Market Monday Week One

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Haunting the markets used to be a habit of mine.  Time and circumstance has limited me somewhat recently, but I’m happy to report the majority of my bookmarks are still working. Small markets come and go at a fast pace and some excellent online publications, sadly, faded out of the marketplace. It’s a loss for everyone, because those ezines produced some excellent literature.

I won’t get into the debate here about writing for money vs. not getting paid. It’s a whole other post, but I will say I have written for nothing. Some independant publications are worth it to me, but it’s not something I make a habit of doing. But I digress.

Markets. Specifically, markets for fiction. I’ll post them here for you to read about, and maybe one will entice you to submit (that sounded kinky. Heh.) If I’ve had a personal experience with a market, I’ll let you know how it went. Feel free to express your opinion here as well.

Oceanview Publishing is sponsoring a short story contest. The prize is publication, $250 cash, and $150 in books. Word count is 1,000 to 5,000 words, no entry fee, email submissions only.

They’re looking for something “out of the ordinary”. Something that pushes the genre boundaries.

The deadline is November 17, 2008, and you must be 18 by January 1, 2009 in order to participate.

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Flash Fiction Online pays professional rates for flash fiction. Jake Freivald as editor has made it very clear what he’s looking for, so make sure you read and follow the guidelines when submitting your story.

There’s your markets for Monday. Check them out, and let me know if they work for you.

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