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Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I have an article on reviewing over at Cheri Lasota's Writers Finders. Check it out.


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Toasted Cheese Dead of Winter Contest

Entry Fee: none
Dead of Winter is a fiction contest (any genre) for stories with supernatural elements or themes. Ideally, stories should be set in autumn or winter. The most original, most haunting stories will be chosen for publication. Details, including specific theme and length, are announced November 1.
Deadline: December 21, 2007.
Winners are announced January 31.
Winners receive Amazon gift certificates: $20 for first, $15 for second, $10 for third.

Wild Violet Fiction Contest

Entry Fee: $5
Deadline: November 30, 2007.
Word Limit: 2,500 words
Prizes: Cash award of $100 as well as publication in Wild Violet; two honorable mentions will receive publication in Wild Violet.

Authors, including the winners, retain ownership of copyright for the entries they submit in the contest.

Harlequin Conflict of Interest Contest

Entry Fee: None
Send the scene or moment that best illustrates the emotional conflict between the hero and heroine of your novel, the first chapter of a romance novel with realistic, believable characters in an emotionally involving story, and an outline (no greater than ten (10) pages in length) of the complete novel. Contest is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority.

Three (3) winners will each receive a detailed editorial evaluation by a Superromance® Books editor. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, request a full manuscript for a possibility of publication. Winners will also receive a one (1) year free subscription to the Superromance series. Approximate retail value of the prize is $355.68.

Eating Well

Eating Well is the only national food magazine that focuses exclusively on eating healthfully. We cover nutrition with a newsy, science-based approach. Our recipes emphasize high-quality healthful ingredients, simple preparations and full flavor.

Pays up to $1/word.

Pod Castle

PodCastle is looking for fantasy stories. We're open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story.
Pays $100 for 2,000 to 6,000 words.

Pays $20 for flash fiction up to 1,000 words.**Prefers REPRINTS only!!**

Far Far Away

Far Far Away will be a themed print anthology about the worlds that exist alongside our own, unseen, be they on the other side of the looking-glass, in virtual reality, or in the sewers under the city. We especially like slipstream or cross-genre. Also: humor, SF/Fantasy, experimental, and/or surreal. Stories without any element of genre may be considered if they do a fantastic job of making Mundania seem like a foreign world. Elements of horror are fine, but we'd rather you evoke a sense of wonder than dread. Show us what exists just outside of the everyday, and turn what's under our noses into a land far, far away.
Deadline: February 29, 2008

The Herb Companion

Needs: Articles with a unique twist or news angle, addressing how to grow and/or use a specific herb or group of herbs; new discoveries about herbs; short profiles of private herb gardens and gardeners. All articles should deliver clear, useful information to readers.

Pays $500-$800 for features; up to $500 for departments.