Category Archives: Writing

Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: July 2017

It’s hot. Very hot.  Glaciers are melting, fields are withering, an eclipse is nigh.  But all this is perfect fodder for spec fiction writers. So write something scorching, filled with fire or brimstone, volcanos or supernovas, hot romance or boiling … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: May 2017

Summer is the perfect time to write, whether out by the pool or sitting on a balcony overlooking the harbor or just up early with the sun.  Let’s do it. If you do find this list useful, come say hi on Facebook, I’m … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Frost giants: eighteen feet tall or eighteen-foot-tall?

Question–is that an eighteen-foot-tall frost giant or is it eighteen feet tall? Answer: yes and yes, except frost giants are typically only fifteen feet tall. Confused?  Me too, so I have been researching.  While in spoken English we tend to … Continue reading

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