Okay y'all, I've had to download Mozilla Firefox to do it, but I think I can finally visit other blogs and comment on them (and respond to comments on my own blog)! As far as I can tell, unless others are having issues with blogger, too, my issues are stemming from adding work accounts and keeping my Google Drive access to them open. Which I've had to do before, without having these issues, but that was before I was using the newer Office setup that keeps me online.
Anyway, whatever the issue, I *think* I have things back to normal as long as I use a separate browser. Fingers crossed!
I ended up getting sicker after my IWSG post, and simply didn't have the energy to work on it until now.
It's time for the June and July submission roundup. Bear in mind I'm not endorsing these, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence before submitting.
Freeze Frame Fiction is seeking flash fiction. Up to 1000 words. Pays $10 per piece. Deadline June 30.
Brigid's Gate Press is seeking short stories, poetry, and drabbles in horror and dark fantasy for Dangerous Waters: Deadly Women of the Sea. 500 to 3500 words. Pays $.08/word for short stories, $50 per poem/drabble. Deadline June 30.
War & Whiskey Publishing is seeking science fiction taking place on other planets for Strange Sunrises: Tales From Distant Planets. All sub-genres, but they have a specific sci-fi horror call in the future, and would prefer horror be saved for that one. 2500 to 7500 words. Pays $30. Deadline June 30.
New Gothic Review is seeking short stories that re-imagine gothic literature for the 21st century. 1500 to 5000 words. Pays $65. Deadline June 30.
Strange Aeon is seeking cosmic horror short stories. 5000 to 10,000 words. Pays $20. Deadline June 30.
Dark Matter Magazine is seeking sci-fi horror for Monstrous Futures. Black Mirror-type stories. 2000 to 4000 words. Pays $.08/word. Deadline June 30.
Unsettling Reads is seeking fantasy, horror, and science fiction themed around winter/snow and that must feature a tree. Short stories and poems. 1500 to 5500 words. Pays $20. Deadline July 1.
The Cafe Irreal is seeking irreal stories (defined on their site). Up to 2000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline July 1.
Minola Review is seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by those identifying as women or nonbinary. Up to 5000 words. Pays $175 per short story or creative nonfiction and $25 per poem. Deadline July 1.
Substantially Unlimited is seeking work by those who are disabled, especially focusing on invisible disabilities. Current theme is "stigma." 1 to 15 pages. Pays $15. Deadline July 1.
Pillow Talking, a podcast, is seeking first-person narrative/creative nonfiction real-life bedroom conversations. 350 to 2000 words. July themes are "sanctuary" (July 2 deadline) and "I remember..." (July 16 deadline), but they take unthemed pieces at any time. Pays $25 AUD.
Aurelio Leo is seeking fantasy short stories by authors of the African diaspora for Sovereign: An Anthology of Black Fantasy Fiction. Up to 39,999 words. Pays $.08/word up to 1000 words then $.01/word after. Deadline July 1.
Arelia Leo is also seeking urban fantasy dealing with elemental fire magic for From the Ashes. Same word count and pay as above, but in addition 10% of net proceeds will be donated to charities supporting burn victims. Deadline July 16.
Jaggery is seeking work by those of the South Asian diaspora. Art, essays, poetry, fiction. No specific word count. Pays $100 for fiction, $25 for all else. Deadline July 17.
Dragon Soul Press is seeking women's contemporary fiction for Life at its Best. 3000 to 15,000 words. Pays royalties. Deadline July 30.
Water Dragon Publishing is seeking speculative fiction exploring the impact of the pandemic for Corporate Catharsis: The Work from Home Edition. 2000 to 10,000 words. Pays $.02/word. Deadline July 30.
Brink Literary is seeking creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry with the theme "reverence." No specific word count. Pay ranges from $25 to $100. Deadline July 30.
Hellbound Books is seeking splatterpunk for In Celebration of Splatterpunk. 4000 to 10,000 words. Pays $5. Deadline July 31.
Wolfsinger Publications is seeking science fiction of any sub-genre with your take on "ring of fire" for Ring of Fire. 1000 to 7000 words. Pays $15 plus royalties. Deadline July 31.
Zoetic Press is seeking poetry, short stories, and visual art with the theme "in motion" for Nonbinary Review. Up to 3000 words. Pays $.01/word for prose, $10 for poetry, and $25 for art. Deadline July 31.
Fiyah is seeking fiction and poetry by authors of the African diaspora with the theme "hauntings and horrors." 2000 to 7000 words for short stories or up to 15,000 words for novelettes. Pays $.08/word for prose, $50 for poetry, and $.10/word for nonfiction. Deadline July 31.
Sliced Up Press is seeking is seeking blood-free horror shorts stories and poetry for Bloodless. 1000 to 3000 words. Pays $30. Deadline July 31.
The Sprawl Mag is seeking poetry short stories, and visual art of a speculative nature. Up to 1000 words. Pays $20 CAD. Deadline July 31.
Are any of these of interest? Anything to add? Are you submitting? Any submission news?
May you find your Muse.