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Aswiebe's Market List Update 2013-12

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 1/15/2014.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#121513

Editor's Note

Real "Editor's Notes" will return once I'm back from maternity leave.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

"Ekaterina and the Firebird" will be appearing at Tor.com on January 1st! This story is a new take on an old Russian fairy tale: the quest for a blessing from the elusive firebird. On Ekaterina's fourteenth birthday, a rare firebird sighting sets in motion a chain of events that will reveal hidden truths, transforming her life and changing her family's fortunes.



Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html
 

* Stories We’ve Seen Too Often [plotting]: http://www.strangehorizons.com/guidelines/fiction-common.shtml


* The Art of Retelling [plotting]: http://www.aaronshep.com/storytelling/A62.html



Featured Market

Daughters of Frankenstein anthology wants your mad scientist stories!

Lethe Press is seeking short stories and novellettes for its forthcoming anthology, Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists! We're looking for more cinematic-style "mad science"--over-the-top vs. textbook--so everything from alchemy to steampunk to cloning in tanks is fine. The protagonist must be lesbian and her sexuality cannot be a stigma. While the mad scientist need not be the protagonist, she must be a three-dimensional character and her interest in (mad) science should have a natural rationale as in real life (though her desired ends to whatever experiment takes place as one of the story arcs need not be natural at all!). Our preference is stories that take place in 19th and 20th centuries, but we are open to other time periods and contemporary tales.

This book would be shelved in SF/Fantasy. So this is not an erotica anthology. Elements of romance are fine and welcome as long as they are natural to the story.

The basics: SF/F, 2,500 - 12,500 words, pays $.05/wd. Daughters of Frankenstein anthology

Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.






Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Daughters of Frankenstein (Lethe Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/2014 Themed: lesbian mad science $0.0500 http://lethepressbooks.com/call_for_submissions.htm
Local Magic ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/15/2014 Themed: real setting with fantastical science element $0.0200 http://antimatterpress.com/submissions/
Tales of the Unanticipated (TOTU) SF/F/H and unclassifiable $0.0150 http://www.totu-ink.com/guidelines.phtml
Aghast Horror, dark fantasy, supernatural, and weird $0.0100 http://krakenpress.com/aghast-submission-guidelines/
Dreadful Cafe - Anthologies Themed anthologies $125.00 http://dreadfulcafe.com/
Death's Realm (Grey Matter Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/2014 Horror themed to the afterlife $100.00 http://greymatterpress.com/submissions/current-calls/
Insert Title Here ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2014 All spec-fic $67.73 http://fablecroft.com.au/about/submissions
Boroughs of the Dead ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/1/2014 Themed: New York horror and ghost stories $25.00 http://mythinkbooks.com/submission-guidelines/boroughs-of-the-dead-vol-2/
Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly SF romance $25.00 http://www.scifiromancequarterly.org/write-for-us/
Body Parts All spec-fic, esp. dark/erotic $20.00 http://www.bodypartsmagazine.com/submission-guidelines.html
Songs of the Great Cycle (Long Count Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/2014 Fantasy set in Mesoamerica $20.00 http://www.longcountpress.com/
Guns and Romance (Dark Continents Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2014 Spec-fic with guns and romance $20.00 http://darkcontinents.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/call-for-submissions-guns-and-romances/


Aswiebe's Market List

  • Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.

  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.

  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!

  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.

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Links
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About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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Aswiebe's Market List Update 2013-11

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 12/15/2013.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#111513

Editor's Note
Right now I'm pretty happy that I figured out a "recovery plan" for what to do after major life events upend everything. I'll be needing it soon, since my second child was due three days ago (she's making us wait!). In the meantime, it's really useful having a place to write down the things that I won't be able to work on now or in the near future, so I can pick them back up more easily once I have the time/attention span.

Real "Editor's Notes" will return once I'm back from maternity leave.


What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

Not a whole lot is new! Fortunately, there are always writing-related things that can keep me busy even when I don't have the creative energy for working on writing projects.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html
 

This feature will return once I'm back from maternity leave.

Featured Market

A Merry Little Apex Christmas Flash Fiction Contest is what it says on the tin: flash fiction, Christmas-themed, with a dark slant.

Submissions will be read by Jason Sizemore and [Lesley Conner] with the winning story being published on the Apex blog on December 23rd. Besides getting their flash fiction published on the Apex blog, the winner also receives the following fantastic prize pack: a short story (up to 5,000 words long) critiqued by Apex owner/publisher Jason Sizemore, payment of 5 cents a word, and a one year subscription to Apex Magazine.

To make sure that everyone has a merry Christmas, all entrants will receive a free issue of Apex Magazine. All you have to do is let us know in your submission email which issue of Apex Magazine you would like and we will send it out to you. Search our back issues to see which one you’d like to own.

The basics: dark SF/F/Horror, less than 250 words, pays $.05/wd. A Merry Little Apex Christmas Flash Fiction Contest

Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.
Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
War Stories (Apex) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/2013 Military SF $0.0500
http://warstoriesanthology.com/submissions/
Tales From the Night of the Dead ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2014 Themed: horror set on Halloween night $0.0500
https://diabolicpublications.submittable.com/submit/23726
SpeckLit Spec-fic $0.0500
http://specklit.com/submissions/
Kaleidoscope ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2013 Contemporary YA SF/F $0.0500
http://kaleidoscope.twelfthplanetpress.com/?page_id=42
Diabolic Tales IV - The Psychology of Death ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2014 Horror themed to death $0.0500
http://www.diabolicpublications.com/current
A Merry Little Apex Christmas Flash Fiction Contest ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 12/16/2013 Dark spec-fic flash fiction themed to Christmas $0.0500
http://www.apexbookcompany.com/2013/11/a-merry-little-apex-christmas-flash-fiction-contest/
Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/2013 SF by women $0.0200
http://www.alexdallymacfarlane.com/2013/10/call-for-reprint-submissions-mammoth-book-of-sf-stories-by-women/
Aletheia Christian-friendly YA fantasy, myth, historical $0.0200
http://www.aletheiamag.com/submissions.html
Ways of Magic (Deepwood Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: magical systems $0.0100
http://deepwoodpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/
Splintered Lands (Deepwood Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: post-apocalyptic shared world fantasy $0.0100
http://deepwoodpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/
Lackington's Speculative Prose SF/F, slipstream, etc. $0.0100
http://lackingtons.com/submissions-2/
Death God's Chosen, The (Deepwood Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: dark fantasy with a necromancer/undead POV $0.0100
http://deepwoodpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/
Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction (Solarwyrm Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/2013 Spec-fic in Asia-Pacific setting $0.0050
http://solarwyrm.com/2013/07/31/submission-call-asia-pacific-speculative-fiction/
Lost in the Witching Hour ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2013 Horror,ghost stories and paranormal $0.0020
http://spookshowpublishing.com/call-for-submissions/
Wrapped in White ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/26/2013 - 01/10/2014 Ghost stories
$25.00 http://sekhmetpress.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/anthology-submissions-wrapped-in-white/
One-Night Stands (Perpetual Motion Machine Press) All genres
$25.00 https://pmmpublishing.submittable.com/submit/21806
Strangelet Literary speculative fiction
$20.00 http://www.strangeletjournal.com/submit/
Mega Thump ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1/2014 Horror and SF blended
$20.00 http://sawneyhatton.com/mega-thump-anthology/
Blood Reign Horror, dark literature, and fantasy
$20.00 http://www.bloodreign.info/
Timeless Tales Magazine Fairy tale retellings, themed issues
$15.00 http://www.timelesstalesmagazine.com/#!submissions/c1vmu
713 Flash (Kazka Press) SF/F/H, themed
$15.00 http://www.kazkapress.net/713flashfiction
Conqueror Womb, The ONE-TIMEANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/15/2013 Cthulhu-themed horror/SF erotica
$10.00 http://martianmigrainepress.com/submissions
Niteblade Fantasy and Horror Fantasy/horror
$5.00 http://niteblade.com/home/submissions/
New Whakazoid Circus ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/2014 Themed: circuspunk
$5.00 http://www.chupacabrahouse.com/search/label/submissions
Campfire Howls (Mystichawker Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: cowboys and werewolves
$5.00 http://www.mystichawker.com/sub.html
Telepunk Press - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic, mystery, and weird - "anything cool"
$10.00 http://telepunk.com/submissions.php
Misfit Magazine - DEAD MARKET Eclectic, all genres
$10.00 http://www.misfitmagazine.com/2011/08/submission-guidelines.html
Fifth Di - DEAD MARKET SF/F
$10.00 http://samsdotpublishing.com/fifth/guidelines.htm
Zahir - DEAD MARKET Literary speculative fiction
$10.00 http://www.zahirtales.com/index.html
M-Brane - DEAD MARKET

$10.00 http://www.mbranesf.com/
Full Unit Hookup - DEAD MARKET odd unclassifiable and difficult to sell
$10.00
Quill-Pen.net - Unbelievable Stories - DEAD MARKET SF, H, Mystery, Erotica
$10.00 http://quill-pen.net/Sbmission.html
Grand Science Fiction - DEAD MARKET Spec-fic stories of exactly 100 or 1,000 words $0.0500
http://grandsciencefiction.com/


Aswiebe's Market List

  • Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.

  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.

  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!

  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.

  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

  • To unsubscribe, simply reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

  • You can also get market list updates through social media by following my RSS feed, Livejournal, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ account.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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Deadlines - Aswiebe's Market List Update 2013-10

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 11/15/2013.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#101513

Editor's Note
In the beginning, keeping track of writing deadlines is easy. You don't have any! Sure, you probably have buckets and buckets of personal goals and self-imposed due dates, but that's not (quite) the same thing. For the longest time, I lumped my deadlines and self-imposed due dates together with all my other writing-related to-dos. Result? A long, jumbled list of things I wanted to do for writing, and a tendency to get to things at the last minute or not at all.
Recently, I've taken some steps towards fixing that.

I separated hard deadlines, indifferent deadlines, and soft goals. Hard deadlines are for projects where people are expecting something from you by a specific date. Indifferent deadlines are for projects where people expect something by a certain date, by they aren't necessarily expecting anything from you. Soft goals are self-imposed. Practically speaking, they're not deadlines at all. Now I keep a list of hard deadlines and a list of indifferent deadlines where I'll see it every day before I begin writing. In my case, that means at the top of my writing log (where I keep track of all the writing and writing-related things I do day-by-day). It makes it much easier to see when I need to prioritize.
I also went through my to-do list and separated out the more urgent items into a separate list so that I could do those first. Don't ask how long my to-do list is. It's ridiculous. The urgent to-do list, however, is much more manageable.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

Mostly I've been grumbling about having to go back and reread a large chunk of my serial story so that I can replace what I didn't realize should be the end of the book when I wrote it. (This caused some discontent with that section. It really helps to know when you're supposed to be writing The Big Climax and Emotionally Satisfying Ending, I tell you.)

Dragon's Roost Press is currently raising funds for a dark speculative fiction anthology to benefit canine rescue. My short story, "Belongings," will be included in this anthology.

You can look at it as helping a worthy cause or as ordering your copy in advance, but either way, do it at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dragon-s-roost-press-anthology-benefiting-canine-rescue

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html
 

* How To Make Money on Ebooks [self-publishing, ebooks]: http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-make-money-on-ebooks.html

* How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me? (Relevant for all the uninsured writers out there!): http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/09/26/226456791/how-much-will-obamacare-cost-me-try-our-calculator


Featured Market

Ares Magazine is a new, pro-paying spec-fic, adventure, and espionage magazine.

Preferred Genres


  • Science Fiction

  • Fantasy

  • Mythology

  • Horror

  • Modern Espionage

  • Alternative History

  • Pulp Adventure

Guidelines for Original Fiction

Ares’ focus is science fiction, but other types are considered. We encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.


The basics: SF/F/Horror/Adventure/Espionage/game systems, 1,000 - 60,000 words, pays $.05/wd, reprints accepted. Ares Magazine

Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.
Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Flytrap ONE-TIME issue #11 - DUE 10/31/13 All genres $0.0500 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timpratt/flytrap-a-little-zine-with-teeth/posts/585139
Ares Magazine All spec-fic, plus adventure $0.0500 http://aresmagazine.com/?page_id=46
Electronic Voice Phenomenon, The (Unsettled Foundation) Podcast dark speculative fiction $0.0500 http://theunsettledfoundation.com/sub
Lakeside Circus All spec-fic, and literary/weird/interstitial $0.0100 http://lakesidecircus.com/submissions/
Infinite Science Fiction (Infinite Acacia) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2013 SF $0.0100 http://www.infiniteacacia.com/submission/infinite-science-fiction-1/
Wyrm's Gauntlet RECURRING CONTESTS Written to prompt $150.00 http://wyrmsgauntlet.com/rules/
From Out of the Dark ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2014 Space-themed SF horror $75.00 http://www.ralan.com/listings/hosted/fromoutdark.htm
Blank Fiction Review All genres, themed issues $50.00 http://blankfictionmag.com/submissions/
Fur & Fang ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/5/2013 Themed: monster sex $50.00 http://apokrupha.com/2013/09/21/fur-fang-subs/
Comets and Criminals Adventure, mystery, science fiction, historical, and adventure stories. $25.00 http://www.cometsandcriminals.com/?page_id=36
Vignettes From the End of the World ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/5/2013 Themed: end of the world $20.00 http://apokrupha.com/2013/09/29/vignettes-submissions/
Trysts of Fate (Alban Lake) Paranormal/SF romance $20.00 http://albanlake.com/guidelines-trysts-of-fate/
Plague: Aftermath ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2014 Shared world, after a plague. $20.00 http://ephiroll.com/PlagueAftermath.html
Grim Corps Literary spec-fic and horror $10.00 http://grimcorps.com/magazine/guidelines.htm
The Grotesquerie ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2013 Horror by women writers $10.00 http://mochamemoirspress.com/about/submission-guidelines/
MicroHorror ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/1 - 10/31 Themed. (2013 ONE-TIME theme: eyes) $5.00 http://www.microhorror.com/microhorror/
White Cat - DEAD MARKET Spec-fic, dark fiction, and mystery/suspense $0.0500 http://www.whitecatpublications.com/?page_id=2689
Nightfall Magazine (White Cat Publications) - DEAD MARKET Dark fiction $0.0300 http://www.whitecatpublications.com/guidelines/nightfall-guidelines/
Conjurings (White Cat Publications) - DEAD MARKET Fantasy $0.0300 http://www.whitecatpublications.com/?page_id=3220
Blue Shift Magazine (White Cat Publications) - DEAD MARKET SF $0.0300 http://www.whitecatpublications.com/?p=3193
Conjurings Magazine (White Cat Publications) - DEAD MARKET Fantasy $0.0300 http://www.whitecatpublications.com/?p=3197
Scout and Engineer - DEAD MARKET All genres $125.00 http://www.scoutandengineer.com/submissions-guidelines/
ReadingWriters Contest Cafe - DEAD MARKET Themed contests. $100.00


Aswiebe's Market List

  • Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.

  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.

  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!

  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.

  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

  • To unsubscribe, simply reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

  • You can also get market list updates through social media by following my RSS feed, Livejournal, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ account.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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The Illusion of Lost Time: Aswiebe's Market List Update 2013-09

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 10/15/2013.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#091513

Editor's Note
Writers are people with lives. Some of us have very busy lives. It's easy to fall into the trap of believing that we are "losing" writing time: losing it to work, losing it to illness, or losing it to our children. Believe me, this is much on my mind as I move through the third trimester for my second child! I need to remind myself to view this as an illusion that results from looking at too small a piece of the picture. Life is the long game, and our time is infinite right up until we suddenly have none. Of course, none of us know when that will be.
That said, I've been learning to look for hidden writing time, time that was available that I didn't realize I had. Time to write a longhand story while going somewhere on the bus, to scribble in a notebook for fifteen minutes while my toddler plays with his blocks, to do editing at a coffee shop with a great playroom, and to do writing-related tasks in the evenings while spending time watching a movie or listening to music with my husband. Time is more fluid than we sometimes think.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

I gave a presentation covering the basics of selling your short stories from beginning to end: preparing a submission, choosing a publisher to submit to, rights and contracts and what you can expect, basic marketing, and the afterlife of the short story. You can watch the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHXiwZMeMtQ


Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html
 

* The Lewis Model [worldbuilding]: http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2013/09/08/the_lewis_model_explains_world_cultures_through_language.html


* An anatomy textbook for mythological beasts [worldbuilding]: http://io9.com/mythological-creatures-are-cooler-when-theyre-anatomic-1250933217

* 2013 Smashwords indie publishing statistics [self-publishing]: http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/05/new-smashwords-survey-helps-authors.html

* Slush Frustration [plotting]: http://ann-leckie.livejournal.com/191769.html

* How to Make Happy Accidents Happen [writing business]: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-happy-accidents-happen-more-often-1148657518


Featured Market

Spellbound & Spindles - The guidelines below are for a special issue of Spellbound—a children’s fantasy e-zine for 8-12 year olds—and Spindles—a companion adult anthology.

Both anthologies will feature fairy tales retold to feature POC, LGBT and disabled characters, as well as non-Western European and non-North American settings. Stories should follow the standard fairy tale structure, but can be placed in any time period. We’ll only be publishing one version of each story (so one Cinderella, on Snow White, etc.) so authors are encouraged to submit as many different stories as they want.

The basics: Fantasy, up to 2,500 (Spellbound) and 5,000 (Spindles) words, pays $.05/wd.

Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.
Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Payment Notes Website
Upgraded (Clarkesworld) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2013 SF themed to cyborgs $0.0700

http://neil-clarke.com/books/submission_guidelines/
Pedestal Magazine All genres, especially cross-genre $0.0500

http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/submitguidelines.php
Spindles (Eggplant Productions) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/1/2013 UNTIL FILLED Themed: non-Western fairytales/characters $0.0500

http://eggplantproductions.com/general-guidelines/guidelines-for-spellbound-spindles/
Dark Magazine, The Dark. Magic realism, surrealism, steampunk, and dark F/SF $0.0500

http://www.ralan.com/m.pro.htm#ThDrk
Read Short Fiction All genres $0.0500
Capped at $150 http://horrortree.com/ongoing-submissions-read-short-fiction/
DRP Anthology to Benefit Canine Rescue (Dragon's Roost Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED OR 1/1/2014 Dark spec-fic themed to abandonment $0.0100

http://thedragonsroost.net/styled-3/index.html
Twelfth Planet Novella Series SF/F/H and crime
$100.00 AU$100-$200, plus royalties http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/submissions
DarkFuse Anthology Series (Quarterly) dark fiction
$50.00
https://darkfuse.submittable.com/submit
Tales of the Black Arts (Hazardous Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2013 Dark, fantastic sword and sorcery
$25.00
http://www.hazardouspress.com/call-for-submissions-for-tales-of-the-black-arts-a-swords-sorcery-anthology/
Shadows of a Fading World (Long Count Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2013 Dying earth sword and sorcery
$20.00 Plus royalties http://www.longcountpress.com/
Fearsome Flashers (Massacre Publishing) ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 10/31/2013 Horror/weird themed to photo
$15.00 $15 Amazon voucher http://massacrepublishing.com/2013/08/24/contest-fearsome-flashers-wanted/
Inaccurate Realities All YA spec-fic, themed
$15.00 $15-$25 http://inaccuraterealities.com/submissions/
We Were Heroes ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/1/2013 UNTIL FILLED Themed: elderly superheroes
$12.00
http://www.martinus.us/subs.html#heroes
Up, Do ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/15/2013 All genres, flash fiction by female writers
$10.00
http://www.robocup-press.com/index.html
713 Flash (Kazka Press) SF/F/H, themed
$10.00
http://www.kazkapress.net/713flashfiction
Forging Freedom II (Freedom Forge Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/2014 All genres, themed to individual liberty
$10.00 Plus royalties http://www.freedomforgepress.com/submission-guidelines/forging-freedom-anthology-ii/
Mirror Dance Fantasy
$5.00
http://mirrordancefantasy.blogspot.com/2008/01/submissions.html
Kaleidotrope All genres, especially SF/F and the unconventional and weird.
$5.00
http://www.kaleidotrope.net/guidelines/
Grim Corps Flash Fiction Series Literary speculative fiction
$5.00
http://grimcorps.com/magazine/guidelines.htm
Fiction Vortex All spec-fic
$3.00 Top 3 stories: $30, $20, $10 (Oct. contest issue: $50, $40, $30) http://www.fictionvortex.com/submissions/submit-a-short-story/
Supernatural Tales Supernatural-themed.
$0.00 £25 for favorite story http://suptales.blogspot.dk/p/guidelines.html
Noneuclidean Cafe - DEAD MARKET literary - all genres
$5.00
http://www.noneuclideancafe.com/

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08/15/2013 Market List Update: Forming the Writing Habit

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Editor's NoteA friend of mine recently asked how to make writing stories a habit. She has some ideas, but she needs practice in writing consistently. Write consistently, butt in chair, make writing a habit: those are pieces of advice that writers hear a lot. This doesn't work for everybody. Some people are by nature binge writers, and others can only produce worthwhile material when circumstances are right. For me, making writing a habit is crucial. When I haven't written for a while, the quality of my writing goes down until I can get back into the groove, so to speak. I need it to be a habit.

So how do I (try to) do it?

1. Write a little bit at a time, every day, no matter what. This is not about you meeting your goal of 5,000 words a day. This is about you sitting down and writing every day. The amount you "have" to write should be so small that you can push it out in about fifteen minutes if you have to--and you'll feel silly about complaining that you don't want to do it, since it takes so little time. Freewriting is one way to do this.

2. Schedule it. Maybe this is the thing you do after dinner every day for an hour. Maybe it's what you do when the baby's napping every afternoon. Maybe it's what you do every morning on your bus ride in to work.

3. Reinforce it with little rituals that you won't ever feel reluctant about (this works best if you have a habit-forming personality). When you start, have a piece of chocolate, listen to a particular song or start up a playlist for the story you're currently writing. Be careful with this. You can become overly dependent on your starting rituals. You can also build up a ritual until it starts taking time away from your writing. Try to avoid that!

4. Keep writing on your mind when you're not writing. Maybe that means deliberately daydreaming about your story during a commercial break, or while you're walking the dog, or doing dishes. Keep a notebook around to scribble down notes whenever inspiration comes to you. Keeping the story always on your mind will help build momentum and make you *want* to keep the habit going.
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What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
I've wrapped up the last couple of podcasts from MinnSpec: the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Group (switching to live streaming). The most recent episodes are about query letters and legal issues for authors. Read more and download the podcasts here: http://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/messages/boards/thread/22420402
I've started getting up my notes on miscellaneous writingy bits that I found interesting or useful from the 4th Street Fantasy convention. Those can be found here: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/tag/4th%20street%20fantasy%202013





And last but not least, the horror anthology Eulogies II: Tales From the Cellar is now available for Kindle on Amazon.com (print version also available).

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html
 

* I Hate Strong Female Characters [characterization]: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2013/08/i-hate-strong-female-characters

* The Dyer of Lorbannery [plotting, editing]: http://papersky.livejournal.com/143157.html


* 7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding [worldbuilding]: http://io9.com/7-deadly-sins-of-worldbuilding-998817537


* Of Authors and Indie Bookstores [writing business]: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/07/01/of-authors-and-indie-bookstores/

* A good Duotrope replacement [publishing industry]: http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/


Featured Market

The Midnight Diner is a hardboiled genre quarterly digital publication with a Christian slant.

No restrictions on God, no restrictions on reality. Didactic preachy works are dismissed unceremoniously; we’re looking for high quality works that are uncompromising in craft, content, and quality.

The Diner is not for children, or the faint of heart. Jesus dressed up as Thor, a whore who moonlights as an exorcist, a bouncer at a strip club, and more offbeat characters were regulars in the first edition of The Diner. This is not Guideposts or your Sunday School quarterly. Pansy, sanitized work will be unceremoniously dismissed. Do not send us work where gangbangers say things like, “Golly gee, Beav, what ever are we going to do with this swell crack?”

The basics: SF/F/Horror/Weird/Adventure, 3,000 - 6,000 words, pays "Exact figures forthcoming, but it’ll be a fair chunk of change," no reprints.

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Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Upgraded ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/15/2013 SF themed to cyborgs $0.0700 http://neil-clarke.com/books/submission_guidelines/
Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) F/SF/H $0.0700 http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm
Dark Magazine, The Magic realism, surrealism, steampunk, and dark F/SF $0.0500 http://horrordrive-in.com/smf/index.php?topic=14199.msg135254
Jamais Vu Dark fiction, horror/thriller, cross-genre (with dark) $0.0500 http://www.jamaisvujournal.com/submissions.php
SNAFU ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2013 - 12/1/2013 Military SF/H $0.0300 http://cohesionpress.com/submissions/anthologies/
Mythic Delirium Poetry and speculative fiction $0.0200 http://mythicdelirium.com/?page_id=290
Midnight Diner, The Genre fiction, esp. hardboiled/weird, with Christian angle--very open. $0.0200 http://www.themidnightdiner.com/submit-your-work/
Lakeside Circus All spec-fic, weird fiction, etc. $0.0100 http://lakesidecircus.com/submissions/
Pinball Literary speculative fiction $0.0100 http://thisispinball.com/submit/
Fox & Raven Fiction F/SF/H and steampunk $150.00 http://foxandravenpublishing.tumblr.com/post/51988364070/submissions-guidelines-for-short-stories
NewMyths All spec-fic except graphic horror $50.00 http://www.newmyths.com/
Enter at Your Own Risk ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 Horror, themed $40.00 http://www.firbolgpublishing.com/
Enter At Your Own Risk ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 Themed $40.00 http://www.firbolgpublishing.com/submissions-enter-at-your-own-risk-volume-four/
Legend: True Stories from a Friend of a Friend ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2013 All genres, themed to new myths/urban legends. $25.00 http://www.thunderdomemag.com/submissions/show-us/calls-for-submissions/470-call-for-submissions-legend-true-stories-from-a-friend-of-a-friend-print-anthology
Strength from Within: Stories of Recovery ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2013 Fantasy themed to recovery from addiction $25.00 http://strengthfromwithinanthology.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/strength-from-within-stories-of-recovery-to-fund-ashbury-house/
Spirits of St. Louis: Missouri Ghost Stories ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/30/2013 Ghost stories $25.00 http://www.rockinghorsepublishing.com/submissions.html
We Walk Invisible (Chupa Cabra House) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2013 All spec-fic, themed to invisibility $25.00 http://www.chupacabrahouse.com/search/label/submissions
Horror Society Stories Vol. I ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2013 Horror $20.00 http://www.horrorsociety.com/2013/07/31/horror-society-announces-first-anthology-book-submission-guidelines-inside/
Future Crime (Sam's Dot Publishing) SF crime $20.00 http://samsdot.com/guidelines/futurecrime/
Weird Westerns (Chupa Cabra House) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/01/2013 Cross-genre with Western $20.00 http://www.chupacabrahouse.com/search/label/submissions
Girl at the End of the World ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2013 SF/F/H and crime with female protagonists $15.32 http://www.foxspirit.co.uk/?page_id=371
Aoife's Kiss SF/F $15.00 http://samsdot.com/guidelines/aoifes-kiss/
Cover of Darkness (Sam's Dot Publishing) Horror and dark fantasy $15.00 http://samsdot.com/guidelines/cover-of-darkness/
Hungur Magazine (Sam's Dot Publishing) Vampires, especially alien vampires $12.00 http://samsdot.com/guidelines/hungur/
Way of the Buffalo, The Podcast All genres $10.00 http://wayofthebuffalopodcast.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html
Fae (World Weaver Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/2013 Themed: fae $10.00 http://worldweaverpress.com/submissions/calls-for-anthologies/
In the Bloodstream ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/12/2013 Dark horror and dark fantasy $10.00 http://mochamemoirspress.com/about/submission-guidelines/
Altered States ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Cyberpunk and sci-fi $10.00 http://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/boards/view/viewthread?thread=36940162
Human Echoes Podcast Horror, monthly themed contests $10.00 http://humanechoespodcast.blogspot.com/search/label/flash%20fiction
Grim Corps Literary spec-fic and horror $10.00 http://grimcorps.com/magazine/guidelines.htm
Bizarro Bizarro (Bizarro Pulp Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/1/2013 Bizarro fiction $10.00 http://bizarropulppress.com/submissions/
Youth Imagination YA, all genres $10.00 http://www.youthimagination.org/index.php/Submission-Guidelines/submission-guidelines.html
4 Star Stories SF/F $10.00 http://www.4starstories.com/submissions.htm
Black Frost Media Horror, dark fantasy, and dark weird $10.00 http://blackfrostmedia.com/submissions/
Fox Pockets All spec-fic and crime, themed $7.80 http://www.foxspirit.co.uk/?page_id=371
Beyond Centauri SF/F for children (age 10 and up) $6.00 http://samsdot.com/guidelines/beyond-centauri/
Dream Quarry, The Spec-fic, themed $5.00 http://dreamquarry.net/query-and-submission-guidelines-for-volume-2/
WiFiles All spec-fic $3.00 http://thewifiles.com/?page_id=8
Hydra (Random House) SF/F/H $0.00 http://www.atrandom.com/eoriginals/submission.php
Atomic Avarice - DEAD MARKET All genres, themed to civil disobedience and revolutionary ideals $0.0100 http://www.atomicavarice.com/submit/
GUD Magazine - DEAD MARKET all genres PDF pub $0.0300 http://www.gudmagazine.com/subs/submit.php
Carnifex Press - DEAD MARKET F & H anthologies $0.0300 http://www.carnifexpress.com/releases


Aswiebe's Market List

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07/15/2013 Market List Update

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Editor's Note

Grammar is important for a writer, yes? Yes.

Automatic grammar checkers are generally pretty lousy, right? Right.


So what's a writer to do? Use reference materials! You can go (very) old school with the free edition of Strunk's The Elements of Style available online at http://www.bartleby.com/141/ . A more modern desk reference is also probably a good idea. I'm fond of my A Pocket Manual of Style. For all those finicky little questions like when titles should be capitalized, I like Grammar Girl: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl .

Grammar is on my mind since I just reviewed Grammarly (http://www.grammarly.com/), a grammar-checking program and online webapp. The short version? I have yet to find a grammar checker that will catch all errors without spitting up a ton of false positives. Grammarly might be useful to people just starting to write or people who speak English as a second language, since they do a very good job of explaining the different grammar errors that are possible. The full review is here: http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1107148.html .
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What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Two SF/F conventions within a month of each other doesn't leave a whole lot of time for anything else! But I've finished writing "Jill Underhill," my short story side project, and I'm busy researching digital encryption and handwriting analysis and medieval monks for my next one. Hopefully, my notes from the panels I attended/participated in will get posted soon, when I have time.




The horror anthology Eulogies II: Tales From the Cellar is now available in print on Amazon.com (ebook versions coming soon). This anthology includes my short story, "The Miracle Material."

When manufacturers think they've found the perfect material, it soon becomes more common than plastic. That's when the troubles start.

Excerpt:

The landfill is safe. I think. Even tupperware frightens me now. The sight of a discarded teddy bear moves me to tears. I wonder if Meredith's teddy bear still lies abandoned on her bed, held under siege by the ever-glowing blue stars that decorate her bedroom.

I tell myself that Meredith is safe and happy. We came from the sea, the scientists said. When there were scientists. What could be more natural than for us to return to the sea? I tell myself that she is safe and happy within the bosom of the sea.

I know I lie.

Wherever Meredith may be, however she feels, she is not my little girl anymore. And it is all my fault.

Read more in Eulogies II.


Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html
 

* How to Broaden Your Short Story's Scope [plotting]: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/how-to-broaden-your-short-storys-scope

* 7 Writing Routines That Work [productivity]: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/7-writing-routines-that-work

* How to Have a Career: Advice to Young Writers [writing business]: https://medium.com/editors-picks/793c6eb8256c


* The Story Coaster [humor]: http://www.incidentalcomics.com/2013/07/the-story-coaster.html


* How to Respond to Sexual Harassment at Conventions [publishing industry]: http://www.maryrobinettekowal.com/journal/on-sexual-harassment-at-conventions-elise-matheson-speaks-out/


* How to Be Found on the Internet [writing business, social media]: http://carriecuinn.com/2013/06/25/advice-for-writers-how-to-be-found-on-the-internet/


* 7 Secrets to Loving Book Promotion [marketing]: http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2013/06/7-secrets-to-loving-book-promotion-even.html

Featured Market

Lightspeed Magazine is an already pro-paying science fiction and fantasy publication that recently raised its pay rate again!

All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.

We believe that the science fiction/fantasy genre’s diversity is its greatest strength, and we wish that viewpoint to be reflected in our story content and our submission queues; we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

The basics: SF/F, 1,500-7,500 words, pays $.08/word, reprints okay.

Market List Updates
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Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Lightspeed Magazine Science fiction and fantasy $0.0800 http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/about/guidelines/
Chiral Mad 2 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE November-ish 2013 Mindbending psychological horror $0.0500 http://blog.nettirw.com/2013/07/03/chiral-mad-2/
Night of the Living Podcast (NOTLP)'s Flash Horror ONE-TIME Contest 2013 - DUE 7/31/2013 Horror $0.0500 http://www.notlp.com/blog/index.php/2013/06/16/contest-notlps-flash-horror-contest-2013/
Gigantic Worlds ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/13 SF $0.0500 https://giganticmag.submittable.com/submit/69f649cf-bb4e-433a-9900-9200aaa7c074
Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed (Tor Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2013 Horror and dark fantasy themed to Clive Barker's Midian. $0.0500 https://www.facebook.com/joseph.nassise/posts/435716269860771
Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Art All genres, interstitial arts and cross-genre. $0.0500 https://interfictions.submittable.com/submit
Unlikely Stories (FKA The Journal of Unlikely Entomology) All genres,three themed issues yearly: 1 bugs, 1 cryptography, 1 something else $0.0500 http://www.unlikely-story.com/?page_id=62
Phobos Magazine All spec-fic, plus bizarro, experimental, and adventure tales - themed $0.0500 http://phobosmagazine.com/submissions/
Of Devils and Deviants (Crowded Quarantine) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/01/13 Erotic horror $0.0200 http://crowdedquarantine.com/2013/06/23/of-devils-deviants-an-anthology-of-erotic-horror-now-open-for-submissions/
Coffee: 20 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL 8/31/2013 OR EARLIER F/SF/H themed to coffee/tea, reprints only $0.0100 http://alexshvartsman.com/ufo-unidentified-funny-objects/
Geek Force Five All genres, spec-fic or geek-themed $50.00 https://geekforcefive.submittable.com/submit
Eric's Hysterics All genres, literary humor $25.00 http://ericshysterics.blogspot.com/p/submissions_05.html
Bloody Parchment ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 6/25 - 10/31 Horror, dark fantasy, and weird $20.00 http://darkcontinents.com/submissions/
Revolt Daily Horror, bizarro, experimental, literary $20.00 https://revoltdaily.submittable.com/submit
A Krampus Anthology [World Weaver] ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2013 Themed: Krampus $10.00 http://worldweaverpress.com/submissions/calls-for-anthologies/
One Dollar Tales All spec-fic, mystery, western, and cross-genre $5.00 http://onedollartales.weebly.com/submission-guidelines.html
eFiction - DEAD MARKET (no longer paying - now royalties only) Any genre $20.00 http://efictionmag.submittable.com/submit
Schrodinger's Mouse - DEAD MARKET SF – hard or philosophical. $0.0200 http://www.schrodingersmouse.com/author_submissions.html
Lissette's Tales of the Imagination - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) Historical fiction with a genre twist $12.00 http://www.lissettespublishing.com/submissions.html


Aswiebe's Market List

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06/15/2013 Market List Update

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Editor's Note
Lists and goals--don't get the two mixed up! Now, before I get any irate comments, let me add that I think there's nothing wrong with having a list of goals. Let me explain. You may have figured out by now that I am a list-maker from way back. My to-do lists are terrifying in size and have items stretching back to 2005 (I wish I was making that up). These lists include urgent things like sending submissions back out, important but not urgent things like transcribing that handwritten story out of that notebook, way overdue things like finishing final edits on that one really good story, and a gazillion small details that should get attended to someday, like fixing that web link or adding that thing to that other thing. Yes, I theoretically have ways of telling these things apart.

The problem is that sometimes these lists give me tunnel vision. It's easy for the tiny details to overwhelm me, until I forget the larger goals. I stop using those goals as a compass to find my way through the confusing thicket of minutia and proliferating ideas. I get lost (a little like that metaphor).

It's amazing how much simpler dealing with a massive task list becomes once you set some medium-term goals. Call them resolutions, or project management goals, or a business plan, if you like. For me, I think that three months out is about the right time frame. Longer than that, and I start getting swallowed by generalities. Shorter than that, and I'm tripped up by task lists.

I wrote out some medium-term goals as part of my catching-up-from-sickness process, and I really like the way it's helped me focus again. So I'm adding that as a permanent item on my "recovery plan" . . . and I'm adding a recurring reminder in my calendar so that it becomes a regular part of my writing routine.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
My writing is revving back up, now that I'm healthy again. It feels great! I have a new short story I'm almost done with, and I figured out why I've been having trouble with my novel-length project and how to fix it. (Hint: it wasn't one novel.)
This summer's looking busy for me. I'm appearing on a few panels at local conventions and doing a "selling short stories" presentation. For more details, see http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/1105028.html

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html

* Drinking and creativity [humor]: http://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-drink-beer-for-big-ideas-coffee-to-get-513262326

* What place names mean [worldbuilding]: http://twentytwowords.com/2012/05/02/world-map-with-place-names-swapped-out-with-their-original-meanings/

* How many words does a publisher want in a novel? [writing business]: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/word-count-for-novels-and-childrens-books-the-definitive-post

* Writing Methods [productivity]: http://pcwrede.com/blog/writing-methods/

* How Should I Become a Writer? [writing business]:
http://pcwrede.com/blog/spring-shadows-or-how-should-i-become-a-writer-ms-pro/

* 5 Key Book Publishing Paths [publishing industry]: http://janefriedman.com/2013/05/20/infographic-5-key-book-publishing-paths/

* Hard numbers and analysis of ebook sales [writing business, ebooks, self-publishing]: http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/05/new-smashwords-survey-helps-authors.html


Featured Market

Penumbra accepts all types of speculative fiction for its themed issues.

Penumbra has multiple issue calls open at the same time . . .

September 2013: The Fae
What's not to love about the Fae?  Whether you're writing about the fairies like Tinker Bell or pixies, or the Tuatha dé Danaan of older Irish legends, this is the issue to let the Fair Folk loose in your imagination. Be sure you follow the will o'the wisp into new worlds—and take the readers of Penumbra along with you on your journey down the faery paths.
CALL BEGINS ON APRIL 1, 2013
CALL ENDS ON JUNE 30 2013
October 2013  Alfred Hitchcock
Behind every great movie is a great story.  Alfred Hitchcock ranks as one of the top storytellers of the twentieth century.  We're looking for suspenseful stories of psychological horror—Hitchcock with a spec fic twist.  Cause let's be honest—who doesn't feel a bit creepy crawly when they see a huge flock of blackbirds or seagulls overhead? So whether Hitchcock has his signature cameo in your story or not, the best tribute to a man considered to be the most influential filmmaker of the 20th century is a story he would have loved to put on the big screen.
CALL BEGINS ON MAY 1, 2013
CALL ENDS ON JULY 31, 2013
The basics: SF/F/H, 3,500 words or fewer, pays $.05/word, reprints okay. Note: currently not SFWA-qualified, due to not paying Rising Talent authors.


Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.






Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Penumbra Themed issues, all types spec-fic. $0.0500 http://penumbraezine.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html
Shimmer Magazine All spec-fic, mostly modern fantasy - likes strange, dark, funny $0.0500 http://www.shimmerzine.com/guidelines/fiction-guidelines/
Betwixt All spec-fic $0.0200 http://betwixtmagazine.com/submissions/
Kisses by Clockwork (Ticonderoga) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/15/2013 Steampunk with an element of romance $0.0190 http://ticonderogapublications.com/index.php/about-us/submissions/kisses-by-clockwork
Tell Me a Fable ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/2013 - 7/31/2013 Based on Grimm's fairy tale, with a dark side. $0.0100 http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/anthologyguidelines.htm
Beware the Dark Horror and erotic horror $0.0075 http://sstpublications.co.uk/sst/Magazines/BTD-Submissions.html
Planetary Stories Pulp-style fiction $0.0000 http://www.planetarystories.com/ContestPage.htm
Rejected Quarterly, The Offbeat, literary, must have been rejected 5 times. $20.00 http://www.rejectedq.com/Guidelines.html
From Bitten to Braaaiiinnnsss! ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/15/2013 Themed: what you do before you turn into a zombie $10.00 http://www.jollyminstrel.com/2013antho.htm
Scigentasy SF/F themed to gender identity and boundaries $10.00 http://www.scigentasy.com/submissions-2/
Fiction Vortex All spec-fic $3.00 http://www.fictionvortex.com/submissions/submit-a-short-story/
Story Station - DEAD MARKET Childrens $0.0100 http://www.viatouch.com/Learn/Storystation/Storystation_guidelines.jsp
Hotel Guignol - DEAD MARKET dark - horrible absurd or mysterious occurrences that took place in this hotel - 10 minutes in length - scripts or short stories $50.00 http://www.hotelguignol.com/submissions.html
Flagship - DEAD MARKET Escapist SF/F $25.00 http://flyingislandpress.com/FlyingIslandPress/FlagShip.html
Cast Macabre (Podcast) - DEAD MARKET Horror/dark – psychological $7.41 http://castmacabre.wolfsbanepublishing.com/submission-guidelines
Solidarity Science Fiction - DEAD MARKET SF with optimistic realism $5.00 https://sites.google.com/site/solidaritysciencefiction/submission-guidelines
Nihilist Sci Fi - DEAD MARKET Nihilistic SF $5.00 http://nihilistscifi.com/fiction/
Les Bonnes Fees - DEAD MARKET Fairytales, modern fantasy, magic realism $0.0100 http://lesbonnesfees.wordpress.com/guidelines/
Arcane - DEAD MARKET Horror and weird fiction $0.0100 http://www.arcanemagazine.com/submission-guidelines/


Aswiebe's Market List

  • Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.

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Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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05/15/2013 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 6/15/2013.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#051513

Editor's Note
Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is to pick yourself back up after you trip over an obstacle that life throws in your path. This seems to be a lesson that I have to keep learning over and over again, to the extent that I wonder if I need to start writing myself a "recovery plan" to help get started again after something throws me for a loop. It's not a bad idea. I deal best with overwhelming projects or life changes by figuring out routines and making lists (you may have guessed!).
This time around it was injury followed by sickness, and it took about three months before (now!) I felt like myself again. Aswiebe's Market List was one of the things that fell through the cracks again. I do need to have a plan to keep that from happening.

Much like a print-out of your internet provider's phone number, a recovery plan is something you want it to be right there when you need it. When you need it most is when you can't use your regular means to get it, whether it's because the internet is down or because you're still scrambling to figure out where you're at.
At any rate, I'm working on "recovering" right now! This newsletter includes the May market listings update, and if everything goes according to plan (knock on wood), the June update will go out a lot closer to schedule. The March and April market list updates can be found on the Aswiebe's Market List website.
March: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#031513
April: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#041513


What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Not a whole lot! For the same reasons that this newsletter didn't get out, other things also fell by the wayside. I'm pretty sure that there are 3-month-old dust bunnies in my house that are beginning to learn to crawl, too.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html

* Voice [characterization]: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/1248434.html


* Paul Cornell’s ruminations on the urban fantasy genre [writing craft]: http://torforge.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/genre-identity-crisis/

* Industry Trends [writing business]: http://writerunboxed.com/2013/03/18/5-industry-trends-requiring-every-writers-attention/


* Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking [motivation]: http://lifehacker.com/5990617/nine-of-the-best-ways-to-boost-creative-thinking


* Estate Planning for Writers (this is important stuff!) [writing business]: http://kriswrites.com/business-rusch-publishing-articles/estate-planning-series/

* 10 Laws of Productivity [productivity]: http://99u.com/tips/6585/10-Laws-of-Productivity


* Turn One Agent's No Into Another Agent's Yes [writing craft]: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/turn-one-agents-no-into-another-agents-yes?et_mid=606651&rid=2957480

* The Worst Contract Ever  [writing business, publishing industry]: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/03/06/a-contract-from-alibi/

* The Art of Asking [social media]: http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking.html

* How to Write a Long Fantasy Series [writing craft, plotting]: http://swan-tower.livejournal.com/580795.html

* And if you want to listen to a radio broadcast of me and a few other authors talking about the publishing industry, you can stream it here [publishing industry]: http://kfai.org/node/34502

Featured Market


Horror d'Oeuvres is a new, pro-paying, horror flash fiction website and anthology series.

DarkFuse is best known for its quality fiction. This isn't the easiest market to break into, so please bring your best work.
Always provide us with a clean, well-formatted manuscript with your name, address and other standard information on the cover page or header.
The fiction is always our top priority, but during our final cuts we also look for authors who know how to market their work. Having a clean, informative author website will have a positive effect on final decisions. Also, providing an interesting marketing synopsis will go a long way.

 The basics: horror, 99-999 words, pays $.05/word, no reprints.


Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Horror D'Ouevres (DarkFuse) Dark $0.0500
https://darkfuse.submittable.com/submit/20777
Liberating Earth ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - PITCH DUE 6/2013 SF/F by women, shared world, pitch story first
$38.80 http://obversebooks.co.uk/liberating-earth/
Monster Hunter - Blood Trails (Emby Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/15/2013 Dark fiction, horror, and SF themed to monsters and monster-hunters
$25.00 http://embypress.com/submissions/
Monster Hunter - Doomsday (Emby Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/15/2013 Dark fiction, horror, and SF themed to extreme monster situations
$25.00 http://embypress.com/submissions/
Steampunk Monster Hunter - The Dark Monocle (Emby Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/15/2013 Steampunk monster-hunting
$25.00 http://embypress.com/submissions/
A Very Strangehouse Christmas ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2013 Christmas horror
$20.00 http://www.strangehousebooks.com/submissions/
Bloodbond (Alban Lake) Themed: vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters
$20.00 http://albanlake.com/bloodbond/
Disturbed Digest (Alban Lake) Horror and dark fantasy
$20.00 http://albanlake.com/guidelines-disturbed/
Outposts of Beyond (Alban Lake) SF/F
$20.00 http://albanlake.com/guidelines/
Strange Fucking Stories ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2013 Weird horror
$20.00 http://www.strangehousebooks.com/submissions/
FrostFire Worlds (Alban Lake) SF/F for 8-17-year-olds
$15.00 http://albanlake.com/guidelines-frostfire/
SQ Mag SF/F/H
$15.00 http://www.sqmag.com/submissions.html
Anathema: A Bizarro Anthology (Baird) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/15/2013 Transgressive, extreme, and bizarro
$10.00 http://bairdpresents.com/anathema-a-bizarro-anthology/
I, Automaton (Baird) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/15/2013 Steampunk AI
$10.00 http://bairdpresents.com/i-automaton-a-steampunk-collection/
Fusion Fragment - DEAD MARKET SF and slipstream
$20.00 http://www.apodispublishing.com/fusion/pages/guidelines.htm
Obsidian River - DEAD MARKET Steampunk
$10.00 http://www.obsidianriver.com/about/
Dream People, The - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) Surreal and bizarro
$5.00 http://www.dreampeople.org/


Aswiebe's Market List

  • Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.

  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.

  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!

  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.

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Links
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About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
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Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
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04/15/2013 Market List Update

No newsletter this month! Permanent link to this update in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#041513

Name Max Wordcount Min Wordcount What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Strange Bedfellows ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2013 7,500 2,000 Political SF $0.05
http://www.bundoranpress.com/pages/submissions
Long Hidden ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/2013 7,000 3,000 Spec-fic with marginalized protagonist, set between 1400-1920 $0.0500
http://longhidden.com/submissions/
Unidentified Funny Objects (UFO) 2 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/13 - 5/31/13 6,000 500 Humorous SF/F $0.0500
http://alexshvartsman.com/ufo-unidentified-funny-objects/
Dying to Live (Diabolic Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2013 8,000 2,000 Horror, themed to vampires $0.0300
http://www.diabolicpublications.com/current
Ether World (Diabolic Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2013 4,000 0 Hard SF $0.0300
http://www.diabolicpublications.com/current
Fictionvale 5,000 0 All genres and cross-genre $0.0200
http://fictionvale.com/submission-guidelines/
Azure Keep Quarterly
0 Fantasy, historical, and science fiction $0.0050
http://www.azurekeepquarterly.com/submissions/
Arc
5,000 Future-related, including but not exclusively SF
$2,370.00 https://arc.submittable.com/submit
In Places Between ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 04/04 5,000 0 SF/F/H themed to "places between," no pro writers
$125.00 http://www.inplacesbetween.com/The_Rules.php
Membrane (The Dreadful Cafe) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED 30,000 2,000 All genres, imaginative
$125.00 http://dreadfulcafe.com/active-projects/
Capes and Clockwork: Superheroes in the Age of Steam (Kerlak Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/15/2013 9,000 3,000 Themed: steampunk superheroes
$20.00 http://www.kerlakpublishing.com/storycall1.html
Dark Bits ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/15/2013 500 0 Horror flash fiction
$20.00 http://apokrupha.com/2013/03/12/dark-bits-call-for-submissions/
The Sea (Dark Continents Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/21/2013 9,000 3,000 F/SF/H and weird, themed to the sea.
$20.00 http://darkcontinents.com/submissions/
Fresh Fear ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/14/13 8,000 3,000 Horror
$10.00 http://jwkfiction.com/index.php/opsub/fresh-fear
Urban Eddur, The (Baird Speculative Fiction) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 06/15/13 8,000 1,000 All genres, themed to Norse myth
$10.00 http://bairdpresents.wordpress.com/submissions/
All Hallows' Evil ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/20/13 - 7/15/13 8,000 4,000 Mysteries set around Halloween
$5.00 http://www.mysteryandhorrorllc.com/submissions.html
Strangely Funny ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/10/13 5,000 2,000 Humorous paranormal stories
$5.00 http://www.mysteryandhorrorllc.com/submissions.html
The Undead of Winter ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/13 -10/1/13 8,000 3,000 Living dead in the winter months
$5.00 http://www.mysteryandhorrorllc.com/submissions.html
After Ever After - DEAD MARKET 0 100,000 Post-apocalyptic – reprints only
$10.00 http://aftereverafter.wordpress.com/fiction/guidelines/

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03/15/2013 Market List Update

No newsletter this month! Permanent link to this update in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#031513

Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Conjurings (White Cat Publications) Fantasy $0.0300
http://www.whitecatpublications.com/?page_id=3220
Neverland's Library ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/20/2013 Fantasy themed to rediscovery of the fantastic $0.0300
http://neverlandslibrary.wordpress.com/submissions/
Ruined Cities (Deepwood Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: living in a ruined city $0.0100
http://deepwoodpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/
Death God's Chosen (Deepwood Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: POV sentient undead, or necromancer $0.0100
http://deepwoodpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/
Rays of Magic (Deepwood Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: unique magical systems $0.0100
http://deepwoodpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/
Splintered Lands (Deepwood Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: shared world $0.0100
http://deepwoodpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/
Atomic Avarice All genres, themed to civil disobedience and revolutionary ideals $0.0100
http://www.atomicavarice.com/submit/
Albedo One Very broad definition - wants boundary-pushing, thoughtful, well-written $0.0078
http://www.albedo1.com/?page_id=82
Sword and Laser ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/15/2013 SF/F
$200.00 http://swordandlaser.com/anthology
Science Fiction Press Science fiction
$50.00 http://sciencefictionpress.com/submission-guidelines/
Confederacy of Steam vs. Zombies ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/2013 Themed: see title.
$25.00 http://www.marionmargaretpress.com/currentguidelines.html
Caledonia Dreamin' ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/2013 Strange fiction themed to Scottish words
$22.62 http://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/infoforwriters.htm
Clerics, Charlatans, and Cultists ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Dark fiction themed to clerics
$20.00 http://www.gothiccitypress.com/2013/02/calling-all-clerics-charlatans-and.html
Roms, Bombs, and Zombs ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/13 Themed: zombies, romance, and bombs, inclusive.
$20.00 http://www.evilgirlfriendmedia.com/submissions
Stamps, Vamps, and Tramps ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2013 Themed: tattoos, vampires, and tramps, inclusive.
$20.00 http://www.evilgirlfriendmedia.com/submissions
Witches, Stitches, and Bitches ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 05/01/13 Themed per title, inclusive.
$20.00 http://www.evilgirlfriendmedia.com/submissions
Summer 2013: A Tribute to Ray Bradbury (Whortleberry Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2013 PG-rated fiction honoring Ray Bradbury in some way.
$10.00 http://whortleberrypress.com/writersguideline.html
Strange Lucky Halloween (Whortleberry Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/2013 PG-rated, Halloween-themed
$10.00 http://whortleberrypress.com/writersguideline.html
Strange Lucky Christmas (Whortleberry Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/1/2013 PG-rated, Christmas-themed
$10.00 http://whortleberrypress.com/writersguideline.html
Young Adult Dark Moon Digest Special Issue ONE-TIME ISSUE - DUE 4/15/13 YA horror – dark, scary, or funny
$10.00 http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Young%20Adult%20Horror.htm
Specter Spectacular II: 13 Deathly Tales (World Weaver Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2013 - 6/15/2013 Ghost stories
$5.00 http://worldweaverpress.com/submissions/calls-for-anthologies/
Fiction Vortex All spec-fic
$0.00 http://www.fictionvortex.com/submissions/submit-a-short-story/
Harlequin Series Digital First All genres
$0.00 http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=1734&chapter=0
Nil Desperandum Podcast - DEAD MARKET Themed to the human condition, all genres
$50.00 http://ndstories.com/?page_id=17
3&5 - DEAD MARKET Literary science fiction and fantasy $0.0500
http://3and5.com/submissions/
Digital Science Fiction - DEAD MARKET science fiction $0.0500
http://digitalsciencefiction.com/submit/
Fantastic Frontiers - DEAD MARKET SF and fantasy $0.0300
http://www.fantasticfrontiersmagazine.com/submissions.html
Fantastique Unfettered - DEAD MARKET SF/F - “fantastic fiction” $0.0100
http://www.fantastique-unfettered.com/p/writer-guidelines.html
Microcosms - DEAD MARKET Twitterfic F/SF/H
$1.00 https://twitter.com/microcosms

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02/15/2013 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 3/15/2013.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2013.html#021513

Editor's Note

How do you motivate yourself to write, day after day (assuming you're not a binge writer, that is)? As my writing time shrinks, thanks to my darling toddler, I've become more and more concerned about how to squeeze the words out during those brief times when I *do* have uninterrupted time for writing. I no longer have the luxury of dilly-dallying around all day in order to get my word count. I'm trying:

1. Planning and visualizing beforehand: http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html

2. Rewards! Kelly Barnhill, author of Iron-Hearted Violet, mentioned that she uses the reward of a chocolate chip every so many words. I find that Hershey's Mint Bliss chocolates do the trick for me, and every hundred words or so, knowing that I've earned 1/4 of a chocolate really does seem to light up those reward centers in my brain.

3. Gold stars--just like in kindergarten. I'm trying putting a gold star on my calendar for every day I write, and a fancy multicolored star for when I write more than a certain number of words. The jury is still out on whether this works for me. I forget to put the stars up as often as not, which argues that they aren't an effective motivator for me.

4. Spreadsheets! I've started using The Magic Spreadsheet (of myth and lore): http://murverse.com/at-long-last-the-magic-spreadsheet/ . It does seem to be working for me, at least in the sense of strongly motivating me to write that minimum 250 words every day, no matter what. It isn't as effective at motivating me to write swiftly enough to increase my wordcount, but the "writing every day in a row" thing sure is working, and I know that for me, that can be crucial.


What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

(Note: You may have noticed this newsletter skipped last month. My grandmother died about the time that the newsletter was due to go out, and after we'd traveled for the funeral and come back home and gotten up to speed on everything else, the newsletter would have been late enough that I decided to just wait for the next month.)

I've confirmed that I'll be attending CONvergence, a large fantasy and science fiction convention in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Schedules are still being finalized, but I will likely be talking on panels about things writingy, apocalyptic, and conspiracy-related (shh--don't tell anyone).

From Their Cradle to Your Grave is now available on Amazon.com! This includes my reprinted short story, "The Perfect Costume." This horror anthology is all about tales of terrifying tots, toddlers through teenagers. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but doesn't that sound like a great gift for the new parents in your life?



Marc likes vampires. A lot. One Halloween, he thinks he's found them. That's when everything starts to go bad....

This Halloween her son was ten--almost eleven--years old. She planned to make sure that Marc had a truly wonderful Halloween before he was too old to fully enjoy it. Although all the other years he had made do with a costume bought second-hand from Salvation Army, or from the half-price rack at Wal-Mart, this year she wanted to make him the perfect costume. This year, he would have a perfect Halloween.

She was disappointed that Marc didn't want a Halloween party for his friends. She wasn't aware that he had no friends, that he sat in the classroom isolated from all the friendly conversation and joking that surrounded him, that during lunch he sat alone and read one of the vampire novels he had smuggled out of the library when his mother was looking the other way. She didn't approve of young children (as she thought of Marc) reading dark stories like that. When he was little, she read him only the sanitized Disney fairy tales.

Marc didn't like them. He didn't like any fairy tales until he discovered an old version of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales. He much preferred "Cinderella" when the evil stepsisters sawed off their toes and heels with a knife in an effort to fit into the glass slipper, when they were forced to dance in red-hot iron shoes at Cinderella's wedding. He laughed when he read "The Three Little Pigs" and found that the first two pigs didn't escape their substandard homes but got eaten by the big, bad wolf. He approved when the wolf got boiled to death by the last pig, instead of making friends with it. Although Marc thought "The Little Mermaid" was still a sissies' story, he liked it much better after he read the version where the mermaid felt like she was walking on sharp knives the whole time she was human, and where she died in the end. It felt right. His favorite fairy story of all was called "The Goosegirl," and he loved it because of its bloody, lyrical beauty.

Read more.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links:  http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html

* Where Your Time Is [productivity]: http://pcwrede.com/blog/where-your-time-is/

* How to Write a Character From Start to Finish [characterization]: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-write-a-character-from-start-to-finish

* An example of why you might need The Electronic Frontier Foundation someday (it has a happy ending!) [writing business]: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/trademark-bully-thwarted-spots-space-marine-back-online

* Free Stuff for Writers: Waking the Muse [plotting]:  http://www.writing-world.com/newsletter/2013/WW13-03.shtml and search for the title

* She Has No Head! [characterization]: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2013/01/21/she-has-no-head-mission-accomplished/

* Entertainment vs Truth [writing craft]: http://writerunboxed.com/2012/03/07/entertainment-vs-truth/

* Updated MinnSpec podcast links: http://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/messages/boards/thread/22420402/0/#71937842


Featured Market

Glitter and Mayhem is a spec-fic anthology about, well, they say it best....

A fiction anthology filled with Roller Derby, nightclubs, glam aliens, (literal) party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, debauchery, etc

. . . why just throw a glow-in-the-dark roller skating party when you can also make it a book release party? And what’s better than a glow-in-the-dark roller skating party celebrating a book about the secret history of 20th Century nightlife/party culture?

Read more


 The basics: due March 15, all speculative fiction, less than 6,000 words, pays $.05/word.


Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

There are more updates than will fit in this newsletter--see the spreadsheet for all the details!

Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Strange Horizons F/SF/Spec-fic $0.0800
http://www.strangehorizons.com/guidelines/fiction.shtml
Fearful Symmetries ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2013 - 5/31/2013 Horror $0.0700
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/191888411/fearful-symmetries-an-anthology-of-horror/posts/386075
Glitter and Mayhem ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/15/13 Spec-fic, themed: glam, nightclubs, roller derby, etc. $0.0500
http://glittermayhem.com/?page_id=41
Redstone Science Fiction - ON HIATUS AS OF 2/7/2013 SF $0.0500
http://redstonesciencefiction.com/guidelines/
Strange Critters: Unusual Creatures of Appalachia ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2013 Horror themed to legendary Appalachian creatures. $0.0500
http://strangecritters.blogspot.com/
Waylines All spec-fic $0.0500
http://waylinesmagazine.com/submissions.html
Diabolic Tales III (Diabolic Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/2013 Horror, no vampires or aliens. $0.0300
http://www.diabolicpublications.com/current
Drabblecast Humorous, bizarre, badass, or disturbing F/SF $0.0300
http://www.drabblecast.org/submissions/
Dying to Live (Diabolic Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2013 Horror, themed to vampires $0.0300
http://www.diabolicpublications.com/current
Third Flatiron Press Science fiction and fantasy, themed $0.0300
http://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pages/home


Aswiebe's Market List
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Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
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