“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” ~ Elmore Leonard


Fender Stitch is an online magazine interested in all genres of short fiction. They pay five cents a word for stories up to 4,000 words, though they prefer stories between 1,500 and 2,500 words.  They also pay $100 for artwork to illustrate their stories. Find all the details here.


I received a real treat this week. Bell Bridge Books sent some Advance Reading Copies of my upcoming release, The Woman Who Loved Jesse James. Watch for it in late January. 

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for, including the readers of this blog. Best to you all. Cindi Myers


Substitution Cipher is a new anthology from Candlemark and Gleam. The editors are looking for all kinds of alternate history stories, from 6,000 to 20,000 words — any genre and any time period or setting. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2012, and the anthology will be published in July 2012. Payment is $75, with royalties if the anthology sells at least 1,000 copies. Find all the details here.


Fans of noir fiction and horror will want to check out the Twisted Americana Short Story contest from PJM Publishing. Send in your story of 1,500 or more by January 28, 2012. No entry fee is required.  See the details here.


Carina Press is looking for holiday-themed science fiction stories for an anthology to be released in 2012. Deadline for submissions in March 15, 2012. This is the only open-call for submissions for Carina for the year. Normally, their anthologies are by invitation only, so this is a good opportunity to catch the eye of Carina editors.  Editor Angela James is looking for 18,000 to 35,000 word stories. The stories may or may not have a romantic element and may incorporate mystery, horror and any other sub-genre that works within the science fiction umbrella. Find the details here.


My newest sexy romantic comedy is now available. If you enjoyed my Blazes, Flipsides or Temptations, I think you’ll like The Handsomest Prince. (For Kindle, find it here.)


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