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Aswiebe's Market List Update 2011-04 
15th-Apr-2011 06:38 pm
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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 5/15/2010.

Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#041511

Editor's Note

Last month I wrote about how I was initiating a "1 hour of writing before everything else, no matter what" policy. So how's it going? Pretty darn well, actually. Despite a full day job schedule and plenty of other commitments, I've been hitting writing benchmarks that I usually only manage when working part-time (my day job has a quite variable schedule).

My per-hour writing productivity isn't as good, because that first hour is usually me easing back into the story and I'm writing at non-optimal times, when, I'm tired, etc.--but it's really adding up. And I've discovered an interesting side effect: the story is much more "alive" in my head throughout the day, even when I'm not actually writing. Spending time with it every day has really made a difference there.

A last bit of news--my non-fiction article about copyright for writers has been published at Writing-World.com. You can read it here: http://www.writing-world.com/newsletter/2011/WW11-04.shtml. Just scroll down to the feature article!

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Word meanings shift over time. When you can still use the originals: http://www.slate.com/id/2290536/
* Best practices for Amazon ebook sales: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/best-practices-for-amazon-ebook-sales/
* How to Get Reviews for Self-Published Books: http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/2011/03/30/HowToGetReviewsForSelfPublishedBooks.aspx?et_mid=270113&rid=2957480
* When Not to Google: http://lifehacker.com/#!5788772/when-not-to-google-searches-youre-better-off-making-elsewhere
* 10 Ways to Start Your Story Better: http://writersdigest.com/article/10-ways-to-start-your-story-better/?et_mid=245443&rid=2957480
* A great wrap-up of “how to live” advice for artists: http://www.austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/
* Modern handgun basics for writers: http://www.sff.net/people/sanders/rrdws2.html
* Business planning for your creative hours: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/912352.html#cutid1
* Getting To Know You: http://obscurekidlitauthors.blogspot.com/2011/04/getting-to-know-you-meeting-main.html
* First, a Radiolab podcast about creative urges and other things that feel like a separate entity. Worth a listen for the reporter who talks about how Tom Waits deals with his muse:
* Next, the text of the article she wrote (not much on creativity, but a pretty awesome portrait of Tom Waits):

Featured Market
Stories From the Hearth is a pro-paying anthology that wants heartwarming rural fairytales set in Appalachia.

The setting must be the Appalachian states (West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia).

        I am looking for stories with a strong Appalachian flavor. Tall tales, humorous stories, touching stories. Although I am looking for original themes, I will accept retellings of a traditional story if the author can give it a unique spin and makes it their own.

       Although this is not a horror anthology, I will look at stories that have spooky elements to them. But they shouldn’t be graphic in their descriptions.

      None of the standard, and considerably unflattering, Appalachian clichés.

The basics: rural fantasy, up to 2,000 words, no reprints, pays $.05/word. See also the sister anthology, Detours.

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
Leading Edge F/SF $0.0100
Loki's Journal - DEAD MARKET Strange, dark, grownup fairytales, or magic realism
$5.00 http://www.lokisjournal.com/?q=guidelines
Quantum Muse Make Us Laugh ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 05/31/11 Humorous spec-fic
$100.00 http://www.quantummuse.com/Contest.php
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination YEARLY ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED All spec-fic $0.1000
Detours ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/10/11 - 5/31/11 Spooky or weird stories based in actual West Virginia locations. $0.0500
Stories From the Hearth ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/10/11 - 05/31/11 Heartwarming rural fairytales set in Appalachian states $0.0500
Rocket Science ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/11 - 10/31/11 Space-travel themed hard SF $0.0160
Arkham Tales – DEAD MARKET Pulp adventure, weird horror, and fantastic $0.0100
Mirror Shards: Exploring the Edges of Augmented Reality ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/08 - 07/08 Themed to augmented reality $0.0100
Out of Ruins – DEAD MARKET Dark, weird $0.0025
Not One of Us About outsiders, misfits, all genres $0.0025
Dark Recesses Press – DEAD MARKET Horror/Dark fiction
$30.00 http://darkrecesses.com/submissions/
New Bedlam Project, The Dark, themed to a specific fictional town.
$30.00 http://www.newbedlam.com/guidelines.html
One Buck Horror Horror $0.0500
Appalachian Undead ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/11 Appalachian zombie-themed short stories $0.0100
Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, The All genres, favors speculative fiction. $0.0050
Weird War ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/11 Historical war-themed
$50.00 http://www.warofthewordspress.com/weird-war-anthology.html
An Electric Tragedy Any spec fic
$3.00 http://www.anelectrictragedy.com/submissions.html
Zombie Feed, The Zombie-themed novellas and novels
$100.00 http://thezombiefeed.biz/submissions/
Future Lovecraft ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 05/01/2011 – 06/30/2011 Lovecraft-inspired stories set in the future. $0.0100
In the Spaces Between ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: science fiction mysteries $0.0050
In Flux ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed: powerful abusers in a self-correcting universe. $0.0050
A Rustle of Dark Leaves ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 4/1/11 – 5/31/11 Dark. Themed: forests/jungle.
$5.00 http://www.misanthrope-press.com/pages/forest-project
Children of the Moon ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 4/1/11 – 5/31/11 Themed: werewolves
$5.00 http://www.misanthrope-press.com/pages/wolves-project

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