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Monday, May 18, 2009


For all ye pirate types.

Skulls and Crossbones

'Skulls and Crossbones' is a collection of short stories that feature women pirates in any setting and any time period. All stories should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words. Editors may consider reprints. Stories should NOT focus on romantic hook-ups or erotica - rather the editors prefer stories that feature adventure, intrigue, battles, trickery, thievery and/or assorted banditry and outlaw behavior.

Pay is $35 plus one contributor copy of anthology.

Deadline is 1st September 2009

And a contest

Tony Hillerman Prize

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Genre: Books

This competition is open to writers who have never had a mystery novel published. Mystery Novel set in the Southwestern United States including at least one of the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Southern California and Utah.

60,000 words or 220 pages minimum.

Prize: $10,000