Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Glass Coin - Call For Submissions

The Glass Coin is looking for a little more variety for their December issue. They have a few Christmas themed pieces, but would like something else. Perhaps a piece about the Festival of Lights or any of the ones listed in our summary or any celebration or tradition you may have. Variety is the key.


Extended Deadline – Accepting Submissions until November 15

December 2010 - You fast in Ramadan. Or maybe you eat turkey in October (or November – whatever). Some eat unleavened bread in Nisan. And others go vegan for the first full moon of Taurus. Maybe for you, the best day of the year includes trick-or-treating or fireworks. For some these times are sacred, for others it’s just a day of fun. And no matter when we ring in the New Year, we all have traditions and we all celebrate. What defines our differences can also be the source of our similarities.

Submission guidelines can be found HERE.

Click HERE for future themes.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Writing Contest - CZP/Rannu Fund for Writers of Speculative Fiction

The CZP / Rannu Fund For Writers of Speculative Literature offers two awards per year of $500 CDN each, one for fiction, one for poetry, granted to two writers of speculative literature (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, surrealism, etc.), of any nationality/place of residence.

The contest is open from November 15th to Janurary 15th. 7,000 words or 5 poems (no more than 10 pages) Submit entries WITHIN THE BODY ofF your plain text email to:

Further details on the fund can be found HERE and details on the contest can be found HERE.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"The Truth Is An Illusion" up at Postcard Shorts

I have a short piece, entitled "The Truth Is An Illusion" up now on Postcard Shorts.

Postcard Shorts is a cool site, with stories up to 1500 characters accepted and printed in a postcard format. It has a nice look to it and some really great flash fiction within the site. Have a look and see what you think - the submission guidelines are here.

A big thank you to the editor, Richard, for the quick response and acceptance.

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Dare You - Celebrate!

This week is the last week of the Guest Dares over at JM Prescott's blog, A Reader's World.

Also happens to be my Dare as well.

And this week it is to Celebrate!!

All the details can be found HERE. Hope you can come out and play.

Just Discovered - Icy Sedgwick

From her profile at Icy's Blunt Pencil:

Icy is an aspiring author, writing in her cold garret in old London town. Originally from the North East, she settled in the fair capital five years ago. She's had various works published online, but now she intends to try this 'novel' business...

I have read her eBook entitled "The First Tale" (available from Smashwords for the princely sum of 99 cents - and worth much more!) and have discovered she has published an eBook of her previously published online short stories entitled "Checkmate & Other Stories"...and the good news is - this one is free.
Her blog page has a lot of great writing - from Parrots & Pirates, to a web-serial set in Vertigo City - and some amazing flash fiction as well.
So, what have you got to lose? Go and have a look.