Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Little Bit of Everything

Kris Neri, one of the authors in The Gift of Murder anthology, posted a lovely essay about the Toys for Tots project on her blog.

For those of you non-SMFS members, Michael Bracken has answered the Where to Submit? question over at his blog as well as posting the answer on SMFS

Cormac Brown has announced the latest issue of Astonishing Adventures Magazine is now out. You can find all the details at Cormac has also started another blog called Friday Flash Fiction. The idea here is to post a prompt every Friday then writers have until Tuesday to come up with a flash story and post it on their blogs. This sounds like a good idea to get the creative juices flowing if you're having a bit of a block, plus a great way to drive traffic to your blog. Not to mention the great fun you'll be having. Check it out at

The Big Adios is having an author chat with Ray Banks on September 26. You can find all the details at

Fantasy Magazine is getting ready for a Halloween flash contest. The submission period will be October 1 to 16 with a word count of less than 1000. You can find the details at There will be more details published later at the Zine site.

And finally, Issue 5 of Pine Tree Mysteries has hit the virtual streets with short stories from Virginia Winters, Sylvia Nickels and Jack Bates. Some of you might be familiar with Jack's work from A Twist of Noir.


Cormac Brown said...

Thanks millions for both plugs, Sandra!

sandra seamans said...

Not a problem, Cormac. I was going to plug your Friday Flash blog sooner, but I was waiting to see how it worked. I like that the stories are published on their own blogs and you provide the links.

Cormac Brown said...

It makes things alot easier in terms of space and providing new readership to authors who previously would never have found their voices. I just wish the man who originated the thing would take up the mantle again, his starter sentences were much better than mine and he an infinitely better job of inspiring new writers.

sandra seamans said...

I expect you'll find your footing soon, Cormac. I post prompts to my flash writing group every Friday and sometimes they inspire some amazing stories and other times they just fall flat. You just never know what is going to inspire a writer's imagination.