Monday, July 11, 2016

Wing's Edge: A Fantastically Short Fiction Anthology CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Wing's Edge: A Fantastically Short Fiction Anthology CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Wing’s Edge: A Fantastically Short Fiction Anthology

Call for Submissions:
Need:  hint fiction stories of 25 words, exactly.
Need:  drabble fiction stories of 101 words, exactly.
Need:  flash fiction stories between 250 and 1,000 words.

Theme: Flights of Fantasy/Speculative Fiction
These stories should fall into the realm of fantasy and speculative fiction, and include the idea of flight in some form: birds, griffins, dragons, jetpacks, steampunk hang-gliders, space ships, etc.

These stories should also be “clean” in a PG to PG-13 way. No graphic violence, sex, nudity, or excessive cursing. 

Action-packed adventure is okay. Sword-fighting scenes and fist fights are okay. Just don’t go gory. Romance can be sweet or hinted, but not graphic.

The story needs to be the work of the submitting author, and cannot be fan fiction.

The editor’s preferred forms of speculative fiction include space opera, science fiction, dystopian, traditional fantasy, super-powered fantasy, and urban fantasy.

Please do not send stories about zombies, vampires, ghosts, or other types of the undead. If you write a story that includes those features, then send it to a different market. It’s not that the editor has never read stories with those features, but this is not the market for them.

Formats accepted: docx, or rtf, or copy and pasted into the body of an e-mail. Also, please include a one to two sentence bio, two links to your favorite forms of social media, and one link for one book, if you have one.

The reading period has been extended until July 2017.

Projected publish date: Fall 2017. 

Authors will be expected to help with promotions and will receive a free pdf of the anthology. 

If your story is accepted, you will receive a copy of a contract, and after we both sign it, it’s a done deal.

Send submissions to Wings of Light Publishing: wingsoflightpublishing (at) gmail (dot) com

Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 Releases

Champion’s Destiny returns readers to the world of Aramatir, where Champions arise in times of extreme trouble to lead their people in a spiritual and physical battle against the forces of darkness. Champion Clara has accepted her destiny, which she believes will require her to sacrifice her life to save her people and the allies who have joined them in a battle against the joint forces of the Dark Sisterhood and the Drinaii Army. With a small group of allies, Clara plans to infiltrate the Dark Fortress and fight one-on-one against Kalidess, the Mistress of the Dark Sisterhood. Kalidess has power to draw from all those who are linked to her through blood sorcery, but Clara’s allies will also launch a joint attack from outside the fortress. The story hinges on a secret that Clara hasn’t entrusted to her allies.

Barnes and Noble

Honored by a friend’s request to use Champion in the Darkness in her language arts classroom, I wrote this study guide with her small, private school class in mind. However, the lessons may be modified to fit larger classrooms, or even home-school studies. 
In this study, teachers and students will find short lessons on theme, world-building, characterization, and plot with several standard and creative exercises.

Flicker: A Collection of Short Stories and Poetry includes most of the short works I wrote between the fall of 2013 and December 2015. 

These short works range from extremely short in length, from haiku and hint fiction to flash fiction and short fiction. Forty-eight of these works found publication in magazines before becoming a part of this collection, and forty-two new works reside in these pages, as well. 

Flicker contains an eclectic mix of types of writing, as well as subject matter, from light to dark, from real world to speculative worlds.

Possible Titles Forthcoming in 2016:
Dynamic Writing 2
Dynamic Writing 3
Jumble Journal 4 (with new prompts)