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.
Spoon Knife 4: A Neurodivergent Guide to Space Time
Eligibility: Speculative, original fiction or poetry featuring the concepts of space, time, and neurodivergence. Following through to the original call in the link below will lead you to a greater explanation of what the editors categorize as neurodivergent.
Caveat: stories should not exceed 10 000 words.
What makes this call stand out: this collection offers a great chance to blow up some negative neurodivergent tropes once and for all.
Payment: $0.01 per word, currency unknown
Submit by: September 30th, 2018
Click here to go to the original call for details.
Writerly links worth reading this week:
Jenn Zuko tackled the “mother knows best” trope at Writer’s HQ. She pin-pointed exactly why the ending of the Hunger Games trilogy disappointed me, but also why many historical accounts of ‘bad-ass’ women disappoint as well.
Victoria Strauss at Writer Beware highlighted the disturbing fine print on a popular, or at least heavily sponsored, writing contest. In response to this criticism, the contest offered writers a half-off coupon for their entry fee. Um, what?
Joslyn Chase wrote an article about covers that sell for the Write Practice which offers wonderful strategies and tips for writers struggling with their back cover blurbs.
As writers on social media strive to become more inclusive, it’s common to see descriptions of images and memes on facebook, but did you know you can do the same for images on twitter? Yeah, me neither. Click through for full instructions.