Poor thing. It was dead just a few days ago…I suppose…zombie horses?
Oh. But of course there are. (shudder) Why did I look that up?
After burying my novel series idea, I feel adrift. There’s a huge hole in my brain that needs filling, and I’m not entirely sure what to fill it with. Not for lack of options, mind you. Plenty of those. But which do I choose?
I did a little snooping on Duotrope and SFFWorld.com and came up with these:
1) The Fantasy Faction Anthology Contest – for unpublished writers only. Enter a short story of less than 8,000 words, and you may see your name next to some major authors. I imagine that my chances of winning something like this is nano-small, but it sounds like fun. Join me! Submissions open from February 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012.
2) Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous – this one offers a little more than just a chance to publish – royalties! Accepting stories with no more than 5,000 words, the anthology promises dark stories. I’m not sure any of mine are dark enough, but I do have a vampire story that I might be able to alter for this one. I’ll have to give it a go. Submissions open from January 15, 2012 to May 15, 2012.
3) The Mothman Chronicles – the editor, Mr. Michael Knost, is offer professional payment for this one. For a maximum 4,000 word short story, that’s up to $40 for a story! I know, that doesn’t seem like much, but that’s pro-pay, folks. If I submit to this anthology, this will be the first ever professional-paid publication I will have submitted to. I’m sure I will be summarily rejected, but gotta start somewhere! Submissions seem to have been open for some time and ends on July 1, 2012. Mr. Knost has a few other anthologies in the works as well. Check ’em out.
Good luck and happy writing!
- Quit beating that dead horse (nilaewhite.wordpress.com)