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On the 22nd Day of Writing: Havok Flash Fiction

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December 22nd 

Hi dear friends, there are only two more days left of this blog series. Thanks for joining me ❤ 

Today’s submission opportunity is for Havok. They are an ezine, and seek flash fiction. Keep reading to learn more 🙂 

Havok Publishing

Havok looks for memorable, and well-edited fiction between 300-1,000 words. It can be across a variety of genres. Science fiction, comedy, thriller, and fantasy. They want stories that take people away from daily troubles, bringing them into a new world. 

Recycle – February 2019 

Submissions are open now for this opportunity. This is an interesting prompt and they explain it well on their website. 

They aren’t looking at recycling in the way we usually think of it. Think outside the box. They gave a few examples on their website. Why is Jack the Ripper collecting organs, how do the fae turn baby’s laughter into magic? Whose stealing your newspaper and swapping it with paper mache swans?

Strange, eh? It’s going to be a fun opportunity. March’s theme is: Relocate. Both February and March are open for submissions.

Read about the submission guidelines here. 

Good Luck

Happy writing, friends! Tomorrow, I’m off to Nova Scotia to visit my family for Christmas. Can’t wait. 

Until next time,

Loie xo

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On the 21st Day of Writing: Triangulation Dark Skies

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December 21st

Triangulation is Parsec Ink’s speculative fiction annual. They’re in their 15th year. They seek science fiction, weird fiction, fantasy, and speculative horror from established and new writers.

Theme: Dark Skies

This theme celebrates the natural awe and beauty of the night sky. They seek tales that feature a sky full of stars as a meaningful part of the story. Take them to another time or world. Write about the universe and going out into the depths of space.

What would it mean to lose that ability?

They’re joining forces with the International Dark-Sky Association. This group raises awareness of the dangers of light pollution.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions opened on December 1, 2018 and close on February 28, 2019. They will consider stories that are 5,000 words long but the favored spot is 3,000. There isn’t a minimum word count.

They won’t consider stories without a speculative element. Send them your sci-fi, horror, fantasy, or a blend of all three!

The pay is semi-pro: 4 cents a word. Authors receive one print copy of the anthology and an e-book.

They don’t accept reprints, simultaneous submissions, or multiple submissions. However, if they reject one story before the end of the reading period you can send another one.

Submit your story here.

Manuscript Format

Use industry standard manuscript format.

Good Luck

Happy writing, friends! I hope you have fun with this submission opportunity.

What have you worked on this month? I’d love to hear below ❤

Until next time,

Loie xo

 

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On the 20th Day of Writing: Mslexia

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December 20th

How are there only four days left of this blog series and five days until Christmas?! Where has this month gone?

How are you all making out? I would love to hear what you worked on this month. On the last day of this series, I’ll show a tally of what I finished.

Mslexia Magazine

Today’s submission opportunity is for an online magazine, Mslexia.

This magazine includes interviews, news, reviews, grants, and competitions. It’s read by beginners and top authors. It’s an amazing magazine for women who write. They aim to promote established and new voices.

Themed Writing

They ask for theme prose and poetry twice a year. Winners are selected by guest editors and are sent a small payment.

Mslexia seeks stories up to 2,200 words, poems up to 40 lines long, and short scripts up to 1,000 words. This includes character names and stage instructions. They only accept four poems, two short stories, and two short scripts per entrant.

Issue 82: Clothes

For this submission, send poems or stories on the theme of clothes. Costumes, uniforms, clothes of the future compared to clothes from the past, are a few examples. You could write about the material, sewing, etc. Read more about the theme here.

Send it by March 11th, 2019.

Good Luck

Happy writing, friends! Let me know what you’re working on in the comments below ❤

Until next time,

Loie xo

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On the 19th Day of Writing: Beneath Ceaseless Skies

December 19th

Hi friends,

Do you write literary adventure fantasy? Then this opportunity is for you ❤

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Beneath Ceaseless Skies seek stories with traditional or classic fantasy with a secondary-world setting.

What is a Secondary-World Setting?

Tolkien called it this. It’s a world that’s different from our primary world. It might be different in terms of ecology (climate), zoology (non-human creatures), or physical laws, AKA, the presence of magic.

The story could be set on Earth but a different Earth in terms of history (alternate history) or time (pre-modern historical past). Pre-technology levels of technology like magic, steampunk technology, or anything not as advanced as modern technology. The setting should have an element that’s fantastical.

People in this world should have developed their own culture. The people should fit in the culture.

They aren’t seeking urban fantasy or other stories in our modern real world.

Characters

They love stories focused in on character. Characters should yearn for something, internally or externally, driving the characters towards it.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies love characters who are ’round’. Ones that change and grow, instead of remaining the same.

Prefer limited or close POV. It can be 1st or 3rd.

Originality 

They prefer original stories. Stories featuring elves, barbarian swordsmen, or opening in a fantasy tavern, unless done uniquely, are unlikely to catch their eye.

Good Luck

Good luck with this submission opportunity! This is a SWFA qualifying site. Read more about their submission guidelines here.

Until next time,

Loie xo

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On the 18th Day of Writing: #WriteMentorCNA

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#WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award

Guys! I have a unique opportunity for you.

#WriteMentor is holding a Children’s Novel Award competition. This is for pre-published and pre-agented MG/YA fiction writers. 

I participated in #WriteMentor earlier this year after M. Dalto and Amber R. Duell chose THE LOST SAGES for the mentorship. It was an amazing opportunity, and I learned so much about writing. I can never thank them and Stuart White (founder) enough.

The shortlist judge is Chloe Seager, literary agent of Northbank Talent Management.

Prizes

Winner – Trophy and 500 pounds.
Shortlist – a place on #WriteMentor programme if you don’t have an agent by June 2019

Entry Fee

Entry fee is £5. If you’re low-income and unable to pay this, you can enter for free.

What Do You Need to Submit?

Submit the first 3,000 words of your novel and a 1-page synopsis.

Important Dates

Entry window: December 1st, 2018 to January 31st, 2019.

Longlist announced: February 2019

Shortlist announced March 2019

Winner announced: April/May 2019

Good Luck

Go on and enter if you have a finished manuscript! Good luck ❤ Find out more information here about the competition.

Until next time,

Loie xo