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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Markets & News

Noctem Aeternus
Noctem Aeternus will be a FREE quarterly PDF magazine where the reader will find science fiction, fantasy, western, or even mystery stories...but all tales will have an element of horror.
Payment: .10 word
Length: up to 4000 words

Glass Woman Prize
Fee: None
Restrictions: Women writers only. 1-25 pages.
First prize already taken. They are looking for a second place winner.
Award: US $380 and online publication.
Deadline: September 21, 2007

Pottery Making Illustrated
How-to instruction for all skill levels on all aspects of ceramic art.
PAY: $.10/word

Pagan Fiction Award And Anthology
Fee: None
Restrictions: Must have some pagan content.
1st Prize – $500. 2nd Prize – $250. 3rd Prize – $100.
Entries must arrive between March 1 and June 24, 2007.

I’m adding this one, though I prefer not to post anything that pays less than .05 cents a word. SF has few good markets so I'll make an exception. It sounds interesting anyway.

Space Westerns
Maximum Length: 7500 words
Payment: ½¢/word to a maximum of $25, paid upon publication.
Reprints will be considered.

Habitable Planet Found
I just thought this was cool! Let's all go to New Earth. (snicker)
These news stories have short life spans so I'm including a piece of it here.

By Seth Borenstein
Washington (AP) - For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe."

The planet is just the right size, might have water in liquid form, and in galactic terms is relatively nearby at 120 trillion miles away. But the star it closely orbits, known as a "red dwarf," is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun.
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