Welcome to this week’s edition of Submission Sundays. Every week I bring you a unique call for submissions to help you find a home for your stories or inspire a new one. Each call will contain a speculative element and will offer payment upon acceptance.
Eligibility: Original speculative fiction novellas from 20 000 to 40 000 words.
Caveat: Submissions must be polished and complete before submitting.
What makes this call stand out: This is Tor’s second opening to novellas, and the last expected opening for 2018. By opening to unsolicited submissions like this, writers have the chance to submit their work to an established publisher without first acquiring an agent.
Payment: Advance against royalties, or royalties.
Submit by: August 13th, 2018 (Please note they do not open the submission window until Monday, July 30th)
Writerly links worth reading this week:
I was excited to find this lesson on tab indents for Word 2010. It’s handy for prepping submissions for web publication. Alas, the next day trusty laptop died and the new one uses Office 365, where the find and replace ^t does not work. If anyone has a similar guide to use with updated versions of word, please share with me!
This older post from Allison Maruska has excellent tips for manuscript editing.
In this interview Maria Dahvana Headley, she offers her methods of getting started when her brain refuses to let her write. When the heat is high and the sleep is rare, I need all the tricks I can collect to get the words out.
ProWritingAid shared 22 Rules for Storytelling from Pixar. I bristle at the idea of ‘rules’ but there is good stuff in there for kickstarting creativity.