American Gods: Anansi

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Neil Gaiman's American Gods is godpunk at its finest.

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Kugali Presents Newborn Saga

Kugali Presents Newborn Saga

Have you heard about Kugali, the online database showcasing some of the most awesome comics, games, and animations from Africa and the African Diaspora? 

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Black Science Fiction Society

Black Science Fiction Society

Black Science Fiction Society is a community that was created to celebrate and promote diversity in speculative fiction. The brain-child of Jarvis Sheffield, Black Science Fiction Society seeks to showcase and develop works of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and sword and soul in all of their many forms and mediums.

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How to Use SpecFics.com For Self Promo

How to Use SpecFics.com For Self Promo

The Spec Fics community was designed around the idea that creators and fans need to interact and collaborate. We have made it very easy to promote yourself and your work or interests in several ways. 

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Space Opera Courts the Mainstream

Space Opera Courts the Mainstream

Science fiction author and fan, Bob Tucker, coined the term Space Opera in back in 1941, perhaps as a deprecating term in the spirit of the horse operas and soap operas of the time. Eventually, it became the buzzword for pulp science fiction novels from the 1930’s and 1940’s, and the science fiction movies from the 1950’s.

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Guest Authors Welcome!

Guest Authors Welcome!

Dust off those old specfic flashfics and short stories you’ve got lying around.

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  •   Mike Douton commented on this post about 1 day ago
    I was wondering, for those trying to publish their work in magazines/journals/anthos, do you have a list of the top places you'd love to submit? If so, where?
    One of my top dream subs is with Shimmer Magazine. I did try a submission there once, but it wasn't "shimmery" enough - their words, not mine. I love the imagination and weirdness of the work there.
    Anyone else?
    • Tonya R Moore
      Ooh, I love the sound of Shimmer. One mag I particularly like and hope to write something good enough to submit to is APEX Magazine. I just adore theiOoh, I love the sound of Shimmer. One mag I particularly like and hope to write something good enough to submit to is APEX Magazine. I just adore their covers and I reviewed an issue a while back and the stories blew me away.  More ...
    • Mike Douton
      I tend to target SFWA approved markets first, especially since membership is a goal.

      Clarkesworld is usually my number one. I've met Neil Clarke at BI tend to target SFWA approved markets first, especially since membership is a goal.

      Clarkesworld is usually my number one. I've met Neil Clarke at Boskone and Readercon. He puts a premium on a fast turnaround which is nice on the submission grind.

      I tend to write shorts that don't fit cut and dry in one subgenre so favor the markets that encourage blended genres. I've had stuff held for consideration at both Apex and Shimmer (Tonya: that story you did the crit for me with) but got the "didn't fit here." They like the kinda weird stuff I write so will always get a sub
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    • Tonya R Moore
      Now that you mention Clarkesworld, it's one I've longed to get my work into too, Mike. (Sigh... they all feel so out of reach... the SFWA markets)
    • Mike Douton
      Go big or go home, right? I always like the con panels with the magazine publishers and they all agree discovering new stuff and new writers is a poinGo big or go home, right? I always like the con panels with the magazine publishers and they all agree discovering new stuff and new writers is a point of pride among themselves. No need to sell yourself short.

      SFWA list is somewhat short though. I've been actively trying to find new places to submit to but for me, it's been a bit tough. Not a lot of places really seem to want the in-between stuff I write and I'm not exactly the most prolific writer what with two kids and a day job. Things like the Submission Grinder help a lot with finding and vetting a market.
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