Submission Call: Essays about being an empowered woman, pays $200, due Jan 10

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

Romance Writer Problems: “My Mommy Writes Kissy Books!” with J.V. Speyer

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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

Submission Call: Short fiction, pays 12.5¢/word, due Nov. 11

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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.

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Indie Author News: Dealing with the Pronoun shutdown as D2D tries to fill the void

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.

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