Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reminders and Links to Anthologies

 
First off, today is the last day to enter to win a copy of Aubrie Dionne's A Hero Rising. Please read Saturday's interview and enter to win!

Please pop on over to A Twist of Noir and check out my short story. I'd love to hear what you think.

I'm on track with my short stories this year. I had my noir story accepted, and I just got an acceptance for another of my stories that I submitted last year. It's a scary fish story entitled "A Ticket on the Train," and it's to appear in the anthology, OCEAN STORIES. I submitted my Steampunk Cthulhu story this week. Now I must consider what to write for March.

BLOODSTONES - 1-time print (Ticonderoga Publications); urban f/h (fic). Pay: AU2¢/word +2 copies. Words: 1k-7½k. RT: after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. Amanda Pillar, Editor. Deadline: May 15.

EXTREME PLANETS - 1-time print/Kindle (Chaosium Inc.); sf (fic). Pay: 3¢/word +3 copies. Words: 4k-10k (<20k for pros). RT: after DL. Reprints: pros query only. E-subs: ONLY. David Conyers, David Kernot, & Jeff Harris, Editors. Deadline: June 30.

CHERIE'S CHALLENGE - 1-time print/eAntho (Sleeping Cat Books); all genres (fic). Pay: exposure. Words: <5k. RT: 6-8 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. Sarah Holroyd, Editor. Deadline: July 1.

A FISTFUL OF HORRORS: Tales of Terror from the Old West - 1-time POD/eAntho (Cruentus Libri Press); western themed h (fic). Pay: £20. Words: 2½k-7½k. RT: receipt=<7 days; final=DL +<7 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. Kevin G. Bufton, Editor. Deadline: May 31. 
     (Oh! I have an older short story I can shorten and send here.)

On the novel front, my revisions are slowly coming along. I hope to have the first round done by the end of March. I can't believe how much I'm deleting and rewriting. I'm sure it's only my imagination, but revisions physically hurt!

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  1. My revisions sometimes opens my eyes into new places my characters can visit/interact.

    *going to Twist of Noir now*

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    1. Mine too. It's a lot of work, but in the end, it's worth it.

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  2. you keep giving me ideas for my monthly prompts! i'm using a couple for april (crossing the moat) and may (steampunk, hope you share an excerpt!). where do you find them?!

    you should check out march, it's for a good cause! (an animal story) i'm putting it up on tues, but you get a head start =)

    going to check out that noir!

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    1. Oh, I like those ideas for prompts. :) Thanks for the head start. I find those anthologies at Ralan.com. Great site for all your submission needs!

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  3. Lots of links today! Congratulations on two stories accepted. Now, dive into your March piece.

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    1. Thanks! It does help encourage me to get working on the next one.

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  4. Congratulations. We were so nearly TOC buddies for Ocean.*sob* next time, eh?

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    1. Thank you! Aw, that would have been cool to be in the anthology together. Yet I see sometimes we submit to the same places. Perhaps one time we'll get into the same one! :) Keep writing.

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    1. You're welcome! :) Have a good weekend.

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  6. Yes revisions are tough for me as well. I know I wrote what wrote for a reason, but I just can't see it now :)

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    1. I have the same problem. I'm often sitting back staring at the screen thinking: I thought that was brilliant?

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  7. Congrats on the acceptances, Christine. That's awesome.

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    1. Thank you! :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Huge congrats on your acceptances... so proud of you.. and well deserved of course:)

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    1. Thank you very much. I just need to get my novels revised and hopefully shine like those short stories!

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  9. Congratulations on your progress and acceptances! Revision really is painful. I saw that Wild West anthology the other day and am looking forward to trying it out! I'm glad you posted it, because I had completely forgotten it.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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    1. Good luck with the Wild West anthology. Here's hoping both of us get picked up for it! :)

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  10. I'm wallowing in revision hell along with you. Ugh.
    Nice job on the writing piece! :)

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    1. Thanks! Revisions are rough. I know I need to just get through this first run-through. The second round of revisions can't be as bad as the first... I hope.

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  11. "They called her Lady Blood."

    Loved it, Christine!

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  12. Really liked your story on the Noir. Congrats on those acceptances. Might try Cherie challenge...its really difficult for me to write a story specifically for a western audience, something will always stand out like a sore thumb.

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    1. Thanks! I have a bit of trouble with westerns trying to be historically accurate, but I like the atmosphere. I'm leaning toward the Cherie anthology too.

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  13. I haven't done much anthologies these days...I should get back into it!

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    1. I'm trying to think of something clever to write for Cherie's Challenge anthology. Just for having a character named Cherie! ;)

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  14. Congrats for the acceptances!! You just want to do the Cherie challenge because I'm named Cherie. *winks*

    Revisions can be very painful. Sometimes I keep only a word or two from my first novel. Other times, I keep most of a page. It just depends. I always feel like my manuscript is bleeding.

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    1. That's exactly why I want to do the Cherie one! Hehehe! Wow, yes, that's it. The manuscript is bleeding. Magena hates me at the moment, but she'll hopefully appreciate me for it in the end.

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