Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Remembering Fall & Links

I don't believe I posted any fall foliage pics this year, so here's one I took on a new drive we went on this year. There was a meandering stream (or lazy river...I don't know the distinction.

Now for some links. Bear in mind that I am not endorsing these, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence before submitting.

Accepting Submissions:

67 Press is accepting submissions for the 67 Press Anthology, Volume 3. Literary. Fringe. 5000 words or less. They prefer flash fiction. Pays a flat fee plus royalties (flat fee not listed). Deadline December 31.

The Kickstarter for Humans Wanted: A SF Anthology went well, and they are still taking submissions. Seeking SF stories about the helpfulness of humans. 3000-6000 words. Pays $250. Deadline December 31.

Book Smugglers Publishing is accepting submissions of short stories for their anthology Gods & Monsters. Speculative fiction. 1500-17,500 words. Pays $.06/word. Deadline December 31.

CWTCH Press is open for short stories for their anthology If Mom's Happy: Stories About Erotic Mothers. 1500-4500 words. Pays $50 + 2 copies. Deadline December 31.

Comet Press is open for reprint submissions to their anthology Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 2. Must have been (or will be) published in 2016. Short stories/novelettes. Pays $.01/word. Deadline December 31.

Zombies Need Brains LLC has three anthologies open for submissions after having met their Kickstarter goal. Up to 7500 words. The anthologies are: Submerged (F/SF set underwater), All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (50/60s style robots), The Death of All Things (Death is a character in the story). Pays minimum of $.06/word (depending upon how much more the Kickstarter makes). Deadline December 31.

Carte Blanche is looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, photo essays, poetry, artwork, and more. Up to 3500 words. Pays a modest fee (not specified). Deadline December 31.

Darkhouse Books is seeking short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and essays about descansos (roadside memorials). Up to 3000 words. Royalty share. Deadline December 31.


Story Shares is holding The 2016 Relevant Reads Story of the Year Contest. 1000-10,000 words. Middle Grade up. Several categories for prizes, including diversity and genre. Prizes vary from $500 to $3000. Deadline December 31.

Of Interest:

Chrys Fey put out an excellent post (with downloadable PDF) with 100 Marketing Tips.

Has it been fall or winter in your area? Had any snow yet? Any of these of interest to you? Anything to share? How are your submissions going?

May you find your Muse.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Snow? It's in the seventies here today.
Nice shot. Be fun to follow that lazy river.

Crystal Collier said...

I'm with Alex. We're actually headed to the 80's. But hey, I really like all the pictures of snow in my Facebook feed...while I enjoy the sunshine and warmth.

Andrew Leon said...

I haven't even looked through my fall pictures yet!

Nick Wilford said...

What a beautiful landscape. Looks like great fall weather.

Cheers for the links! Some interesting stuff there.

Julie Flanders said...

The sky is so blue in that picture! Beautiful landscape. I just love fall.

The Cynical Sailor said...

That's a great autumn shot. Looks like a great place for a drive or walk.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

A nice weave of yellow through the pines. Even the picture feels fall cool.

Shannon Lawrence said...

It would. I think it would make for a lovely hike.

Shannon Lawrence said...

We go back and forth with the temps so much. I don't think we'd gotten it yet here when I posted this, but it wasn't far behind.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I really didn't get many. I've drifted away from getting out and photographing, and I need to get back to it.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Fall here is beautiful! Really, I like fall just about anywhere I've been, so I'm easy to please. :D

Shannon Lawrence said...

I do, too! It's my favorite season.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh, it's beautiful up there. We try to drive through there each fall.

Shannon Lawrence said...

It was a lovely day, nice and warm, but a perfect breeze for our drive.