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.
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.
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.