Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spinetingler - Gone?

I not sure why, but the Spinetingler website has disappeared.  I know they were closing down but they were supposed to be publishing more stories.

UPDATE:  And it looks like former Spinetinger editors Sandra Ruttan and Brian Lindenmuth are starting up a new crime magazine called Toe Six Press.  No guidelines up yet, I'll keep watch and let you know.

Sick Day by Kurt Rieman

Over at Shotgun Honey there's a nice piece of flash written by Kurt Rieman.  I love how he gives you the same old story of a man who owes money then turns it upside down.

Galaxy's Edge - Open for Submissions

Galaxy's Edge is open for submissions of science fiction stories up to 7000 words.  There's no deadline listed.  Payment is 7cents a word.  You can find the guidelines here.  The March issue is online for you to read so you can get an idea of what kinds of stories they're looking for.

Freeze Frame Fiction - Open for Submissions

Freeze Frame Fiction is open for flash fiction submissions up to 1000 words in any genre.  The deadline is July 31, 2018 and payment is $10.  You can find the details here.

Dubious Writing Advice by Michael Bracken

Over at SleuthSayers today prolific short story writer Michael Bracken gives us some excellent writing advice on how not to use certain words.

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Hobby Lark Story Cupboard

While looking for markets I came across this site called Hobby Lark that had a post with 27 scary story ideas.  Looking around the site I discovered they have a whole section about writing that could be useful to writers of all kinds.

Tough - Open for Crime Story Submissions

Editor Rusty Barnes posted to the SMFS group this morning that he's still looking for crime stories for his online zine Tough.  Pay is $25.  You can find the details here.