Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I Survived [Again]! Snip Snip Revenge Promo & Links

Hi guys! I made it through conference! I had planned on writing up a bit of a post about it Monday, but basically spent the day drooling and staring at random spots while rocking and humming to myself. I'll update next Monday instead.

In the meantime, Medeia Sharif released a new book on the 25th of April, so check it out below!

SNIP, SNIP REVENGE by Medeia Sharif
YA Contemporary, Evernight Teen
Release Date April 25, 2014

Beautiful, confident Tabby Karim has plans for the winter: nab a role in her school’s dramatic production, make the new boy Michael hers, and keep bigoted Heather—with her relentless Ay-rab comments—at bay. When a teacher’s lie and her father’s hastiness rob her of her beautiful hair, her dreams are dashed. The fastest barber in Miami Beach has made her look practically bald. 

With all her pretty hair gone, Tabby doesn’t believe she fits the feminine role she’s auditioning for. Michael is still interested in her, but he’s playing it cool. Heather has taken to bullying her online, which is easier to do with Tabby’s ugly haircut. Tabby spearheads Operation Revenge, which proves satisfying until all of her problems deepen. After messing up, she sets to make things right.

Author Bio
I’m a Kurdish-American author who was born in New York City, and I presently call Miami my home. I received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, I found my niche writing for young people. Today I'm a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, I'm a middle school English teacher. My memberships include Mensa, ALAN, and SCBWI.

Find Medeia

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Join Medeia's giveaway to celebrate the release of her latest novel. You'll find the Rafflecopter at the end of this post, after the links.

Now for the links! As always, please note that I am not personally vetting any of these links. I am merely passing along general information. Always do your own due diligence before submitting to a publication or contest.

Accepting Submissions:

SkyWarrior Books is open to submissions to their anthology, Zombified II - The Second Time Around. 500-7000 words. Fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Deadline May 15. Pays author share, twice per year.

LadyLit Publishing has a call out for their anthology, Forbidden Fruit: Stories of Unwise Lesbian Desire. 2500-5000 words. They're looking for scorchers and forbidden desire. Deadline May 15. Pays $40, plus one e-book and one paperback contributor copy.

Ruminate Magazine is open to submissions for their Fall Issue through May 5. Submissions for their Winter Issue open May 16. Fiction, creative non-fiction, and reviews. Pay $6 per 400 words. They are also currently running a poetry contest. See below.

Do you have anecdotes or stories concerning the topics ways to "Slay Your Writing Demons," "Build a World," "Build a Character," or "Market Your Book?" Chris Mandeville, author of "52 Ways to Get Unstuck," is looking for your ideas. This is not a paying gig, but she'll put your name in the book you submit to. I'm in the first book with the likes of Jeffrey Deaver and Kevin J. Anderson.

National Parks Magazine takes articles on National Parks around the U.S.A. 500-1200 words, depending upon type of article. Pays $.70 to $1.00 per word. Must query first.


Robert Lee Brewer, of My Name is Not Bob, is holding a contest where he asks you to remix poems from his book, much the way musicians do remixes. $500 first prize. Deadline is May 15.

Ruminate Magazine's Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize closes May 15. Entry fee is $20. First prize is $1500, plus publication in the Winter Issue.

The Pikes Peak Pen Women Annual Flash Fiction Contest closes tomorrow, May 1. Entry fee is $10. First prize is $100. The theme is "In this moment."

The Epic Heroes Event invites you to create your own original superhero, inspired by the Phenomena track "Fortress of Solitude," less than 1200 words, and post it for consideration for publication. Deadline May 15. Winners will get Phenomena-themed prizes and publication for some. Hosted by Samantha Redstreake Geary and Audiomachine.

The Guardian is offering the All-New Monthly Literary Prize for Self-Published Authors. Submissions will be open the first fortnight of each month. The prize is publication of an excerpt in The Guardian to hopefully gain attention for your book.

Anything to share? Anything interest you above? Any publishing or submission news? Have you read any of Medeia's books? What do you think of the cover?

May you find your Muse.

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  1. Here's my best to Medeia! The book sounds great.

  2. Medeia's book looks great. I'm looking forward to hearing about your conference.

  3. Hope you had a good time. Can't wait to hear about it. Congrats to Medeia!

  4. I hope to read about the conference. Thank you for featuring me and my book. :)

  5. Medeia's book looks great. And thanks for all the useful information.

  6. Hey Shannon,

    You can stop tapping your fingers. Yes and yay, I'm arrived with one of my eagerly anticipated comments!

    I was so pleased to note that Medeia has been released. Um, I was so pleased to note that Medeia has had her latest book released. The title makes me think in a high-pitched voice. Hearty congrats to the lovable Medeia.

    Anything to share? You betcha'! I'm another one of your starstruck fans, Shannon!

    Of to find a Muse, I guess....


  7. Good of you to give Medeia some spotlight, Shannon! Nothing big for me to share this week. Just editing away!

  8. Thank you for stopping by to support Medeia, everyone!