Friday, April 20, 2018

Some new haiku for a Friday

Anyone eager for new haiku, or articles about haiku, is in luck.  The new issue of Chrysanthemum is out, with over 100 pages of haiku, haibun, haiga, and articles.  There are plenty of gems in this massive issue.  Look for good poems by Gabriel Bates, Gavin Austin, Elin Bell, and many others.

For a deep dive into the inner workings of haiku, head over to Alan Summers' blog for his post, The Art of Implication over Explication.  You'll find some good insight into haiku, as well as many poems scattered throughout.

To top it off, check out Dan Curtis' haiku posted Wednesday on tinywords.  Dan uses eight small words to create a complete picture -- one that will stick with you long after you read it.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Two speculative fiction markets

Below are two speculative fiction markets that are currently seeking submissions.

Apex Magazine is a name that should be familiar to speculative writers.  Regularly edited by Jason Sizemore, the August 2018 issue will have a guest editor Sheree Renée Thomas.  Sheree is looking for "short stories that explore the heavenly cosmos and unveil mysteries, tales that reimagine Zodiacal archetypes and/or throw them on their heads."

Submit unpublished fiction, 1500 to 5000 words, by email.  It may come as a nice surprise to speculative poets that Sheree will also be considering poems for this issue.  Payment for accepted works is 6 cents/word (for fiction) or $5/poem.  The full guidelines for this "special Zodiac-themed issue" can be found on the issue's call for submissions page.  To be considered for this issue, all work must be submitted by May 1st.

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The second market listing comes courtesy of Published to DeathThird Flatiron Publishing is reading submissions for an anthology titled Galileo's Theme Park.  The anthology is centered around the themes of "Space opera, SF, physics."  Check out the publisher's guidelines before submitting (by email).  Stories should be between 1500 and 3000 words, unless you're submitting a short humor piece -- in that case, aim for 600 words.

Like Apex, Third Flatiron pays the SFWA professional rate of 6 cents/word.  The submission period closes on April 15th.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Wanted: space poems

Nomadic Delirium Press (The Martian Wave, Spaceports & Spidersilk) is reading for a collection of poems about space.  Subjects sought include "... our solar system, other solar systems, black holes, or anything in between."

Payment for accepted poems is $5.00 plus a contributor's copy.  Submit unpublished poems, 20 lines or longer, by email.  As of now, there is no official deadline for submissions.

All of the details, including the submission email address, can be found on the guidelines page.

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