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Monday, October 8, 2007


This weekend was not auspicious for me when it came to computers. I have never had so much trouble with software as I did this past weekend. And I had writing & design deadlines! I hate when that happens.


Daw is back from yet another grand live workshop. She did good, as I knew she would. Please go over and check out her blog for her thoughts on her workshop experience.


Are you still voting for me? Voting continues until November 12. Unlike political office, you can vote for my blog daily and from multiple browsers.


Today is Columbus Day in the US. If you work for the government, you have the day off. The rest of us slobs have to drag our butts to work. Me? I'll go in and sit in front of --you guessed it--another computer. I may have to stop off at church and shower myself with holy water. --just to be safe.


We'll do a few markets today while I'm recovering from bad computer voodoo.

Writer's Eye

The Writer's Eye Magazine supports both new and established writer-artists. We are committed to celebrating artistic passion and expression, particularly for those who integrate visual and written arts.

Payment: $.05 /word for up to 1,000 words for flash fiction and up to 3,000 words for other stories. $20 per poem/artwork combination.

Everyday Fiction

Every Day Fiction is a magazine that specializes in bringing you fine fiction in bite-size doses. Every day at 7:30am EST (4:30am PST), we publish a new short story of 1,000 words or fewer that can be read during your lunch hour, on transit, or even over breakfast.

Funds For Writers Essay Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2007
Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Four themes to choose from. Up to 750 words in essay form.
This year they are very common sense topics. Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to write about common sense in such a creative way as to entice the rest of us to follow your lead.
Impress us.
Prize: $50 or $200
Fee: None for the $50 prize / $5 for the $200 prize

Sensorotika Press

Sensorotika Press is actively seeking short stories and novellas of romance erotica, in addition to standard erotica. However, specific project needs change frequently. Those can be viewed on" Pays 35% royalties based on net (35% of the price paid to the publisher by a customer or by a bookstore - bookstore orders are discounted). Payment for short stories and articles that appear in publication is generally per word (usually $0.10/word for articles and $0.03/word for fiction). "Word count is generally 3,000-7,500 for short stories, 50,000-75,000 for novellas and over 100,000 for novels." Submit electronically only per their guidelines.