Writing market opportunities…December 1st, 2009 by Gabrielle Faust received No Comments »
Below are a few current market opportunities for writers:
Bruce Boston and Marge Simon will be jointly guest editing the fiction for the December issue of The Pedestal Magazine http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/. They will be considering speculative flash fiction to 1000 words. Speculative includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and experimental. Payment will be $.08 per word. No reprints. http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/submitguidelines.php.
Little Bitty Book Bytes is a brand new publishing company looking for authors of great short stories. We are looking to publish 3,000 – 5,000 word stories on a new website we are launching this summer. We are interested in stories of different genres, focusing on thrillers, mysteries, romance, fantasy and humor. No erotica, please. We are paying flat fee of $0.05 / word for publishing online. At the end of every year it is our plan to publish an anthology of the best short stories from our site that year and if an author’s work is selected for that, further payment will be determined. Please send an introductory letter and your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 25-28, 2010. Brighton, England World Horror Convention 2010. WE HAVE FEWER THAN 100 MEMBERSHIPS REMAINING. Unless we do not sell out (which is seeming very unlikely), then there will be NO Day or At-the-Door Memberships. Once we have reached the maximum number of people we can accommodate then we will have no choice but to close the registration process. Don’t forget to vote for the Grand Master Award. www.whc2010.org/gmvote01.html Special Guest of Honor JAMES HERBERT. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, The World Horror Convention will be held in the historic Regency seaside city of Brighton, on the picturesque south coast of England. This is the first time that the event will have been held off the North American continent. http://www.whc2010.org
Call for Submissions from Ellen Datlow: I am editing the new anthology series Best Horror of the Year (Night Shade Books) and am currently reading for the second volume, which will include all material published in 2009. There will be a summation of “the year in horror” in the front of the volume. This will include novels, nonfiction, art books, and “odds and ends”– material that doesn’t fit elsewhere but that I feel might interest the horror reader. But I must be aware of this material in order to mention it. The deadline for this section is December 31st, 2009.
Best Horror of the Year Volume Two
511 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011-8436
Ellen Datlow is editing an all reprint anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror cat stories from the past 20 or so years for Night Shade and would love suggestions of really good stories. Here is the list of the stories she’s thinking of using: http://tinyurl.com/766b9y Also, she already has in-hand several cat anthologies so please don’t rec anything from them–if you click http://tinyurl.com/77j59p you’ll see which stories she has and a rec form. If you have a problem with the form, you can email Ellen at email@example.com