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Thoughts in Passing

As a panelist at conventions, I am fortunate enough to be put in a position where I need to intensively study a certain story-related question. It changes my reading list. It changes the way that I read my reading list. It changes the way I read things that are not on my reading list. Maybe you're not on any panels. Maybe you don't go to conventions. You can still benefit from a narrow focus on the topic. Find a nearby convention, choose a panel that you're interested in, and plan as if you're going to be talking on that panel: questions, observations, and reading lists. You may be surprised by how much you gain from this.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

I recently wrapped up a short writing project. I've gone back to working on my novel(s), except the next 6 weeks are full of conventions, related convention panel prep, and teaching classes. Classes! I am teaching classes! If you are interested in these, register. If someone you know in the Twin Cities area would be interested, please pass this information along. Register now!


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New Aswiebe's Market List update! Unshattering wants SF/F/Lit leading to a better future, pays $.10/wd. All the details and more: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html
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Grimdark Magazine wants the darker, grittier side of fantasy and science fiction. All the details and more market list updates:
http://aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html
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Blind Spot publishes French and English SFF in translation (they go both ways), pays $.08/word. Details and more updates:

http://aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html
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Retro Future Wants Love-Themed Pulp SF. All the details plus more market news: http://aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html.
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Scout wants near-future hard SF, pays $.08/word. More details and other updates: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html
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Helios Quarterly wants SF, Fantasy, and Horror about *secrets*. All the details and more publishing news here: http://aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html

Thoughts in Passing

Now that the kids are in school (the littlest one for only three mornings a week), I'm struggling with the eternal question: how do I budget my time? Writing is one of those things where almost every aspect of it will expand to fill up however much time you give it. The famous productivity metaphor of putting the big rock in the bucket first doesn't work as well when instead of rocks and sand you have seven fire hoses! We'll see how it goes.
What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

Presentations and novella revisions, mostly. I also heard back about my tiny part in a project that was tabled a while ago--because they needed to pay me because it's going ahead! That was a delightful surprise, like finding $20 in your winter coat when you take it out of storage. You'll hear more about this once it's out.
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Book Smugglers wants stories of gods and/or monsters, pays $.06/wd. All the details and more new markets:
http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html


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New market list updates! Brave Boy World anthology wants SF with trans male protagonist, pays $100. All the details and more new markets: http://aswiebe.com/writing/markets.html.
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Deep Magic is a new publication of family-friendly SF and fantasy, and they pay better than pro rates! More details and all the new writing market listings at
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Random Thoughts
Part of the trick to getting the most out of writing time is to have fallow non-writing time when the subconscious can ponder and process and imagine without having other engagements--whether those are good (joys, projects) or bad (worries, stress, illness). When you're a parent, that becomes a *real* trick!

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Registration is open for the class I'm teaching on formatting and submitting short stories! By the end of this class, students will have submitted their short story and will possess a set of skills and tools to assist them in the future. More information and registration at The Loft Literary Center: https://www.loft.org/shop/product_detail/4/adult_class/366/submit_it_now_fantasy_and_science_fiction_short_stories/.

Writing is going well. I'm halfway through the half-dragon/half-succubus urban fantasy side project, and I'm at about the same point in the contemporary fantasy/thriller in Belize main project. These are different wordcounts, though, because the urban fantasy will end up around 60,000 words and the Belize fantasy will be about 100,000 words. So naturally, now that I'm deep into two novels at the same time, I feel like I should get a few more short stories written and out. And of course, I always have the big backlog of editing to do.

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Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk & Eco-Speculation
anthology wants diverse, optimistic environmental science fiction and fantasy.

The anthology will focus on times of environmental crisis and the people inhabiting these tipping points, fighting to effect change and seek solutions, even if it’s already too late. But these are stories of hope, not just disaster! Turn your lens to those crucial moments in a world’s history when great change can be made by the right people with the right tools. Remember: hope can spark in even the grimmest of situations.
The basics: environmental-themed, science fiction and fantasy, 500 - 7,500 words, $.06/wd, reprints okay, submissions will be open for 1 month after Kickstarter funds in April. Guidelines at https://sunvaultantho.wordpress.com/submissions/.
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Random Thoughts
A writing to-do list is a powerful tool, but only if you include actual due dates and actually check the to-do list. In possibly related (and not so random) news, my apologies for skipping January's newsletter. January had a lot going on in my personal life.
What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Taxes and paperwork and other less-fun-than-writing things have been eating my writing time, as have some large photography projects, but I think I'm almost out of the weeds!
"In Their Image" is now available to read or to download as a podcast over at Escape Pod as part of their monthlong Artemis Rising II event. Read it for philosophy and fluffy pink murderbear aliens! Readers compare it positively to Speaker for the Dead.
Excerpt:

When I stepped off the shuttle and breathed in the dry grass scent of Trade City, I was still confident I could launch the first human church on Landry’s World. My fellow passengers had been politely non-interested when I explained the mission my church had sent me on. A few had shaken their heads as they glided away. I thought maybe they objected to a female preacher. Or maybe it was because I’m an ex-marine. I’m an “ex-” a lot of things: ex-marine, ex-atheist, ex-drunk, ex-wife, and ex-mother–that last because I was a poor enough mother that when my kids grew up, they washed their hands of me.

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In other exciting news, my teaching proposal has been accepted at The Loft, a Minneapolis literary center. I will be teaching a class this summer on submitting fantasy, science fiction, and horror short stories. From submission formatting to market research to actually submitting a story, this class will walk students through the process of sending out their short story. By the end of this class, students will have submitted their story and will possess a new set of skills and tools to assist them in the future. I'll make another announcement when the class schedule is set and available for sign-up.
And last but certainly not least, I'm going to be launching a newsletter (not about writing markets) in the next couple of weeks. Every three to four months, I'll tell you about wonderful and bizarre things, including new publications, free reads, newsletter exclusives, and giveaways. Social media may come and go, fade out of use, or randomly hide things (ahem, Facebook, ahem!), so I really encourage you to join my newsletter group if you want to keep in touch. And signing up gets you a free novella-length ebook! You can join at my website OR (special offer!) by simply clicking "Reply" to this email and changing the subject line to "Subscribe News." If you're interested, do it now!
Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html
* ISBW Writing Rules (podcast): http://murverse.com/isbw-358-periscope-test/
* Writing Excuses 11.2: How To Get The Most Out Of A Conference, with Kathy Chung (podcast): http://www.writingexcuses.com/2016/01/10/11-2-how-to-get-the-most-out-of-a-conference-with-kathy-chung/
* Writing Excuses 11.03: Layering The Elemental Genres (podcast): http://www.writingexcuses.com/2016/01/17/11-03-layering-the-elemental-genres/

Featured Market

Ghosts on Drugs anthology wants, well, humorous stories about ghosts on drugs.

The only rule is that a tale include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug.

And both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshipped again could too.

[...]This book is designed to be playful and fun, so we're especially seeking stories that are a mix of comedy and other genres—e.g., comedy & fantasy, comedy & SF, comedy & horror, comedy & thriller, comedy & Western, comedy & adventure. That said, we'll consider a great tale of any genre, or combination of genres.

The basics: humorous, any genre, 250-10,000 words, $.15/wd for the first 2,500 words and then $.06/wd, no reprints, due by 5/01/2016. Guidelines at http://www.ghostsondrugs.com/.

Market List Updates
To see all the details about new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet. There are too many new updates to post here--you can see them on the Aswiebe's Market List website.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
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Random Thoughts
Writers often divide the elements of a story up into categories: plot, character, theme, subtext, symbolism, setting, action, and so forth. The strictness of those divisions, however, is at least somewhat artificial. As I write, I'm going to try to remember the ways I can make one category do the work of another.

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Random Thoughts
Many writers feel like time is a limitation on their writing ability. With two small kids at home, you can bet I'm one of them. I often try to squeeze in a little distracted, multitasking writing-related work wherever I can: on the bus, at the library while the kids play, waiting for preschool to open, and so forth. Recently I realized that sometimes this leaves me feeling more burnt-out--and less productive--when my actual dedicated writing time comes around. The moral of the story? I'll let you know if I figure it out. It seems finding balance is a constant, ever-changing struggle.
What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Thinking about 2016! I've got several things in progress.
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Random Thoughts
Someday, I'm going to get around to properly organizing and sorting my social media using all those useful tools out there. Today is not that day. Ironically, I bet that social media would have lots of good suggestions, too.
What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
The Journal of Unlikely Academia's newest issue is all about unlikely academia! Librarians, monsters, teachers, metaphysics, and more. It includes my story, "And Other Definitions of Family," about a xeno-anthropologist who takes a very intimate approach to field research.

Excerpt:
She didn't have a client appointment scheduled, but they all knew she welcomed drop-ins. She checked the peep-cam. Optimal lighting, background soundscape, clothing level, hairstyle, and pheromone spray all depended on the client's species. Her eyebrows lifted involuntarily when she saw the bat-like Bitocktee male at her door.

"You are the female human who rents out her reproductive system?" his translator chirped.

Read more (free!) in The Journal of Unlikely Academia online or sign up for their free newsletter to download the issue as an ebook.

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html

The Five Free Tools of Social Media Success for Writers [social media]: http://services4authors.com/2015/09/16/the-five-free-tools-of-social-media-success-for-writers/
A Map to Get Out of Writer’s Block [motivation]: http://nybookeditors.com/2013/03/a-map-to-get-out-of-writers-block/

Featured Market
Apex's Christmas Invasion is a flash fiction contest all about, well, Christmas invasions!

That’s right. This year our flash fiction contest is all about Christmas invasions. Whether your invaders are robots, aliens, or sentient Christmas ornaments is completely up to you, but if you want to win, you must write us a story no longer than 250 words that deals with an invasion and Christmas.

The basics: SF/Fantasy/Horror, less than 250 words, winners receive $.06/word. Guidelines at http://www.apexbookcompany.com/blogs/frontpage/46103937-apexs-annual-flash-fiction-contest.
Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Apex's Annual Flash Fiction Contest - due 10/15 - 11/16 ONE-TIME theme: Christmas invasion $0.0600
http://www.apexbookcompany.com/blogs/frontpage/46103937-apexs-annual-flash-fiction-contest
Stiff Things ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2016 OR UNTIL FILLED Erotic horror $0.0300
http://www.cometpress.us/books/stiffthings/guidelines.html
Division By Zero ANTHOLOGY SERIES All spec-fic $0.0100
http://www.mifiwriters.org/submissions/
Space and Time Magazine All spec-fic, especially mixed genre $0.0100
http://spaceandtimemagazine.com/wp/submissions/
Cyclopean Spec-fic $0.0100
http://www.cyclopeanpress.com/#submissions
What Dwells Below ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1/2016 Horror themed to sewers
$25.00 http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/open_subs.htm
There Will Be War ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY DUE UNTIL FILLED Hard SF, adventure, and space opera themed to war
$100.00 http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/the-evils-of-the-day-accepting-submissions-for-there-will-be-war/
Book Smugglers Novella Initiative ONE-TIME OPENING - DUE 5/30/2016 Spec-fic novellas
$100.00 http://thebooksmugglers.com/2015/09/book-smugglers-publishing-announcing-the-novella-initiative-and-open-call.html
2016 Climate Fiction Short Story (Arizona State University) ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 1/15/2016 The future as impacted by climate change
$1,000.00 https://climateimagination.asu.edu/clificontest/
Eldritch Press (Online) - DEAD MARKET (no short stories) All spec-fic $0.0300
http://www.eldritchpress.com/submission-guidelines.html
Insatiable (White Cat Publications) - DEAD MARKET Paranormal romance $0.0300
http://www.whitecatpublications.com/?page_id=1995
West Pigeon Press - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic $0.0300


Aswiebe's Market List
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
* To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
* Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
* To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.
* To unsubscribe, simply reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
* You can also get market list updates through social media by following my RSS feed, Livejournal, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ account. But social media sites come and go, so the email newsletter is probably the most reliable method.

Links
Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's blog

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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An Iota of Interest
One of the pieces of writing advice that is often heard is, "Focus on one project. Finish what's in front of you first." That's all well and good until you're deep in the weeds of editing and your writer's soul is crying out for something! anything! more creative to do.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Gritting my teeth and plowing through edits on my main project. Of course, this has left my creative side running in circles like an insane gerbil. As a sanity-preserving measure, I've started up a side project to write on for half an hour on those days when I don't expect to get to the writing part of "writing." It's a fluffy urban fantasy about a half-dragon, half-succubus in a magic traveling hotel. I don't even plan to submit this to any major book publishers unless my writing group (unexpectedly) adores it. However, right now it's just what I need to write. A little. Sometimes. When I can't write on another project.

Things Shiny or Useful

Shinies will return next month.

Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html

Featured Market
Metaphorosis wants fantasy and science fiction, broadly defined.

Nothing is out of bounds; we don’t want to set limits on imagination. However, we’re less likely to be interested in military SF, time travel, vampires, or zombies.

Vegan bonus points!
The basics: SF/Fantasy, any length, pays $.01/word, no reprints. Guidelines at http://magazine.metaphorosis.com/guidelines/.


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To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.
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An Iota of Interest
Every moment is the beginning of something. That thought helps me when I'm stuck in the middle of the writing process.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Weeell, the Jack Sparrow "faces of writing" sums it up pretty well. I moved from the writing draft stage to the editing stage. Picture not inserted here because of copyright, but you can see it here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/462041242997659735/

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html
* 225 Hashtags for Writers [marketing]: http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2015/04/225-hashtags-for-writers.html

Featured Market
Farstrider Magazine wants fantasy of all kinds, especially lighter fantasy. The current submission period closes 8/31/2015.

We are a Fantasy magazine, and we welcome submissions of all types that can fall under that umbrella.  We may become more selective over time, but as we get started here I'd like to cast as wide a net as possible and see what mysterious and unique stories can be pulled out from the deep.  Of course, we still have our preferences.  We are partial to lighter stories of whimsy and wonder, and would love to see stories with a sense of humor along the lines of Terry Pratchett, Gail Carriger, or a World of Warcraft quest about lost dwarven ale.   These are the stories that will likely rise to the top, but don't let that keep you from submitting something outside the boundaries of this guideline if it is one that you are particularly proud of.
The basics: Fantasy, 1,000 - 4,000 words, pays $.03/word, no reprints. Guidelines at http://www.farstridermag.com/submit.html.

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An Iota of Interest
Gender balance is a tricky thing, especially in a historical setting. When women don't have much ability to choose their lives, they make less interesting characters. If you're writing science fiction or fantasy, though, a disruptive event (like an apocalypse) can make anything possible. Of course, a character's past will change how they act. And that makes the story a lot more interesting. For more about this, you can see my upcoming guest post at http://catherineldf.livejournal.com/ within the next few days.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
I'm done with conventions! Deep sigh of relief. I have a couple of other things coming up in a few months, but nothing immediate. This feels verra nice. Mostly I'm working on beating a novel proposal into shape, coming up with an elevator pitch, and struggling with title possibilities. Titles are my nemesis. The best I can hope for is "not eye-gougingly horrible."

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html

* How Do We Talk About Strong Female Characters [characterization]: http://www.tor.com/2015/06/16/how-do-we-talk-about-strong-female-characters

Featured Market
New from Escape Artists (the people who brought us Escape Pod, PodCastle, and Pseudopod), Mothership Zeta wants science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories that are fun.

The robot who fights a dinosaur, not the robot who explores its lack of humanity and deactivates itself. The nagini who goes on an adventure, not the nagini who is tortured and drowns herself. The blonde woman who kills monsters, not the blonde woman who gets ripped apart by monsters. Fun doesn’t necessarily mean “funny,” and stories can have conflict and darker elements, but we want stories that leave the reader satisfied, usually in a positive way. Bittersweet is okay, tragic is not. (Unless you’re Cabin in the Woods. A killer unicorn buys you some credit.)
The basics: funny SF/F/H, 6,000 words max, pays $.06/word, no reprints. Guidelines at http://mothershipzeta.org/submission-guidelines/. They're currently closed for submissions, so plan ahead!
Market List Updates
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Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Cicada YA comics, fiction, and art, all genres including SF/F, themed issues $0.2500
http://www.cicadamag.com/submitwork
Clarkesworld Magazine likes language $0.1000
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/
Urban Fantasy Magazine Urban fantasy $0.0600
http://urbanfantasymagazine.com/submission-guidelines/
Steampunk Universe Multicultural steampunk with differently abled main character $0.0600
http://alliterationink.tumblr.com/post/123390010225/special-call-for-submissions-steampunk-universe
Mothership Zeta (Escape Artists) Podcast SF/F/H that is fun $0.0600
http://mothershipzeta.org/submission-guidelines/
Pseudopod (Podcast) Horror $0.0600
http://pseudopod.org/guidelines
Gernsback Writing Contest (Amazing Stories) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1 - 7/31 SF, themed $0.0600
http://amazingstoriesmag.com/gernsback-writing-contest/
Shattered Prism All spec-fic $0.0600
http://shatteredprism.com/guidelines.html
Solarpunk Optimistic near-future SF $0.0300
http://www.solarpunkpress.com/submit/
Phantom Drift - ONE-TIME CLOSURE UNTIL 01/01/2016 New weird, slipstream, fabulism $0.0200
http://www.phantomdrift.org/#!/sitepage_4
Orthogonal SF Spec-fic, especially indefinable and experimental
$100.00 http://www.orthogonalsf.net/?p=41
Apex Publications SF/F/H novels and novellas
$100.00 http://www.apexbookcompany.com/pages/apex-books-guidelines
Odd Tree Press All spec-fic
$20.00 http://oddtreepress.com/submissions/
Allegory SF/F/H - some general quirky
$15.00 http://www.allegoryezine.com/submissions.htm
Flash Forge Horror, bizarro, weird, etc.
$10.00 http://riotforgestudios.com/flash-submissions/
Witches (Fey Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2015 Fantasy or dark fantasy, themed to witches
$5.00 http://www.feypublishing.com/submissions.html
Vine Leaves Literary Journal All genres, vignettes
$3.76 http://www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/submission-guidelines.html
MicroHorror ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/1 - 10/31 - DEAD MARKET Themed.
$5.00 http://www.microhorror.com/microhorror/
vMeme21 - DEAD MARKET Multimedia and mundane SF - also has shared-world project - READ MANIFESTO $0.0500
http://www.vmeme21.com
Tales of the Unanticipated (TOTU) - DEAD MARKET SF/F/H and unclassifiable $0.0150
http://www.totu-ink.com/guidelines.phtml


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* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
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Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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An Iota of Interest

I've found it gives me an advantage to do a detailed scene outline immediately before writing the scene. For one, it separates the "trying to find good words" from "trying to figure out what happens." Divide and conquer. For another, if I find myself falling into part of the scene as I outline it, that's the best time to switch over to actually writing it.



What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:




'Tis convention season! I'll be appearing at two Minneapolis conventions, 4th Street Fantasy Convention (June 26th-28th) and CONvergence (July 2nd-5th). I'll be appearing on panels at both, and I have a reading at CONvergence!



4th Street Fantasy's panel schedule is not yet finalized, but I know for certain that my schedule includes moderating "Surviving Yourself: Self-Care for Creative Types."



My schedule at CONvergence has me on the "Using Folklore as Inspiration" panel. I will also be performing an excerpt from my post-apocalyptic steampunk novel, A Circus of Brass and Bone, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015. There will be donuts!

Things Shiny or Useful

Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html 



* The entire case records from a Victorian asylum are now online [research]: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-entire-case-records-from-a-victorian-asylum-are-now-online


* StoryWonk podcast - Five Minutes [motivation]: http://forum.storywonk.com/index.php?/topic/338-the-journeyman-writer-21-five-minutes/

* #WhereIWrite [motivation]: http://www.whereiwrite.tv/

Featured Market







sub-Q Magazine wants F/SF interactive fiction and webtoons:


Yes to:
  • Stories that can be told only on a device (using choice, audio, and/or animation)
  • Fiction, poetry, and webtoons/sequential art welcome
  • Twine, TADS, Inform7, custom HTML5 welcome
  • Limit 3500 words or five minutes of first playthrough
  • F/SF and horror
  • 90% pleasure, 10% heartbreak
  • Showing the reader things they’ve never seen before
  • Cross-browser QA-testing appreciated
  • Mobile compatibility appreciated*
  • Smart and fun
  • Affirming the human race deserves to live


The basics: interactive SF/H, 3,500 words max, pays $.09/word ($.06/text + $.03/interactivity), reprints okay. Guidelines at https://sub-q.com/about/submissions/.




Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word – Fiction Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest) Website
Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology - ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/01/2015 All genres except horror (dark fantasy okay) and erotica
$100.00 http://www.cantinapublishing.com/submissions/untethered/
Sub-Q Interactive fiction $0.0900
https://sub-q.com/about/submissions/
Clockwork Phoenix 5 (Mythic Delirium) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/26/2015 All spec-fic $0.0600
http://mythicdelirium.com/?page_id=2277
Imaginate All genres, themed to photo prompt $0.0500
http://imaginatezone.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html
Unlikely Story (FKA The Journal of Unlikely Entomology) All genres,three themed issues yearly: 1 bugs, 1 cryptography, 1 something else $0.0600
http://www.unlikely-story.com/?page_id=62
Alternate Hilarities 4: Weirder Science (Strange Musings Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2015 Funny SF $0.0100
http://www.strangemusingspress.com/p/blog-page.html
Myriad Lands ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/01/2015 Non-Western fantasy $0.0500
http://www.stokesinternet.com/guardbridgebooks//Submissions.html
Weird City Themed: strange things in densely populated places
$50.00 http://weirdcitypress.com/submission-guidelines/
Creepy Campfire Stories (for Grownups) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/13/2015 Scary campfire-type stories $0.0400
http://www.emppublishing.com/about.html
Manor House All horror and dark fantasy
$20.00 http://www.manorhouseshow.com/#!fiction-writers/c3cg
Fearful Fathoms ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1 - 8/31/2015 Body of water-themed horror $0.0100
http://www.scarletgalleonpublications.com/#!publications/c1m85
SNAFU: Future Warfare ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/13/2015 Military SF/horror $0.0315
http://cohesionpress.com/about-2/submissions/snafu-future-warfare/
Slaypunk ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2015 Dark fantasy, horror, and sci-fi, themed to monster slaying.
$25.00 https://embypress.submittable.com/submit/39050
Monster Waiting in the Woods, The (Emby Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2015 Dark fiction, horror, SF, themed to monsters
$25.00 https://embypress.submittable.com/submit/39051
Snowpocalypse ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/8/2015 Horror, fantasy, and SF themed to endless winter.
$25.00 http://www.blackmirrorpress.com/our-anthologies.html
Lovecraftian Visions (Robot Cowgirl) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2015 Lovecraftian
$50.00 http://robotcowgirl.com/lovecraftian-visions/
Futuristica Vol. I (Meta Sagas) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2015 SF with diverse characters. $0.0600
http://metasagas.com/submissions/
Muffled Screams (Wicked Tales) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2015 Horror, themed $0.0100
http://wickedtales.ca/submissions/anthology/
Witches, Warlocks, Demons, & Evil-Doers ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2015 Dark fantasy about harm caused by supernaturals or magic
$25.00 https://sirenscallpublications.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/opensubmissions-witcheswarlocksdemonsandevildoers/

Aswiebe's Market List
* Aswiebe's Market List
is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science
fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example,
only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.


* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
* To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!

* Feel free to forward this email on to people you think might find it useful. If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
* To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.

* To unsubscribe, simply reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
* You can also get market list updates through social media by following my RSS feed, Livejournal, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ account. But social media sites come and go, so the email newsletter is probably the most reliable method.

Links



Aswiebe's Market List
About Aswiebe's Market List

Abra Staffin-Wiebe's main website
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's blog


Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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