Embark on an exciting journey “Beyond the Binding” of the imagination with 29 authors from across the globe, in a groundbreaking collaboration where music meets fiction. Surrender to soaring compositions as they surge through the veins of every story, capturing the triumphant pulse of the notes in heart pounding sci fi, enchanting fantasy and gripping slices of realism.
All proceeds of the Composers for Relief album and Companion Collection ebook will go to Gawad Kalinga (“give care”) and GVSP (Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme), to support the relief efforts for victims of the deadliest natural disaster in Philippines’ history, Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Ebook available from Amazon, Amazon UK, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, Sony, Diesel & Smashwords.
(I'll add links to the e-books when I get those!)
Today is also the Insecure Writer's Support Group, created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Ninja, himself.
I don't know, I'm feeling a bit less insecure than usual, seeing as how I have a cover reveal for something I'm in!!! Squee! I've been so busy with non-writing that I haven't had a lot of time to write, BUT my hubster got me an awesome Christmas present, which I get to redeem this weekend: 2 nights at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO! For those who are unaware, that's the hotel Stephen King was inspired by to write The Shining, and the hotel he began writing it in. I already have a game plan for what I will get done while there, AND I get to go on a writing retreat at the end of the month with a group of fellow writers. I think these two things will help me get that old energy and inspiration back. I'm incredibly excited about both, and hoping for okay weather, considering the weather we've been getting.
I hope everyone can find a means of inspiration and energy this month, whatever that may be!
Now for some links.
Houston Writer's Guild has opened an anthology call for Tides of Possibility, a sci-fi anthology. Deadline is February 15. Short fiction of up to 8000 words; flash fiction and poetry are okay. Pays half a cent per word, plus one person will be chosen by internal contest to receive a $50 bonus.
Interfictions is taking submissions of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction through February 16 for their 3rd issue. Pays $.05/word for fiction. Other pay varies. They seek work that blurs the lines between literary genres.
Villainous Press is seeking fiction for their anthology, Steampunk: The Worlds Beyond. Deadline is February 28. They have specific guidelines, so please review carefully. Pays $15-$25, depending upon length of story.
Ninth Letter is accepting fiction, poetry, and essay through February 28. Pays $25 per printed page, plus 2 complimentary issues.
Sybaritic Press is open for submissions from poetry to novel-length. They like horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and erotica. Pays royalties quarterly.
Blog Hops (Also known as No Gary's Land):
The Last Krystallos is hosting the Love Bites Anti-Valentine Blog Hop. You can post anytime between now and the 11th. Post a flash piece on the theme. There are prizes!
Ali Cross is co-hosting IndieReCon2014 February 25-27. This is a free online conference for writers. JA Konrath and Barry Eisler will be taking part.
Kyra Lennon is hosting the WIP: The Movie Blog Hop with Rachel Schieffelbein. Cast your WIP and post the pictures/descriptions on February 28.
Delve Writing is holding an online workshop entitled Say it Like a Pro: How to Talk About Your Book Articulately and Enticingly at PPWC or Anywhere. Chris Mandeville will be teaching this course (she's a friend of mine and a great presenter!) Price is $20 if you register before February 8. This is a 2-session camp, to be held Saturday, April 5 and Saturday, April 12, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM MT. It is online only and live.
Kirkus Reviews has several job openings right now. You can't go wrong working for the place that will be reviewing your books someday! Book Reviewer is one of the job openings.
Pikes Peak Library District is holding A Novel Evening: The Great Gatsby at Briarhurst Manor, Friday, February 28, 6 PM, to benefit the Manitou Library. 3-course dinner, silent auction, dancing, period costumes welcome.
Anything of interest above? Anything to share? What do you think of the cover for Beyond the Binding? What are your insecurities?
May you find your Muse.