Jul. 23rd, 2014

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 8/15/2014.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2014.html#071514
(The markets list got updated 7/15, but this newsletter is going out a little late.)

Editor's Note
Many writers talk about refilling a well of creativity. This metaphor works because wells gradually refill themselves, but they may need some non-productive time to do so. I also like to think of a battery of creativity. Certain activities help recharge the battery, but you've got to figure out what "charger" works with your battery. Some work for you and not for most other people. Some work for other people but not for you. Some charge fast. Some charge slow. Some only charge the battery for your experimental unicorn-Cthulhu horror story (and if you're looking for a great example of that nth-sub-genre, see http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/09/equoid).
A combination of the well and the battery may be needed after finishing a project or hitting some other milestone. I tend to need a little downtime (the well), and I'm still figuring out what works best to charge my batteries these days. Unfortunately, figuring that out is a bit trial-and-error. Going new places, reading new non-fiction, looking at new art, taking a trial class for a new skill: these all seem like good things to try.
(Do not try to combine wells and charging batteries in real life. Bad things may result. In general, it is wise to avoid imitating mixed metaphors in real life.)
What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Being sick with new illnesses! I do not recommend this as a way to charge the battery.

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe

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

* Do Not Take Writing Advice From the Worst Muse [humor]: http://io9.com/do-not-take-writing-advice-from-the-worst-muse-1603438929
* Rights Reversion [writing business]:  http://kriswrites.com/2012/10/24/the-business-rusch-rights-reversion/

* Exploring the Romance Genre [writing business]: http://haikujaguar.livejournal.com/1393720.html

Featured Market
Inscription is a pro-paying F/SF magazine for teens.

We’re looking for stories with strong writing and memorable characters. There must be a clear genre element, science fiction or fantasy, so no non-genre fiction, please. But while genre is key, we consider characters and story to be even more important. Humor is welcome, but the point of your story shouldn’t just be a punch line at the end.

While we hope readers of all ages will enjoy this magazine, we do primarily publish fiction for teens. It is always difficult to draw a definite line around what makes a story young adult, but here are some rough guidelines if you’re deciding whether your story is a good fit for our magazine – you can also read some of the fiction already posted on our site.

The basics: F/SF for teens, 500 - 9,000 words, reprints okay, pays $.06/word. Guidelines at http://www.inscriptionmagazine.com/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
Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) [ONE-TIME electronic submissions 8/1/2014 - 8/15/2014, 1/1/2015 - 1/15/2015 - see http://ccfinlay.com/blog/editing-two-more-issues-of.html] F/SF/H $0.0700
The Lost Worlds (Eldritch Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/30/2014 Steampunk horror $0.0600
Inscription F/SF for teens $0.0600
Pithy Pages for Erudite Readers All genres $0.0500
Nameless Magazine Dark SF/F, weird, thought-provoking, no sword & sorcery $0.0500
Spellbound Children's fantasy, for 8-12 yrs, themed $0.0250
NonBinary Review All genres, themed $0.0100
Year's Best Weird Fiction ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY Previously published (that year) weird fiction $0.0100
All That's Left of Yesterday ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/2014 - 7/31/2014 Apocalyptic, no zombies $0.0100
Panverse Four ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2014 OR EARLIER IF FILLED SF, science fantasy, and alternate history novellas
$200.00 http://www.panversepublishing.com/panverse-four.html
Wee Tales (Golden Fleece Press) Kids stories for little ones
$50.00 http://goldenfleecepress.com/submissions/
Refractions (Golden Fleece Press) Stories for teens
$50.00 http://goldenfleecepress.com/submissions/
More Dia de los Muertos Stories ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/15/2014 (deadline extended) or when filled Fantasy and horror themed to Dia de los Muertos
$30.00 http://www.elektrikmilkbathpress.com/submissions
Strange Constellations Spec-fic
$30.00 http://www.strangeconstellations.com/?page_id=8
Golden Age ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2014 Golden Age-esque SF
$20.00 http://www.longcountpress.com/
Beyond the Nightlight ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/13/2014 Childhood-themed horror
$15.00 http://www.amurderofstorytellers.com/submissions/
Despumation All genres, heavy metal-inspired
$10.00 http://despumationpress.com/submissions/
Enchanted Conversation, The MONTHLY CONTEST - DEAD MARKET (contests no longer regularly scheduled) Fairytale-inspired
$25.00 http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/
$1,000.00 http://thefoghornmagazine.com/submit/

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.
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Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists

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