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Aswiebe's Market List Update 2016-06: Tor.com Novellas

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 7/15/2016.
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Thoughts in Passing

I have always found critical analysis of good books difficult. If I am reading a good book, it is incredibly difficult for me to keep from being immersed in it.

It is difficult for most people to see the tropes and narrative conventions and implicit social mores in their own writing. How does a fish see the water it's swimming in?

One trick I'm going to try when reading is to pay attention to my own reaction. When do I think I know where the story's going, and why do I expect that particular outcome? When do I feel bored or disappointed, and why? What expectations do I bring into the story that aren't being met? How can I-the-writer deal with that expectation in an unexpected way that would still work for me-the-reader?

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

Writing and conventions and waiting to hear back about publications oh my!

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

* Before Reading: Narrative Conventions and the Politics of Interpretation - https://www.academia.edu/367922/Before_Reading_Narrative_Conventions_and_the_Politics_of_Interpretation
[Warning: This is a book available online that relates to the critical analysis I was talking about above. It's got a lot of useful stuff, but that useful stuff is embedded in a thicket of academic jargon.]

Featured Market
You have 9 days left to submit to Tor.com's themed novella submissions. They close at the end of June.

Until the end of June, Tor.com will only be considering novellas of between 20,000 and 40,000 words that fit one of the following science fiction subgenres:

  • Time Travel
  • Space Opera
  • Near Future Thriller
  • Cyberpunk

If you have a novella you want to submit that doesn’t fit these parameters, don’t give up hope. Our plan is to rotate which genre we’re soliciting periodically, so check back here and on our submissions guideline page regularly. Once we’ve worked our way through these submissions, we’ll re-open for a different genre. Please don’t ask us what genre we’ll be moving to—we’ll be deciding that closer to the time.

The basics: themed SF, 20,000 - 40,000 words, pays an advance against royalties or a flat rate TBD, no reprints. Guidelines at http://www.tor.com/submissions-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 – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Tor.com Novellas SF/F novellas, themed submission periods $0.2500
Persistent Visions Edgy SF and fantasy $0.0700
Aliterate Literary genre fiction. $0.0600
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Literary adventure fantasy in secondary world settings. $0.0600
Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show SF & F $0.0600
Automobilia (Omicron World) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2016 All genres, themed to automobiles $0.0500
Tales of the Sunrise Lands ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2016 Japan-themed fantasy $0.0500
Black Static Horror and dark fantasy $0.0300
Helios Quarterly All spec-fic, themed $0.0300
Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy $0.0300
Turn to Ash Horror, themed issues $0.0100
Vastarien Horror and surrealism $0.0100
Dogs of War, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/01/2016 Furry military-themed stories $0.0050
Binge-Watching Cure, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED All genres, specific word counts
$500.00 http://bingewatchingcure.com/
Futures Hard SF
$130.00 http://www.nature.com/nature/authors/gta/others.html#futures
Dead of Winter (Toasted Cheese Literary Journal) CONTEST – ANNUAL, due 10/1-12/21 Horror set in autumn or winter, themed
$50.00 http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/dead-of-winter/
Alone With Your Fear (Sirens Call Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2016 Horror themed to protagonist facing worst fear
$25.00 https://sirenscallpublications.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/open-submission-alone-with-your-fear/
Alone with Your Fear (Sirens Call) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/01/2016 Horror, themed to the protagonist's greatest fear
$25.00 https://sirenscallpublications.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/open-submission-alone-with-your-fear/
Society of Misfit Stories, The All spec-fic, mysteries, and thrillers
$25.00 http://www.bardsandsages.com/speculative_fiction/society_of_misfit_stories
Beyond the Hedge 2 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/2016 Themed: chimeras and phantoms, twisted realities
$20.00 http://www.fuzzyhedgehogpress.com/submissions/
87 Bedford Literary, all genres, including spec-fic
$10.00 https://87bedford.com/submission/
Lorelei Signal, The Fantasy with complex characters
$7.50 http://www.loreleisignal.com/Guidelines.html
Menda City Review all kinds
$4.20 http://mendacitypress.com/submissions.html
Sorcerous Signals - DEAD MARKET Fantasy $0.0000 $0.00 http://www.sorceroussignals.com/Guidelines.html
Ideomancer - DEAD MARKET all spec-fic $0.0000 $0.00 http://www.ideomancer.com/?page_id=20
Horror Garage - DEAD MARKET Horror $0.0000 $0.00 http://www.horrorgarage.com/horror/submission.php
Glass Woman Prize - DEAD MARKET ALL $0.0000 $0.00 http://www.sigriddaughter.com/GlassWomanPrize.htm
MechMuse - DEAD MARKET spec-fic $0.0000 $0.00 http://www.mechmuse.com/home/submissions
Fantasist Enterprises - DEAD MARKET fantasy anthology publisher $0.0000 $0.00 http://www.fantasistent.com/submissions/
Edge - DEAD MARKET Slipstream, urban, crime, and gothic F/SF/H $0.0000 $0.00 http://www.theedgemagazine.co.uk/
Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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