“If you have other things in your life — family, friends, good productive day work — these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer.” David Brin


Timeless Tales is an online publication interested in short stories (to 2,000 words, though they prefer under 1,500 words) based on traditional fairy tales and fables. The editors are currently looking for stories based on Pandora’s Box. Open to all genres (no erotica or anything that wouldn’t be family friendly, though these are not children’s stories.) Payment is $15. Deadline is April 30, 2014.Find all the details here.


Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for contributions for their upcoming “Angels in Our Midsts” anthology. They’re looking for personal stories about encounters with angels. These are nonfiction stories and should be no longer than 1,200 words. Payment is $200. Find the submission guidelines here The deadline for submissions to this anthology is May 15, 2014.


The literary journal A Public Space will award three Emerging Writer Fellowships this year. Each winner will receive $1,000 and six months of mentoring from an accomplished writer, plus publication in a future issue of A Public Space. It’s free to enter and is open to any writer in the U.S. You must not have had a book-length work of fiction published. You’ll need to submit and application and samples of your writing by April 15, 2014. Find all the details here. 


Pulse Romance is a British-based e-publisher of books that combine “high stakes drama and pulse pounding romance.” Pulse publishes novellas of 20,000 to 40,000 words, and novels from 50,000 to 70,000 words. Stories should be action-packed and may be in an sub-genre of romance. The editors are particularly interested in medical romances, crime and police stories, war stories, westerns, science fiction, family sagas and contemporary romance. See the submissions guidelines here. 

Pulse editors are also looking for short stories for a Summer holiday anthology. Send your story of 2,000 to 7,500 words to submissions at myrmidonbooks.com by April 30, 2014. They’re also putting together and emergency romance anthology featureing stories centered around emergency service personnel — paramedics, firemen, search and rescue, etc. These stories should also be between 2,000 and 7,500 words. The deadline is May 31, 2014.


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