Before jumping into the links, today is release day for Hot Pink in the City, by Medeia Sharif.
HOT PINK IN THE CITY, Prizm Books/Torquere Press,
Release Date: August 19, 2015
Purchase from Prizm, Amazon (vendor links will be updated on the author's site)
Asma Bashir wants two things: a summer fling and her favorite '80s songs. During a trip to New York City to stay with relatives, she messes up in her pursuit of both. She loses track of the hunk she met on her airplane ride, and she does the most terrible thing she could possibly do to her strict uncle... ruin his most prized possession, a rare cassette tape.
A wild goose chase around Manhattan and Brooklyn to find a replacement tape yields many adventures -- blackmail, theft, a chance to be a TV star, and so much more. Amid all this turmoil, Asma just might be able to find her crush in the busiest, most exciting city in the world.
Find Medeia – YA and MG Author
Now for some links. Bear in mind that these are merely bits and pieces I've come across, and I am not endorsing any of them. Please do your own due diligence before submitting to any publication or contest.
Good Mourning Media is looking for short romantic fiction that revolves around attending a convention. Unconventional Love anthology. Up to 15,000 words. Payment is $30. Deadline August 31.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications is seeking short stories for their second Unbound anthology themed Changed Worlds. 3000-20,000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline September 30.
The Myriad Carnival is an anthology seeking "'queer, weird and dark' stories themed around carnivals." Primarily LGBT themed. 2000-6000 words. Pays $40, plus two contributor copies. Deadline August 31.
Sez Publishing is looking for ghost and ghoul stories. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and photography. 500-3500 words. Royalties. Deadline September 5.
Grinning Skull Press is open for stories to several anthologies (as well as novels). Deathlehem Revisited should take place on or around Christmas. 1000-7000 words. Deadline September 30. ATTACK! of the B-Movie Monsters: Hellacious Hybrids is self-explanatory. 2500-10,000 words. Deadline September 15. There are several more that are open until filled. Pays in royalties.
Shattered Prism is looking for speculative fiction for their November issue. 1500-5500 words. Pays $.06/word. Deadline September 1.
Glimmer Train's free submission period in the standard category is open. Up to 12,000 words. Payment $700 and publication. Deadline September 30.
Holland Park Press is holding the I is Another Short Story Competition. This should be a story told in first person about someone close to you. Up to 2000 words. Prize is 200 pounds. Deadline August 31.
Harlequin is holding their So You Think You Can Write contest. Prize is a two book contract. Deadline September 21. Novel length.
100 Year Starship is giving away the Canopus Award. Submissions are open through August 31. Categories are long-form fiction, short-form fiction, original short-form fiction (theme: Finding Earth 2.0), original short-form non-fiction (same theme as previous category). Deadline August 31.
Any of these of interest? Anything to share? Publishing news? Information on any of these publications? Have you entered the giveaway?
May you find your Muse.