Speculative Fiction News — 17/07/11

Posted by samuel on July 17, 2011 in writing discussion |

Welcome, everybody, to this week’s edition of Speculative Fiction News.

Fresh Short Fiction

New at Brain Harvest: Please Return My Son Who is in Your Custody.

Interzone #235 is available for purchase.

Two things at PodCastle this week. Firstly: Five Rules for Commuting to the Underworld, by Merrie Haskell.

Secondly: The Paper Menagerie, by Ken Liu.

At Strange Horizons: The Peacock, by Ted Infinity and Nabil Hijazi.

At Lightspeed: The Old Equations, by Jake Kerr.

Here’s a free story from this month’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine: Bronsky’s Date with Death, by Peter David.

At Fantasy Mag: The Machine, by M. Rickert.

Fiction Flashback at Electric Velocipede: The Dragon’s Tears, by Aliette de Bodard.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies #73 has hit internet stands.

Novel Competitions

St. Martin’s Minotaur and Mystery Writers of America are holding a novel competition. Entries close November 15, 2011. Prize: Winning manuscript gets published, with a $10,000 advance against royalties! Yes, you read that right. Find out more here.

Market News

Lightspeed is now an SFWA-qualifying market. Congrats!

White Cat Magazine is a pro-paying market that’s just released its first issue. They’re looking for stories up to 2,500 words, across all genres, and pay 5c a word. They also accept reprints, paying 2c a word for them. Detailed guidelines here.

GenreVerse Books is looking to fill a themed anthology. The Wuxia Fiction Anthology wants stories between 2,000 and 30,000 (that’s not a typo) words, and will pay a minimum of 1c per word. The caveat: All the stories have to be wuxia. Detailed guidelines here.

Digital Science Fiction has reopened to subs.

As has the BayCon Program Book.

Something Wicked is closed to subs until July 20th.


And that’s about all for this week, folks. Plenty of exciting stuff in there, though. Write hard, all!

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