Red and White and Black All Over

Posted: April 25, 2009 in Uncategorized
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I changed my theme.  Woo.

Look, just because you right dark fiction doesn’t mean you have to have a dark blog.  White letters on black gets to be a drag — like reading the labels on a TV remote in the dark.  So now it looks like the easy-t0-read version of the New York Times.  Live with it.

I should learn CSS and roll my own.  As if.

Queried the Dead Bait people, “Red Tide” didn’t make it into the anthology. Bummer.  Will be resubmeating it elsewhere.  I’m so disorganized when it comes to sending things out.  I barely have time to write, and having to research and ponder their arbitrary and vaguely insulting submission guidelines is torture.  I like Chizine’s guidelines (very slightly shortened:)

• Dark.
• Well-written.
• 4,000 words or less.

• Go to it.

I  hate when they suggest that you buy (not just read, but buy) a copy of the pub in order to “improve your chances of acceptance.”  Sounds like they staple a copy of your order right to the manuscript.  Keeps ’em from sinking to the bottom of the slush pile.

Back to the grindstone…

  1. Chizine has excellent guidelines : ) Now if only I could get accepted by them…

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