Speculative Fiction News–7/08/11

Posted by samuel on August 7, 2011 in Speculative Fiction News |

Welcome one and all to the greatest newscast on this blog! That’s right. The only newscast on this blog, the one, the only Speculative Fiction News!

Let’s get right into it, shall we?

Short Fiction

Linger Fiction’s August issue (and their first flash-only issue) is now up. Four of the five stories it contains are from writers participating in the Write1Sub1 challenge.

Redstone #15 is live.

Clarkesworld issue #59 is out.

Fiction Flashback at Electric Velocipede: The Euonmyist, by Neil Williamson.

Up at Escape Pod: Union Dues: Sidekicks in Stockholm, Jeffrey R. DeRego.

Crossed Genres issue #32 has been released. The theme for this one is Sidekicks and Minions.

New at Fantasy Mag: The World is Cruel, My Daughter, by Cory Skerry.

At Strange Horizons: Part 1 of The Rugged Track, by Liz Argall.

At Brain Harvest: Lessons in Invertebrate Diplomacy, by Helen E. Kourous.

Defenders, by Will McIntosh, at Lightspeed.

Issue #27 of Apex is now up.

At tor.com: Journey into the Kingdom, by M. Rickert, reprinted from her collection entitled Holiday.

Realms of Fantasy, August issue, now available for purchase. By the way, they’re planning to switch to electronic subs on September 1st.

Shock Totem 4 is available for purchase.

Free Novel

The free ebook from Phoenix Pick this month is The Multiplex Man, by James P. Hogan. Go here and enter this coupon code to obtain the book: 99922991.

Workshops

Are you thinking about applying for the 2012 Clarion West Writers Workshop? You might be interested in the instructors they’ve got lined up. Looks like an awesome bunch!

Market News

Deepwood Publishing is accepting for stories for their Ancient New Anthology. They’re paying 1c a word for stories between 5,000-15,000 words. Full guidelines here.

27th Dimension Publishing is accepting submissions for Exodus: A Science Fiction Anthology. Full guidelines here. The pay-rate is an unspecified “small advance against royalties.” Stories should be at least 15,000 words in length.

The following markets have opened or reopened to submissions:

Abyss & Apex
Escape Pod
LORE–a new pro-paying market i mentioned a month or so back.
The Red Penny Papers
Redstone Science Fiction
Mutation Press’s Rocket Science Anthology
Shock Totem
Vestal Review

The following markets have temporarily closed to submissions:

Cabinet des Fees
Digital Science Fiction
Ideomancer
Something Wicked
Warrior Wisewoman

And, to conclude, some self-promotion. :D Here’s an interview the folks at Write1Sub1 did with me in respects to Comets and Criminals Magazine. By the way, the launch date for that has been moved forward to October 1st. We’re still accepting subs for issue #1, so get those stories in!

Over and out, peeps. Read well and write hard!

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