Just a quick one from my Oregon trip. I don't know why I find these signs amusing, but I do. If there's enough snow for snowmobilers to be crossing the road or on it, or whatever, how many cars are traveling at high speeds on those same roads, anyway?
Given, I'm probably just showing my ignorance of how much snow is needed to snowmobile. I actually have a fondness for these signs, because they have them up around Sisters, Oregon, where my grandma used to live (and she and my grandpa were, in fact, snowmobilers). This one is from Crater Lake, though.
The Hugo-winning Clarkesworld Magazine is currently seeking submissions of short stories, non-fiction, and art. Pays 10 cents per word for the first 4000 words, 5 cents for each word over that. Science fiction and fantasy.
Highlights Magazine for children is seeking a variety of pieces for their magazine. Each type pays a different amount. Examples include $150 for short fiction and non-fiction articles, and $25 for crafts. They also seek verse and various puzzles and games.
Storm Cellar is a literary arts magazine seeking submissions year-round. They're eclectic, and want to receive varied submissions. They want art and writing of all creative kinds, including creative non-fiction, poetry, flash fiction, etc. Pays in a contributor copy.
Four Chambers Press is looking for submissions for the inaugural edition of their literary magazine, so they're holding a contest. They want good work of any kind in any form. $100 first prize.
Kazka Press holds a monthly themed flash fiction contest, 713 Flash. Their theme this month is Outsiders. Submission window is September 1-20. Pays $10 per accepted story.
Cassie Mae is hosting the How to Date a Nerd Blog Hop. She wants to know what the nerdiest thing about you is. September 24-26. One blogger gets a nerd swag pack.
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