Thursday, April 17, 2014

Needle - New Issue Now Available

The Spring 2014 issue of Needle is now available at Lulu.  You've got Heath Lowrance, Jen Conley, Stephen D. Rogers, Patti Abbott, and that's just a few of the great authors in this issue.  And I have to say that I'm delighted to be a part of this issue, such great company to be in.

UPDATE:  According to editor Steve Weedle there are some issues with the quality of the paper so you might want to hold off on ordering.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Black Denim Lit - Pay Raise

Just heard from the folks at Black Denim Lit that they're raising their pay from a flat $5 to 1cent a wordYou can check them out here.

What Author?

I love the "Mind Meld" questions over at SF Signal and today's question is a great one.  "If you were imprisoned for life and your genre-loving (but seriously deranged) warden allowed you to read work from the bibliography of only one author, who would you choose and why?"

For me it would be Georgette Heyer because, for me, she's comfort reading and being stuck in prison for life I think I'd be needing a lot of comfort. :)  While her books are billed as regency romance they are filled with humor, mysteries, war stories, and even a bit of action/adventure tossed in for good measure.  How about you?  What author would you choose?

Innsmouth Freepress - Anthology Call - Women Only

Innsmouth Freepress has posted an open anthology call for "She Walks in Shadows".  They are only accepting stories from women writers for this one.  They want stories up to 4000 words inspired by Lovecraft that focus on a woman or female deity.  Any sub-genre, and any time period.  You can use Lovecraft's characters or create one of your own.  They have more details so be sure to read the guidelines carefully.  You have plenty of time as the reading period opens on November 15 and runs to December 15.  Payment is 6cents a word Canadian.  You can find all the details here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Buzzy Mag - Call for Submissions

I've mentioned Buzzy Mag before but I ran across a call for fiction submissions from them and thought I'd give them another shout-out.  They are looking for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories up to 10,000 words.  Thriller, suspense, and paranormal tales that cross into tradition spec-fiction are welcome.  Payment is 10cents a word for original stories and 2cents a word for reprints.  You can find the details here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Exhibit A Books - Open Door Announcement

Editor of Exhibit A Books Bryon Quertermous has announced that Exhibit A books will be having an Open Door submission period this year.  So all you crime writers out there have six months to get your novels polished and ready.  You can check out the announcement here.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Elm Books - Anthology Call

For those of you who write mysteries on the cozy side Elm Books has an anthology call titled "Death and a Nice Cup of Tea".  They're looking for short stories with a female protagonist and tea has to figure into the story somehow.  There's no mention of length restrictions and payment is royalties.  You can find the details here.  Scroll down the page a bit.  And you can check out the editor here.

Elm Books seems to be a fairly new press but they have published quite a few books.  They also have an imprint call Gen-E Books that's looking for children's literature.  Their guidelines are at the top of the page.

A big thank you to Michael Bracken for sending along the link!!