Meet-up this Sunday

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ― Louis L’Amour

–Sunday, April 24 at 1pm
Panera Bread
8870 Southwest 72nd Court, Miami, FL 33156
On the first floor of the condominium building next to BrandsMart USA; south side of Kendall Drive across from Dadeland Mall
Phone: (305) 670-6747

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Miami Writers Institute

Four days of intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more! Taught by respected visiting writers in the heart of downtown Miami.

All 3 and 4-day workshops in English take place at the same time (9:30am – 12:30pm).

Last day to register: May 1, 2016
Last day to submit a manuscript consultation: April 22, 2016
All workshops are limited to 15 people, unless otherwise noted

For more information, visit: http://miamibookfair.com/program/the-writers-institute/

Meet-up this Sunday

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” ― Stephen King

–Sunday, April 17 at 1pm
Panera Bread
8870 Southwest 72nd Court, Miami, FL 33156
On the first floor of the condominium building next to BrandsMart USA; south side of Kendall Drive across from Dadeland Mall
Phone: (305) 670-6747

Call for submissions: Compelling Science Fiction

Per the site:

The stories we accept almost always:

  1. illustrate at least one interesting concept,
  2. are engaging, and
  3. clearly explain the science/technology in the story.

The ‘concept’ referenced in point (1) can be anything from new engineering ideas to novel social constructs to abstractions that help illustrate basic properties of reality. Point (2) is far more subjective, although as long as your story consistently moves forward it will probably be engaging. Point (3) is hard to attain without some knowledge of basic science/engineering; we encourage you to learn as much as you can about your subject matter. If your story is very strong in one of the above areas, we will sometimes accept weakness in the other two. Ultimately we are looking for science fiction that is entertaining, scientifically plausible, self-consistent, and technically detailed when appropriate. We have a preference for positive stories, to act as a counterweight to the currently popular post-apocalyptic genre. We certainly won’t dismiss a well-written dystopian future, but we have a bias toward stories that depict technological advancement rather than decay. We do not publish fantasy stories (although we enjoy them!).

Pay rate: 6 cents/word
Length: 1,000-10,000 words per work

For more information, visit: http://compellingsciencefiction.com/submit.html

Call for submissions: Steampunk Universe

Per the site:

Steampunk Universe will be a multicultural anthology of steampunk stories. But this time, the anthology will focus on characters who do not identify as abled or neurotypical.

This call for submissions is aimed particularly at marginalized writers, especially those who are identify as members of a minority, LGBTQ, and particularly those themselves who do not identify as abled or neurotypical.

Deadline: June 1, 2016
Payment: $0.06/word
No reprints.

For more information, visit: https://sarahhans.com/2015/07/06/special-call-for-submissions-steampunk-universe/

Meet-up this Sunday

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” ― Frank Herbert

–Sunday, April 10 at 1pm
Panera Bread
8870 Southwest 72nd Court, Miami, FL 33156
On the first floor of the condominium building next to BrandsMart USA; south side of Kendall Drive across from Dadeland Mall
Phone: (305) 670-6747

Call for submissions:Sanguine Press

Per the site:

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Theme: I Regret Nothing

Too many characters spend their time brooding about the past, whether it’s missed opportunities or mistakes that led to misfortune down the line. For our first anthology, we want your stories with at least one character who has no regrets – either for a specific moment, or in general. Your story must feature a predominantly POC cast to be considered.

Genres: Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror (no poetry, please)

Story Length: For this anthology, we’re looking for original, short fiction up to 10,000 words. While we’ll read a piece that’s slightly longer, we will absolutely not consider any story over 12,000 words. Your story must be complete within the stated word count – no serials or other multi-part pieces.

Pay: We pay .10/word for the first 1,000 words, .05/word for the next 5,000 words and .03/word after that.

For more information, visit: http://www.sanguine.press/submission-requirements/

Call for submissions: Where the Stars Rise

Per the site:

A proposal for an science fiction anthology Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (working title) is out. All original short speculative fiction is welcome for submission. The anthology editors are Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak.

This speculative fiction anthology contains original stories to celebrate Asian diversity, featuring an Asian main character, Asian setting and/or some amount of Asian elements, by authors with an Asian heritage. Asian countries as those defined by United Nations in Wikipedia. Authors do not need to reside in Asia to participate in this anthology.

Length: <7,000 words
No reprints: No simultaneous submissions: No multiple submissions.
Reading Period (open for submission): December 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016
Advance Payment to Contributors: Contributors will be paid CAN 6 cents per word.

For more information, visit: https://ricepapermagazine.ca/2016/02/calling-for-submissions-where-the-stars-rise-asian-science-fiction-and-fantasy-stories-anthology/

Meet-up this Sunday

We’re meeting every Sunday in April for Camp NaNoWriMo. Come join us!

–Sunday, April 3 at 1pm
Panera Bread
8870 Southwest 72nd Court, Miami, FL 33156
On the first floor of the condominium building next to BrandsMart USA; south side of Kendall Drive across from Dadeland Mall
Phone: (305) 670-6747