About a month ago I listed HauntJaunts.com as a paying market, and sad to say, they've already bit the dust before their first issue has gone live. And so goes the ezine market.
Over at Book Spot Central, Keith Rawson has revived the Short Thoughts on Short Fiction Reviews. They're posted every Tuesday and this week there's been a great discussion in the comments about single author anthologies. http://www.bscreview.com/2009/09/short-thoughts-on-short-fiction-vol-13-reflections-from-the-graveyard/ Stop by every Tuesday and see what's going on in the short story world.
Very interesting essay by Larry Brooks at the StoryFix.com site about being obsessed with getting published. http://storyfix.com/should-you-be-obsessed-with-getting-published
Paul Brazill sent me a link to a blog post by a writer who just discovered his words had been stolen. Last time I checked there were 98 comments from editors and writers both. Worth checking out. http://arageofangel.blogspot.com/2009/09/ive-been-plagiarizedand-im-not-alone.html There was an article in Writer's Digest back years ago where a writer explained that she looked for work of hers that had been stolen by doing a search for key phrases in her stories.
And the lovely Michael Bracken has sent along two links for us. The first is aimed at writers who would like to write for the erotica romance market but the advice is on point no matter what genre you're writing in. http://www.loveromancepassion.com/dos-and-donts-to-succeed-as-an-erotic-romance-author-or-in-any-other-genre-for-that-matter/
The second is for those who submit or would like to submit to the anthology markets. http://kristinawright.com/blog/comments/some-thoughts-on-submitting-to-an-anthology/
And if you've read this far, please be sure to stop back tomorrow. I'll be putting together a contest for a couple of free books.