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Upcoming contest and antho deadlines

Swords and Lasers wants stories in the 1500-7500-word range for their anthology. This is not a firm limit (upper or lower), and it pays $200 flat. Deadline is March 15.

The second Unidentified Funny Objects antho is calling for subs. 500-6000-words, pay is five cents a word + contributor copy. Deadline is March 31.

On the Premises has launched their new contest. The theme is "Inner Workings," broadly defined, and they take any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror. 1000-5000 words, pays:
1st prize: $180
2nd prize: $140
3rd prize: $100
Honorable mention: $40
They also do critiques, and there is no entry fee.

Fearful Symmetries opens May 1 and is looking for horror stories up to 10,000 words, although they prefer under 7500. Pay is seven cents a word. It closes May 31.

Other paying anthologies and contests can be found at Ralan's. Keep in mind that some of those contests charge entry fees.

Now, go forth and WRITE.

Upcoming contest & other fiction deadlines.

Get 'em in while you can!

Apex Magazine's "Glitter and Mayhem" antho closes March 15. Up to 6,000 words, pay is five cents a word.

World Weaver Press wants space adventures. Up to 10,000 words, pay is a penny per word, deadline is March 31.

The Writers of the Future contest quarterly deadline is March 31. Pay is $1000 for first place, $750 for second, and $500 for third. Up to 17,000 words.

Swords and Lasers is publishing their first anthology. Closes May 15, pay is $200 flat, and they recommend a word count of 1500-7500 words, although this is not a firm limit.

On The Premises has launched their new contest, with a theme of "inner workings." Word count between 1000 and 5000, pay is $180 for first place, $140 for second, $100 for third, and $40 for an honorable mention. Any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror. Deadline is May 31.

It is also Mini-Nano Month. Finish that novel you started in November--25000 words in 31 days, you can do that! Or, you know, start one. Or write five shorts! Scribble madly and let the words flow.
Is this thing on? I am a terrible mod. Really, I should update this thing with news more often. My apologies.

ANYWAY. A head's-up for anyone still hanging out here:

Apex Magazine Kickstarted a Glitter and Mayhem anthology. 6000-word limit, deadline March 15. Pay is 5 cents a word if you get in. You know you want to try! I certainly am.

99fiction is running a contest. 99-word limit (yes, you read that right, this is the flash-est of flash fiction), prize is either a bottle of wine or a $25 Amazon gift card. There's no bad there, right? Come on, anyone can bang out a 99-word story.

The quarterly deadline for Writers of the Future is March 30. 17,000-word limit. You can work within that. That's easy. Who's entering? Yes, I realize that the whole "L. Ron Hubbard" thing is off-putting, but this contest has no ties to Scientology and has jumpstarted a bunch of people I know personally into lucrative careers. People in the industry take this thing seriously, yo, and you certainly have nothing to lose by entering. They don't even charge a fee, and they now take e-subs.

So! Go forth! Enter! Submit! What are you waiting for?


Well. Is this thing on?

So, LJ roleplay ate my brain. Like, a lot. But I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, so here I am. Is anyone still around? What are you up to? Writing? Convention-going? Submitting your work? Let's get this party started again!

As for me, like I said, LJRP ate my brain, but I've completed two new stories, garnered my eighth Honorable Mention at Writers of the Future (along with a slew of other rejections and one acceptance at Stupefying Stories), and am working on a steampunk werewolf western.

I went to WorldCon in Chicago this year, along with World Horror (since that was right in my back yard in SLC). Next year I will be attending MisCon (BECAUSE JIM BUTCHER) and a writing retreat in Chattanooga put on by the good people who bring us Writing Excuses every Sunday.

So? How about you?
I sent one of my novellas to a close friend of mine. I write serious topics such as terrorism, spousal abuse, child abuse, suicide, etc. Strangers have read and commented upon my work when I send it to critique groups, but I feel much more nervous when someone I know reads it. Isn't that weird?

Looking for conservative writers

I am the sole conservative editor at Redpubmagazine.com. It's a local Houston based magazine supposedly about the art scene, local and cultural events. It has taken a sharp turn to the left and the managing editor has asked me find people willing to write articles or possibly columns from a right wing point of view. She wants to balance the magazine, and I'm looking for well written individuals looking to get some writing credentials. The site doesn't pay, this is for personal satisfaction and you can use it as a publishing gig.

You can contact me via livejournal or my email address is glen@azarkarde.com.

Blog Post

I post teasers each Tuesday for the upcoming novel here: http://carlakrae.blogspot.com/

Revision pass done

81,492 words and I just typed "The End" for Book 1.

Off to betas.


it's funny that we have a $106 trillion entitlements bomb hurtling toward our economy and not a defense department budget bomb. defense department spending is a small percentage compared to even the present, underestimated entitlement figures - ~24% of the fed gov's budget, even with iraq and afghan going on! the way the left talks i'd have thought the defense dept was at 80%+ of the federal gov's budget.