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Thread: The Great W1S1 Hey-Do-You-Know-About-This-Market Thread

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    The Great W1S1 Hey-Do-You-Know-About-This-Market Thread

    Because it's nice when we're all hanging out here, but even better when we're all hanging out on a TOC together. (-:

    I figure people hear about interesting markets through word of mouth, footnotes on other writers' blogs, and the occasional hand-written note on blood-stained vellum slipped under the door on the night of a new moon, and it's good to have a way of sharing that info.

    It also occurs to me that it might be handy for folks to know what everyone else writes, so I'll start and say I write mostly space-opera with the occasional fantasy/horror for some variety.

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    Heads up--next prompt/contest I'm considering:
    Redstone Science Fiction: Identity Crisis Contest -due August 15th.

    Nothing at all has come to mind for me for this one as yet though--not even sure I get what they want just yet lol.
    I actually might end up skipping this one, but perhaps this post will help jumpstart someone else; in fact, I think I'll work on a "Writers of the Future" entry.

    The other interesting (and pro-paying) contests/prompts I see all have September deadlines.
    Last edited by Tienci; 07-16-2011 at 09:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tienci View Post
    The other interesting (and pro-paying) contests/prompts I see all have September deadlines.
    Feel free to share; some of us are very slow writers (-:

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    Here goes!

    ReadingWriters Contest Cafe- Due 09/15 (flashfic @1k max, pays $100)

    Enchanted Conversation: Little Red Riding Hood- Due 09/30 (2k max, 10c/wd)

    On the Premises: Myths & Legends- Due 09/30 (5k max, various $ prizes)

    ETA--I tend to write literary fiction, but lately my short stories have been turning out dark spec (usually dark fantasy, psychological horror types).
    Last edited by Tienci; 07-16-2011 at 09:48 AM.
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    A bit of shameless self-promotion here: Every Sunday, on me blog, i publish a Spec Fic News bulletin, which includes news about new markets, contests, and anthos. This week i'll be pointing out a couple that don't look like they've been talked up too much yet, so be sure to check the bulletin when it's released Sunday arvo/evening.

    *cheesy grin of self-promotion*

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    I always love your bulletin, Izz.

    A great service to the community.
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    And here it is: Spec Fic News 17/07/11

    Including info on:

    a new pro-paying market
    a contest accepting works up to 30K
    a mystery novel contest offering a prize that includes a $10k advance (not really applicable to us here, but still cool )

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    Fabulous Izz--thanks very much!

    PS--For some reason, all this time I thought you were a girl until I saw the name 'Samuel' on your bulletin (must've thought Izz short for Isabel or something).
    Last edited by Tienci; 07-18-2011 at 09:04 AM. Reason: em-dash, heh
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    Aspen Mountain Press is about to launch Aura, their new spec fic imprint and also a monthly magazine.

    Just tossing that out there too.

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    Thanks, Celina!

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    Another heads-up:
    Round 7 of NPR's 3-minute fiction contest is going to start soon (saw an announcement on their Facebook page).
    It's non-paying--usually a copy of the author-judge's book or something--but it's 600 words of fun!
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    Here's an interesting one:

    http://www.duotrope.com/market_5999.aspx

    Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations . . .

    Scary!
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    I know I saw mention of people writing for The Memory Eater anthology. Though the deadline is past, the editor is still accepting stories to fill the last 5 or 6 slots, apparently.

    As for what I write, it's mostly horror and weird tales that are somewhere between horror and fantasy, I guess. A little science fiction, but it's pretty soft, I think. I do write some non-genre stuff (or literary, since that seems to be a genre of its own), and humor.

    The novel I'm trying to beat into shape is horror. The novella, gay erotic fantasy, which I guess would be called paranormal fantasy since a main character isn't exactly human.

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    Some good heads-ups in here, peeps

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    This came up for me the other day in the "Random Market" thingie on Duotrope, and has rather caught my fancy. Thought I'd pass it along to see if it's a spark for anyone else:
    Dagan Books Fish Anthology:
    http://www.duotrope.com/market_5794.aspx

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    Salem Literary Festival A Classic Re-Told contest

    deadline 8/15
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    "Will you won't you will you won't you, will you join the dance?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieColleen View Post
    Salem Literary Festival A Classic Re-Told contest

    deadline 8/15
    They seem to be having issues with their website. Their Facebook page is working at least: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Salem-...00564206650849
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tienci View Post
    You know, I might give this a try. Gotta flip through some old flash pieces and see if I have something that will work. Thanks for the tip!
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    "You should see the things I DON'T write down."

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    Heads up on a new pro-paying market, peeps: Penumbra.

    Musa is a brand new e-publishing outfit, and Penumbra is their short fiction magazine. I know very little about them, except that their book publishing arm pays royalties only, and finding information about their editors is very difficult. But 5c a word for the zine arm isn't necessarily to be sneezed at.
    Last edited by Izz; 08-09-2011 at 11:57 AM.

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    Hmm, might try to get something in for Penumbra's call for spec-fic involving the arts...
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    Update to my post above: info about Musa's editors and staff is now easily accessible.

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    Apex put out a submissions call for a follow-up to their Dark Faith anthology. Link here.

    You can't submit until January, so that should give us all plenty of time to write something.
    Short Story Pubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tienci View Post
    Here goes!

    Enchanted Conversation: Little Red Riding Hood- Due 09/30 (2k max, 10c/wd)
    I'm working on one now but think it will be over the max but thanks I liked 'em on FB for future. Taking a kid lit class we read/talked a lot about fairy tales so now my head is full of ideas!

    Not sure if I missed this one in the thread already but Im polishing a few for http://nanofiction.org/ contest. They say you can sub up to three (under 300 words) for the $15 fee deadline is 8/31/11.

    @Izz added your blog lots of great info thanks!

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    jgold: Dark Faith sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the tip.
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