“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith Lovejoy Pierce

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to write more, or to market your work more, here are a few markets to get you started.

Writer Terry Wright has started TWB Press to market short stories via Kindle and Nook. He’s now accepting submissions of science fiction, horror, supernatural and thriller short stories, 4000 to 7000 words. He pays royalties of 60 percent of net. He wants to see a query first. Find all the submission details here.


Mortis Operandi, an anthology of “criminal investigation stories with a supernatural twist” opened to submissions January 1. Editors Kfir Luzzatto & Dru Pagliassotti told writer D.L. Snell, who interviewed him for their blog, that will all kinds of settings and time periods are welcome, a submission set in an historical time period or a setting other than white suburbia will stand out from the crowd of submissions they usually receive. Stories should be $3000 to $6000 words. Payment is $50. Find all the submission details here.  And read all of D.L. Snell’s interview with the editors at his blog.


 Three of my early western historical (written as Cynthia Sterling) are now available from Aspen Mountain Press.  Get your copies of A Willing Spirit, Patchwork Hearts  and San Antonio Rogue. And watch for Great  Caesar’s Ghost, arriving soon. Check them all out here. The books will also all eventually be available for Kindle. Right now you can get A Willing Spirit and Patchwork Hearts for Kindle.


Harlequin Editors Allison Lyons and Katherine Lye talk about Book of the Heart vs. Writing to Sell in this podcast.


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