Wednesday, March 12, 2014

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Survivor & Links

Since I didn't get to go into RMNP to take new photos, here's one from my last trip out there. I'm always interested by living items growing out of something barren. A tree out of rocks, a plant where nothing else is growing, etc.

Now for some links.

Accepting Submissions:

Fiction Vortex wants your speculative fiction short stories. Pays $10 per story, plus monthly contests for Editor's Choice and Reader's Choice, both with a cash prize. They prefer stories of 5000 words or less, but will take up to 7500. Open market; no deadline.

The Fog Horn is looking for short fiction in any genre. They pay $1000 for your story (that's not a typo). Open ended; no deadline.

Resurrection House is taking submissions for the anthology XIII. The theme is better left to them to explain, but they're seeking speculative fiction. Deadline March 31. Pays $.05/word. 1000-7000 words.

Cairn Press is accepting submissions for an anthology. Essays, poetry, and short stories. The theme is writers and rejection. Hey, we can all identify with that! Deadline March 31. Cash payment, plus 2 copies of the anthology.

Velvet Books has two anthologies they're accepting submissions for. Raising the Curtain: an Anthology of Erotica Inspired by the Theater and My First Lesbian Experience. Deadline is March 31 for both. Pays £50.


StoneThread Publishing is holding the StoneThread SpecFic Short Story Contest III. No entry fee. 1000-10,000 words of a story based in a post-apocalyptic world. Cash prizes, plus publication in an anthology.

Blog Stuff:

Samantha Redstreake Geary is holding a bit of a contest. If you leave a review for Beyond the Binding by April 1, you will be entered into a drawing to be immortalized in her current book by name and character. Of course, you'll need to have read it first. But proceeds go to a great cause, and I've got a flash fiction piece in it!

In celebration of reaching 500 followers, Christine Rains is having a huge Speculative Fiction Giveaway, with books from a bunch of spec. fic. writers. It's a fantastic giveaway, so check it out!

Any of these of interest to you? Anything else to share? Any publishing or submission news to share? What in nature stands out to you?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Yay! Thanks for the links, Shannon. I love that picture! It totally reminds me of the mountains where I grew up. I can almost smell the fresh air and feel the cool breeze across my cheek.

  2. Thanks for the links, will check out a few. Nature shots are always welcome, especially in your part of the country (where I've never visited).

  3. A lot of beautiful trees grow that way in Hawaii.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  4. A lot of beautiful trees grow that way in Hawaii.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  5. Yay for all the spec fic links. Thanks, Shannon! I need to get out soon. Winter will probably be back tomorrow. :)

  6. I always check out those stubborn plants growing where they shouldn't. Nature will find a way if we would just let her.

  7. Hi human, Shannon,

    RMNP? Rocky Mountain National Park, pawhaps.

    Plants growing out of rocks is well neat. Get lots of heather around where we live.

    Blog stuff...Arggghhhh!!!

    I just want to share with you I think you are a very nice human.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

  8. I love RMNP. Your picture is making me crave for spring in my mountains, which are still mostly snow covered. Bah.

  9. I would climb all the way up that rock. Beautiful.

  10. I love seeing plants pop out from unusual places.

    Thanks for the links. I'll think about submitting to some of these.

  11. Crystal, which mountains did you grow up near?

    D.G., glad you like them! In turn, I always enjoy your photos, as well.

    Shelly, I've never been to Hawaii. Some day.

    Alex, it's a perfect place to hike!

    Mary, ha, I know that feeling. 60 one day, 20 the next.

    Susan, don't you love them? It's such a message of survival.

    Penny, why, thank you! The fields looked like they were full of heather. I'm not sure if it's that or something else, but I love the purple.

    Julie, I can't wait to go up and hike this summer!

    Maurice, oh, you would have such fun at RMNP.

    Medeia, good luck if you submit!