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New Markets 2016-12: Scout.ai

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 1/15/2017.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2016.html#121516

Thoughts in Passing

I skipped sending out a newsletter in November, due to holiday travel and sickness (a winter cold that turned into pneumonia and bronchitis that I'm still suffering from). You can see the new markets that were added during that time period here: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2016.html#111516.

A couple of days ago, I was reading a self-care article that a friend linked to me (Whiskey-hiding unicorns were involved. Don't ask.), and I ran across a new concept that I think is absolutely brilliant: the not-to-do list. Way easier than a to-do list! I'm working on getting a writing piece done by deadline, so I'm embracing this concept ... at least until mid-January.

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

I spoke on an unusually eventful panel about Women Writing SF. One of the audience members was the subject of an unprovoked physical attack during it. We're doing a continuation of the panel in St. Paul at the AZ Gallery on January 17. I have hopes that it will be interesting, and inspiring, and less eventful.

I was also at WordBrew, where I was "the most animated" performer as I read "In Their Image," a philosophical SF story with pink murderbears. You can enjoy that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcApiKSwRhM

Featured Market
Scout.ai wants near-future hard science fiction.

We're especially interested in character-driven vignettes that explore the near-term impacts of artificial intelligence, automation, genetic augmentation, and space travel, and the impacts of technology on governance, climate, and social structures. We also enjoy being surprised by original or unexpected topics. 

Thoughtful but accessible fiction will constitute the majority of our purchases, but there’s always room for humor. Also, a note that when we say near-term, we're looking for vignettes that portray what you think will be viable or probable in the next 1-7 years. We realize there's plenty of variability in that range based on human optimism and pessimism and we're OK with that.

Basics: SF, 250-3,000 words, accepts reprints (unpaid), pays $.08/word. Guidelines: https://scout.submittable.com/submit.

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
Scout Near-future SF $0.080
Fiction Silicon Valley All genres $0.060
C.H.U.D. Tribute Anthology ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/2017 Themed: C.H.U.D. $0.030
Clockwork Cairo (Twopenny Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2016 Egypt-themed steampunk fiction $0.030
SNAFU (Cohesion Press) ANTHOLOGY SERIES Military SF/horror, themed $0.029
Triangulation RECURRING ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/1-2/28 All spec-fic, themed $0.020
Afrofuturism (Afrocentric Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/3/2017 SF with a main character of African descent $0.010
Afromyth (Afrocentric Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/5/2017 Mythical fantasy with a main character of African descent $0.010
Afrosteam (Afrocentric Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/5/2017 Steampunk with a main character of African descent $0.010
Arsenika All spec-fic $0.010
Perihelion SF SF $0.010
Fool for You, A ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/2017 LGBTQIA romance themed to tricksters, may also be SF/F
$200.00 https://www.lessthanthreepress.com/anthology-submissions/
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly Heroic fantasy, sword & sorcery
$100.00 http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?page_id=39
StarShipSofa SF, reprints only
$50.00 http://www.starshipsofa.com/submissions/
Wizards in Space All genres of writing
$30.00 https://wizardsinspacemag.com/submit/
Son of a Witch ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/1/2017-3/30/2017 Contemporary humorous fantasy themed to spells gone wrong.
$10.00 http://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html
Mothership Zeta (Escape Artists) Podcast ONE-TIME INDEFINITE HIATUS, NOT ACCEPTING SUBS SF/F/H that is fun $0.060

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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