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Writer. IT guy. Occasional troublemaker. Opinionated. Shockingly, shockingly humble.

Monday Markets – Letters to Tiptree – June 8, 2015 (via: @12thplanetpress)

Nope this posting wasn’t late at all, nothing to see here!

Twelfth Planet Press are putting together an interesting collection for publication in August:

The great James Tiptree Jr was born sometime in 1967, a little over forty-eight years ago. Fifty-two years earlier Tiptree’s alter-ego, the talented, resourceful and fascinating Alice B. Sheldon was born. And somewhere in there, about forty years ago, poet Racoona Sheldon showed up. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago. LETTERS TO TIPTREE will be a collection of letters written to Alice Sheldon, James Tiptree or Racoon Sheldon; a set of thoughtful pieces on the ways her contribution to the genre has affected (or not) its current writers, readers, editors and critics.

They’re paying 5c a word for essays and letters from 1,000 to 2,000 words. They’re also looking for shorter responses (check out the guidelines and listing below).

For the guidelines go here: http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/submissions

Literarium listing here: https://literarium.net/market/193

Monday Markets – Bide Magazine (HT: @bidemagazine)

This week, an Australian magazine:

We are accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, spoken word, video, art and sideways glances. For our Spring 2015 issue, we are particularly keen to see some gorgeous creative non-fiction and memoir. Each issue will also feature a piece by a writer aged between 8 and 16. If you (or your child) would like to submit a piece to Rising Stars, please make a note of this in your submission. Topics we especially love are: people, feelings, places, food, science, politics, art, literature, animals

They’re paying $80 AUD per piece, from art to flash fiction and audio recordings, and $40 AUD per piece for work accepted onto their web platform.

Full submission guidelines: http://bide.com.au/submit/

And Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/191

5 Tips and Tricks for Submission to: The Lane of Unusual Traders – Stage 2 – 31 May (HT: @tinyowlworkshop)

I’ve just finished reading and judging (ie. slushing) the Flash Fiction component of the Lane of Unusual Traders Part 2. The Lane is a part of a large collaborative world building project managed by the excellent Tiny Owl Workshop crew, based in sunny Brisbane, Australia.

As part of reading through the submissions, I thought I would give some tips and observations to any potential submitters to the Short Story component of the submission window (due May 31, people). I’m judging for that too, so you probably should pay attention if you want a submitting edge.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about at all, check out the market listing link above, or go here to the ‘LoUT’ homepage for a quick introduction: http://thelaneofunusualtraders.com/

Finished? Keen to submit? Cool, then read on!

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Monday Markets – Monsterful – 30 Sep 2015

FableCroft is putting together a new anthology, opening July 1:

Submissions will open in July for the speculative fiction anthology, Monsterful: stories of the awesome and the extraordinary. Stories should be aimed at an older teen to adult audience and contain speculative elements – science fiction, fantasy and horror and their sub-genres are all welcome, but we recommend researching FableCroft’s past projects for an idea of the sort of stories we publish.

Short fiction from 2,000 to 12,000 words with payment of $75 AUD/story and a contributor copy. Start thinking!

Full submission guidelines: http://fablecroft.com.au/submissions

Literarium listing: https://literarium.net/market/187

Monday Markets – Rattle Poetry Magazine


Rattle’s mission is to promote the practice of poetry.

We feel that poetry lost its way in the 20th century, becoming so obscure and esoteric that mainstream readers have forgotten how moving language alone can be. As a result, most people learn to find their feelings in music, movies, and novels, while poetry languishes on its lone shelf in the bookstores, waiting only for the occasional cameo at a university workshop.

But it shouldn’t take a scholar to be moved by the written word—great literature has something to offer everyone. All our lives are compelling, full of joys and burdens and profound experiences we should be sharing—and poetry is the most intimate way to share it. When you read a poem, you become the medium; the poet speaks in your voice, paints the canvas of your inner eye.

They’re paying $50 USD per poem, as well as a year’s subscription to the magazine.

Full submission guidelines: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/

And Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/176

Monday Markets – The Deep Dark Woods Anthology – May 31st, 2015 (via: @stinaescamilla, HT: @herodfel)

Christina Escamilla is looking for 15-20 stories for her horror anthology, ‘The Deep, Dark Woods':

What could possibly [be] lurking in the woods? It’s up to you to find out! Craft the scariest, most diabolical story you can. Your tale can be a horror that is based around a central moral theme or it can be a straight up splatterpunk that is only meant to shock! We only care that your story is well crafted, original, and gives a new take on the mysterious forest trope.

The anthology is looking for flash fiction and short stories from 800 to 8,000 words, paying a respectable 5c USD per word and a contributor copy. Deadline is May 31st, 2015.

Full submission guidelines: http://www.christinaescamilla.com/open-the-deep-dark-woods-anthology/

And here’s the Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/177


Monday Markets – Licence Expired – The Unauthorised James Bond – 1 June 2015

Copyright, for all its merits, offers a simple process by which massive corporations can strangle the life out of the public domain. Joyously, Ian Fleming’s work has entered the public domain in ‘Canada and a few other countries’, meaning that ChiZine can publish this awesome little anthology:

David Nickle and Madeline Ashby are co-editing Licence Expired: the Unauthorized James Bond for ChiZine Publications, seeking stories based on the character of James Bond as described in Ian Fleming’s fourteen published works. The anthology will be published by ChiZine Publications in Canada only, as Fleming’s work has entered the public domain only in Canada and a few other countries. Because of those legal restrictions, stories must only reference elements from Fleming’s stories, and not elements introduced exclusively in the films, new novels and stories, games or other media.

They’re paying $0.06 CAD per word for short stories up to 5,000 words. Deadline is June 1, 2015

From the editors:

“We want to feature original, transformative stories set in the world of Secret Agent 007,” says Nickle. “We’re hoping our contributors will combine the guilty-pleasure excitement of the vintage Fleming experience with a modern critique of it.” “This is an opportunity to comment on the Bond universe from within it,” adds Ashby.

Submission guidelines here: http://www.chizinepub.com/guidelines/licence-expired

The Literarium Listing is here: https://literarium.net/market/173