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Call for Submissions: Normal Deviation Anthology

Anthologist: Wonderbox Publishing (http://wonderboxpublishing.com)
Open for Submissions: June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Expected Publication: May 2018
Story Length: up to 6,000 words
Payment: currently funding on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2sBeWbG) for minimum £0.01/word + contributor copy

Normal Deviation is seeking “Third Option” short stories based on the attached image, up to 6000 words (deadline: 31 Aug 2017). “Third Option” is our shorthand for digging a little deeper into that writerly creativity bucket: we’d like everyone to cast aside (at least) the first two ideas that come to you, and instead focus on the third (or fourth or fifth…) idea to develop. The goal here is to avoid the obvious, to generate fresh ideas, to get at deviation.

We want stories in any genre, from any perspective, any time period and setting. As long as the story is good, and based somehow on this image, we want to read it!

We’ve launched a Kickstarter to fund the anthology, as we think all authors deserve payment (starting at least at a penny per word). Support us, support authors, and please submit and become one of our authors!

Full details and author guidelines are on our website at http://normaldeviation.wonderboxpublishing.com. Subscribe to updates from our weekly blog, get a feel for what we’re like and what we like, and join us in this bizarre story adventure!

New Release: Friend or Foe and Other Stories

There's a new volume of the Menopausal Superheroes series by Samantha Bryant. Friend or Foe and Other Stories (Menopausal Superheroes 2.5) is a collection of short stories taking place in the same universe, but outside the scope of the novels. 

Peer into the past to discover how Cindy Liu became a mad scientist. Follow the bus at the end of Book 1: Going Through the Change. Find out how Patricia “Lizard Woman” O’Neill spent her Christmas holidays. Flash forward for a hint of where the series may yet lead.

The first novel in the series won a Legendary Women Jacquis Award for feminist fiction. Come read the only superhero fiction out there that would fail a reverse Bechdel Test.

NEW RELEASE! The Underground: Second Edition

Roxanne Bland does bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, J.R. Ward, and Laurell K. Hamilton one better with The Underground—rocketing into the upper ranks of urban dark fantasy and paranormal romance by adding a touch of science fiction to the fantastic, horrific, erotic mix. Set in an alternate Seattle, Washington, Bland’s heart-pounding, deliciously sexy adventure imagines a city where communities of “exotics”—shapeshifters, witches, elves, and vampires—live among the murderous human population and are ruled over by the cruel, insatiable vampire, Kurt. The powerful alpha male of the city’s werewolf pack, Parker Berenson, is one of the Master’s enslaved servants, and he would like nothing better than to hasten the downfall of the vampire overlord who stole his love, the beautiful mage Garrett Larkin. But in a night city already on the razor’s edge—in the midst of a spate of inexplicable bloody murders—the alpha wolf’s passionate encounter with a stunning interstellar assassin could upset the very delicate balance and ignite a war that neither exotics nor humans can survive. WARNING: PROFANITY, VIOLENCE, GRAPHIC ADULT CONTENT.

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.