Monthly Archives: September 2014

Writer’s Resource: Writer Beware

Writer Beware

Writer Beware is dedicated to educating writers, established and aspiring, of questionable practices within the publishing world. It is operated by the previously mentioned Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with support from Mystery Writers of America and Horror Writers Association.

There may be some overlap with a site I mentioned a while ago, Preditors and Editors, but Writer Beware covers a wide range of topics, from publishing scams, advise on the realistic expectations of publication, and resources for legal action.

May the Muse be With You,


Submission Guidelines: Crab Creek Review

Crab Creek Review

Crab Creek Review is a print publication that has been around for over thirty years.

They accept online submissions only. The reading period is from September 15th through December 15th.

Crab Creek Review accepts simultaneous submissions, but not multiple. Submissions should be under 3500 words.

They try for an eight week response time, but ask for up to three months.

Crab Creek Review offers a copy of the issue in which the work is printed.

Writer’s Resource: Writers.Com


Writers.Com is another online writing community, not to be confused with last weeks Writing.Com.

Writers.Com offers online courses and a system to join a writing group. Everything is online so there are no set meeting times, it works around your schedule. It also offers links to tips and resources on publishing and grammar.

May the Muse be with you,


Submission Guidelines: Crab Orchard Review

Crab Orchard Review

Crab Orchard Review is a twice yearly print publication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

They have specific rules for each release. The Summer/Fall issue is topic specific, submissions are accepted through snail mail only from October 1 through November 10. The Winter/Spring issue prints the winners of their contests and accepts submissions online.

Crab Orchard review asks for nine months response time, though most will hear back in one to five months.

They accept simultaneous submissions, but not multiple.

Crab Orchard Review pays twenty-five dollars per published magazine page, two copies of that issue and a years subscription. Payment for contest winners is explained in the contest rules.

Writer’s Resource: Writing.Com


Writing.Com is an online community for writers. Joining is free, though there are levels that are available to paying members only. I had to do some poking around to find what Writing.Com offers its members. This includes a place to store and organize your writing, forums to meet and discuss with other writers, and feedback on your writing, among other things.  A brief explanation of the different aspects of the site can be found here.

May the Muse be with you,


Submission Guidelines: Fantasy and Science Fiction

Fantasy and Science Fiction

F & SF does not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions

They accept submissions through snail mail, and online. Online submissions are new and the information is posted here. There is a limited submission time using online.

F &SF pays seven to twelve cents per word. Manuscripts should be no more than 25,000 words.

They ask for eight weeks response time.

Writer’s Resource: Dialogue

Lit Reactor

This is a nice primer on dialogue, tags, and the use of said.

The rest of the site is worth a look, with more essays on craft, offers for workshops and classes. Some of it is for members only. Looks like there is a membership fee, but there is plenty of free stuff available if you dig through the multitude of links.

May the Muse be with you,