Monthly Archives: December 2013

Submission Guidelines: The Sun

The Sun

The Sun is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014.  Their tagline is Personal. Political. Provocative. Ad-free.

Submissions must be sent by snail mail.

They discourage simultaneous submissions, but will consider previous published pieces.  There is no mention of multiple submissions.

Pay rate is $300 – $1,500 for fiction based on length and quality.  Very short pieces may get less.  There is no minimum word length but pieces over 7,000 words are rare.

The Sun’s response time is three to six months, possibly longer.

Submission Guidelines: Flash Frontier

Flash Frontier

Flash Frontier is a New Zealand based flash fiction challenge and competition site.  They invite fellow New Zealanders and Kiwi’s abroad to join them.  I don’t know if this means others cannot participate.

They publish bi-monthly based on themes.  Submissions are accepted until the last day of the month for the next months theme.

Flash Frontier is looking for flash fiction, 250 words or less.  251 will not be accepted.

They have explicit instructions on how to submit through email.

Flash Frontier does not pay for publication, but there are prizes awarded.

Writing Resource: Unexpected Lessons

Lightning Droplets

This is a post from a fellow writer who wandered over my way and liked one of my posts.  Titled Notches on a Bedpost: Unexpected Lessons Learned from Submitting Writing to LitMags Every Day, it’s high on inspiration.

It also has links.  Some are the magazines explored and submitted to.  Another is the original post that inspired her.  If you wander her way, show her some love for being so bold and brave.

May the muse be with you,


Submission Guidlines: Leading Edge

Leading Edge

Leading Edge is a student run speculative fiction magazine published by BYU.

They do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Response time is four to six months.

There is no mention of pay or multiple submissions.

Submissions can be sent by snail mail or as an attachment through email.

Writing Resource: Free Resources to Improve Writing Skills

50 Free Resources that will Improve Your Writing Skills

This is an article posted by Smashing Magazine.  A good majority of the links are related to copywriting and blogging.  More are dedicated to grammar, which isn’t a bad thing. Based on some of the writing I’ve seen out there, this is a very good thing.

There are a few golden nuggets.  One is a reverse dictionary.  I know I get stuck sometimes because I can think of the meaning of the word I want, but not the word.  Another offered text analysis.  Some of the links take you to other sites that offer more free writing resources.

May the muse be with you,