Wednesday, March 18, 2015

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Wild Animal Sanctuary & Links

It's been awhile since I posted a [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday image with the links. I actually lost track of which I had posted and which I hadn't, and I haven't had the time to go through and figure out what treks I made that I didn't post yet. I've got some little treks planned soon, though, and expect to start having brand new photos again! In the meantime, I thought I'd re-post some photos I took at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, as they're in the news. They're going to be taking in 30 lions that have been liberated from circuses in which they were being mistreated, and are looking for financial assistance to get them settled and cared for in the next year. It's a wonderful place that I plan to visit again soon. Here are a couple of its tenants.

The first three photos are of a lioness chasing a bunny that hopped right up to her. The animals had just been fed, so she was just playing, and did not catch the rabbit. The fourth photo is one of her friends passed out cold. It was a hot day.

Posting these, I realize I had other photos from that day I intended to share. Now I at least know one of the places I left off!

Now for links:

Accepting Submissions:

Dead Guns Press is looking for crime fiction for Dead Guns Magazine. 1500-6000 words. Pays in contributor copies. Deadline April 20.

Lady Lit Publishing is seeking stories for their anthology edited by Cheyenne Blue. They want fictional stories of lesbian experiences tied in with various firsts.. 2500-5000 words. Pays $40 plus contributor copies. Deadline April 24.

Verto Publishing is taking submissions for Gothic Tales of Terror. Poetry up to 500 words, short stories between 3000 and 5000. Pays $.005/word. Deadline April 25.

Horrified Press is taking submissions for horror stories related to the theme of Growing Pains. 1000-4000 words. Pays in royalties. Deadline April 27. They also have several other anthologies open until full.

Spacesuits and Sixguns wants your contemporary pulp fiction. All genres accepted. About 4000 words. Pays $.04/word. No deadline.

Lakeside Circus is reading for their next issue. Speculative fiction, especially science fiction, urban fantasy, magic realism, mad science, and apocalypse tales. Flash up to 1000 words, short fiction between 1001 and 2500 words, and poetry of any length. They also accept short essays. Pays $.02/word. No deadline.

Novella T is looking for novellas to serialize. 13,000-40,000 words. They publish them 2000-5000 words at a time. Pays subscription royalties. No deadline.

Of Interest:

Freedom With Writing posted an article with 54 Websites That Pay Writers. Written by Kelley Schepper.

Writer's Digest published an article by Brian Klems about How to Write a Query Letter That Lands Freelance Assignments.

To add a little humidity, here's a post by Matthew Schuler on Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense.

Any of these of interest to you? Do you agree with the article on creative people? Know any other websites that pay you to write? Any publication news? Are you submitting?

May you find your Muse.


Carrie-Anne said...

I've considered submitting to Glimmer Train and a few other literary magazines, though I'm always off-put by the entry fee. It's not so much on budget to pay a fee I'd never get back, particularly if they end up not choosing me anyway. Although they'd pay nicely if I were selected or won one of their contests.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll check out the link for query letters. You can never know too much regarding that topic.

Chrys Fey said...

That last picture is adorable!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! Awesome links! I'm always so thankful that you post these! I am so far behind in some big projects at the moment that if I work on anything else it feels like I'm goofing off, but I'll still keep these links in mind. :)
Great photos for Wordless Wednesday!

Liz Blocker said...

30 lions? wow. no wonder they need some help. Thanks for highlighting such a cool place - now I know about it, and can donate!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It's great that the sanctuary can provide a place for those lions. The list about creative people was strange. Kind of said both ends of a spectrum described creative people.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Taking in thirty lions? That's a lot! Good for them though.

Andrew Leon said...

That could almost be my cat trying to hide behind that pole.

Susan Kane said...

30 lions? what and how are they fed?

Thanks for posting various submission sites. I finally have something I might try to send to a Christian site. This makes me feel good. Thank you so much.

Arlee Bird said...

Creative people aren't the only ones who make no sense.

I got kind of excited with the Lakeside Circus link. I thought maybe I could send them some stories about some of my circus memories. I guess I could turn them into science fiction, but that might not make any sense. However it could be creative.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Wrote By Rote

Shannon Lawrence said...

Glimmer Train has free entries at certain parts of the year. That's the only time I've submitted so far, and only once. The pay certainly makes it seem worthwhile. Typically, I don't pass along links for places that charge any sort of reading or submission fee (even contests), but since they have free periods, I figured it was worth it to pass them along.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Query letters and synopses are things we can always learn more about!

Shannon Lawrence said...

She was so zonked. I love that her tongue's sticking out a little.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I hope you can get your big projects done!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Yes, isn't that crazy? They've got a big space in the plains, and they were expanding when I was last out there, but the food will be the hard part.

Shannon Lawrence said...

True, and I'm not sure how much I agreed with it, bu tit was an interesting article. Creatives cover all types, really.

Shannon Lawrence said...

That's a crazy amount! A lot of their rescue animals come from other "sanctuaries" where animals weren't actually being cared for. Such sad stories there. But the animals seem happy there or I wouldn't be able to go.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Cats are cats, no matter how big they are. Except maybe tigers. They're just scary.

Shannon Lawrence said...

A whole lotta' meat! I know they get some food donations, or have in the past, but it must take an awful lot of meat to feed the animals they already have. Good luck submitting!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I'll have to mention if I find any circus themed publications. And, no, most people don't make sense!