Recent Places To Submit

Ongoing Submissions: Flapperhouse

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Payment: One US cent per word for prose, or 2.5 US cents per word of poetry, a digital copy of the publication and if physical copies are produced, a physical as well

FLAPPERHOUSE is quite eager to read your submissions. At this very moment, we’re in the darkest, quietest corner of the FLAPPERHOUSE attic, hunched in the glow of our laptops, giggling like maniacal dolphins, waiting to see what nubile pieces of literature will fall into our slobbering jaws.

FLAPPERHOUSE wants to publish lit that’s surreal, shadowy, sensual, and/or satirical. For examples, you can check out excerpts from either of our Spring 2014 Issue or our Summer 2014 Issue. You can also read this interview or read that interview or just  keep clicking around our website.

SPECS:

Please send all submissions to FLAPPERHOUSE at gmail dot com

FLASH / SHORT FICTION: Up to 5,000 words. We’ll consider excerpts from longer works if they’re fairly self-contained; for now, we’re not looking to cliff-hang readers or publish novellas on the installment plan.

POETRY: Up to 1,000 words.

NON-FICTION / ESSAYS / REVIEWS: Up to 2,500 words. Keep in mind that FLAPPERHOUSEwill be published once per season, so we’re not interested in non-fiction that’ll feel dated in three months.

COMICS / ARTWORK:  Query us at FLAPPERHOUSE at gmail dot com

FLAPPERHOUSE will only sacrifice virgin literature upon our fiery altar. That is, previously unpublished work only. (If an earlier draft was posted in some private online forum to be squished through the meat-grinder of constructive critique, then that’s all right.) We won’t ask you to sign any contracts, but we will ask you to promise, while looking us in our big brown eyes and firmly shaking our soft furry hands, that your work won’t appear anywhere else before we publish it, and if it’s reprinted somewhere else later on, that you’ll kindly mention there that FLAPPERHOUSE had it first. If you break this promise, we won’t sue you or anything, but we might tell everyone we know how lame you were that time you broke your promise to us. We also know of several extremely icky hexes, and we’re not afraid to try and see if they actually work.

One submission at a time, please. Simultaneous submissions are OK, because we think that refusing simultaneous submissions is like demanding monogamy before the first date. We get why some people need to roll like that, but that’s not our trip. We’re FLAPPERS, baby. All we ask is that if your submission’s out playing the field, be cool and let us know if it’s picked up elsewhere.

PAYMENT: If we accept your work we’d like to pay you (via PayPal or check) upon publication. One US cent per word for prose, or 2.5 US cents per word of poetry. (Not because we think poets work harder choosing their words, or that they choose better words. It’s simply a matter of proof: We prefer our prose like wine and our poetry like absinthe.) As a contributor you’d also get a digital (PDF) copy of the issue your work appears in. We may publish a limited number of print issues, if funding allows, and if so we’ll be happy to send you a paper copy too.

FORMATTING: We don’t need standard manuscript format, as long as you don’t go all House Of Leaves on us. (We love House Of Leaves, but we don’t need any House Of Leaves emulators fucking with our dimensions right now.) We prefer .doc files, but as long as it’s readable by Microsoft Word 2010, we won’t be mad at it. If you want to just paste the text into an email, that’s OK too.

COVER LETTERS: We’d love to see a brief note including your name, plus the title & genre (i.e. fiction/poetry/essay) of your submission, so we’ll know you’re a human being, or at least a highly-intelligent cyborg. We won’t ask for a bio until we’re sure we’d like to publish your work, but feel free to include a bio with your submission anyway.

RESPONSE TIME: We hope to respond within 42 days, but of course, life is full of nutty surprises. If we take longer than 77 days, feel free to jab us under the ribs with a follow-up email.

We reply to each submission with an initial confirmation email, which should arrive anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours after the submission is sent. If you don’t receive confirmation from us within 24 hours, we may just be off the grid for a few days. If you don’t receive confirmation after two weeks (which is probably as long as we could bear to stay off the grid), that probably means we never received your submission, or we misplaced it, so feel free to send it again.  If you still don’t get confirmation from us after that, double-check to make sure you didn’t email your submission to Fapperhouse, or Lapperhouse, or Flapperhose.  

Once again, please send all submissions and/or queries to:
FLAPPERHOUSE at gmail dot com

Via: Flapperhouse.

Ongoing Submissions: Pity Pages for Erudite readers

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Payment: Short Stories – $75.00 or 2 full page ads in Pithy Pages (a $200.00 value), Flash Stories – $25.00 or 1 full page ad in the same issue of Pithy Pages (a $100.00 value)

We want to read your work and view your art. We believe that there are many wonderful writers, poets, and artists who have written or produced marvelous and insightful pieces who need to be published and we want to be your publisher.

What are you waiting for? Submit your work today!

Short Stories & Flash Stories

  • Short Stories must be fiction of 3000-5000 words (will accept up to 6500, but note our maximum payment of $75.00)
  • Flash Stories must be fiction of 400-1000 words (may accept a few more if relevant to story, but note our maximum payment of $25.00).
  • All stories must have a well developed plot and character(s) and be a pleasure to read.
  • All stories must use proper grammar and form unless to do otherwise is endemic to the story or characters.
  • Most Genres are accepted (see “About Us” page), however we do not accept stories with political or religious agendas; erotic stories, stories with an excess of gore, blood, etc.; stories containing gratuitous sex, profanity, or violence; or stories that are overdone or boring.
  • We are looking for stories that will make you think, cry, ponder, laugh, renew your subscription and recommend Pithy Pages for Erudite Readers? to friends, acquaintances, and the stranger on the bus.

Poems

  • You may submit up to three (3) poems, but they must fit on no more than 2 pages (so keep it pithy – optimally, no more than 300 words!)
  • Poems may be in any poetic form, but must easily translate to the electronic page without any manipulation. Therefore, most shaped poems (in the shape of a T-Rex or this morning’s cereal) will not be accepted. Free verse will be accepted, but it must be in poetic form and read, feel, and act like a poem. Bad prose when put in poetic form is still bad prose.

Art & Photography

  • All art or photography must have enough pixels to be clear and beautiful on the digital page.
  • Please no oversized or panoramic works … they just cannot be seen in the format we present.
  • Each artist may submit one (1) or two (2) pieces. If accepted, only one will appear on the cover.

General Guidelines

  • All work must be the original work of the author or artist and must be unpublished in any form, including self-publishing.
  • Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but if your work is selected by another publication you must immediately contact us.
  • Reading your work takes 4 to 8 weeks (please don’t contact us until 8 weeks have elapsed). We generally do not explain rejections – our editors didn’t like your story, poem, or art, for a variety of reasons or there were others that they thought were better. Please carefully proofread your work before submitting. Poor writing and grammar will garner a quick rejection. We do not explain rejections.
  • Published works: Dragon & Owl Publishing will have exclusive first publishing rights in Pithy Pages For Erudite Readers and non-exclusive rights to use the accepted work in compendiums, compilations, “best of” annuals, etc. (see sample agreement for details).

Payment

  • Short Stories – $75.00 or 2 full page ads in Pithy Pages (a $200.00 value)
  • Flash Stories – $25.00 or 1 full page ad in the same issue of Pithy Pages (a $100.00 value)
  • Poems – $15.00 or 1/2 page ad in the same issue of Pithy Pages (a $60.00 value)
  • Art (cover) – $15.00 or 1/2 page ad in the same issue of Pithy Pages (a $60.00 value)
  • Monetary payments will be made within 5 days following publication date
  • An author published in Pithy Pages may receive 1/2 off on any ad for 1 year after his/her work appears.  Simply contact the publisher for your discount.
  • All submitters also receive a FREE subscription to the magazine
  • sample contract is available for the curious

Submission Link

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Via: Pithy Pages.

Taking Submissions: Lizzie’s Bedtime Stories Valentines Anthology

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Deadline: November 1st, 2014
Payment: $30 and two copies of the published book upon publication

Payment & Rights: $30 and two copies of the published book upon publication. Contributors retain the rights to their work.

Editor: Ily Goyanes
Publisher: Liz McMullen Show Publications

Guidelines:

Previously unpublished work only
Desired length is 3,000 – 4,000 words (exceptions made for exceptional work)
Multiple submissions okay, simultaneous submissions not okay
Use a standard font such as Times New Roman – no funny business
Size does matter – 12 pt. is perfect
Double-space, por favor
Include your contact information in both the document and body of the email
If you’re on the down low, include your pseudonym in your contact information
Send your submission to thelizmcmullenshow@gmail.com as an attachment in Word format (.doc). In the subject line, include ‘appetite antho,’ the title of your story, and your last name. Subject line should look like this: Appetite antho/Hungry Like a Wolf/Gonzalez. If you have any questions, please direct them towards the same email address.

Hard deadline is November 1, 2014, but the sooner you submit, the better you’ll feel.

If you have not received a response by January 1, please feel free to query me at the email address above.

Editor: Ily Goyanes is a widely-published and award-winning author, editor, and journalist. Girls Who Score: Hot Lesbian Erotica, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, was Goyanes’ first full-length anthology and won a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2013. She has also served as a judge for the Lambda Literary Awards and as a mentor for the GCLS writers’ program. Tweet her @realily.

Via: The Liz McMullen Show

Taking Submissions: Welcome to the Future

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Deadline: September 15th 2014
Payment: Short Story (2,000 – 8,000 words): $100.00 and two paperback copies of the book. Flash fic (250-500 words): $25.00 and two paperback copies of the book.

When it comes to the future, the possibility is seemingly endless.  This is the focal point of the “Welcome to the Future” anthology.  Your future may be filled with new and innovative technology like flying cars or hoverboards or it could be a place where technology has become the dominate species.  Perhaps your focus is instead on a positive and uplifting utopian or a dark and bleak dystopian.

Whatever your vision is – I want to hear about it!

THE BASICS

  • Submission period runs from July 30th until September 15th.
  • Open internationally, but the manuscript must be in American English.
  • There is no entrance fee.
  • No reprints or simultaneous submissions.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed. Limit of two submissions per person, though only one will be accepted.
  • Any genre is fine, with the exception of nonfiction pieces.
  • Adult language and sexual situations are acceptable; however, please do not send erotica.
  • We obtain first publication rights to your story in both print and digital format.  Keep in mind that upon acceptance and subsequent publication, your story will be considered a “reprint” by other markets, which can be limiting to future acceptance/payrate.  Please consider this factor carefully before submission.

Payment: 

Short Story (2,000 – 8,000 words):   $100.00 and two paperback copies of the book.
Flash fic (250-500 words): $25.00 and two paperback copies of the book.

Submitting:

To submit, please send your story (doc, docx) in proper manuscript format along with the following information to contests@christinaescamilla.com:

Author Name:
Email:
Story Genre:
Word Count:
Summary:
Biography:

F.A.Q.

How many stories are you planning on acquiring for the anthology?

My goal is to have 20 – 25 stories, including my own.  This all depends on the number of submissions received however.

When will I know whether or not I have been selected?

Stories will be read immediately after the submission period.  The reading period will last through September with the tentative notification period the first two weeks of October. 

Who will be judging entries?

Christina Escamilla, along with Tiffany Halliday and Gabby Warner from The Grammar Inspection Task Force.

How will winners be paid?

Winners will be paid through Paypal, so it is imperative that they have an account in order to receive funds.

How firm are you with word count?

We are very liberal when it comes to word count, as we want the best stories for the anthology.  If your piece is really short, or very long, we will still take a look at it.

My story is outside the listed word count range.  How will I be paid?

We created the two ranges as a sort of buffer zone.  If your piece is under 2k we are considering it a flash fic, and anything 2k and over is a short story.  Both will be paid as such.  Please keep this in mind before submitting!

Via: Christina Escamilla.

Story Worms: Rejections and a Crisis of Confidence

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Acceptances are great, aren’t they? You idly check your email inbox, imagining today to simply be another day, and there; an email response to your submission. Your heart pounds, your breath comes in quick gasps, your hand trembles as you hover the mouse over the email. You count down from three, screw your eyes closed, and click. Peering through a half-open eye, you read the fateful words. You leap from your chair, scaring the cat in the process, and complete whatever kind of victory dance you’ve adopted over the years. You look ridiculous, but who cares? Your story was accepted!

However, that submissions coin has another side. The email is only one line long, and it starts with the word ‘unfortunately’. You read it again. Surely this is some kind of mistake. Did they send this to the wrong email? They can’t have hated your story, it was the work of a genius!

And then, the inevitable depression. The feelings of inadequacy and self-loathing. Perhaps you really are a terrible writer. You’re never going to get anywhere with this, you’re just wasting your time. That’s it, you’re never going to write again!

Sit down. Have a cuppa. Breathe.

Every writer gets rejections. Even that perfect, amazing, world-famous writer that you aspire to be bigger than someday. You know, the one whose name is in a larger font on their covers than the title is. And most of the time, you’re not rejected because your story was rubbish. You’re rejected because it didn’t quite fit the publication. But it may well fit somewhere else.

So here’s what you should do after getting that rejection:

  • Write a piece about how stupid they are for not accepting you, how they don’t know talent when they see it. Then delete it.
  • Moan to a friend or relative, and let them tell you how amazing you are.
  • Make a list of your writing successes.
  • Go through your rejected piece and highlight all your favourite lines.
  • Eat an entire tub of ice cream.
  • Watch your favourite movie.
  • Find a new call for submissions and start writing a piece for that.
  • Buy yourself a treat. You deserve it because you’re awesome.
  • Look over your story, see where you can improve it, and submit it elsewhere.
  • Use the rejection to make yourself a better writer.

Be stubborn, be tenacious, tell yourself your next submission will be better. Write more, submit more, grow your portfolio. They say that the best revenge is to live well. And it’s true. So set yourself a mission – to become such a talented, prolific writer that one day, that publisher that rejected you, comes to you and asks you for a story.

But just to balance things, and because we all do crazy things in the heat of the moment, here’s what not to do when you get a rejection:

  • Email the publisher and attach the piece you wrote about how stupid they are for not accepting you, and how they don’t know talent when they see it.
  • Email the publisher at all.
  • Rant about them online, telling the world what a huge mistake they’ve made.
  • Swear you’ll never submit to them again because they don’t know a good thing when they see it.
  • Delete all your writing from your computer because it’s obviously rubbish.
  • Think that this, in any way, reflects on you as a person.

The way you feel after a rejection, that will fade. All you need is a little ego boost. Here’s my coping secret: I keep a little list of places to submit that have super-fast response times. A couple of days, a week at most. Places I’ve submitted before, where I know they like my work, where I know I have a good chance of success. I submit to them. I get to do my victory dance. (It hasn’t backfired on me yet.)

Dana Fredsti On Writing

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

PlagueWorldWhoever it was who first said “Oh, writing is easy. It’s not a real job!” … I want to hurt you.  No, seriously, even if you’re long dead, I want to pull you out of your grave and smack you around with the nearest hard object.

While writing can be easy, for me it was always because it was not attached to any real income earning potential.  For instance, I used to write for escapism when I was an unhappy pre-teen displaced from San Diego to Tucson when my mom remarried.  I’d spend hours composing stories in my head (I called it Dream Walking) and then writing them down.  I also wrote Star Wars and Three Musketeers fan fiction with one of my friends, filling small notebooks full of half original/half borrowed from someone else’s world fiction.  It was easy then.

It was also easy when I wrote for fun while working some fairly soul-crushing day jobs (oh, like the IRS, maybe?). My best friend Maureen and I started a murder mystery themed theatrical troupe, wrote scripts for this along with co-writing a murder mystery novel in… er… three weeks.  The novel needed work, but we had fun writing it. Too bad it wasn’t ready to see the light of day ’cause an editor from St. Martin’s Press wanted to see it based on our query letter (mailed out before the first draft was even finished.  Please note I do not recommend this strategy) so we finished it up and sent it out.  He very politely rejected it.  At any rate, my point here is Maureen and I made very little money at any of this, but it was fun.  And it was easy.

I stopped writing for quite a few years, directing my energy to acting and theatrical combat. I found myself falling into a depression and couldn’t pinpoint the cause, until a really good therapist figured out I missed writing.  She put me on a writing schedule, two hours a day, same time every day, to sit my butt down and write even if what I churned out was crap. I followed her instructions and lo and behold, even though writing was definitely not easy during the first few weeks, it did lift my depression.

I kept writing and eventually rewrote the murder mystery I’d co-written with Maureen, and got it published.  I’ve since published two co-authored non-fiction books, multiple short stories and essays, three spicy genre romance novels, and three books in my Ashley Parker series (Buffy meets The Walking Dead) for Titan Books, with the third being released August 26th this year.

While I had some very fun writing sessions for all three of the Ashley books, I can say with certainty that writing them, especially the last one, was not easy.  Real life interfered by throwing curve balls in the guise of job changes, relationship issues, illness, and death. Unfortunately I’d lost the ability to use my writing as a way to escape real life traumas, the way I could when I was a kid.  I had to chunk my way through it, one clunky paragraph at a time, fighting the urge to lie down and sleep my way through the depression.  As a result, Plague World is a darker book than originally intended.

So it was definitely not easy.  But it’s also a better book, with more realistic character resolutions than it would have had if I’d been happy, healthy and angst free while writing it.  And while I won’t be quitting my day job any time soon to live that life of luxury that so many people think writers have as soon as they publish their first book, it was totally worth it.  I’ve learned I can write under any circumstances, push through the pain, and come out the other side. So now that  my life is pretty damned good and I’m rather annoyingly happy (so I’ve been told), I’m looking forward to my next project because I may just be able to rediscover the pure joy of writing again. And the more fun it is, the more I’ll want to write.  And the more I write, the bigger the chance I’ll have of quitting the day job and living that life of luxury that every writer wishes they had – which really is just the chance to write full time and pay the bills.

About Dana Fredsti
Dana-fredstiDana Fredsti is a US-based author of *Murder for Hire: The Peruvian Pigeon* and co-author of *What Women Really Want in Bed*. She blogs frequently and has made podcast and radio appearances. She has also appeared in various zombie/horror movies projects, and worked on Sam Raimi’s *Army of Darkness* as an armourer’s assistant, sword-fighting captain, and sword-fighting Deadite.

You can follow Dana on her author website and on Twitter.

‘Death’s Dance’ Blog Tour – Dancing with Death: A Novel Idea

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Dancing with Death: A Novel Idea by: Crymsyn Hart

A few people have asked me, how I came up with the idea for Death’s Dance. The simple answer is I wrote to specifically for the publisher I’m with now, hoping it would get picked up by Seventh Star Press. And if it didn’t, well then I’d find another home for it. However, I was fortunate enough that I was accepted by Seventh Star. That being said, this is my first straight horror novel that I’ve written in years so it was a big move for me to go from romance to horror.

When I first thought about the idea of Death’s Dance I had the name of the book and the first scene which had been inspired by a dream. The dream was someone gazing into a mirror and seeing this black robed figure reaching out toward the woman in the dream. She was in a trance, being pulled toward the mirror and if she touched it something bad was going to happen. As she stared into the mirror behind the robed figure was a swirling mist and a large oak tree with nooses hanging from it.

The dream lingered long enough for me to write it down and it sat with me. It sat with me until I thought about it and my brain began to expand on it until it became the hatchings of a book. They say write what you know and I now psychics, ghosts, and a bit about the supernatural. So to make the main character easier for me to mesh with, I made her into a psychic medium like myself who can talk to ghosts. So it wasn’t difficult to make the stretch that she could have been involved in paranormal investigation television show and she wanted nothing to do with it anymore. But who was the robed figure in the glass? That was the question that plagued me the longest.

Another major character that appears within my other books the Angel of Death, the grim reaper. He started chattering in my mind about why not involving grim reapers in the mix. What is creepier than death? So that was who the grim reapers in the book were born. Of course stringing it all together was a little difficult. And I hadn’t read too many books involving the main characters being reapers so I went with the thread and followed the characters down the rabbit hole.

They lead me to Death’s Dance and what it was. I don’t outline as I write. I’ve tried, but it doesn’t work out too well. As I figured out the relationship of Death’s Dance, the town the book is named after, to the characters things came into view and I realized I had a book. What I wasn’t expecting was the relationship between the grim reaper and the main character that developed. But well that had to be explored and the more I learned about the reaper the more I knew that there was a much deeper connection that had to be explored.

As I fleshed out their connection, the book seemed to write itself. I got to the ending and realized that well there was more story to be told so the series was born. I took a month to edit Death’s Dance, wrote the book proposal for it which was a first for me so I actually had to outline the second and third books, along with a possible forth. Once that was done I sent in book one to the publisher and began waiting and waiting. However, while I waited I started writing the second book of the series called Death’s Revival. By the time I had finished the book I had realized I could spinoff another series from it. So I finished the first book in the new series. Then I had an acceptance, but I had also started book three and was halfway through it as well.

Once Seventh Star accepted me, I had to connect with the cover artist and wait on edits. My edits were not as bad as I thought so they took me a couple of weeks going over them to be sure. The cover art came in and I planned on the two interior pieces that the artist was doing as well. Once everything came together, and the book was done all I had to worry about was promoting. So book three got done while I waited for my release and well the rest is history. Publishing has been great and I’m happy to say I enjoyed the world of grim reapers because they are not as scary as everyone thinks.

Virtual Tour
Author: Crymsyn Hart
Featured Book: Death’s Dance

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CrymsynHartAbout Crymsyn Hart: Crymsyn Hart is a national bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.

To find out more about Crymsyn Hart, please visit her website at www.ravynhart.com

 

 

DeathsDance1200X800Death’s Dance Book Synopsis: Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.
Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.

From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance.

From there things went from bad to worse.

Death’s Dance is Book One of the Deathly Encounters Series

Author Links:
Website: www.ravynhart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crymsyn-Hart-Fan-Page/115120201850089
Goodreads: www.Goodreads.com/crymsynhart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crymsynhart

Tour Schedule and Activities
8/18 Jess Resides Here Interview
8/18 The Southern Belle from Hell Top Ten
8/18 Beauty in Ruins Guest Post
8/19 Darkling Delights Guest Post
8/19 Deal Sharing Aunt Top Ten
8/19 Shells interviews Guest Post
8/20 Stuart Conover’s Author Page Interview
8/20 SpecMusicMuse Interview
8/20 Azure Dwarf Post on Artwork
8/21 Come Selahway with Me Top Ten List
8/21 Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author Guest Post
8/21 SocialBookShelves.com Review
8/21 Blog of Sheila Deeth Character Post
8/21 A Haunted Head Guest Post
8/21 The Official Writing Blog of Deedee Davies Top Ten list
8/22 SBM Book Obsession Review
8/22 Bee’s Knees Reviews Guest Post
8/22 Seers, Seraphs, Immortals & More Interview
8/23 Reading Away The Days Review
8/23 Sapphyria’s Book Reviews Excerpt
8/23 Horror Tree Guest Post
8/24 Willow’s Author Love Review
8/24 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Review
8/24 Bookishly Me Review
8/24 LucyBlueCastle Guest Post

Tour Page URL: http://www.tomorrowcomesmedia.com/crymsyn-hart-deaths-dance-tour-page/
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Amazon Links for Death’s Dance:

Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Deathly-Encounters-Book-ebook/dp/B00L8JOJAY

Print Version: http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Dance-Crymsyn-Hart/dp/1941706134

Taking Submissions: Bloodlines

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Deadline: October 15th, 2014
Payment: 2 copies of anthology and Aus 2 cents/word (GST inc., maximum payment $150)

 

A new anthology edited by Amanda Pillar

Blood will tell… blood holds memory… blood is sacrifice… blood is thicker than water… blood is life.

Bloodlines will feature non-traditional horror stories, which take place in an urban fantasy setting. Give me stories about creatures that need blood to live, or blood to do magic, or whose blood is magic. Witches, shamans, faeries, ancient gods and humans can feature in this collection, so long as your story exudes magic and mystery. So long as you enchant me.

As for the nitty-gritties:

  • No science fiction stories will be accepted;
  • Romance is acceptable, as long as the story is dark and has horrific themes/elements;
  • Do not send stories written in the second person;
  • While vampire stories can be submitted, please note that it would be in your best interests to wow me with something other than vampires.
  • Lastly, the story must be on theme and meet the above guidelines. It must have blood (its need, use, potency etc.) as a major focus. If it does not, your story will be rejected.

The anthology will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in late 2014/early 2015.

Submission guidelines:

Send me your best dark urban fantasy story.

  1. Story length 1,000 to 7,500 words.
  2. Original stories only: no reprints, multiple, or simultaneous submissions (please only submit one story).
  3. Stories may be submitted via email at bloodlines@ticonderogapublications.com.
  4. Manuscript format: double spaced, large margins, Times New Roman font, Australian English spelling.
  5. The editor reserves the right to use their discretion in selecting stories.
  6. Submission period: 1 August 2014 to 15 October 2014
  7. Payment: 2 copies of anthology and Aus 2 cents/word (GST inc., maximum payment $150) on publication.

 

Via: Ticonderoga Publications.

Taking Submissions: Ghosts

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Deadline: September 28th, 2014
Payment: $10 via paypal and you will receive a free copy of the book

Who we are:

We are a upstart anthology press looking to publish stories by established and new authors via ebook. Our focus is on newer authors. We plan to have a yearly or bi-yearly anthology published with a certain theme

What we are looking for:

We are looking for stories that have a ghost or multiple ghosts in it. The stories also must have an element of horror to it as this is an anthology of horror. However, the setting can be anything you want and genre (fantasy, sci-fi, romance, true story, urban legend etc) as long as it has a ghost and there is horror or something dark. We want something unique that send shivers down someone’s spine. Adult themes and gore are accepted but please refrain from graphic sex.

The word count should be between 2000-5000 words, however if the story is really good we are pretty flexible.

We are looking for original stories and will not accept reprints of stories that you have previously had published. The Anthology as a whole may be licensed by the Anthologist to other publishers for foreign language. This permission constitutes first World-English rights, first World Electronic Rights, as well as non-exclusive world anthology rights to the story. We ask that the story not be published anywhere else until three months after the anthology has been published.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but please let us know if the story was accepted somewhere else.

If accepted you will be paid $10 via paypal and you will receive a free copy of the book. We wish we could pay more but we are starting out and hopefully will pay more in the future. You will get a page in the book to talk about yourself and plug any work, website, social media, blogs and such you want. We want the people who read the book to know who you are and get your name out there in the world.

Also if accepted, every month on our blog will feature an interview of one of the authors from the book. This will also help get your name out there.

How to submit:

Please submit your stories to davidmichaeltyson@hotmail.com with a file of your preferred word processor (.doc, .docx, .rtf etc.) in standard manuscript format. An example of the format can be found here: Standard Manuscript Format

In the subject of the email please put the word Submission, the title of your story and your name. In the body of the email please state your name, title of the story, your address and contact info. Also please let us know of any previous work published

The deadline for submission is September 28th, 2014.

What to expect:

We will respond in approximately 2-3 weeks. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks feel free to query us.

Once we accept your work we will send out an agreement form detailing the rights and allowing us to publish your story.

We will ask for you to send a little author bio and any plugs you wish to have for your other work, blogs, social media etc. This will be put into the book.

You will receive a payment of $10 and a copy of the book once it has been published.

After published once a month we will spotlight one of the authors in the book with an interview of the author posted on the blog.

We look forward to reading your stories and getting them published. Good luck.

Via: David Michael Tyson.

Ongoing Submissions: Midnight Breakfast

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

midnight-breakfast

Payment: 50 if we select your work for publication in Midnight Breakfast.

I want to submit to Midnight Breakfast!

Great! We’re currently open for fiction, nonfiction, and interview submissions.

So…what should I submit?

To get the best idea of what we’re looking for, we encourage you to read our back issues, which are conveniently available for free on this very website. We publish one issue per month, with six pieces per issue, which means we have to be a bit selective. On a practical level, we’re looking for unpublished work in the range of 1,000-10,000 words. On a conceptual level, we want to be wowed. Nothing excites us more than a good story with emotional depth. We believe everyone has a story to tell and we want to share as many of these, from as diverse a selection of experiences, as we can.

Fiction: We’re open to loose genre, though we tend to skew more towards literary and speculative fiction. We also love a good, well-written humor piece. What we’re not looking for: fan-fiction, erotica, or anything that requires excessive world-building (as much as we love Game of Thrones in these parts, that kind of work isn’t for us).

Nonfiction: We’re looking for personal essays and/or cultural criticism with a narrative bent. We’re particularly interested in reading about people and cultures that are often underrepresented or otherwise marginalized.

Interviews: We love longform conversations between interesting people. We’re mostly intrigued by literary interviews, but if you’ve recently spoken with a musician, visual artist, activist, or any handful of folks worth spending some time with, we’d be happy to consider your piece. Please do not send any interviews more than 5,000 words. (If your interview is more than 5,000 words, feel free to send an excerpt, and we’ll let you know if we’d like to read more.)

Sadly, we’re currently not accepting poetry, or anything that requires excessive and specific formatting.

In that case, I’ve got something I think you’re going to like.

Fantastic. Submit it to submissions@midnightbreakfast.com as an attachment (either a Word Document or a PDF). Please only send one submission at a time and make sure your name, email, and any other pertinent contact info are in the document, and include the name of your piece as well as the genre (fiction, nonfiction, interview) in the subject line of your email. We’ll give it a read and get back to you as soon as we can. We’ve got a small staff, so please give us at least a month to give your submission the consideration it needs before checking in. And we accept simultaneous submissions, so please be kind and let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

I hear you pay your contributors…

Yes, we do! More than 150 generous donors made it possible for us to compensate all our writers and artists for their hard work during our first year. We’re currently able to offer $50 if we select your work for publication inMidnight Breakfast.

How do I submit my art?

We solicit artists to create original work inspired by a specific piece we’re publishing. If you would like to be considered to illustrate a piece, you may submit your art portfolio to our Managing Editor, Nevan Scott, atnevan@midnightbreakfast.com.

I made an awesome breakfast last night. How do I send you photos/recipes?

It’s mind-boggling that you’ve come this far and… Were hash browns involved? We could really go for some hash browns right now.

Anything not answered here that you’re dying to know?

Drop us a line at hello@midnightbreakfast.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Via: Midnight Breakfast.