“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://wonderboxpublishing.com/#submissions.
“Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication. We are looking for stories between 5,000 – 12,000 words, where work is a central theme. (We also will consider serializing novels about the workplace. Please query first.)” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Rights purchased varies. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to queries; 1 month to stories. Samples at website. Subscription $20/year print; $5/year electronic (includes an issue of Overtime). Guidelines online at http://www.workerswritejournal.com.
Have you tried online dating? Did you have an unusually funny or disturbing experience? Author Mary Everist did! A simple Google search revealed that she dated twice after meeting online was wanted by authorities in another state. She turned him in, and he was arrested before dinnertime that day. Only then did she realize the […]