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03/19/2012 Market List Update


http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html


The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 04/15/2012.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#031912

Editor's Note

I've always been fond of lists. (You may have guessed this.) And as a writer, I've found that lists are incredibly useful: lists of writing markets; lists of manuscripts; lists of submissions; lists of actions to take when I get a story published; and even a list of things to do when I officially become a "pro" writer--places to get memberships, etc.

I think I missed a list.

My writing group had a meeting about ebooks recently, and the discussion strayed to distribution and publicity. And I realized,
I'm missing a list. If you're writing a book, whether you're planning on self-publishing or submitting to traditional big publishers or going through a traditional small press, you need your own list of what to do when your book gets published and in the months leading up to that publication date. You need a list (there's that list thing again!) of sites and blogs you want to ask to review your book. You need to be able to re-read that brilliant article about marketing. You need to remember that convention list, and those rules for how to effectively promote yourself at a convention. You need that list of agents or lawyers who specialize in negotiating writing contracts. You need to remember which bits of your website will need updating, and where you want to promote it. You need it all in one place and ready to go when lightning strikes.

So if you'll excuse me . . . I've got a list to make.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Not much! I realized that my long-term plot plan for Circus of Brass and Bone, my online post-apocalyptic steampunk serial story, was way
too long and too big in scope and that the motivations for the climactic ending didn't make sense. So my brain is currently made out of plot-spaghetti, while I figure out how to keep in all the stuff I need to keep in while still ending the story in a more expeditious manner.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Great character descriptions from science fiction and fantasy books [characterization]: http://io9.com/5823291/great-character-descriptions-from-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books

Featured Market
Horror on the Installment Plan  is a new, pro-paying market for horror. Issues are themed.

This is a weekly subscription-based ezine.  All purchases are made based on the immediate need for the theme and the quality of the story.

 What we're NOT looking for:

No supernatural romance or other pseudo-horror. Vampires and werewolves are okay, but they must be monsters, not suitable dating material.

No "torture porn". Gore and adult themes are fine, but they should serve the story, and not the other way around.

The basics: themed horror, less than 3,000 words, $.05/word, 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.



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.

  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.

  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!

  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.

  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.


Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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03/19/2012 Market List Update


http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html


The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 04/15/2012.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#031912

Editor's Note

I've always been fond of lists. (You may have guessed this.) And as a writer, I've found that lists are incredibly useful: lists of writing markets; lists of manuscripts; lists of submissions; lists of actions to take when I get a story published; and even a list of things to do when I officially become a "pro" writer--places to get memberships, etc.

I think I missed a list.

My writing group had a meeting about ebooks recently, and the discussion strayed to distribution and publicity. And I realized,
I'm missing a list. If you're writing a book, whether you're planning on self-publishing or submitting to traditional big publishers or going through a traditional small press, you need your own list of what to do when your book gets published and in the months leading up to that publication date. You need a list (there's that list thing again!) of sites and blogs you want to ask to review your book. You need to be able to re-read that brilliant article about marketing. You need to remember that convention list, and those rules for how to effectively promote yourself at a convention. You need that list of agents or lawyers who specialize in negotiating writing contracts. You need to remember which bits of your website will need updating, and where you want to promote it. You need it all in one place and ready to go when lightning strikes.

So if you'll excuse me . . . I've got a list to make.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Not much! I realized that my long-term plot plan for Circus of Brass and Bone, my online post-apocalyptic steampunk serial story, was way
too long and too big in scope and that the motivations for the climactic ending didn't make sense. So my brain is currently made out of plot-spaghetti, while I figure out how to keep in all the stuff I need to keep in while still ending the story in a more expeditious manner.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Great character descriptions from science fiction and fantasy books [characterization]: http://io9.com/5823291/great-character-descriptions-from-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books

Featured Market
Horror on the Installment Plan  is a new, pro-paying market for horror. Issues are themed.

This is a weekly subscription-based ezine.  All purchases are made based on the immediate need for the theme and the quality of the story.

 What we're NOT looking for:

No supernatural romance or other pseudo-horror. Vampires and werewolves are okay, but they must be monsters, not suitable dating material.

No "torture porn". Gore and adult themes are fine, but they should serve the story, and not the other way around.

The basics: themed horror, less than 3,000 words, $.05/word, 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.



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.

  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.

  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!

  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.

  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.


Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

Feel free to share this newsletter with others by whatever means you like, as long as you include all of it. If you want to subscribe to this email newsletter, go here. To unsubscribe, simply reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.


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02/16/2012 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 03/15/2012.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#021612

Editor's Note

I linked to this article on increasing writing productivity in the last Aswiebe's Market List Update: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/25-ways-to-improve-your-writing-in-30-minutes-a-day

This month, I've been using the techniques emphasized in it, and they have made a huge difference in my writing productivity. The main change for me has been visualizing what I'm about to write, in detail, before I write it. Watching the movie version, if you will. I've always had a general plot scrawled somewhere before I start writing, but this is organic plotting on a very detailed level. This has the benefit of getting me excited about certain parts of the scenes (the "candy bars") immediately before I write through to them.

This has had three observable effects that boost my productivity:
1. Procrastination Block Begone! That "don't wanna write just yet" feeling? Gone. The visualizing takes care of it, without triggering procrastination itself.
2. I drop into what people call "flow" or "the zone" pretty much instantly.
3. I just plain write faster. My writing speed has about doubled.

Try it for a week yourself, and see what you think!


What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
"Gone Huntin'" has been published by The Washington Pastime. It's a heartwarming literary story, a bit of a departure for me! Read it here for free: http://www.washingtonpastime.com/drupal/node/88

The man stamped his feet hard against the stoop when he stepped outside of his cabin. It was an hour yet before sunrise and cold enough that his breath frosted the air, hanging white against the dark of the trees. Even through the layered flannel shirts and down jacket he was wearing, he felt the bite of winter.

Shouldering his rifle, thermos in hand, he walked through the woods to his stand. Birds' sleepy chirps fell silent when he walked by, twigs snapping under his boots. There was just enough light for him to make out the path. When he reached his stand and climbed up the ladder, he saw fresh claw-marks from the black bear that roamed in the area on one of the trees nearby. They shone white against the dark tree bark. He was glad for his rifle.

Read more.


Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Book Marketing Ideas - everything but the kitchen sink! [marketing, publicity, social media] - http://www.authormedia.com/2012/01/16/89-book-marketing-ideas-that-will-change-your-life/


Featured Market
Wily Writers is a new, pro-paying market for science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Issues are themed. They publish a text and a podcast version.

DEADLINE
   
THEME
  February 28, 2012  

  Cinema  
  March 31, 2012  

  Weird West  
  April 30, 2012  

  SpecFicNZ Contest  
  April 30, 2012  

  Urban Horror  
  April 30, 2012  

  Cryptofiction  
  April 30, 2012  

  Warrior (Please read special guidelines.)  
  July 31, 2012  

  Sci Fi Horror  
  July 31, 2012  

  Fairypunk  

The basics: science fiction, fantasy, or horror, 1,000-4,000 words, $.05/word, accepts 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.



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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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01/17/2012 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 02/15/2012.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#011712

Editor's Note

The older I get, the busier I get, and the more I realize I don't have time to do everything that "should" be done. For the last couple of years in a row, one of my New Years Resolutions has been to back my work up properly. But of course, I never had time to copy all the files over once a week (or a month, or a....) when my little reminder-to-self would pop up on my calendar.

The answer? Automation.

There are a lot of services out there that will let you automatically or almost-automatically back up your computer to the cloud online (the safest option in case your house burns down) for prices from free to "some money": Dropbox, Carbonite, Crashplan, etc. You could spend hours online reading reviews and comparisons of the different plans. I ended up going with SugarSync, which lets me choose which folders to back up online and also has a "magic folder" that I use to hold files I want to transfer between my laptop and computer desktop. The free plan has enough storage to let me keep all my writing safe.

Check it out for yourself: https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=dddaenx2wzs79&utm_source=txemail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=referral
(and yes, if you use this referral link, I get a little extra storage free)

And now? My writing backs itself up, easy-peasy.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
* I did a PodCastle reading of Eugie Fosterís haunting modern fantasy,
Black Swan, White Swan
(listen here: http://podcastle.org/2011/11/22/podcastle-184-black-swan-white-swan/ , join the discussion here: http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=5659.0 ).
* I've also updated Circus of Brass and Bone, the post-apocalyptic steampunk story about a circus traveling through the collapse of civilization. I put a new episode up in December and another one will be going up within the next couple of days. Read it here.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* [writing craft, writing exercises] 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/25-ways-to-improve-your-writing-in-30-minutes-a-day

* [procrastination, social networks] Why the Internet is a Trap (and how to deal with it): http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com/2012/01/why-internet-is-trap-and-how-this.html

* [characters]
Writing characters: http://www.glimmertrain.com/b59hubschman.html

* [publicity]
A look at Goodreads ads: http://lisa-schroeder.livejournal.com/391307.html

* [worldbuilding]
Are you building your world, or limiting it?: http://writertracy.livejournal.com/356182.html

* [writing craft, beginnings]
8 Ways to Write a 5-Star Chapter One: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/8-ways-to-write-a-5-star-chapter-one

* [writing craft]
3 Secrets to Great Storytelling: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/write-first-chapter-get-started/3-secrets-to-great-storytelling

* [humor]
How to Revise Your Work and the Awesome Editing Symbols You Should Know: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-revise-your-work-awesome-editing-symbols-you-should-know


(Most of this month's useful links came from
this Writers Digest summary of the most popular articles of 2011: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-18-most-popular-articles-on-writing-of-2011)

Featured Market
Nameless Magazine is a new, pro-paying market for dark speculative fiction and science fiction.

Must be in the Horror/ Dark Fantasy [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/dark_fantasy]/Dark Sci-Fi/Magic Realism veins (straight Science Fiction, Weird, Weird Erotica,  Thriller and Mythos are also acceptable). NO: Fan Fiction [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/fan_fiction], Romance or Sword & Sorcery [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sword_and_sorcery].

Hook us in the first paragraph! Don't build and hope we stay with it unless you are a BRILLIANT writer (think Bataille, Cocteau, Shakespeare, Wilde, Orwell and so on). Looking for well-written, powerful, original ideas and new twists on old horror conventions. Especially looking for stories that examine the darker side of the human condition. New writers are welcome to submit. Please purchase a sample copy to see what type of stories we are publishing. Expect to be edited.


The basics: science fiction or dark fiction, 1,500-9,500 words, $.05/word.

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.



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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

If you want to subscribe to this email newsletter, go here. To unsubscribe, simply reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

11/20/2011 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 12/15/2010.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#112011

Editor's Note

I never realized just how much time taking care of a baby took. I mean, mostly they just sit there, right? And only cry if they're hungry or wet?

(Anybody who has had a child is now laughing their ass off.)

Add to that my continuing to have a 10-16-hour/week "day job" that I can do from home, and I'm having to seriously think about the line between "realistically lowered expectations" and "copping out in the face of adversity/time constraints." And when you're the one who might be deceiving yourself about what can be done, it's hard to see exactly where that line is, when you should be pushing harder, and when you should be relaxing in the embrace of the inevitable.

I'm not going to continue making this the point of my editorials (bo-ring!), but I expect it will be something I'm wrestling with for quite some time to come, especially as the demands on me shift month-to-month as my baby ages.

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Boosting writing productivity: http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html

Featured Market
The East India Press Short Story Contest is looking for fantasy short stories (and new authors for the press).

This contest is sponsored by East India Press and David Farland, author of over fifty published novels and anthologies, a former prize writer himself, who launched his novel writing career with a short story written for a contest much like this. When he was discovered, agents stood in line for the chance to be his publisher.

Your story can take place in any time period, and can take place anywhere, even on on another world.

You also have the option of placing your story in the world of Farland's new masterpiece, Nightingale, using its fantastic system of magic and taking any advantage of the rich setting he has already created. (Sample chapters will be available soon.)


The basics: due 03/01/2012, no fee, max 2,500 words, prize $1,000 plus publication and novel submission opportunity.

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.

NameWhat they wantPay Per Word – FictionFlat Pay – Fiction (Lowest)Website
Cossmass Infinities – DEAD MARKETSF/F$32.59http://cossmass.co.uk/infinities
Realms of Fantasy – DEAD MARKETFantasy and unclassifiable$0.0600http://www.rofmag.com/contact-us/
Shanghai Steam ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 01/23/2012Chinese-influenced steampunk$0.0300http://www.shanghai-steam.com/?page_id=5
Earthbound FictionFantasy, sci-fi, adventure and mystery$0.0250http://www.earthboundfiction.com/submissions#!__submissions
Bibliotheca Fantastica ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 12/15/2011 – 03/31/2012Themed to weird, mysterious, rare etc. books$0.0200http://daganbooks.com/2011/11/14/new-anthology-bibliotheca-fantastica-opens-for-submissions-dec-15-2011/
East India Press Short Story ONE-TIME CONTEST – DUE 10/15/2011 – 3/01/2012Fantasy—possibly set in shared world$1,000.00http://www.nightingalenovel.com/contest.html
Spring Science Fiction – Fantasy – Horror Writer's (Zharmae Publishing) ANNUAL CONTEST – DUE 05/05All spec-fic$500.00http://www.zharmae.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41&Itemid=67
King David & The Spiders From Mars ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 01/31/2012Biblical horror$50.00http://marlowe1.livejournal.com/1953612.html
Live Free or Never Die ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 01/31/2012SF, related in some way to New Hampshire$50.00http://livefreeordiediedie.wordpress.com/
Emerald Tales – DEAD MARKETALL genres – short stories of <4,000 must be themed, longer lengths not$40.00http://www.scribblersandinkspillers.com/submissions.html
First Line, TheAll genres, based on first line given$30.00http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm
Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Magazine – DEAD MARKETSF/F/H and paranormal$25.00http://www.strangeweirdandwonderful.com/
Lurid LitPulp, B-movie-type stories—horrifying and graphic$25.00http://www.luridlit.com/2011/10/lurid-writers-wanted-looking-for.html
Nasty Snips II ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 01/31/2012Short, sharp, and shocking$15.78http://www.pendragonpress.net/submissions/
InfectINkPrompt-based, all genres$10.00http://www.infectiveink.com/guidelines.html
Dirty Dozen (Vestal Review)12 words exactly$10.00http://www.vestalreview.net/DirtyDozen/dirtydozenMain.html
Uninvited, TheHorror and weird fiction$0.0100http://www.theuninvitedmagazine.com/submissions/
Fender StitchAll genres – the unique and unusual.$0.0500http://fenderstitch.com/submission-guidelines
Imperial Odyssey ONE-TIME CONTEST – DUE 11/30/2011SF set in shared world$100.00http://www.imperialodyssey.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117:show-details-imperial-odyssey-short-story-competition&catid=19:news
Substitution Cipher ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 01/15/2012Alternate history themed to deceit, betrayal, and deception$75.00http://www.candlemarkandgleam.com/2011/10/17/call-for-submissions-new-anthology/
Darker Minds ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 01/31/2012Dark fiction, themed to “the power of the mind”$15.9500http://www.darkmindspress.com/page3.htm
Stupefying StoriesAll genres$0.0100http://stupefyingstories.com/
Terminus X ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 9/16/2012Shared world post-apocalyptic YA SF/F.$0.1000http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/calls
Inferno ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 01/17/2012Paranormal YA themed to the nine circles of Hell.$0.1000http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/calls
Eternal Love ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 12/01/2011Paranormal YA themed to eternal love (immortals, vampires, etc.)$0.1000http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/calls
Campfire Tales ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 4/17/2012YA themed to campfire tales.$0.1000http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/calls
Classical Horror ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 05/30/2012Horror featuring classical music$0.0157http://classicalhorror.wordpress.com/
Panverse – DEAD MARKETNovellas - SF & F$60.00http://www.panversepublishing.com/subs.htm
Bronies ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 11/30/2011Themed to the love of ponies.$10.00http://kazkapress.wordpress.com/submissions/
Kazka Press Flash Fiction MONTHLY CONTEST – DUE 20thThemed.$7.13http://kazkapress.wordpress.com/flash-fiction-contest/
Untold Tales of the Past ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 12/31/2011All genres, themed per title.$6.00http://hallbrosentertainment.com/submissionguidelines.html
Outshine – DEAD MARKETOptimistic near-future SF prose-poems that fit within Twitter 140-character limits.$5.00http://shineanthology.wordpress.com/outshine-submission-guidelines/
Enchanted Conversation, The – DEAD MARKETInspired by themed fairytales$0.1000http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/submissions.html
Pedestal MagazineAll genres, especially cross-genre$0.0500http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/submitguidelines.php
Short-Story.me!F/H/SF and mystery$0.0100http://www.short-story.me/submission-guidelines.html
Sorcery and the Far FrontierAll spec-fic$0.0100http://sorceryandthefarfrontier.com/submissions.html
Not One of UsAbout outsiders, misfits, all genres$0.0025http://not-one-of-us.com/guidelines.php
Quantum Kiss – DEAD MARKETRomantic Speculative Fiction$15.00http://www.quantumkiss.com/
Tower of Light Fantasy Magazine – DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus)All fantasy and blended fantasy genres$5.00http://www.tolfantasy.net/
Result JellyFantasy, SF, and adventure fiction$0.0500http://www.resultjelly.com/
Kingdoms of Desire: Erotic Tales of Fantasy ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 12/15/2011Erotic fantasy$50.00http://mitziszereto.com/blog/writers-call-for-short-story-submissions/
Safety Pin ReviewLiterary, all genres$1.00http://safetypinreview.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/
Daughters of Icarus ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 5/31/2012Feminist SF exploring gender roles in society$0.0100http://pinknarc.com/submissions.htm
Techno-Goth Cthulhu ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 4/2012Themed—like it says in the title$20.00http://redskiespress.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=cthulhumythosincybergothic&action=display&thread=81
Chaos Theory: Tales Askew – DEAD MARKETAll spec-fic$10.00http://genspace.com/ctta/issue-12/tocframe.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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
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Links
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About Aswiebe's Market List
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Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

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9/15/2011 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 10/15/2010.

Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#091511

Editor's Note

I was thinking of writing another serious "the importance of doing writing stuff even though time is limited" editorial. After having a baby (a son, our first child, born August 1st--8 lb, 8 oz, since that seems to be everybody's first question!), time has become *extremely* limited. Newborns do that!

But one of the other things newborns do is teach the importance of having a sense of humor. Sometimes doing market research and submitting stories (and getting them rejected) can feel pretty grim, but there's still plenty to be amused by.

1. There is a "Cosmic Crime Stories" magazine. I was going to add it to my market list, giggling as I thought of a Muppets joke to use in the description. Turns out I had put it in there months ago--with a description of "Crimes...in...SPAAAACE!" Um. Great minds...think consistently?

2. One of the fun things about doing a writing market list is getting to read the "stories we see too often" lists that some publications include with their guidelines (note to editors: please do this--it's enlightening and fun!)

This particular publication concludes with the following gem:

There is a twist ending. It in any way involves Hitler.

This is a story they've seen too often. o.O

(See also Strange Horizons' list.)

So as you're going about your writing business, remember to laugh.

And if your sense of humor is on the dark and twisted side, you might enjoy my super-short horror story, "Good Help is Hard to Find," which came out this month in Gravel Bosley's Cavalcade of Terror:  http://dreadfullittlepress.com/cavalcade/?p=812 (Warning: graphic violence)

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Persist! http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/the-art-of-cussed-persistence/
* World-building resources: http://hiddenway.tripod.com/world/
* A few of the greats discuss story structure:
http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/donald-maass-james-scott-bell-and-christopher-vogler-discuss-story-structure
* A hilarious explanation of the differences between genres: http://kierstenwrites.blogspot.com/2011/08/rules-of-genre.html
* How Writing a Good Hook is Like Running a Good Con: http://nataliesee.livejournal.com/176548.html
* Where agents stop reading: http://writerunboxed.com/2011/08/09/surviving-the-literary-gong-show-2/
* The article that got me to add thanking people to my publication to-do list: http://storytellersunplugged.com/blog/2011/07/09/gratitude-and-the-reason-you-might-never-have-realized-it%E2%80%99s-vital-for-writers/
* Four Elements of a Great Book Signing: http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2011/07/guest-post-four-elements-of-great-book.html

Featured Market
Singular Source is an intriguing contest for hard SF about the future of computer programming.

This contest is being organized by Susan Elliott Sim, a professor of Informatics at University of California, Irvine. [The editors are] co-editing an academic book on recent research on helping programmers find and reuse source code on the web.

Itís common to end academic books with a speculative chapter, and what would be more speculative than a science fiction short story?

The basics: due 11/30/2011 (register by 11/15/2011), no fee, no word limit given, reprints okay, 1st prize = $500, 2nd and 3rd prizes also given (no publication).

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.




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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
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About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

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7/15/2011 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 8/15/2010.

Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#071511

Editor's Note

For me, at least, there is always a logjam somewhere in the writing process. And now and then I have to stop, figure out where the logjam moved to, and break it up. In other words, redistribute my precious writing time. If you've been following along for a while, you will have noticed this tendency.

The logjam this month was submissions--or, to be more accurate, right now I have logjams all over the freaking place, but that was one that was actively keeping things that were edited and ready to go from being published.

So I made the first thing done in my "mandatory writing hour" to be getting one submission out the door. In a couple of weeks, I cleared that logjam out. I had fourteen ready-to-go stories just lurking ominously on my hard drive. From now on, the "submissions first" rule should only come into play occasionally, as I have other things ready to send out or as submissions bounce back (which they will--I figure if I don't get at least a couple of rejections on a piece before selling it, I'm not aiming high enough).

I've already heard back with an acceptance on one of those submissions, which is pretty good motivation to keep it up! I'll let you know more details when it's published.

The next thing I need to work on is getting editing done. Time allotment for that is a little more tricky, but now I've got confidence that I can get it done.

What's your logjam?

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Alternate styles of artist compensation: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/812871.html
* Oh, burn! Your books, that is. http://flavorwire.com/188138/the-30-harshest-author-on-author-insults-in-history
* On editors’/readers’ biases and context: http://ann-leckie.livejournal.com/167498.html


Featured Market
Lore is a new pro-paying market for all spec-fic.

We will consider short stories that can be classified broadly as belonging to the Horror, Science Fiction or Fantasy genres. Expand our horizons, challenge or fine-tune convention. We love well-done genre blending and bending, too, like John W. Campbell, Jr.'s “Who Goes There?,” H.P. Lovecraft’s “At The Mountains of Madness,” Philip K. Dick’s “The King of the Elves,” and C.S. Lewis’s “Space” trilogy. Other authors whose work we enjoy include Jorge Luis Borges, Harlan Ellison, R.E. Howard, M.R. James, Brian McNaughton, Clifford D. Simak, Clark Ashton Smith, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

The basics: all spec-fic, 2,000 to 6,000 words preferred (query first for other lengths), query first for reprints, pays $.05/word for original (non-reprint) material.

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.



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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • 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!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

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06/15/2011 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 7/15/2010.

Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#061511

Editor's Note

Feeling disorganized? Not sure when your last submissions went out or where that bit of plot in your story was?

My method is to track submissions, manuscripts, and markets in spreadsheets--as you might have guessed! Other people have different ways. The most recent episode of the MinnSpec Writers Group podcast discusses organization for writers: tools, methods, etc.

http://www.conradzero.com/audio/MinnSpec-ep4-organization-pt1.mp3
http://www.conradzero.com/audio/MinnSpec-ep4-organization-pt2.mp3

Perhaps I will have to branch out a little from my familiar spreadsheets!

The RSS feed for all the episodes (yes, this is spun off my main blog RSS feed):
http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com/data/rss?tag=minnspec podcast

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* 10 Signs of a Typical Writing Day: http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2011/05/10-signs-of-typical-writing-day.html
* Book launch promotion: http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2011/05/launching-book.html


Featured Market
The James White Award is a science fiction short story contest for beginning writers not yet eligible for SFWA membership.

  • This aim of the competition is to highlight new writers. It is open to writers of any age and nationality, but it is not open to professional authors.
  • Submissions must be original – they should be the sole work of the author/s in whose name they are submitted – and should not have previously appeared in any publication – in any language or format.
  • Stories should be Science Fiction (though we will take a broad definition of what that term means).

The basics: science fiction, up to 6,000 words, no reprints, winner receives £200 (about $328) and publication in Interzone.

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.


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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • 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!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

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5/22/2011 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 6/15/2010.

Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#052211

Editor's Note

The proliferation of online magazines seems to have accelerated their life-cycle. New magazines are born, exist for a few months or even a couple of years, start publishing less regularly, go on hiatus for a while, and eventually announce that they are closing--or they simply stop responding. Before submitting, always check the front page and/or forums to make sure the magazine is still active. And if you submitted something a while ago and haven't heard back yet, check to make sure that that publication is still active.

Oh, it's not all grim news! There are always new, interesting online magazines out there looking for good stories. Remember, fewer people submit to newer markets, simply because they haven't heard of them yet. That means less competition for your story submission.

And in other good news, lately the churn seems to be increasing the number of pro-paying online markets. Hurray!

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* The Muse we really need: http://www.sff.net/people/jchines/Pics/Muse.jpg
* Convention panel failure modes: http://alecaustin.livejournal.com/274010.html
* How to manage being a business manager, marketer, and artist: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/756997.html
* Pricing ebooks: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/930924.html
* A compilation of how-to publicity links: http://marketingfloozy.wordpress.com/


Featured Market
Digital Science Fiction is a new, pro-paying monthly science fiction publication.


According to Wikipedia, the source of all that is correct in the Universe (honest): “Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possibilities.  It is similar to, but differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation).” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction)

We take the “scientifically postulated laws of nature” and “imaginative speculation” ideas pretty loosely here at Digital Science Fiction, so we’re just fine with aliens, alternative realities, death rays, time travel, and exceeding 299792458 metres per second.  If forced into the debate, we would probably have to admit that we like the ‘fiction‘ just as much as the ‘science‘.
The basics: science fiction, 3,500 - 7,500 words, no reprints, pays $.05/word.

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.


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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • 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!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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04/15/11 Update

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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:
http://feeds.wnyc.org/~r/radiolab/~5/B86iAT79Aqg/radiolab030811.mp3
* Next, the text of the article she wrote (not much on creativity, but a pretty awesome portrait of Tom Waits):
http://www.tomwaitslibrary.com/interviews/02-june-gq.html


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.



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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • 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!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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3/18/2011 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 4/15/2010.

Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#031811

Editor's Note

Here's the thing about being a writer: there's a whole lot more stuff that goes with it than just writing. There's researching, gathering critiques, critiquing (to get others to critique *your* writing), editing, submitting, doing publicity for published works, website maintenance, building a social media presence (that's code for "totally procrastinating on Facebook"), and improving your craft through reading writing articles and attending writing conventions or workshops. In my case, you can add maintaining a market newsletter, uploading a serial story and recording the story podcast (post-apocalyptic steampunk--check it out at http://www.circusofbrassandbone.com), and mucking about with another podcast for my writing group.

The vast majority of writers must maintain a day job to pay the bills. Most writers also attempt (perhaps foolishly) to have a life. That means dishes, laundry, dinner, taking care of a pet or six, and at least some perfunctory attempt at maintaining human relationships.

The heart of it all is still the writing.

It's easy to forget that, though, to let other things (whether real life or writing-related) squeeze out that writing time until writing is somewhere on the to-do list, but not at the top. After all, you have to wax the cat today. (See http://www.frankbaron.com/writersglossary.htm for more on cat waxing.) I've started putting an hour of writing first, as the thing that I must do daily before anything else except scheduled paying work or making food (food is very important). That doesn't mean it gets done first thing in the morning, but it does mean it gets done before TV or socializing or cleaning or etc.

We'll see how it goes. It's not that I haven't been writing; it's that writing hasn't been a top priority every day. I've done word goals before, but not a time goal. I've already found one modification I need to make--that it's top priority except when I have a deadline of some sort (be it serial story or market list or writing group meeting prep) in a week. Then those should get done first!


- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Nine Ways to Give a Better Reading: http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/2011/03/nine-ways-to-give-better-reading.html
* What makes science fiction work: http://aescifi.ca/index.php/non-fiction/37-editorials/425-over-the-transom-what-we-point-to-when-we-say-ae
* Character Clues: http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2011/02/character-clues.html

Featured Market
Buzzy Mag is a new, pro-paying market for science fiction, fantasy, or horror. Submission involves going through a critique process with a small group of other approved writers if the magazine feels your work is promising.

Buzzy Mag is looking for original science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories up to 10,000 words. Thriller, suspense and paranormal tales that cross into traditional speculative fiction are welcome. In addition, we are interested in pieces that may be able to be developed into full length novels for publication by Buzzy Multimedia at a future date.

The basics: SF/F/H, up to 10,000 words, no reprints, pays $.05/word, snail mail submissions only.

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.



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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • 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!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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2/15/2011 Market List Update

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 3/15/2010.

Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2.html#021511

Editor's Note

Before you even get to the submitting process, you go through the critique-gathering part of self-editing your work. Maybe you badger your family and friends into reading your writing and telling you what they liked and didn't like, but how do you find a group of other writers to badger? To find a face-to-face critique group, you can scour Meetup.com, ask in online communities for your location, read the fliers in bookshops and libraries, and attend any local conventions (where local groups will frequently hold a getting-to-know-us meeting).

If you're looking for an online workshop, there are a few good free ones that deal with F and SF:
* Critters.org - A good place for all levels of writer to get and give story feedback (which now has forums for critiquing all genres, not just SF and fantasy).
* The Baen's Bar slush - This also functions as the submission forum, but it's a good way to get that final polish from the feedback of actual editors.
* Codex - Note that membership requires at least one pro-level sale.

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

* Critique Groups as Unreliable Narrator: http://nancyfulda.livejournal.com/288940.html
* Here’s the thing: writing, compassion, perseverance http://jess-ka.livejournal.com/534541.html
* How to use Kickstarter: http://olganunes.com/2011/01/on-lamp-kickstarter-and.php

Featured Market

Here's one for all the steampunk fans! The Mammoth Book of Steampunk anthology.

Try to knock my socks off with material that is unusual or original.
Think outside the box, if you will.

The basics: steampunk, 1,000 - 20,000 words, no reprints, pays $.05/word, submissions due 04/1/11.

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.






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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • 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!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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1/22/2011 Market List Update


The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 2/15/2010.

Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive.html#011511

Editor's Note

My humble apologies for the overlong hiatus between this newsletter and the last! Between travel for the holidays and two months of sickness that pretty much wiped me out, I am behind on absolutely everything. January's a traditional time for starting things over and wiping the slate clean, right?

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Things Shiny or Useful

Ira Glass on Storytelling: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ira+glass+on+storytelling&aq=0
* How to Improve Your Writing Style in 10 Minutes or Fewer: http://www.writersdigest.com/article/brush-up-on-your-style-in-10-minutes-or-less/?et_mid=73697&rid=2957480
* Have High Expectations of Yourself: http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/2011/01/13/HaveHighExpectationsForYourself.aspx?et_mid=73697&rid=2957480
* Are These Filtering Words Weakening Your Fiction: http://writeitsideways.com/are-these-filter-words-weakening-your-fiction/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+writeitsideways+%28writeitsideways.com%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
* The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of Writerís Block: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1311997/pdf/jaba00061-0143a.pdf
* How Authors Can Hold Awesome Events: http://www.conradzero.com/how-authors-can-hold-awesome-events
* A Comprehensive and Totally Universal Listing of Every Problem a Story Has Ever Had: http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/EveryProblem.htm
* Passing the hat for web fiction: http://www.novelr.com/2010/10/28/passing-the-hat
* Self-promotion and what works: http://1stturningpoint.com/?p=5036
* How to Format Your Self-Published Book in Writing-World 10:21: http://www.writing-world.com/newsletter/2010/WW10-21.shtml

Featured Market

Bride of the Golem: An Anthology of Humorous Jewish Horror is a new anthology accepting submissions until filled.

The stories can employ a new Jewish twist on a mainstream horror theme (e.g. a tale about a Hassidic vampire mohel or about the Lubbavitchers reanimating Rebbe Schneerson). Or they can reinterpret horrific elements in classical Jewish folklore like the Golem or dybbuk. Or they can venture into entirely new territory.

...The content of the story should have some connection to Jewish culture deeper than the names of the main characters. Subtle references to Talmud, the prayerbook, Midrash are very welcome, though not required. You don't have to be Jewish to submit, but it helps if you have some prior knowledge of Jewish traditions.

The basics: H, 500-10,000 words, reprints okay, pays $500.

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.




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.
  • If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
  • To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
  • 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!
  • Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
  • To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

If you were forwarded this email and want to subscribe, go here. To unsubscribe, simply reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
website - http://www.aswiebe.com
blog - http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com
SF/F/H market listings - http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html
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