Friday, September 4, 2015

Hard Case Crime - Open for Novel Queries

Hard Case Crime is open to novel queries.  Novels should be 50,000 to 60,000 words.  They don't require chapters just your query/pitch.  You can find the contact information here.  This information came through the SMFS group with a link to this article.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Laska Media Group - Charity Anthology Call

The Canadian based Laska Media Group has posted an anthology call for "Where the Stars Rise".  They're looking for speculative fiction stories under 7000 words that celebrate Asian diversity.  This is for a YA/Adult audience.  The reading period opens December 1 and runs through May 31, 2016.  Payment is 6cents a word advance.  A $500 donation plus proceeds from the anthology will go to the Canadian charity Kids Help Phone.  You can find the details here

Writing and Illustrating for Children - A Market Source

Writing and Illustrating for Children is the blog of Kathleen Temean.  On the blog you'll find all sorts of information and markets in the field of children's writing.  You can check it out here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Book Smugglers - Open for Submissions

The Book Smugglers have opened submissions for speculative fiction stories of 1500 to 17,500 words that are based on the theme of Superhero.  The deadline is December 31, 2015 for publication in Summer of 2016.  Payment is 6cents a word with a cap of $500.  You can find all the details here.

Thoughts on Short Fiction Reviews

Clarkesworld editor Neil Clarke has some interesting thoughts on short fiction reviews.  Read "The Sad Truth About Short Fiction Reviews" here.

SFWA - New Model Magazine Contract

The Science Fiction Writers of America have posted a new model magazine contract on their site.  The model is designed to help clarify rights for both publishers and writers.  You can check out the post here, the sample contract is a pdf link.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Big Click - New Issue

And the new issue of The Big Click is also available today.  Check it out here.