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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Markets

I've been hesitant to post this one for the Writer's Eye. It pays well for spec fiction, .05 cents per word, but they insist that you also provide a piece of artwork to accompany your writing. This is an ezine that seeks writer-artists.

When I went over there I found a photograph, digital art, paintings and 3-dimensional art, so their expectation of artwork is broad. My concern is that you're only getting paid for the writing. To the author's benefit, The Writer's Eye only asks for first rights. Please read the guidelines carefully.


The Writer's Eye

FICTION: We are seeking high-quality literary fiction, including flash fiction, in all genres. You do not need to query prior to submitting.

Submit one story and one visual art attachment, using the following text format (no html please):

Subject Line: SUBMISSION - FICTION - Title

Body Heading: Author's Name, email address, mailing address, phone number, approximate word count of story, type of accompanying artwork submission (i.e., painting, photo, etc.)

Body: Story

Footer: Author's Bio (50 words or fewer)

Pay Rate: Varies. We use a general guideline of $.05 per word

Length: up to 1,000 words for flash fiction and up to 3,000 words for other stories.

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For Poets

Euphoria's Annual Poetry Contest

$100 for the Winning Entry.

No entry fee, and nothing that must be purchased if contest is won.

Poems may be of any genre, with no more than poems being entered, and with a 50 line maximum for each poem.

Send all entries in the body of an email (no html.) Include name, bio and a working email address. If you send more than one poem in the email, be sure that you separate each poem and be sure to add a copyright date for it also, to protect your rights.

The winner will retain all rights to their poem,with the exception of "Euphoria" printing and displaying the poem on the Web Page as the winning poem.

Winner announced Feb 1, 2008.

Email entries to: mailto:bowmanj8@aol.com,and type "Poetry Contest Submission"in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: Dec. 31, 1007

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Sniplets

At Sniplits, we're simply crazy about short stories. We think more of them should be published, and we've decided to do something about it. So, we're working furiously toward launching as a new short story publisher. Our goal is to make Sniplits the single best place to find wonderful, short tales for downloading to your MP3 player, cellphone or whatever. We're accepting and reviewing manuscripts now, and we welcome the work of new as well as established authors.
We're looking for: Stories between 50 and 10,000 words

Literary
Mainstream
Mystery/suspense/thriller
Humor
Romance
Science fiction/fantasy
Action/adventure
Historical
Horror
Western
Young adult
Some poetry

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