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Revision is a Process – Released

Nothing gives a writer a life-high like finishing the first draft of a story — and nothing frustrates a writer more than having to revise and edit that draft. Whether writing short stories or novels, "Revision Is A Process - How to Take the Frustration Out of Self-editing" offers a 12-step guide to simplifying self-editing. Written by author, writing instructor, and workshop speaker Catherine E. McLean, this 122 page guidebook contains secrets, tips, shortcuts, practical advice, and "cheat sheets" for examining, revising, and polishing genre fiction. Available May 1, 2017, at Amazon.com - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0988587440 (Read the Table of Contents and excerpts at http://www.writerscheatsheets.com/revision-is-a-process--description.html.)

Book Release Date

INCOGNITO will be released on 15, May by World Castle Publishing.

The novel tells the story of three mysterious specialists dispatched by the international hacker group, Anonymous, to find the Pope who is missing.

Pre Orders available at Smashwords, Amazon, Kobo and Nook.

Call for Submissions: Mrs. Claus

Call for Submissions from World Weaver Press: MRS CLAUS

Anthologist: Rhonda Parrish
Open for Submissions: April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Expected Publication: Winter 2017
Story Length: up to 10,000 words
Payment: $10 + contributor copy

For a long, long time Santa Claus has hogged the spotlight relegating his wife to the shadows, but no longer. Now it’s Mrs. Claus’ turn to shine!

We’re looking for stories that let Mrs. Claus (or is it Ms. Claus?) take centre stage. Whether she more closely resembles Michelle Obama, Betty White, Shohreh Aghdashlooor or Maggie Smith, Mrs. Claus must be a developed, independent character and not simply an extension of her husband. She can help and support him—of course she can—but there needs to be more to her than only that.

What’s her role on Christmas Eve? What about the other days of the year? Is she into sleek red snowmobiles or is she more of an old-fashioned magic sleigh kinda gal? Does she prefer baking cookies or kickboxing? Betting on the Reindeer Games or Avon parties with the elves?

And what is her first name, anyway?

Stories are encouraged to re-imagine the North Pole in new and interesting ways (steampunk? alien? magically relocated to the equator?) and to explore a variety of other settings as well. They can also take place in time frames both real and imagined—Christmas in 1940 Poland, Mars in 2050 or a rediscovered Atlantis in 2017 would all be welcome in this anthology.

Note: This anthology is intended for an adult audience, please don’t submit children’s stories.

Rights and compensation: Payment: $10 and a paperback copy of the anthology from World Weaver Press. We are looking for previously unpublished works in English. Seeking first world rights in English and nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

Open submission period: April 1, 2017 - May 30, 2017

Length: Under 10,000 words

Submission method: Upload story as .doc or .rtf to niteblade.submittable.com/submit

Simultaneous submissions = okay. Multiple submissions = no.

Expected Publication Date: Winter 2017

About the Anthologist: Rhonda Parrish is the editor of several anthologies including, most recently, Equus and D is for Dinosaur. Her website, updated weekly, is at http://www.rhondaparrish.com

Full Submission Guidelines: http://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html

Questions? http://www.worldweaverpress.com/contact.html

New Release: Sidekicks!

Pen and Cape Society is releasing a third volume of The Good Fight series. The Good Fight 3: Sidekicks includes a story by Broad Universe member Samantha Bryant, author of the Menopausal Superheroes series.

Her story, "Underestimated", features crowd favorite Menopausal Hero, Patricia O'Neill, and her sidekick, Suzie Grayson.

The full list of stories includes:
"Dating Games" by Marion George Harmon
On a date that goes bad, Astra discovers helpers she didn't know she had.

"Underestimated" by Samantha Bryant
Sure, go ahead and underestimate Suzie Grayson just because she's petite, young, blonde, and cute--that's just what she's counting on.

"The Henchman’s Apprentice" by Stephen T. Brophy
'Handcannon' LaRue's henching career kicks off in Guatemala, where he makes his first kill and takes his first interdimensional drug trip.

"Sun-Kissed" by Ian Thomas Healy
Hawaiian superhero Akamai thought he had it made . . . until the kid showed up.

"Secrets in the Sands" by Michael Ivan Lowell
Sidekicks Spider Wasp and Stealth are sent to solve a mystery that, if they can keep their minds off of each other, they might even survive.

"Minor League" by Jim Zoetewey
Two young heroes try to survive the villain who beat them when they were sidekicks.

"Heroes Don’t Retire" by Nicholas Ahlhelm
A former teenage hero comes out of retirement only to face a deadly new threat and the return of her former partner's greatest regret.

"Unmasked" by T. Mike McCurley
Voltage thought he could handle anything that the Gifted world could throw at him . . . until he had to explain his heroic life to his mother.

"Gemini Rescue" by Caine Dorr
A professional rescue turns deadly for Rion
when the client terminates the contract.

The Hopeless Romantic – Some Sort of Sad Dragon

Megan Derr was recently a guest on the popular podcast The Hopeless Romantic, talking about world-building, asexual representation, and other elements of writing and reading.

https://thehopelessromantic.simplecast.fm/episodes/59769-episode-20-some-sort-of-sad-dragon