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Aswiebe's Market List Update 2017-04: Unshattering Wants Fiction Leading to a Better Future

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 5/15/2017.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2017.html#041717

Thoughts in Passing

Recently I've started using checking my email and social media as a reward for writing a certain amount. I am quite addicted to regularly checking my email. Thanks, operant conditioning with a variable interval reinforcement schedule! By the time I sit down to my regular afternoon writing time, I desperately want to check my email.  This strategy takes that and uses it to demolish my initial resistance, plus it continues to work as a not-bad reward for writing more. Even better than chocolate did!

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

I'm working on a performance piece for my upcoming feature appearance the Not So Silent Planet (if you're an interested Twin Citian, you can find the event link at https://www.facebook.com/events/1131529496959262/). My writer-brain apparently decided that that wasn't interesting enough, so now it's a chance-dependent TEDtalk/personal confessional hybrid that I'm trying to write short enough to fit the time allotted. Argh!

The story I did narration for is live! It's a Dear John letter not quite like anything you've seen before, and you can download me reading it here: http://podcastle.org/2017/04/11/pc-465-never-truly-yours/.

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html 

* Robyn Bennis on the Uselessness of Writing Advice [editing]: http://alexbledsoe.com/2017/04/10/guest-post-robyn-bennis-on-the-uselessness-of-writing-advice/

*What I've Learned From Slush Reading at PodCastle [titles, writing craft]:

* Zen in the Art of Short Fiction Titling
: http://www.sfwa.org/2016/05/zen-art-short-fiction-titling/

* Confessions of a Slush Reader: Why Should I Care? [beginnings, editing]: https://www.shimmerzine.com/2011/03/16/confessions-of-a-slush-reader-why-should-i-care/

Featured Market
Unshattering wants fiction that points the way to a better future.

I am primarily looking for science fiction short stories that show us the way back to a livable future. While I expect that most will be science fiction, I am open to fantasy and literary fiction as well.

I am also looking for poetry, memoir, art, and commentary that helps us restore our world and find our way back to having a promising future.

Basics: science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction, query for over 4,500 words, pays $.10/word. Guidelines: http://unshattering-kathryncramer.nationbuilder.com/guidelines

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
Unshattering Stories leading to a better future $0.100
Lightspeed Magazine Science fiction and fantasy $0.080
Corporate Cthulhu ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2017 Themed to corporate Cthulhu $0.030
Red Room Magazine Extreme horror and dark crime $0.030
SQ Mag SF/F/H $0.010
Anatomy of Monsters Vol 2, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2017 Themed: new takes on old monsters
$25.00 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1145407552272531&set=a.112121925601104.24556.100004098920172&type=3&theater
Arsenika All spec-fic
$60.00 http://arsenika.ink/submissions/
Mad Visions of al-Hazred, The (Alban Lake) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2017 Horror, themed
$25.00 http://albanlake.com/the-mad-visions-of-al-hazred/
Pulp Horror Book of Phobias, The (Lycan Valley Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/2017 OR UNTIL FULL Horror themed to phobias - see list
$50.00 http://www.thecrowsinmyattic.com/2017/02/the-pulp-horror-book-of-phobias.html
Wyrd, The Speculative, weird, and cross-genre fiction, or boundary-pushing
$10.00 http://www.wyrdmagazine.com/submission-guidelines/
Unlikely Story - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) All genres, themed issues $0.060
Unsung Stories - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic
$30.99 http://www.unsungstories.co.uk/short-fiction
Triptych Tales - DEAD MARKET Contemporary(ish) spec-fic and weird
$100.00 http://triptychtales.net/submissions.html
InfectINk - DEAD MARKET Prompt-based, all genres
$10.00 http://infectiveink.com/
Fantasy Scroll Mag - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic $0.010
Gamut Magazine - DEAD MARKET Neo-noir spec-fic $0.100

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website

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