Writing Wednesday: 3, 2, 1…

triad-soulThis is it! Tomorrow, Triad Soul launches. I’ll have more to say on that tomorrow, obviously, but I just want to take a second to publicly thank everyone who’s given me thumbs-ups, gentle (or not-so-gentle) shoves of encouragement, and has had my back through the whole process of this, my third novel.

Holy crap. Three novels. How did that even happen? And two books with the same characters in an ongoing series, even? These were things I said I couldn’t do. Well, it just goes to show you, whether you say you can or you can’t isn’t causal to reality once you try.

What? Isn’t that how the saying goes?

Anyway. Tomorrow’s the big day for Luc, Anders, and Curtis. I hope they have a swell day.

I’ve been interviewed for one podcast, and there’s another tomorrow, too! My voice! Recorded! It’s sort of like torture! More details once I’ve got the release links.

Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks


I got some solid work done on EPfTF this week, despite the endless thump-bang-clash of renovations. It didn’t go anywhere near as well as I’d like, but I got some words down that I like, and I also spent a tonne of time getting ready for the big release, so there’s that.

Of Echoes Born

Ditto here. I’ve done some work, not as much as I’d like, but so much meta-work. I know that sounds like a cop-out, but thinking about writing is almost as important as physically writing for me, and I had a bunch of a-ha! moments this week, so I’ll take them.

Open Calls for Submission

Every Wednesday I try to include my list off all the various open calls for submission I’ve found and/or am trying to write for. If you know of any others, by all means do drop them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list. If this is helpful for people other than myself, it’s even better.

Tallies for May: Not only did I manage to sneak in one submission this month right near the end (a new one, too), I got an acceptance this month as well. Life, as they say, is good.

Previously this year thus far: January was: 6 submissions (4 reprints, 2 new), 1 acceptance; in February was bare minimum: 1 submission (1 new); March brought 1 rejection, and 1 submission (new); April say 1 submission (new) and 1 acceptance (woo-hoo!).

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul – Various titles, various themes, various deadlines, 1,200 word count limit.
  • Clarkesworld – Currently open for art, non-fiction, and short story submissions.
  • Cast of Wonders – Young adult short fiction market, open to story submissions up to 6,000 words.
  • Totally Entwined – Many calls, various dates and lengths.
  • Alice Unbound – Think Alice in Wonderland, only speculative and may embrace fabulist, weird, myth, SF, fantasy, steampunk, horror, etc. Exile Editions; Submission window: February 1st – May 31st, 2017; 2k – 5k word count limit; Canadians and ex-pat Canadians only.
  • Myths, Moons, and Mayhem – M/M/M ménage; Deadline June 1st, 2017; 4k – 6k word count limit.
  • The Witching Hour – Mythical creature visitation theme; deadline July 30th, 2017; 10k to 40k word count limit.
  • Holiday Stories – Ninestar Press is seeking queer holiday tales; deadline July 31st, 2017; 5k to 30k word count limit.
  • Flint Charity Anthologies – Organized by Vicktor Alexander; deadlines throughout September, 2017; 5k to 20k word count limit.
  • Futurescape Contest – “Blue Sky Cities” theme; 8k word count limit; deadline October 13th, 2017.

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