“Normal Deviation is a short fiction anthology inspired by a throwaway tweet and one weird-ass picture. Visit our Call for Submissions (link below) to see the picture, then write a short story based on the image. Deadline for stories is 31 Aug 2017.” Annual (May). Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Usually responds within 1-2 weeks; decisions on manuscripts will be in Sept/Oct of each year. Guidelines online at http://normaldeviation.wonderboxpublishing.com/2017/06/fwd-normaldeviation-anthology-is-now.html
A family of felons actually wanted me to help them profit from their crimes!
“Weekly business journal serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties in California.” 10% freelance. Circ. 4K. Weekly. Pays 30 days after publication. Buys all rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Subscription $49.99.
It’s the last week of July. Next week is the first week of August. People in the south know what I’m talking about. It’s hotter than Hades outside! Hopefully, after next week, things will start to very slowly get a bit better. Our new “home” has new air conditioners and even sun shades but the […]
COMMENTS FOR: WE HAVE A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! One of the secrets we’ve been keeping is… Congratulations! What exciting news! I wish Ali an “event-free” final few weeks. Baby Jack is fortunate to have such a loving, adventurous family, which of course includes his grandparents. That baby life jacket may need to be custom made. Best […]
My life has been whirlwind. I have lived in four different states in the past ten years, staying long enough in one place to make friends but never able to keep them. I’m a recent high school graduate raised in Philadelphia, Orlando, Nashville, and now just across the bridge from New Orleans. My interests, much […]
I heard from yet another author today who was woefully disappointed in the money he recently wasted hiring a book marketing/PR firm. Guess how many copies were sold…
. “We sell cutting edge, humorous greeting cards in many styles: humorous photo ideas, many cartoon styles, and more traditional word-play styles of humor. See our website.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Pays on acceptance. Publishes card 6 months to 2 years after acceptance. “We request exclusive purchase and use of any idea we buy. We respond within a few days to e-mails and we hold copy for between 3-10 weeks for review (depending on when it comes during our current review cycle). We tell writers what dates they can plan on final decisions.”
Naming a character is one of the most vital steps in composing fiction. It can also be one of the most difficult, especially when you consider the positive or negative connotations we subconsciously attach to certain combinations of letters.
Amazon sued (again!); Nancy Grace sued for libel (again!); 24 journalists subpoenaed on one case; Snopes is in big trouble…