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.
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.
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.