Tuesday, August 20, 2013

borne/born & wack/whack

Two oh-so-important encounters while editing yesterday:

borne of vs born of: http://www.grammarunderground.com/0073-born-of-or-borne-of.html

wack vs whack: http://grammarist.com/spelling/wack-whack/

Friday, August 09, 2013

Looking for perfection? Not likely to happen.

How perfect can you expect your editors to be? As much as we'd like to catch 100% of the errors, that's just not the way it works out. This article talks more about the error rates in editing: http://www.copyediting.com/error-rates-editing

Latest opportunities

New Myths magazine has increased their pay rates. Inspired to send them a story? Check here: http://www.newmyths.com/

How much do you love coffee? Do you love it this much? http://alexshvartsman.com/ufo-unidentified-funny-objects/

And here's one looking for military related sf/horror: http://cohesionpress.com/submissions/anthologies/

Strength From Within anthology aims to examine addiction and recovery through the lens of fantasy. http://strengthfromwithinanthology.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

7 "tricks" to improve your writing.

While there is a bit more leeway in fiction as to active vs passive, and how long sentences should be, this still offers some really great advice: http://michaelhyatt.com/improve-writing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+michaelhyatt+%28Michael+Hyatt%29

Contests!

It's soon deadline time for the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers Short Story Contest. (Now that's a mouthful!) Check out guidelines here: http://www.gshw.net/contests.html

Freedom Fiction is having a themed contest to solicit short stories for their latest anthology. See more here: http://freedomfiction.com/2013/04/themed-contest-for-2013-ffj-anthology/

And for something a bit different, don't miss Monster Corral's monthly flash fiction contest: http://monstercorral.com/montlhy-contest-page/