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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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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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Paying Short Story Markets, updated April 2014

I’ve updated my list of paying spec fiction short story markets.  I now show over 100 listings. Updates as of April 6, 2014: The following markets changed their pay rates: Bards and Sages Quarterly– increased to $20 The following markets … Continue reading

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Countdown to 200 rejections

It seems like only a year ago I was counting down to 100 rejections.  Wow, it was only a year ago.  My time flies when you’re getting thrashed.  But that’s not the way to think of it, not at all. … Continue reading

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Checking out the competition

I have a long flight coming up, so I loaded up my Kindle with some light reading. As an experiment, I downloaded eBooks from three new (to me) authors, all listed on Amazon’s Top 100 Free list.  Speculative fiction of various sorts. They … Continue reading

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