Chicken Soup for the Soul wants essays and poems for its planned story collection The Empowered Woman. They’re looking for true stories of women who’ve decided to take charge of areas of their lives and what they’ve done to “feel stronger, more capable, and more confident.” Pays $200 for up to 1,200 words. … Read more
Myriad Paradigm wants sci-fi or fantasy stories that “address the intricacies of the mind” for its upcoming anthology Mind Candy 2.0. Think mind control, memory manipulation, telekinesis, and so forth. Stories should not be overly depressing or violent.
I don’t have kids, but I do know a lot of kids, and J.V. Speyer’s guest column for this week’s Pen to Pen feature had me laughing in recognition. Whether you’re a parent or simply have trouble explaining your job to loved ones of any age, this post is sure to strike a chord. It also provides some great ideas for melding career and family life. Read on! … Read more
LGBTQIA+ publisher NineStar Press wants 30,000–120,000-word romance novels and novellas written around the theme of “lost.” Desert islands, time travel, lost in space … if it’s lost, they want to see it. Pays royalties. … Read more
Editor Jaylee James, editor of Circuits & Slippers and formerly of Vitality, wants short romances in the fantasy genre that take place under water for the anthology Love & Bubbles. All pairings considered. … Read more
Fireside Fiction Company is accepting short stories of up to 4,000 words for its weekly online fiction publication. They will consider any genre but erotica, plotless vignettes, and “very experimental formats.” They are antifascist, pro-diversity, and pay 12.5¢/word.
Pronoun, an e-book distribution start-up that sought to bring higher royalties to independent authors, has announced it’s closing effective January 15, 2018. Authors who distribute with Pronoun need to shift to other distributors or do all the distribution themselves. Here’s a quick overview of things to consider if you’re one of these authors.
Common Deer Press wants short stories full of adventure, nerdiness, and maybe a bit of humor for its Short Tails weekly feature in the month of December. They like “[s]tories about courage and adventure, resilience, and creative solutions to everyday challenges.”
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Editors Andrea D. Lobel and Mark Shainblum want submissions from writers of all backgrounds for the fiction anthology OTHER COVENANTS: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People. They pay professional rates. … Read more
When you’ve revised your story so many times you can no longer see its flaws, online copyediting software can help. Here are four of the best for writers. … Read more