This Saturday, March 3, I’ll be signing copies of The Woman  Who Loved Jesse James at Who Else? Books at the Broadway Book Mall, 200 S. Broadway in Denver. The fun starts at 3:30 — author J.A. Kazimer will be signing with me, so please come on down and say hello!





Netherworld Books is a new publisher of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal books. They publish both print and digital editions of their titles. They’re looking for manuscripts that at 65,000-90,00o words in the following genres: paranormal romance, paranormal erotica, science fiction, fantasy, historical fantasy and horror. Find their submission guidelines here.


This isn’t a fiction writing competition, but I thought it was too fun not to post. Carnival Cruise Lines is celebrating the launch of its new ship, Carnival Breeze, by giving one person the chance to enjoy a free cruise and write about their experience for Cruise International magazine. If you’ve always wanted to be a travel writer, here’s your chance to enjoy a free 12-day Mediterranean cruise. You’ll need to submit a sample of your writing and some holiday photos by April 2. Get all the details here.


Want to do a favor for an author with almost no effort on your part? Click the “Like” button on the Amazon listing for their book. Then scroll down to “Tags” and check off a few. This helps raise the book’s rating in search engines. You could start here with The Woman Who Loved Jesse James. And thank you!


Poisoned Pen Press, an independent publisher of some truly wonderful mysteries, is holding its first ever Discover Mystery Contest. First prize is $1,000 and a publishing contract with Poisoned Pen Press. Submit your mystery manuscript (60,000 to 90,000 words) by April 30, 2012. Winners will be announced by May 31, 2012.  There is a $20 entry fee. Find all the details here.

********************************* is the short story arm of Tor Books. The website publishes all kinds of speculative fiction, from hard science fiction to alternative history, steampunk, fantasy and more. The editors are looking for stories under 12,000 words. They pay 25 cents a word for the first 5,000 words, 15 cents a word for the next 5,000, and 10 cents a word after that. Stories are published online, but may also be included in print anthologies (in which case you’ll receive additional compensation.)  Check out all the details here.


As always, feel free to share any information gleaned from this blog – repost, reprint and pass it on. All I ask is that you give me credit as the source of the information, and include a link back to the blog. Thank you.  Cindi Myers