Friday, June 1, 2012

June anthologies, awards, and stuff

A big thank you to the awesome Chris Fries for the Stylish blogger Award and the Versatile Blogger Award. The Versatile one has been going around a lot lately. I'll not bore you with more random facts about myself. I've never gotten the Stylish blogger award before, though. For this one, I have to share the last time I dressed up.

I hate dressing up. I'm a jeans and t-shirt woman. I own only one black skirt I use for interviews, weddings, and funerals. The last time I donned the skirt was for our friends' wedding nearly 3 years ago. I was pregnant, but we hadn't told anyone yet. I hadn't gained any weight at that point, so the skirt still fit. I don't wear heels either. Flats for me. First off, I'm tall. It feels weird if I'm taller than my husband who's only two inches taller than me. Second, I'm a klutz. I sometimes can't keep my balance if I'm bare footed, never mind putting me in heels! That's a broken ankle waiting to happen.

Yup, I have no dressy style or grace. I happily pass off this award to five of you that do:
2. Amy
5. Joshua (a shout-out to a fellow geek who loves t-shirts more than I do!)

I need to get started on writing a short story for June. I'm going the fantasy route this month. Here are a few anthologies seeking submissions that interested me:

AIRSHIPS & AUTOMATONS - 1-time print/eBook (White Cat Publications); steampunk (fic). Pay: 5¢/word +copy. Words: 4k-6k. RT: varies. Reprints: yes (1¢/word +copy). E-subs: ONLY. Charles P. Zaglanis, Editor. Deadline: when filled.

ONCE UPON AN APOCALYPSE - 1-time print/eAntho (Chaosium); h (fic). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 2k-4k. RT: 2-3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. Rachel Kenley & Scott T. Goudsward, Editors. Deadline: July 31st.

THE DARK SIDE OF THE WOMB: From Their Cradle to Your Grave - 1-time POD/eAntho (Cruentus Libri Press); h (fic). Pay: shared royalty. Words: 2½k-7½k. RT: receipt=<1 week; final=<1 week after DL. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. Kevin G. Bufton, Editor. Deadline: August 31st. (You could totally write one for this, Lily!)

SWORDS FOR SALE: An Anthology of Fantastic Mercenary Fiction - 1-time POD/eAntho (Sorcerous Press); mercenary f (fic). Pay: $20. Words: <10k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. Robert Lewis, Editor. Deadline: June 15th.

Finally, Writer's Digest is having a fun contest here: Your Story contest on Writer's Digest. Write the first sentence for the picture below (25 words or less). It's free and simple. I already entered!


23 comments:

  1. Grace is overrated. I don't know how women walk in heels anyway. Congratulations!

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  2. Congrats on your awards!

    I've been seeing a lot about the Writer's Digest contest. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. I love to wear heels, but above all, it's you who must be comfortable in your own style. So own those jeans and t-shirts!!

    Congrats on your awards. Thanks for the heads up on the contests too.

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  4. ooh, lovely lovely Antholgies. I've already written a story for one of them, but it's over word count, so I'm waiting on a query.

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  5. Congratulations for the award, and thanks for passing it on to me.

    Those anthologies sound interesting. Good luck submitting to them.

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  6. Congrats on the awards Christine! And thank you for the stylish award too! Though, to be honest, it's been almost three years since I dressed up too. Have a great weekend! :)

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  7. yay---i was just thinking yesterday--how in the world did i wear all of those heels, back in my day---now it is flats for me----the reader digest thing looks interesting--thanks!

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  8. Congrats on the awards! Although I don't mind dressing up, high heels can be dangerous. I do like to be tall, though. Hehe!

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  9. I only don heels on very special occasions. I do all right for someone whose a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. Haven't broken any ankles yet...

    Congrats on your award!

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  10. congrats, stylish writer! and thanks for the links! i can always count on you!

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  11. Congrats on your award and thanks for the anthology links.

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  12. Congratulations! All these awards are becoming something of a habit. :)

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  13. Congratulations on the awards!

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  14. Thank you all! Have a great weekend. :)

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  15. I hate dressing up. If I were a woman, I think I'd hate it even more.

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  16. Congrats on the award. I posted about one too. And I love that you did the submission info. Excellent. Thanks.

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  17. Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it to me!!! I wear heels almost everyday for work, but I'm happiest when I come home and put on my slippers :)

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  18. Congrats on the award:) Thanks for the cool sites.. going to check them out now:)

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  19. NOW I see why you didn't put yourself on my linky list! ;-)

    Congrats and good luck with the submissions!

    PS: I, too, abhor heels. Can't think of the last time I wore 'em.
    Some Dark Romantic

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  20. So have you finished with your steampunk Cthulhu story? Thanks for visiting my blog and staying to chat. My END OF DAYS deals partially with the invasion of The Nameless Ones, distant cousins of Cthulhu. Brrr. It is like the HOUSE finale ... everybody dies.

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  21. Congrats on your award! Wow, all of those anthologies look good. Makes me want to write short stories again!

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