The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 09/15/2010.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive.html#081510 Editor's Note
Sometimes the best way to work through pain or grief or fear is by writing it out. I've done that a couple of times--I have stories that I've written like a surgeon cutting out a tumor. I think/hope that I've buried it well enough that a casual reader wouldn't say, "Ah, there is the writer working out their trauma," which is what happens when it's done badly.
Rarely does a chance come along to prevent
pain or grief through writing, but that's what I'm doing next. I'm writing a donation-funded serial story (launching soon) to help cover the cost of my mother's cancer treatment. The story is a steampunk murder mystery about a circus surviving and traveling through post-Civil War America after an aetheric event wipes out 3/4s of the population on the same evening the circus ringmaster is murdered. This is a scary project for me--the reason for it is stressful, the format is unfamiliar (serial story, podcast), and I'll be working under time pressure to produce episodes every other week. Wish me luck! And buy a ticket for the circus.
- Abra Staffin-WiebeThings Shiny or Useful
* Balancing a character's pain: http://www.apexbookcompany.com/2010/08/slush-lessons-balancing-pain%E2%80%94things-to-consider-when-throwing-rocks-at-your-character/
* How to Write a Book: http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2010/06/28/how_to_write_a_book.html Featured Market L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest
most prestigious award for beginning science fiction and fantasy writers. If you have not yet sold 3 stories to pro markets, you should be submitting every quarter. And now they accept email submissions!
Established and sponsored by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983, the "Writers Award Contest" was a budding competition aimed at discovering, and eventually publishing, deserving amateur and aspiring writers. The field of speculative fiction and fantasy, was chosen not only for Mr. Hubbard's love of and success within the genre—but for the freedom of imagination and expression it provided as what he described as the "herald of possibility."
The Writers of the Future Program, established in the finest tradition of the professional giving a helping hand to the novice, has become the largest, the most well-known and the best established discovery vehicle in the field. To date, winners have gone on to publish over 700 novels and 3,000 short stories, and have appeared on international bestseller lists, even reaching the #1 slot on the New York Times and London Sunday Times.
The basics: SF/F, 17,000 words max, no professionally published reprints, quarterly first prize $1,000, annual grand prize an additional $5,000. 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
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