Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Friday, August 09, 2013

Looking for perfection? Not likely to happen.

How perfect can you expect your editors to be? As much as we'd like to catch 100% of the errors, that's just not the way it works out. This article talks more about the error rates in editing: http://www.copyediting.com/error-rates-editing

Latest opportunities

New Myths magazine has increased their pay rates. Inspired to send them a story? Check here: http://www.newmyths.com/

How much do you love coffee? Do you love it this much? http://alexshvartsman.com/ufo-unidentified-funny-objects/

And here's one looking for military related sf/horror: http://cohesionpress.com/submissions/anthologies/

Strength From Within anthology aims to examine addiction and recovery through the lens of fantasy. http://strengthfromwithinanthology.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

7 "tricks" to improve your writing.

While there is a bit more leeway in fiction as to active vs passive, and how long sentences should be, this still offers some really great advice: http://michaelhyatt.com/improve-writing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+michaelhyatt+%28Michael+Hyatt%29

Contests!

It's soon deadline time for the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers Short Story Contest. (Now that's a mouthful!) Check out guidelines here: http://www.gshw.net/contests.html

Freedom Fiction is having a themed contest to solicit short stories for their latest anthology. See more here: http://freedomfiction.com/2013/04/themed-contest-for-2013-ffj-anthology/

And for something a bit different, don't miss Monster Corral's monthly flash fiction contest: http://monstercorral.com/montlhy-contest-page/