Gracie

Gracie wasn’t anything like the kids I usually deal with. Most kids that get dropped in my lap are seeking foster homes for terrible reasons. Abusive parents, drug addict parents, dead parents. The kids come in shell shocked and broken. Some are screaming obscenities and ready for a fight over anything. Some can’t string twoContinue reading “Gracie”

Markets, Something in The Machine

Don’t forget to sign up for Thirty Days, Thirty Ideas!  All the cool kids are doing it, you know.  Click here to sign up! Augh, so this one is kind of late, as the deadline is creeping up on us here.  If it makes you feel better, I’m in the middle of writing my story,Continue reading “Markets, Something in The Machine”

Market, Witches, Warlocks, Demons, and other Evil Doers

Have you signed up yet for the Thirty Days, Thirty Ideas Challenge?  Don’t worry, you’ve got all month to do it.  Here’s a link to sign up. This market is probably my favorite one this month, because I get to write about a bad guy!  In fact, you have to.  This anthology is all aboutContinue reading “Market, Witches, Warlocks, Demons, and other Evil Doers”

Market, Grave Markers

Five more days until the exciting announcement. This isn’t an anthology or a short story collection. It’s something different, and I think really cool. Have you ever written an in between story, lengthwise? I mean a story that was too long to be short fiction, but not long enough to be a novella? I have,Continue reading “Market, Grave Markers”

Market, Monster Waiting in the Woods

Okay, one more horror anthology, then I’ll give it a rest, I swear. This one is called Monster Waiting in the Woods. This, boys and girls, is for grownups only. They want dark, atmospheric stories for adults. No happy endings required. Genre- Horror Due date- September 1 Payout- $25.00 Wait Time- A decision will beContinue reading “Market, Monster Waiting in the Woods”

Markets, Imaginate

Hello, hello, and welcome to the very first market of June. I have high hopes for this month, with four of my short stories out right now. I hope yours are just as high. With that in mind, I’ve got a two for one market today, with Imaginate. Every quarter, Imaginate runs two contests, oneContinue reading “Markets, Imaginate”

Market, Fiction Desk

This was a fun site to find.  They are all about creating awesome anthology after awesome anthology.  I plan to being part of that.  You can be too.  I am a huge fan of short fiction, I think it’s highly underrated in this generation. Genre–  Anything.  They emphasis good characters over good writing, which I’mContinue reading “Market, Fiction Desk”

Markets- Over My Dead Body!

No, this is not a magazine about parenting, or tired cliches.  This is a mystery magazine that takes short fiction.  It’s clever, cute, and fun. Genre- Fiction, Mystery and thriller.  Non fiction, reviews. Word Count- 750-4,000 Sub date- Open to submissions year round. Wait time- Six to eight weeks. Payout- 1 cent per word. Now,Continue reading “Markets- Over My Dead Body!”

Markets- Brittle Star

For no reason I can think of, I’ve been finding markets that don’t accept e-mail submissions recently. Sorry for the long term investment of time submissions, but sometimes it’s nice to return to our roots. Man, do I remember those days. Typing up a submission, then printing it out and praying I could get itContinue reading “Markets- Brittle Star”

Markets- Just 100 Words

Want to enter a writing contest! Great, the deadline’s today. It’s okay if you don’t have anything done, though, there’s another one tomorrow. And the day after that, and the one after that too. The contest’s called Just 100 Words. Self explanatory, you have to tell a story in only one hundred words. Any theme,Continue reading “Markets- Just 100 Words”