I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.~ Pearl S. Buck

Editor Thomas K. Carpenter of Black Moon Books is seeking submissions for a new anthology on the theme of Augmented Reality. This science fiction anthology seeks to explore the human condition as revealed in the use of technology. Stories should be 3000 to 6000 words, any setting or sub-genre. Payment will be 2 cents to 5 cents a word. The deadline for submissions is July 8, 2011. For submissions guidelines, go here. Then check out D.L. Snell’s interview with Mr. Carptenter for more details.

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My newest release, Educating Abbie, is available now. This is book two in my Titled Texans trilogy. Originally released by Zebra Books, Educating Abbie was also a Golden Heart Finalist. In this Pygmalion story with a Texas twist,  independent rancher Abbie Waters makes a bargain with English nobleman Reg Worthington — she’ll teach him how to be a rancher if he’ll instruct her in the art of being a lady. But when teacher and pupil fall in love, sparks fly.

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If you write male/male romance, Dreamspinner Press is interested in short stories for a number of upcoming anthologies on various themes,  including vacation and Christmas stories. Find all the details here.

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This Saturday, June 11, I’ll be speaking at the Schlessman Family Branch of the Denver Public Library at 1 pm. The library is located at 100 Poplar St. The event is free to the public and I would love to see some friendly faces there!

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Pill Hill Press, a small midwestern publisher that specializes in speculative fiction, also is open to submissions for a number of anthologies.  Told You So will focus on short stories about conspiracies. Deadline for submissions is June 18.  A Hacked Up Holiday Massacre — Holiday Horror — Deadline July 1. Dark Heroes wants stories about heroic monsters. Deadline July 2. Big Book of New Short Horror — deadline July 24. Another Wild West — alternate history westerns — deadline September 2. The Trigger Reflex — stories about monster hunters — deadline is open until filled. Visit each anthology’s submission page for details about story length and payment, as they differ from story to story.

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Harlequin News — at the Harlequin spotlight at the Romantic Times convention last month, the editors stressed that they’re looking for new authors for all series lines.  And Dianne Moggy said that even though the stated policy is that Mira and HQN accept agented authors only, they do read all queries from unagented authors. Send a one-page query only if you have a manuscript you think would be appropriate.

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