Category Archives: Short Stories

Paying spec fiction short story markets: January 2017 update

Time for that New Year’s resolution: write more, submit more, get published more.  Let’s do it. It’s been a while, sorry about that, so lots of updates to my list of paying spec fiction short story markets.  Hang on. If … Continue reading

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Tis the season once again for short story contests

The weather outside is frigid, minus 13 F this morning on my back porch.  But the holidays are approaching, and that means ’tis the season for writing contests. Some of my favorite short story contests open for entry during or … Continue reading

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Waiting for the muse

Every writer goes through periods of waiting for their muse to speak up.  Gives us a sign, point us in the right direction.  Mine spoke up today. Perhaps my muse is saying “Finish that ___ing short story on the space … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: March 2016

Spring is Coming. True, that doesn’t sound as ominous as the Stark family tagline, but hey it’s a happy time.  A time for flowers, a time for rebirth. A time for writing. And amazingly, a time for adding a whole … Continue reading

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Airlock podcast

One of my flash fiction pieces, “Airlock,” was just  released as a podcast from Manawaker. http://www.manawaker.com/podcast/ffp-0105-airlock/ or on iTunes (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ffp-0105-airlock/id980747861?i=363656980&mt=2 Originally published in Perihelion Science Fiction, “Airlock” is a paranormal sci fi mashup, just a thousand words short.  It actually … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: January 2016

Happy New Year.  A time for rebirth, a time for writing growth, a time for those pesky resolutions, like get paid for writing. So the new year is also time to write more stories and submit them to paying markets. Here … Continue reading

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Tis the season for short story contests

Tis the season for talking snowmen, animated nativity scenes, tubas in the park, and pointy-eared tomtar. (me at Tuba Christmas Denver last year) And spec fiction (science fiction, fantasy and horror) short story contests.  Tis the season to enter.  So … Continue reading

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