The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 6/15/2010.
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Convention season is coming up! And do go to those SF/F or writing conventions in your area--you'll learn a lot, come back at your work with a different perspective, and maybe even make some friends. But maybe your budget doesn't extend to the entrance fees and hotel room. Or maybe you just need a warmup to ease into things. Or maybe you just think the idea of an online SF/F writing convention is awesome.
Allow me to introduce you to Coyote Con (http://coyotecon.com/), an online SF/F writing convention hosted by Drollerie Press. It's taking place on weekends throughout the month of May, so there are two more sessions left (http://coyotecon.com/the-schedule/). I've really enjoyed the panels I've sat in on, and I highly recommend it. Or, if you don't have time to follow a panel in realtime, the transcripts (http://coyotecon.com/transcripts/) could be a gold-mine.
"These Things Take Time" is my story about a man who takes unusual measures to figure out what went wrong in his first marriage. It's out now in Volume Two Number Two of Emerald Tales, It Was a Bright and Sunny Day (scroll to the bottom), which can be purchased in print or downloaded for free.
Of course, if she had asked about his day, he would have lied. She still believed he was working extra hours at the office. He didn't dare tell her about the project that was truly taking up his time.
Things Shiny or Useful
* The power of nicknames: http://www.plottopunctuation.com/blog/show/78
* What characters need: http://www.firstnovelsclub.com/2010/04/workshop-whose-story-is-this-and-why.html
* Telling signs: http://storyflip.blogspot.com/2010/04/re-write-wednesday-dont-tell-me-why.html
* Making flawed characters appealing: http://scribechat.com/archives/1150
* Increasing writing productivity (good stuff past the quotes): http://kathykulig.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-increase-productivity.html
Tor.com is a highly professional SF/F market. They don't have any submission guidelines up on their site, but suffice it to say that you shouldn't bother submitting a story unless you truly believe it's really high quality. All submissions should be emailed directly to the editor.
The basics: science fiction and fantasy, any length (prefers under 12,000 words), pays $.25/word for the first 5,000 words and decreases after that, no reprints.
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|
|Appalachian Folklore ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 09/01/10||Horror/dark fiction themed to Appalachian superstition||$0.0300||http://michaelknost.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-anthology-guidelines.html|
|More Scary Kisses ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 11/01/2010||Paranormal romance||$0.0170||http://ticonderogapublications.com/news/2010/05/more-scary-kisses/|
|Tattered Souls 2 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2010||Horror||$0.0150||http://www.cuttingblock.net/submissions.html#tattered|
|Nossa Morte - DEAD MARKET||horror/thriller||$0.0100||http://nossamorte.com/guidelines.html|
|The Snuff Syndicate ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 06/30/10||Themed to serial killers.||$0.0100||http://libraryofthelivingdead.lefora.com/2010/02/19/the-snuff-syndicate-guidelines/|
|Malicious Deviance ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED||Spec-fic with strong horror element, unsympathetic protagonist||$0.0100||http://maliciousdeviance.yolasite.com/submission-guidelines.php|
|Scape||Speculative YA (broadly defined)||$0.0100||http://www.scapezine.com/index.php?p=1_5|
|Hazard Cat||All genres - cat-themed||$0.0050||http://hazardcat.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html|
|Haunted (Pill Hill Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE UNTIL FILLED||Themed to “located in a haunted environment”||$0.0000||$0.00||http://www.pillhillpress.com/haunted.html|
|Tales from the Velvet Chamber ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 08/2010||Stories that revise the bad-girl image in myth, fairytale etc.||$50.00||http://talesfromthevelvetchamber.blogspot.com/p/mission-statement.html|
|Nil Desperandum||All genres - must speak to "the human condition"||$50.00||http://ndstories.com/?page_id=17|
|Strangetastic||Supernatural fiction, especially ghost and folklore stories||$25.00||http://strangetastic.com/submissions/|
|Call of Lovecraft ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 07/15/2010||Lovecraftian||$20.00||http://site.papercutbooks.com/Announcements.html|
|Marginal Boundaries||All spec-fic||$20.00||http://www.marginalboundaries.com/submission-guidelines/|
|Abandoned Towers||All genres - unique||$10.00||http://abandonedtowers.com/|
|Plutonian Times||All genres, SFF preferred||$5.55||http://www.plutoniantimes.com/call-for-submissions/|
|Membra Disjecta - DEAD MARKET||All genres, themed||$5.00||http://www.membradisjecta.com/submissions/|
|Crime and Suspense - DEAD MARKET||MUST have crime or a mystery||$5.00||http://www.crimeandsuspense.com/guidelines.htm|
|Sam's Dot Drabble PERIODIC CONTEST (Currently Contest 17 – DUE 05/31/2010)||Themed to “When Food Attacks”||$1.00||http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/drabbler/drabbler17.htm|
|The Sleep Club||All genres—stories to lull people to sleep||http://www.thesleepclub.co.uk/The_Sleep_Club/Bedtime_Stories_Guidelines.html|
Aswiebe's Market List
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