Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Red Moon Press Haiku Anthology

The 2009 Red Moon Press haiku anthology, where the wind turns, is now on sale. For only $17.00 you get 161 of the best English-language haiku from the past year, plus critical essays and linked poems.

In the spirit of good haiku, here are two poems, one by Nelle Stevenson and one by Kristin Riggs.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Niteblade raises pay rates, a short fiction contest

Online fantasy and horror magazine Niteblade has recently raised its pay rates for contributors. Payment for short stories is now $5, and poems get $3 each. Both fiction and poetry contributors will also receive a PDF copy of the issue.

Flash fiction writers might want to consider entering the 7th annual Finding the Right Words Flash Fiction Contest. The entry fee is only $2 per story (500 words or less) and there are two prizes, $60 and $30. You can submit by email, so no postage required, and entries don't have to be in until July 21st.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

some market news, new SFPA forum

Haiku Canada's 2010 Betty Drevniok Award competition is currently underway. The guidelines aren't up on the website yet, but you can find them over at Curtis Dunlap's site, Blogging Along Tobacco Road. There are three prizes of $100, $50, and $25, and the contest deadline is February 14th.

Speaking of contests, the Poetry Society of Virginia's 2010 Adult Poetry Contest closes on January 19th, and there is a category specifically for haiku series. The three prizes for that category are $50, $30, and $20.

Sybil's Garage reopens to submissions as of tomorrow (the 15th).

The Science Fiction Poetry Association has recently created a new online forum for members to discuss all things speculative. Members can sign up for free and talk about Star*Line, SFPA business, or whatever else strikes your fancy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Preditors & Editors, haiku

The Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll is now officially open. If you want to nominate anyone for any of the categories (or vote for someone who is already nominated, or nominate yourself) now is the time to do it. All voting must be done by January 14th.

There is plenty of good haiku around the Internet these days. Mann Library is featuring Tom Clausen for the month of January, and Daily Haiku has poems from Joanne Morcom this week. Joshua Gage has a few zombie haiku up over at Tales of World War Z. And the new issue of Prune Juice (#3) just went live. (Prune Juice is open to submissions through May 1st.)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

microcosms, other open markets

It's a new year, and with a new year comes new opportunities. Acorn and Kaleidotrope are both open for submissions, and flashquake (which pays $5-25 for flash fiction and poetry) is reading subs through the end of January.

Black Ink Horror is also now open to submissions, and they've changed some of their guidelines, so read them carefully. They now pay $20 per story.

Stephen M. Wilson has started a new speculative poetry zine on Twitter called microcosms. Submissions are now open (through February 28th) for poems 140 words or less (including the poet's name). Payment is $1 per poem on acceptance. Reprints will also be considered, but there is no payment for them. Submit up to 10 poems at a time.