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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
9:49 pm
Crossed Genres - Calls for submissions & announcement
Just a couple calls for submissions and an announcement to share.

#1 – Crossed Genres magazine is currently accepting submissions for the sci-fi and fantasy TRAGEDY issue.

#2 – The 'Science in My Fiction' blog is also seeking short story submissions. All stories must be inspired by actual science (with submissions, please include links to relevant articles).

#3 – Crossed Genres just released 'A Festival of Skeletons' by Rachel Astruc. It's a darkly fantastic comedy that still makes me chuckle, even though I've read it several times now. Sure, I'm the editor, but if you like sass and suspense, I think you'll enjoy reading 'A Festival of Skeletons'.
Sunday, September 12th, 2010
12:26 pm
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
7:05 pm
Charloft presents - 100 Drabbles of Summer writing challenge!

Join me at charloft for the 100 Drabbles of Summer challenge!

Read the rules, then sign up for the challenge! Can you write 100 100-word stories in three months? There's only one way to find out!

100 Drabbles of Summer begins on Memorial Day ( May 31st) and ends on Labor Day (September 6th)

Writers and roleplayers of all kinds are welcome to come and write with us!

About Us:
In addition to the 100 Drabbles of Summer challenge, charloft has been providing a daily character development prompt since October 2008. We also have live character / writer discussion and roleplaying chats, NanoWriMo support, and other fun activities! Our talented mod team is made up of veteran writers and roleplayers who provide you with quality prompts daily. There is no application process or hoops to jump through to be a member of Charloft - just join the community and you're in. Writers of fiction, fanfiction, original or characters from any canon are all welcome to come write and play. We'd love to have you write with us.

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
10:22 pm
The Science in My Fiction Contest!
There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether science fiction is obsolete, no longer the genre of ideas, and so on. Some people have claimed that there is no need to educate yourself in science in order to write science fiction.

We respectfully think that’s hooey, so we came up with the Science in My Fiction contest!

Here’s how it works…Collapse )
Monday, March 8th, 2010
10:26 pm
Crossed Genres Now Seeking EASTERN SciFi & Fantasy submissions!
Crossed Genres Magazine is now calling for Eastern Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Last year at this time we did our Western issue; now, we’re looking for short SFF stories set in Eastern cultures. Anyone can submit, but the stories (and preferably the characters) will be set in the East. (Check the Wikipedia article on "Eastern World".)

Submissions for Issue 18 will be accepted until 11:59 pm US EST on March 31.

Take care to read our submission guidelines, first.Collapse )
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
10:59 pm
Crossed Genres Now Seeking SFF + STEAMPUNK submissions!
What do you know about pressure?!

Get your aviator goggles on and shine the brass on your backyard sprocket rocket, because Crossed Genres Magazine wants STEAMPUNK Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories.

Take care to read our submission guidelines, first.Collapse )
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
10:42 pm
Crossed Genres Now seeking SFF + ACTION/ADVENTURE submissions!
Tag! You’re it!

It’s Action/Adventure month at Crossed Genres Magazine. Trigger our fight or flight responses, make our hearts race, raise our blood pressure, and take us on the ride of our lives!

Take care to read our submission guidelines, first.

Crossed Genres is also accepting submissions of completed novel-length fiction and novellas to be serialized on our website exclusively for subscribers, as well as "pitches" for a webcomic to run for a year in our ‘Subscribers-Only Area’. Upon completion, Crossed Genres will publish each novel/la and comic in its entirety.

Meanwhile, in our SciFi and Fantasy HORROR issue...

- Get caught in an infinite loop of your own design.
- Embrace your darker nature.
- Save the world and have your revenge, too.
- Create your heart out.
- Wonder, ‘If you have only nice things to say, then who are you and what have you done with yourself?’
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
10:01 pm
Crossed Genres Issue 9 is LIVE! Now seeking SFF + HORROR submissions!
Crossed Genres Issue Nine: SciFi & Fantasy Alternate History
6 surprising SciFi & Fantasy Alternate Histories, plus a sharp and engaging article by author Walter Hunt, a charming Interview with author Dave Freer, and imaginative art by Briana Wu (with Frank Wu).

Crossed Genres is now accepting short story and black-and-white inside art submissions for the upcoming SciFi and Fantasy HORROR issue. Just a reminder: Crossed Genres is now a paying market.

Crossed Genres is also currently accepting submissions for completed novel-length fiction or novellas to be serialized on our website exclusively for our subscribers, as well as "pitches" for a webcomic to run for a year on our website, in our ‘Subscribers-Only Area’. Upon completion, each will be published by Crossed Genres in its entirety.
Friday, June 5th, 2009
8:52 pm
Crossed Genres Issue Seven: URBAN is LIVE!
It’s time to paint the town in Issue Seven of Crossed Genres Magazine! Read five superb Urban SciFi & Fantasy stories, and enjoy striking cover art by Paul Davey and an insightful interview with SFF literary agent Michael Kabongo.

Crossed Genres is now accepting writing and inside art submissions for the upcoming Alternate History issue. Just a reminder: Crossed Genres is now a paying market.

NEW! Crossed Genres is having a Flash Fiction Contest! Hurry and submit your 100-500 SciFi/Fantasy story!

Crossed Genres is also still accepting submissions for completed novella or novel-length fiction to be serialized on our website exclusively for our subscribers. We are also accepting "pitches" for a webcomic to run for a year on our website, also exclusively for our Subscribers. Upon completion, each will be published by Crossed Genres in its entirety.

On July 1st, Crossed Genres will release its SciFi/Fantasy Anthropomorphism issue, with endearing cover art by Kasey Gifford and interviews with author Jennifer Brozek and scientist and author Athena Andreadis.
Friday, May 1st, 2009
10:46 pm
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
9:27 pm
joining this comm = signing up?
If not, how do i sign up for this, this year!
Sunday, April 12th, 2009
2:59 pm
Crossed Genres Magazine is accepting Urban SciFi/Fantasy submissions
Crossed Genres is now accepting writing submissions for the upcoming Urban SciFi and Urban Fantasy issue. Just a reminder: Crossed Genres is now a paying market.

Ever wonder…

-Who would take a job as housekeeper in a mansion where giant spiders and flying monkeys reside?
-What happens when out-of-work Fairy Godmothers get bored and drunk?
-Can Ketchup and Mustard save the day?
-What if the shape shifter of your dreams wasn’t a werewolf at all?
-In the battle between good and evil, would you have the courage to choose job security over principle?

Find the answers to those questions and more in Issue Five of Crossed Genres Magazine, along with gorgeous cover art by Alexandra Prillaman and an article by the iconic Fantasy Humor writer Piers Anthony.

On May 1st, Crossed Genres will release its SciFi/Fantasy WESTERN issue, which includes a cover by the outstanding Nicc Balce and an article about the origins of the SciFi Western in Hollywood.

Visit the Crossed Genres Store to subscribe or to buy individual issues at very reasonable prices.
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
10:07 am
Summer Write '09?
Er, hi. I hope this is okay for me to post.
I'm new here. I didn't get to participate last summer, but I'd like to this summer - if summerwrite is going to be run at all this year? *meeps* I see inkedover's journal is gone, too. Does anyone know what's up?

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, October 12th, 2008
6:19 pm
Charloft character development community

charloft provides daily prompts for novelists, roleplayers, NaNo writers, fiction writers, and fanfic writers. If you've got a character that just won't get out of your head, come on down and let them roam in the Charloft! Participate as often or as infrequently as you like. No pesty application - just join up and you're ready to go.

Best of all, Charloft will offer awards and prizes for some of our activities. These will range from banners and badges for your user info to actual prizes like books on writing and paid LJ time.

We also allow for roleplaying, character questions, and other interactive activities outside of prompts - so there's always something to do at the Charloft!

Join today - prompts start Monday!

Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, October 11th, 2008
7:03 pm
Research help needed! Monkee fans?
If any of you happen to be Monkees fans, please take a moment to fill out all or part of this survey . I'm particularly looking for firsthand accounts of those who attended the Monkees 20th anniverary tour. It plays a part in my novel, and I'd like to get some good details researched before I begin.

Also, if anyone would like to see the novel in progress , please feel free to join summerslast as I will be writing it there and posting friends only. This is the method that brought me success in 2006 (you can still read my complete 2006 novel by joining tequila_sunset)

Anyone else do their writing publicly? Let me know and I'll join up to read your projects, too!

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, October 6th, 2008
11:13 pm
New online magazine now accepting writing/art submissions!
(Posted with permission)


an online magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy with a twist

Crossed Genres (crossedgenres) is a new online magazine inspired by an altered version of the Genre Challenge (genrechallenge).

Every month, Crossed Genres posts a new genre. Writers and artists have one month to submit stories and art that combine the chosen genre with some aspect of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy. All submissions are considered for publication (read the submission guidelines.) Crossed Genres will also contain interviews, and articles about the current genre, SF/F in general and the craft and business of writing. The Magazine is free! Please sign up to get the mailing list!

We also have a growing list of writer-related links (suggest a new one!), forums discussing all aspects of writing, and more!

So please visit the website, and sign up for the mailing list! The first genre has been posted and is accepting submissions for Issue #1, to be released December 1. Please consider making a submission!

Current Mood: productive
Monday, September 1st, 2008
12:45 am
So my total word count (since it's officially over for my coast)
Is a whopping 79,860. I did a LOT better than I thought. (That wasn't even from the same project, but all of it--I promise--was started during Summerwrite.)


Btw, if this is inappropriate for posting (i.e. if a more official post is being planned) feel free to a) delete this, or b) remove it. I'll make a note of my word count just in case. :)

Thanks for a great 4 months, guys! :)
Monday, August 25th, 2008
2:43 pm
autumnwrite - Just a Reminder
Having too much fun here and want to keep it going?

Now's your chance with autumnwrite!

Once again the goal is 150,000 words at the end of 4 months which works out to be 1230 words a day. Nanoers, have no fear. Your words for Nano also count here. If you're really ambitious, you could even try doing Nano's 1667 AND autumnwrite's 1230. That's all up to you. ;) It doesn't matter what you work on either. A novel, multiple short pieces, multiple series, etc. Whatever you want. As long as you're writing every day, that's all we're after.

We have in the works banners for highest monthly individual word count, team count, overall highest individual and team word count, everyone who completes 150,000 and for Nano participants with more in the works.

The number of teams will be set on August 31st, but any one who stumbles onto autumnwrite after the start date will be placed on a team if they want.

This was all inspired by summerwrite with sister comm springwrite launching this spring. Then it's time for summerwrite once again. \0/

If you're interested, hurry and sign up before August 31st, but people are welcome to join at any point!

The FAQ's here.

The Sign Up post is here.

Feel free to pimp this everywhere!

~Cat & Zippit

*posted with permission*
Sunday, August 24th, 2008
1:16 pm
The days are really counting down...
Summerdashing for a few hours.
Care to join?
8:13 am
With a week left to go...
I broke the 150K mark last night, and have not stopped grinning :D [/shameless ego-ing] Has anyone else made it to the 150,000 word goal? *cheers everyone on*
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