Market of the Month: Sniplits!

I didn’t exactly intend to take off last week, but for some hot and humid reason, I just didn’t get into the writing zone. Thank goodness, I’ve found a market to give me a push in the write direction. (Um, sorry. I’ll wait while you finish groaning…)

Now, on to the market of the month: Sniplits! Here’s a spot that’s all about short stories and getting those stories out there to tech-savvy readers on the go. It’s a downloadable service that offers literary as well as genre writing, so there’s literally something for every reader (and writer!). You can hear stories on I-phones, I-pods, MP3 players, Blackberries…well, if it’s got downloading capability, it’s a fit for Sniplits.

The question you’re asking now is if it’s a fit for your writing. Check out their guidelines for word counts, payment, rights, and other info. You’ll see that thay accept previously published works (though the pay will be lower). And don’t forget to peruse the Submissions calendar to make sure that what you want to submit is open now. I think I counted six different categories open in July. You’re bound to find the write stuff, right? Write.

Um, SO sorry. I should probably get a tall, cool drink and hydrate my brain cells. Or at the very least, drown those cells that keep making awful puns.

Tooting My Horn Tuesday in Big Pulp

I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it! Which, to be perfectly honest, is the whole point of Tooting My Horn Tuesdays. (Um, yeah. That was a bad pun, but I had to pointer out. Aaaack!)

My story, “Mary Beth’s Prophecy” is now live over at Big Pulp. I really love that story, even though it is a bit twisted. I really like Big Pulp, too. Tons of great speculative fiction: a little bit of horror, science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, and a lot of twisted.

Speaking of twisted, the beneficent Mr. Hall often speaks of a woman who worked for his family when he was a tiny tot of beneficence. On Monday mornings, she would talk about how she’d gone out on Saturday night and got “her wig twisted.”

I’m so excited about “Mary Beth’s Prophecy” that I might go out and get my wig twisted right now.