Sunday, July 24, 2016

Weird Blog Requests

I wonder sometimes why some authors feel the need to lie when they're seeking reviews.  Today I received a request to review a fantasy book on my blog The Drowning Machine.  The author claimed to be a dedicated reader of the blog, which seems quite odd since there's been nothing posted since 2014 at The Drowning Machine and they only reviewed crime/mystery fiction.

You authors out there would be better served to actually read a blog that you're sending a request to and see what type of books they review.  And getting the blog name right would be a step in the right direction of getting a blogger's attention.

Martian Migraine Press - Anthology Call

Canadian publisher Martian Migraine Press has posted an anthology call for their fifth anthology titled "A Breath from the Sky:  Unusual Stories of Possession".  They're looking for stories of 1500 to 7000 words that use H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space" as the seed story.  The deadline is January 31, 2017 and payment is 3cents CAD a word.  You can find the details here.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Liz McMullen Show - Anthology Call

The Liz McMullen Show has posted an anthology call for "Southern Voices" (working title).  She's looking for short stories of 2500 to 4500 words that depict the diversity of the South.  The deadline is December 10, 2016 and payment is $50.  You can find the details  here.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Solarcide - Open for Submissions

Solarcide has opened submissions to the public for dark fiction of 1000 to 3000 words in any genre including the weird.  Payment is a flat rate of $50.  You can find the details here.  At the top of the page is a tab called special guest where you can find a list of authors and short stories that have already been published to get a feel for what they're looking for. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SFFWorld - Anthology Call

SFFWorld has extended the deadline for their annual anthology to September 30,2016.  You no longer have to be a member to submit, the call is open to everyone.  They're looking for stories of 3000 to 9000 words that "feature a map, or maps, playing a central or pivotal role".  Reprints are welcome and payment is $15.  You can find the details here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MacKenzie Publishing - Anthology Call

Canadian based MacKenzie Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Two Eyes Open".  They are looking for stories of 2500 to 5000 words in the genres of horror, suspense, thriller, and mystery that use the theme two eyes open (they also have a picture).  The deadline is March 31, 2017 and pay is $10CAD.  You can find the details here.

Level Best Books - Anthology Call

Level Best Books has posted an anthology call for "Busted:  Arresting Stories from the Beat".  Submissions open on August 1 and run to October 3, 2016.  The are looking for stories up to 5000 words by and about law enforcement professionals.  I didn't see any mention of pay but this publisher generally pays $25 per story.  You can find the details here.