Wednesday, January 12, 2022

J.Q. Rose Book Birthday, Book Release Schedule, & Open Submissions

It's J.Q. Rose's book birthday for her memoir, Arranging a Dream, and she's celebrating by offering the book at $.99 through January 16th! Visit this post on her blog and leave a comment to be entered to win a prize.

Arranging a Dream: A Memoir

In 1975, budding entrepreneurs Ted and Janet purchase a floral shop and greenhouses where they plan to grow their dream. Leaving friends and family behind in Illinois and losing the security of two paychecks, they transplant themselves, their one-year-old daughter, and all their belongings to Fremont, Michigan, where they know no one. 

Will the retiring business owners nurture Ted and Janet as they struggle to develop a blooming business, or will they desert the inexperienced young couple to wither and die in their new environment?

Most of all, can Ted and Janet grow together as they cultivate a loving marriage, juggle parenting with work, and root a thriving business?

Follow this couple’s inspiring story, filled with the joy and triumphs and the obstacles and failures experienced as they travel along the turbulent path of turning dreams into reality.

Amazon Buy Link Only 99 cents!

About J.Q. Rose

Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, J.Q. Rose is “focused on story.”  She offers readers chills, giggles and quirky characters woven within the pages of her mystery novels. Her published mysteries are Deadly Undertaking, Terror on Sunshine Boulevard and Dangerous Sanctuary released by Books We Love Publishing. Using her experience as a journalist, she provides entertainment and information with articles featured in books, magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. 

J.Q. combined her work in freelancing articles and her storytelling skills to pen her memoir, Arranging a Dream: A Memoir, the story of the ups and downs she and her husband experienced in their first year of establishing a floral business.

Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She and her husband spend winters in Florida and summers up north with their two daughters, two sons-in-law,  four grandsons, one granddaughter, two grand dogs, four grand cats, and one great-grand bearded dragon.

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The following folks are wonderful enough to be helping get the word out about my upcoming release! The schedule and links will be updated as we go along. The Business of Short Stories: Writing, Submitting, Publishing, and Marketing releases February 1 in e-book and paperback. It can be pre-ordered in digital format at Amazon.

January 12 - Beth Camp - Beth and Writing - Part I of Q&A
January 12 - Jean Davis - Discarded Darlings 
January 13 - diedre Knight - Stream Pebbles - Part I
January 14 - Michael Di Gesu - In Time 
January 17 - Jemi Frasier - Jemi Frasier - Q&A
January 18 - diedre Knight - Pensive Pens - Part II
January 18 - Toi Thomas - The ToiBox of Words
January 18 - Victoria Marie Lees - Victoria Marie Lees
January 19 - J.Q. Rose - Focused on Story by J.Q. Rose - Her Favorite Short Story (I already know which one it is, and it's one of my favorites, too!)
January 19 - Rebecca M. Douglass - Rebecca M. Douglass, Author
January 24 - Alex J. Cavanaugh - Alex J. Cavanaugh - Top Five Movies About Writing
January 26 - DeAnna Knippling - Wonderland Press & Writing Craft - Q&A
January 27 - Diane Burton - Diane Burton - Her Favorite Short Story
January 31 - Annalisa Crawford - Blogging with My Fountain Pen - Her Favorite Short Story
January 31 - Jemima Pett - Jemima Pett 
February 1 - Beth Camp - Beth and Writing - Part II of Q&A
February 2 - Michelle Wallace - Writer-in-Transit - Q&A
February 9 - C. Lee McKenzie - C. Lee McKenzie, Author - Her Favorite Short Story
TBA - Sandra Cox - Sandra's Place - 3 Quirky Food Facts
January 26 - DeAnna Knippling - Wonderland Press & Writing Craft - Q&A
TBA - Elizabeth Seckman - Elizabeth Seckman - Her Favorite Short Story

And a thank you to Natalie Aguirre and my brother Alex Kenoyer for individual shoutouts!

Now for publications seeking submissions. I'm not endorsing any of these. Always do your own due diligence before submitting.

Devil's Party Press is seeking literary short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with a winter theme. Up to 5000 words. Pays $25. Deadline January 30.

Sirens Call Publications is seeking short horror stories with a forest theme for "Deep in the Woods." 4000 to 8000 words. Pays $25. Deadline January 31 (Note: I have worked with them before, and it was a good experience.)

Neon Hemlock is seeking "queer stories of dark speculative fiction across genres featuring mechas and mechs of all stripes." Up to 6000 words. Pays $.08/word. Deadline January 31.

Woodroe Writing Services is seeking horror short stories from marginalized authors for "Horror That Represents You." 1000 to 7000 words. Pays $.11/word. Deadline January 31.

Hydra Publications is seeking epic sword and sorcery fantasy with a grim or bleak feel for "Ghosts of the Old Gods." 6000 to 10,000 words. Pays $35. Deadline January 31.

Gossamer Wings and Other Stories is seeking Weird West Horror short stories for "A Fistful of Demons." Up to 6000 words. Pays $25 per 1000 words. Deadline January 31.

Nothing Without Us Too is seeking stories by and about those with both visible and invisible disabilities and chronic issues. 500 to 3500 words. Pays $.08 CAD/word. Deadline January 31.

Mysterion is seeking speculative fiction stories with a Christian theme. Up to 9000 words. Pays $.08.word. Deadline January 31.

Dark Peninsula Press is seeking dark fiction with the theme forbidden magic for "The Cellar Door." 2000 to 7500 words. Pays $25. Deadline January 31.

Alpennia is seeking short historical stories (before 1900) with a lesbian theme for the 2022 Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Fiction Series. Up to 5000 words. Pays $.08.word. Deadline January 31.

DMR Books is seeking sword and sorcery stories involving Halloween/Samhain. 4000 to 8000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline February 1.

The First Line is seeking short stories starting with the line "Rayna sat in front of the mirror removing her makeup and wondered who she would discover underneath." 300 to 5000 words. Pays between $5 and $50 depending upon submission type. Deadline February 1. 

Escape Artists is seeking speculative fiction stories featuring cats, preferably with some humor, for CatsCast, a podcast. Up to 6000 words. Pays $.08/word. Deadline February 1.

The Last Girls Club is seeking feminist horror with the theme of Active Shooter. Up to 2500 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline February 1. 

Nonbinary Review is seeking stories based in your favorite fictional worlds, but without any characters from those fictional worlds (example: Alice in Wonderland with none of the characters met in the book). Up to 3000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline February 1.

Sci Phi Journal is seeking SF stories with the theme uchronia (alternate histories). Up to 2000 words. Pays 3 Euro cents per word. Deadline February 5.

Decoded is seeking queer speculative fiction. Up to 7500 words. Pays between $25 and $200, depending upon submission type. Deadline February 14.

Julie Bozza is seeking queer weird west tales. 3000 to 10,000 words. Pays $30 to $50. Deadline February 28. 

Cosmic Horror Monthly is seeking cosmic horror. 1000 to 7500 words. Pays $.03/word. Deadline February 28.

Dragon Soul Press is seeking cyberpunk stories for "Surge" and Atlantis retellings for "Beyond Atlantis." 5000 to 15,000 words. Pays in royalties. Deadline February 28.

Stonecrop Review is seeking creative nonfiction, fiction, art, and photography that explores how humans, animals, and plants adapt to life in the city. 500 to 5000 words. Pays $20. Deadline February 28.

Have you read J.Q.'s memoir? Visited her blog to leave a comment? Any of these publications of interest? Have you dealt with any of these publishers before? Are you submitting?

May you find your Muse.


Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to J.Q. on her book birthday! And I'm glad you've got a lot of help in promoting your new book.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Natalie!!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Shannnon, for helping me send out more invites to the book birthday party for Arranging a Dream. I'm almost as excited giving away prizes and celebrating this first year after releasing my memoir as I was when it was released! Please note--"almost". Congratulations on your new release. You have a great line-up for the book blog tour. Have fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, JQ.
And congratulations, Shannon! May it be a big success and looking forward to hosting you.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Alex.

J.Q. Rose said...

I appreciate you sharing the book birthday party event on your site. Looking forward to hosting you on January 19 at the Focused on Story Blog!!

cleemckenzie said...

J.Q's title is lovely, and her memoir does sound as if she's all about "story" and revealing the people in them. Happy Book Birthday!

I'm looking forward to having you on my blog Feb 9, Shannon!