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Market List Update 2017-03: Grimdark Magazine Wants Gritty SFF

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 4/15/2017.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2017.html#031617

Thoughts in Passing

When do you give up on older stories that haven't succeeded? I've been thinking about my massive backlog of "things to edit" and whether some of them are worth the work or whether I should spend that time on creating new stuff. The classic difficulty in assessing my own work does not help here.

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

My time until recently has been eaten by photo projects and taxes. In the last couple of days, I've been working on edits, prepping for narration work (yup, using my dulcet tones), and this newsletter.

None of this is new writing, you may note ...

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

Book Marketing: Using Amazon Ads to Grow a Book List: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2017/03/02/amazon-ads/

The Clues to a Great Story (TedTalks video): https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story

A Magic User in the Hundred Years' War: http://mockman.com/2017/02/27/a-magic-user-in-the-hundred-years-war-using-dd-with-historical-settings/

Featured Market
Grimdark Magazine wants the darker, grittier side of fantasy and science fiction.

Grimdark Magazine is a grimdark fantasy and sci-fi pro paying market for authors and artists. Working in a sub-genre means we are after a very specific style of story or image. We want dark settings, grey characters of both sexes, morally ambiguous decisions, and plenty of grit. Joe Abercrombie, George R.R. Martin, Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch, Graham McNeill, Dan Abnett, and R. Scott Bakker are our favourite authors.

Basics: science fiction and fantasy, 4,000 max (6,000 for reprints), reprints okay, pays AUD$.07/word (about US$.05/wd). Guidelines: https://grimdarkmagazine.com/pages/submission-guidelines-for-grimdark-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
Grievous Angel (Urban Fantasist) Spec-fic flash fiction and poetry $0.060
Grimdark Magazine Grim, dark SF or medieval F $0.054
Deciduous Tales Horror and dark fiction with literary merit $0.030
Chthonic (Martian Migraine Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/2017 Lovecraftian $0.023
Dark Luminous Wings (Pole to Pole Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/30/2017 OR UNTIL FILLED Spec-fic themed to wings $0.020
Jack of No Trades Short Fiction Store Horror, SF, Fantasy, Mystery, YA, and Romance reprints only $0.020
Utter Fabrication ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/2017 Themed to strange buildings and hauntings $0.020
Dark Moon Digest (Perpetual Motion Machine) Horror – dark, scary, or funny $0.010
Hic Sunt Dracones ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/2017 Reprint dragon stories $0.010
Blood in the Rain 3 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2017 Vampire erotica
$75.00 http://bloodintherain.com/
Trigger Warning Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and crime
$75.00 http://www.triggerwarningshortfiction.com/contact/
Eclectic Writings Anthology Series (Inklings Publishing) Themed, all genres
$25.00 https://www.inklingspublishing.com/submissions.html
Outlook Springs Fiction tinged with the strange
$25.00 https://outlooksprings.submittable.com/submit
Perpetual Flash Fiction (Perpetual Motion Machine) Dark
$25.00 https://pmmpublishing.submittable.com/submit/34164/perpetual-flash-fiction
Broadswords and Blasters Pulp fiction
$15.00 https://broadswordsandblasters.com/submissions/
Hoot All genres, flash, twitterfic
$10.00 http://www.hootreview.com/submissions/
Mrs Claus (Worldweaver Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/2017 - 5/30/2017 SFF themed to Mrs. Claus
$10.00 http://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html
Pulp Modern Crime, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western pulp
$10.00 http://pulp-modern.blogspot.com/
Fiction Silicon Valley - DEAD MARKET All genres $0.060
Bull Spec - DEAD MARKET F/SF $0.050
Shattered Prism - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic $0.060
Problem Daughters (Future Fire) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DEAD MARKET - ANTHOLOGY CANCELLED Speculative fiction featuring intersectional feminism $0.060
Phobos Magazine - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) All spec-fic, plus bizarro, experimental, and adventure tales - themed $0.050
Solarpunk - DEAD MARKET Optimistic near-future SF $0.030
Betwixt - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic, especially mixed genre $0.030
Strangelet - DEAD MARKET Literary speculative fiction
$20.00 http://www.strangeletjournal.com/submit/
Goldfish Grimm's Spicy Fiction Sushi - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic
$25.00 http://www.goldfishgrimm.com/submissions/

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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