This photo was taken in Pike National Forest, northwest of Colorado Springs. We took off in the Jeep, lunch, snacks, and water packed, just knowing we wanted to see some aspens and have a little adventure. Sometimes we all need to take the road less traveled.
Now for some links.
Vestal Review's current submission window closes November 30. They take flash fiction up to 500 words. It must have a plot. Cash payment differs according to length. Most genres accepted.
Wolf Willow Journal is accepting poetry, flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction, photography, and artwork. Their focus is literary, but they'll look at other genres. Deadline is November 30 for the winter issue with the theme "liminal space(s)." Flat fee depends upon type of submission.
Vine Leaves Literary Journal is in their January issue submission period through November 30. They take prose, poetry, artwork, and photography. Pays $5 U.S. for each acceptance. I highly recommend reading a free issue on their website. It's a fantastic journal.
Crossed Genres Magazine will be closing for their Unresolved Sexual Tension themed issue on October 31, and opening for their Conspiracy themed issue November 1-30. Must have elements of sci-fi and/or fantasy mixed with the current theme. Pays 5 cents per word.
Solarwyrm Press is putting together an anthology of short fiction with the theme "precocious children in adult stories." Deadline November 30. Will pay a flat fee of $50 per story if successfully funded via Indigogo.
World Weaver Press has two anthologies closing for submissions November 30 (one due to an extended deadline). They're seeking stories about the fae and Krampus (who punishes naughty kids as the sidekick of St. Nicholas). Flat rate payment of $10, plus a paperback contributor copy.
A River & Sound Review closes for submissions for this reading period November 30. They accept poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and humor. Pays $25 for poetry, $50 for prose.
Fringeworks has extended the deadline on their Jack the Ripper anthology, Catch Me When You Can. New deadline is November 30. They want original stories about Jack that make the reader think. Pays in royalties.
Are you a woman who has already published in science fiction? Alex Dally MacFarlane is seeking reprints for the Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women. Deadline November 30. Pays up to 2 cents per word.
Denise Covey's WEP (Write...Edit...Publish) Bloghop is today. Halloween themed! I will be posting mine tomorrow, because that's Halloween and I just can't help myself. I believe she also has information up for her November theme.
Misha Gericke is inviting others to join her with a Five Year Project. Do you have an insane goal you're hoping to achieve as a writer? Join this group and support others who have similarly insane goals.
Morgan Media opened recently, providing author services, such as e-book formatting, cover art, and book trailers.
Have you journeyed the road less traveled lately? What did you do? Any of these links of interest? Anything to share? Any good news?
May you find your Muse.