Thursday, March 28, 2013

Upcoming Projects for Me and You

Starting Monday, I'll be participating in the annual A to Z Challenge. As you might know, that means I'll be posting every day during the month of April, starting with A and going through the alphabet. I did it last year, and posted off the top of my head. I was living (and posting) in the Ignorance is Bliss state of mind. I had fun and I've been looking forward to this year. I had hoped to blog a book, had a germ of an idea, but never got around to organizing my thoughts or posts. Yes, procrastination is still my middle name. So, come Monday, I'll be winging it daily and hoping to acquire a few new followers and making a little bit of sense.

In the meantime ... here's a couple of markets for you:

Fairly Wicked Tales is a new anthology being published by Angelic Knight Press. Give them your favorite Grimm Brother's Fairy Tale with a serious twist. They want to see the well known heroes and heroines become the bad guys. What if Snow White wasn't as pure as the new driven snow? What if Cinderella was a raging bitch and her poor stepmother did her best? What if Little Red Riding Hood was something far worse than the Big Bad Wolf? 

Submissions are still being accepted because they haven't received what they're looking for. Deadline is April 30th. That means the proposed publishing date has been extended too -- to late June or early July. Word length is from 3000 to 8000 words. Please read the submission guidelines to properly format your subs before sending. Send all subs to angelicknightpress (at) gmail (dot) com 

For more detail, you might want to go to their home page.

Have to tell you, my favorite TV show is
Once Upon A Time. Spoiler alert: Last weekend, Regina reached into the chest of Snow White and yanked out her heart. Snow had done something bad to Regina and we all know, Snow is perfect. Well, not any more. As we looked at her heart, we could see a dark speck growing. Snow is now in trouble ... from the inside out. I can't quit thinking about these fairytale characters and how brilliant the writers are. I love Pinocchio but The Mad Hatter was fantastic too. Of course, my very favorite is Rumpelstiltskin. He's absolutely WONDERFUL!  If you haven't seen it, you can purchase the first season (yes, I have it!) Or watch it online.

Now ...  Another Market:

Manifesto:UF is a new and exciting anthology project they are working on. Tim Marquitz is the editor of Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous, which Angelic Knight Press published last September.  Full submission guidelines for the anthology can be found on Tim's website: All submissions should be sent to him at ufmanifesto (at) gmail (dot) com.
Hope everyone will come back to read me during the month of April.


Charles Gramlich said...

I've figured I would like Once upon a time but I have not gotten around to watching it. Wrong time for me.

Lexa Cain said...

Good luck with the A-Z Challenge, and thanks very much for the info on venues looking for submissions! :-)

Lynn said...

Good luck with the challenge. It'd be fun, if I had time to do it! The submissions sound interesting too, but again, time is not on my side with school and all. Even my letter writing is taking a back seat, although I manage to get one in there now and then. I certainly owe you one!

Helen Baggott - Author Services said...

Good luck with this year's A-Z - I so enjoyed your posts last year that I saved your site in my favourites!

I'm not taking part, but will be busy reading.

Man O' Clay said...

Thanks for all the info on writing opportunities, I'll have to check those out.