Thursday, March 22, 2018

Book Release Celebration & Tick Tock Coming Soon

Today's my book release party in Colorado Springs for Blue Sludge Blues. Woo-hoo! Wish me luck!

Congratulations to the winners of the Rafflecopter giveaway for e-books of  Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations: Tamara N., Traci A., and Arlee J.!

Now guess what? The IWSG anthology is coming out in just over a week, so here's a quick word on the book release:

Themed anthologies are a great way to become acquainted with new writers and reconnect with those writers you enjoy. This newest one from Dancing Lemur Press offers an exciting variety of styles and some "against the clock" tales to keep you reading.

The clock is ticking...

Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?

Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight. Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglass, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda Renée, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, and Mary Aalgaard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Time is wasting...

Coming May 1!

Add it to your Goodreads TBR List.
Preorder your copy.

Link time. Bear in mind I'm not endorsing any of these, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence before submitting.

Accepting Submissions:

Blackbird is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Up to 8000 words (or query for longer). Paying market. Deadline April 15.

Epoch is seeking literary fiction, poetry, essays, screenplays, cartoons, graphic art, and graphic fiction. Submit by mail only. Pays $50 to $150. Deadline April 15.

Galli Books is seeking speculative short fiction and cover art for Speculative Masculinities. 1000 to 7500 words. Pays £0.08/word. Deadline April 15.

Circlet Press is seeking asexual romance speculative fiction. 2500 to 8500 words. Pays $25 for an e-book edition then $25 for a possible print anthology in the future. Deadline April 15.

Visions is seeking speculative fiction with the theme of Home. Up to 5000 words. Pays 4 to 5p. Deadline April 15.

Third Flatiron is seeking space opera and sci-fi for Galileo's Theme Park. 1500 to 3000 words. Pays $.06/word. Deadline April 15.

Spider and Ladybug Magazines (for kids) are seeking LGBTQ+ inclusive fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for an Over the Rainbow theme. Up to 1000 words for fiction, 800 words for non-fiction. Pays up to $.25/word. Deadline April 15.

Evernight Teen is seeking YA contemporary romance for Kissed. Must begin and end with a kiss. 15,000 to 25,000 words. May be royalty paying, but not specified on the anthology page. Deadline April 20.

Will you be purchasing Tick Tock? What do you think of the cover? Any of these markets of interest? Anything to share?

May you find your Muse.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon - enjoy your book release party today and congratulations ... the anthology too - sounds like it has some wonderful tales in it - well done to all concerned. Cheers Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Enjoy your book release party. Those are always fun.

Thank you for featuring Tick Tock.

cleemckenzie said...

Waving, Shannon. Thanks for the shoutout and for those links.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Have fun at your book release party!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Happy Book Release to you!! And, thanks for the shout out for the IWSG anthology. I'm thrilled and honored to be included with all the other talented authors!!

Gwen Gardner said...

Woot! Congratulations on your release and have fun at your release party. Thanks for featuring our anthology, it's much appreciated.

Thanks for the links--how do you find them?

Christine Clemetson said...

Congrats on your book release! And thanks for the shout out for the anthology! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

So excited for your book release - looks great! :)
Thanks for shouting out Tick Tock too!

Yolanda Renée said...

Thanks for the shout-out and the links!

Christine Rains said...

Hope you had tons of fun with your book release! :) Have a great weekend. Thanks for the links!

Tara Tyler said...

Sweet!! Hope your release party was a blast!
Thanks for the anthology mention.
And I subscribe to you - thanks for all the awesome submission links!

Happy sales and spring!

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

Hope the release went great! I've been out of internet range, so I guess I missed it, but thanks for the shout-out about the anthology, too!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Thanks for featuring Tick Tock! What a great group of authors. I'm honored and thrilled to be part of this anthology!!

Lisa Southard said...

Wish I could pop over for your party - will send happy thoughts instead!