

  4. Hi Shannon! Been scarce this summer but I had to stop by and say Hi.

    Hummingbirds are just too cool to photo...that's why I took 350 shots of them in Honduras!!

    Hope you are having a great summer!

    Chuck at Apocalypse Now

  5. You've compiled some great info here! Love the pics of the hummingbird - what a cutie :)

  6. Wow, I can't believe you got a pic of a hummingbird! Great links, too - thanks :)

  7. I'm really impressed with those hummingbird pictures. Those little suckers are so fast, by the time I finally pull out my camera it's usually already gone.

  8. Nice job on the hummer photos. They're so quick and hard to capture and you got three images.

  9. Love the hummingbird pics. Made my evening.

  10. The photos look just lovely. Such a nice contrast between the hummingbird and the flowers.

  11. Wow...those photos are really something to Hummm about...I mean shout about!!! Beautiful!!! Thanks as always for the links, too. Have a great weekend.

    Sue CollectInTexasGal~Today's Post~
    Cousin Lucy and Husband Sock

  12. Love the colors in the flowers:) Thanks for sharing the submissions.

  13. thanks for this, Shannon! loved the pictures--amazing since I know how fast they move!

  14. Hey Shannon!

    Terribly sorry it has taken me this long to visit your lovely site and leave you with one of my incredibly treasured comments. Or something like that...

    Your beautiful hummingbird photos reminds me of song by, "Seals and Crofts".

    Links and contests. You know me, can barely maintain my composure checking it all out.

    Did you mention a certain anti-blogfest? Yes you did! Arggghhhhhh!!!! :)

  15. I love hummingbirds as well. Once had the privilege to take photos of one that wasn't flying. :-)

  16. Mighty fine photos. I like it when they (rarely) sit still -- so freakin' small! As always, thanks for the links.