[Anthology] -- This anthology will be published through Woodland Press, publishers of the Legends of the Mountain State series, Appalachian Winter Hauntings, and the Stoker-nominated Writers Workshop of Horror. Submissions: March 20th to June 21st,2010 Payment: 5Ę a word for short stories and $5 per poem, along with one contributorís copy of the book.
[ANTHOLOGY] -- With Panverse Two now filled, we are now reading for Panverse Three (publication date Sept 1, 2011*). We'll be reading very selectively, and submissions will remain open until the anthology is filled.
What we're looking for in Panverse Three:
Pro-level novellas of between 17,500 and 40,000 words. We are particularly interested in core SF stories, as well as Fantasy and Alternate History. With Fantasy, note that we gravitate toward urban and edgy, though we do have a weakness for non-sappy stories involving FaŽrie or Sidhe characters. Your story should be original and unpublished in any medium including web publication.
Depth of characterization will count for a lot--however clever the idea, if we don't care for the protagonist, we'll reject it. We like stories that instill wonder. Give us a character we care for, a world both interesting and well-developed, and a story that carries us along, and you've probably got a sale.
Payment: $75 on publication and two free copies of a very handsome paperback volume
[MONTHLY] -- A contest open to all writers of any age and at any stage of their writing career and is being offered through the Whidbey Writers Workshop. PRIZE: $250, best story for the month SUBMISSIONS: between the first and end of each month
[QUARTERLY] -- Established and sponsored by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983, the "Writers Award Contest" was a budding competition aimed at discovering, and eventually publishing, deserving amateur and aspiring writers. The field of speculative fiction and fantasy, was chosen not only for Mr. Hubbard's love of and success within the genre-but for the freedom of imagination and expression it provided as what he described as the "herald of possibility."
[Writing Prompts] -- This is a website/blog of a wonderful writer that enjoys working with other people. She wanted to have, on her site, a place where she could post writing prompts that would stimulate the minds of writer, artists, and musicians alike. She will be posting these prompts every Monday.
[Publisher] -- Deborah Layne founded Wheatland Press in 2002 and has been co-editing the Polyphony series (with Jay Lake) ever since. Her own fiction has appeared in The Fortean Bureau, Flytrap and Indiana Review. She is a member of the Wordos Writers Workshop of Eugene, Oregon. Having earned degrees in history, philosophy, history and philosophy of science and law, she prefers to focus on speculative literature. Deborah lives in deepest, darkest Oregon with her family.