The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 12/15/2010.
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When I'm so busy with day job work that I barely have time to get any writing done, at least I can still "work" on my writing by listening to various writing how-to podcasts.
For inspiration and advice for beginning writers:
For higher-level writing discussions:
For business aspects of writing:
And the most recent addition to the writing podcasts out there is my very own MinnSpec writers group podcast, which I've just started up. These are recordings of our monthly discussions/presentations. I still need to get an RSS feed set up, but you can listen to the first session here:
I also have a story out in Northern Lights, an anthology of local Minnesota spec-fic authors. The stories include are fantasy, science fiction, horror, and unclassifiable weird--and my story, "Radiator Burped," is among them. You can buy a copy here.
"I had to work longer than expected," Michael explained as he tossed his coat onto the couch. "Forgive me? It's too late to go out, but I did pick up a nice bottle of burgundy. If you have some spaghetti and sauce, we could improvise." Michael smiled. "Next time I'll do better. Hey, those are some pretty fine pictures. You paint, right? Are they yours?"
Eric shuffled his feet. "Yeah."
Michael's smile vanished. "Do you have a pet snake?"
Eric blinked. "No. Why?"
"I thought for a second that I saw something scaly in the corner . . . my eyes must be tired from looking at legal contracts. Never mind." Despite his words, Michael squinted at the corner.
Buy Northern Lights
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe
Things Shiny or Useful
* Dealing with Writer's Block: http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2010_08_31.html#019441
* An interesting editing exercise: http://blog.writersdigest.com/promptly/Cut+One+Word+Per+Sentence+This+Technique+Is+Pure+Magic.aspx
* The importance of structure: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/anatomy-of-a-best-selling-novel-structure-matters-part-one/
AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review is a new, pro-paying SF market that now accepts submissions from anywhere (though Canadian ones are preferred).
The basics: SF, 500-3,000 words, no reprints, pays CA$.06/word (currently $.059/word in U.S. currency).
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.
Note: Realms of Fantasy has risen from the dead once more! If you had a story in the slush pile at the time of closing, please let them know if you still want them to consider it. See http://www.rofmag.com/2010/11/11/rof-fiction-help-me-internets/ for details.
|Name||What they want||Pay Per Word – Fiction||Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest)||Website|
|Realms of Fantasy||Fantasy and unclassifiable||$0.0600||http://www.rofmag.com/contact-us/|
|Wild Passions ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 11/30/10||Male/male romance (need not be explicit) with anthropomorphic character.||$0.0130||http://stormmoonpress.com/submissions.aspx|
|Daughters of Artemis ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 11/30/10||Female/female werewolf romance (need not be explicit).||$0.0130||http://stormmoonpress.com/submissions.aspx|
|Clones and Crucifixes ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 12/20/10||Futuristic horror themed to demonic possession.||$0.0100||http://corpulentinsanitypress.com/submissions/clones-and-crucifixes/|
|Beta City ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 1/31/11||Shared world, themed to alien invasion.||$0.0100||http://betacity.weebly.com/submission-guidelines.html|
|Through the Wormhole ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/1/11||Mondo SF||$0.0100||http://libraryofthelivingdead.lefora.com/2010/10/20/through-the-worm-hole-submissions-open/|
|Ghostology ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 1/31/11||Ghost stories||$0.0100||http://libraryofthelivingdead.lefora.com/2010/10/01/ghostology-hauntings-from-the-librarysubmissions-n/|
|Greek Myths Revisited ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – CANCELLED.||Greek myths remixed into H/SF/F||$40.00||http://www.sonar4publications.com/gmr.html|
|Innsmouth Free Press||Lovecraftian||$24.77||http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/submissions.html|
|Reflection's Edge – DEAD MARKET||All spec-fic||$15.00||http://www.reflectionsedge.com/submit.html|
|Futurismic – DEAD MARKET||SF - no space opera||$200.00||http://futurismic.com/about/guidelines.html|
|Icarus||Spec-fic with a gay male protagonist||$50.00||http://www.lethepressbooks.com/guidelines.htm#About_contributions_for_Icarus|
|io9's Environmental Writing ONE-TIME CONTEST – DUE 12/11/11||Themed to dealing with an environmental disaster.||$2,000.00||http://io9.com/5681230/io9s-environmental-writing-contest|
|AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review||Science Fiction||$0.0590||http://aescifi.ca/index.php/submissions|
|Dark Moon Digest||Horror – dark, scary||$10.00||http://www.darkmoondigest.com/Submissions.htm|
Aswiebe's Market List
- Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
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- If you get a story published in a market on this list, let me know and I'll add a note to the next newsletter!
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Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
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