Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Storyfix is author Larry Brooks’ website/blog. He is most well-known for his books on writing, Story Engineering, where he breaks down what he calls the six core competencies of writing, and its sequel/companion, Story Physics. These two books are often promoted by Writer’s Digest, whom I mention back in my first post.
On his site, he talks about writing and offers his services for manuscript evaluations. You can also buy his books while there, one of the few places they can be found.
May the Muse be with you,
Heavy Feather Review is a literary and arts quarterly. They are currently accepting pieces on the theme Vacancy. This is the first time they have published around a theme.
They do not accept multiple submissions, but simultaneous are fine.
All submissions must be online through Submittable. They ask for a 30 – 90 day response time.
Heavy Feather Review does not pay, but they offer a print and digital copy of the issue.
“Discipline allows magic. To be a writer is to be the very best of assassins. You do not sit down and write every day to force the Muse to show up. You get into the habit of writing every day so that when she shows up, you have the maximum chance of catching her, bashing her on the head, and squeezing every last drop out of that bitch.” – Lili St. Crow
This weeks link is not so much a writing resource as it is a life resource. It is a habit building app/site that “gamifies” your life.
I first heard about this when my local library hosted a writers conference last month and author Jim C. Hines mentioned it in relation to getting in his daily word count.
The idea is to create a list of habits and to-do’s. Get them done and you click them off to earn points. Get enough points to get gold and you move up levels and earn rewards. Move up enough levels, the rewards get bigger. Not interested in arming your avatar, create your own list of rewards and how much gold they are worth to you.
Don’t do the tasks and you lose health points. Lose too much health and your character dies.
I listed posting on this blog as one of my habits and you can see how well I’ve done, so far. They say it takes 21 times to make a habit.
May the Muse be with you.
The Paris Review is another giant in literary publishing and has been around for over 60 years.
They accept simultaneous submissions, but not multiple.
Submissions to the Paris Review must be snail mailed.
There is no mention of response time or payment.
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” – George Orwell
Funds for Writers is exactly what it sounds like. Hope Clark, the creator of the site, scours for information that will help fund a writers life, be they grants, contests, or publishers. Once a week, on Friday’s, Hope sends out a free newsletter with what she has found. Or you could pay for a subscription for more information.
Every now and then, there is a bonus goody, a listing for a magazine looking for a short story instead of articles, or an agent looking for clients.
May the Muse be with you,
Iris Brown Lit Mag is new publication working on its second issue. Their focus is women who identify as LGBTQIA.
Submissions can be up to 5500 words, no multiple submissions, through their online link.
There is no mention of simultaneous submissions or pay.
Pieces accepted by Iris Brown Lit Mag will be notified by Aug 15 for the September issue. There is no mention of issues after that.
Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. – E.L. Doctorow