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New Markets Update Mar 2018: Unidentified Funny Objects

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Thoughts in Passing

We live in the Age of Distractions! How do we still manage to focus and write?

For me, it comes down to a few principles.

1. Avoid temptation instead of resisting temptation.
Turn off push notifications on your phone applications. On your writing device, consider installing a browser extension like Leechblock that stops you from

2. Create focused time.
Try something like the Pomodoro Method or The Most Dangerous Writing App, or go to a different location that is where you only write. Schedule writing-only time.

3. Figure out what you need to do in focused time, and what you can do even when you're distracted.
Writing might be something you have to do in solid chunks of time. Maybe you can do market research or editing or read writing newsletters during time when you are more distracted, whether the distraction is being around other people or your kids or simply during a time of day when you have trouble concentrating.

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

Deadlines, deadlines, all the deadlines! I'm giving a talk to some college students on Monday, I've promised feedback to a couple of writer friends, I did taxes, I'm getting this newsletter out, I am doing some narration work, and I'm writing three short stories for a collaborative fairy project. There are other things on my list, too. Did I say list? I mean spreadsheet.  :)

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links:  

This thread on scene craft:

This Twitter thread on tricks for writing the middles of stories:

7 Ways Authors Can Sell More at Conventions and Live Events:

How I Got Published (12 Tips from a Bestselling Author):

Featured Market
Unidentified Funny Objects 7 anthology wants humorous SF/F, offers $.10/word.

We’re looking for speculative stories with a strong humor element. Think Resnick and Sheckley, Fredric Brown and Douglas Adams.  We welcome quality flash fiction and non-traditional narratives. Take chances, try something new, just make sure that your story is funny.

Puns and stories that are little more than vehicles for delivering a punch line at the end aren’t likely to win us over.

Basics: humorous SF/F, 500 - 5,000 words, no reprints, pays $.10/word. Due: 4/1/2018 - 4/30/2018. Guidelines:

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 Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Unidentified Funny Objects ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1 - 4/30 Funny F/SF $0.100
Mysterion SF, fantasy, and horror with Christian themes $0.060
Podcastle (Podcast) Fantasy fiction $0.060
Visions SF and spec fic, themed $0.060
Blood Bound Books Best of ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/2018 Horror $0.050
SNAFU (Cohesion Press) ANTHOLOGY SERIES Military SF/horror, themed $0.031
Innsmouthbreathers (Martian Migraine Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/2018 Humorous horror featuring rabid Lovecraft fans $0.023
Monstrous Outlines (Martian Migraine Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/31/2018 Horror and weird fiction themed to camouflage $0.023
Gehenna and Hinnom Weird fiction and cosmic horror, themed $0.020
Haunted Are These Houses ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/28/2018 Gothic horror $0.010
Unbound (Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications) Anthology Series Themed SF/F $0.010
Twelfth Planet Novella Series ONE-TIME CALL - DUE 9/1/2018 - 11/30/2018 SF/F/H and crime
Future Visions Anthology Series SF
Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) (Queen of Swords Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/15/2018 All genres except erotica, pirate-themed
Abyss & Apex SF/F, slipstream, no horror, especially flash fiction
Blood in the Rain 4: Erotic Vampire Tales (Cwtch Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/30/2018 Vampire erotica with plot and some horror elements
Queer Sci Fi Flash Contest ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 3/1 - 4/1 Queer spec-fic flash fiction
Ye Olde Magick Shoppe (Oren Lit) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2018 Fantasy themed to magic shops.
Polluto - DEAD MARKET Dark counterculture, themed $0.063
Persistent Visions - DEAD MARKET Edgy SF and fantasy $0.070
Unshattering - DEAD MARKET Stories leading to a better future $0.100

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website

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