Tuesday, October 17, 2017

That Apex Flash Contest

It was pointed out to me that the Apex Flash Contest call was an old one.  On checking this out I found that the information was posted in 2015.  I was following a current lead but forgot to check on the date of the post.  My apologies.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Storyteller - Closed

From Michael Bracken comes this note from editor Douglas W. Lance:

"Due to unforeseeable circumstances regarding our publishing deal with Amazon, Storyteller is forced to shut down effective immediately."

PopShot - Open for Submissions

UK based PopShot Magazine has opened submissions for their next issue with the theme of Romance.  They're looking for short stories of 1000 to 2500 words, flash of 300 to 1000 words and drabbles of exactly 100 words in any genre which includes crime fiction.  The deadline is November 27, 2017.  There's no mention of payment, but since they're a print selling at new stands there is the possibility.  That's something you'll have to query.  You can find the details here.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

All Apologies to Frida Kahlo by Mara Grayson

I was checking out a market when a title caught my eye and I began to read.  "All Apologies to Frida Kahlo" by Mara Grayson is the beautiful story of a daughter trying to understand the madness of her mother in a painting by Frida Kahlo.  I know it sounds strange but it makes so much sense as you try to understand how mother/daughter relationships work.  In the end we never really understand our mothers until they're gone and we've lost the chance to hold their hand in ours and say "Now, I understand."

Bouchercon - The Anthony Awards

And the final awards from Bouchercon, The Anthony Awards.  Congratulations to all the winners!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Bouchercon - The Barry Awards

And the winners of the Barry Awards.  Congratulations to all!

Bouchercon - The Macavity Awards

The first awards coming out of Bouchercon, The Macavity Awards, have been announced.  A special congrats to Art Taylor in the short story category.  Way to go Art!