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Fresh Fiction Publisher

Want an opportunity to get beta readers and get published by a new online fiction portal without a slew of other writers crowding the slush pile (yet)? Fresh Ink is looking for fresh fiction ideas in well-crafted and polished story form to be ripped to shreds by story-matched beta readers. Or to be constructively critiqued by story-matched beta readers (however you look at it). They're launching their site with a prize pool of $7,500 for story stories, novelettes, novellas, and novels. Sign up now -- just click on the links, then read the specs.

More Specs for OCD Writers

Here's a sci-fi, fantasy, and nonfiction publishing website to please OCD(ish) writers. (The more specifications, the better chance for stickler writers.) Tor is now looking for nonfiction and welcomes "...clear, thoroughly outlined pitches on specific topics." Yea: Author appreciations Essays on classic or overlooked works of SF / FSF / Fantasy in translation Internet / Geek culture Manga & Anime Nostalgia pieces on early film / TV Science & Technology Nay: Kickstarter projects promotional / marketing materials Q & A interviews video blogging Read the guidelines, and email your pitch to (blogsubmissions)(at)(tor.com).

All Colored Girls Should Wear Yellow Dresses, by Joseph Austin

I know if Andy and Buddy could see me now, they’d kick my ass. But I can’t help it. She’s beautiful. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a girl this beautiful. Problem’s she’s colored. That’s why they’d kick my ass. Even thinking the thought, they’d clean the floor with me. I know them. They’re my best friends, but they got this strange idea that white and colored together is the work of the devil. I ain’t saying it is or isn’t. No sir. All I’m saying is that the girl on the bench across from me’s as beautiful as I ever seen. She’s like the color of dark butterscotch, I guess. She must have white in her somehow cause she’s got green eyes I can see from here. And she’s wearing this bright yellow dre

Literary crime stories.

If you have a short literary story just waiting to put your writing on the reading radar, then put a polish on it and submit here. Your highbrow crafting could collect $500. Make sure your story is between 3,000 and 8,000 words, and read the full specs. And don't dally, submit by November 14, 2019. And if crime-driven drama is more your craft, St. Martin’s Minotaur / Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition wants your "Murder or another serious crime or crimes" story. Must be at least 60,000 words, Winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000! So read carefully and submit here by January 3, 2020.

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