Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A View From a Room & Links

While at Mile Hi Con, I pretty much lived in the hotel, other than having dinner out both nights. We didn't have a bad view from the room, though. Here's a narrow shot of the building across the way (we could also see part of the Rocky Mountain range and a lot of changing trees mixed into neighborhoods.) I liked the way it reflected the buildings in it.

Don't forget that next Wednesday is Insecure Writer's Support Group time! If you've been thinking about participating, now's a good time to jump in.

Now for some links. Bear in mind that I am not personally recommending these publications. I am merely passing along information I've come across. Always do your due diligence before submitting to publications and contests.

Accepting Submissions:

Unsolicited Press is seeking short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and artwork for The Fictioneer. Deadline December 1. (They take year-round submissions, but have specific reading periods, so your piece will sit around until the next reading period if you send it in after the deadline.) Payment will be royalties if they turn a profit.

Taking the Lane is looking for stories for Bikes in Space. Piece should be about 1000 words. Deadline December 1. Seeking diverse perspectives. Payment not specified.

Leap Books is taking submissions for their anthology Beware the Little White Rabbit. YA, 4000-6000 words. Must include a protagonist named Alice and a stuffed white rabbit. Deadline November 15. Pays $50.

The Southern Review closes for unsolicited fiction and non-fiction December 1. (Unsolicited poetry through February 1.) 8000 words or less. Mail submission only. Pays $25 per printed page, $200 maximum ($125 for poetry), plus 2 issues of the magazine you're featured in and a year-long subscription.

Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is looking for short stories. Romantic science fiction. 2000-7500 words. Deadline December 1. Pays $.02/word.

The Masters Review is taking fiction and narrative non-fiction up to 5000 words for New Voices. Emerging writers. Pays $.10/word up to $200.

Nightmare Magazine has opened to fiction submissions. Horror and dark fantasy. 1500-7500 words. Pays $.06/word.


MicroHorror is holding a micro-fiction contest. 666 words maximum. Deadline October 31. Prizes not yet announced. Publication for all publishable stories.

Of Interest:

This being Halloween week, I thought I'd pass along a Flavorwire article on The 50 Scariest Short Stories of All Time, by Emily Temple. Thanks for passing this along, DeAnna! The best part about this list is that it links to where you can read some of these stories for free online. So go read some scary short stories!

And here's a Short List of 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Stephen King. What scares the King of Horror?

Any of these of interest to you? Anything to add or share? Publication news? Are you considering posting for IWSG next week?

May you find your Muse.


Shell Flower said...

Sounds like there was so much going on at the Con that you didn't need to leave the hotel. As for the markets, I like the bikes in space idea. And I love to read Edgar Allen Poe stories this time of year.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That was a great view from you hotel. Can't believe it's almost the end of October.

Pat Hatt said...

Had a great view indeed at your feed and yep iwsg posts all done until may at my sea lol

D.G. Hudson said...

I like reflections in buildings too, Shannon, and that's a nice one you captured. It's the only aspect of modern buildings that I like, and the view they usually offer.

Re your previous post on the Con:
I found after attending one conference, I didn't have as much appetite for going again. I learned a little, and I didn't stay the full time. Best parts to me were meeting Don Maass and Diana Gabaldon in a one on one situation (a pitch and a crit).

Crystal Collier said...

Wow! That view IS awesome. If I wasn't in the middle of a blog tour and all about blogging, I totally would have needed your reminder about IWSG. It's getting to be that time of the year, right? Too many details to keep straight.

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Giles Hash said...

Tell you what: Denver can be quite beautiful this time of year!

And thanks for the tips on open markets :D.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is a really cool reflection. So clear.
Thanks for mentioning the IWSG next week!

Andrew Leon said...

I want to want to go read the King thing, but I don't care enough to want to.

Anonymous said...

Great view. I need to think up of an IWSG topic.

Thank you for the links.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Shell, there was definitely no need to leave. We could have easily eaten there, too, but we had places we wanted to go instead.

Susan, this year has gone exceedingly fast.

Pat, wow! You've moved way on ahead. I always do it the night before since my insecurities change. :p

D.G., and reflections in water for photos! I pretty much felt that way about MHC, but for me it's also a weekend away from the kiddos, with friends, so it's worth it for that alone. If it were more than $40, it wouldn't be worth it to me, though.

Crystal, definitely. It's one of the busiest times of year for writers, isn't it?

Giles, it can! To the west are the mountains, too, with that wave of colorful trees leading up to it.

Alex, not too bad for having been taken through another window. There are a few reflections on the actual window I'm looking through, though.

Andrew, ha! That's alright, it will not rock your world, most likely.

Medeia, I usually end up making it up on the spot.