Before I jump into the reviews, I'm putting out an invitation to women in horror to hand over my blog to you one day in February, Women in Horror Month. It would have to be an actual post, something informative or interesting about horror, but it doesn't have to be horror fiction. And you are, of course, welcome to include a little something about your most recent release or an upcoming release, as long as that's not the entirety of your post. Just drop a comment below if you're a woman in horror interested in doing a guest post in February.
Speaking of which, I'll be putting out sign ups to help with a blog tour for the release of my short story collection. Coming soon!
Okay, now for the review. If you'd like to see last year's, click HERE. There's a link in that one to the previous year.
Check out these awesome women in horror, from Ripley to the Soska sisters.
This stemmed from a conversation about horror on Facebook, and spurred more conversations for me, as well as a workshop that I've now done for two different writing organizations. I've continued learning since this post, researching horror through the decades and how it's been classified (gothic romance, dark fantasy, supernatural thriller, etc.)
Wherein I continued the soul searching and research started in the March 22 post. All about pigeonholing horror. Hey, no one wants to be misunderstood or forced into a cliche.
A hopefully encouraging post about changing up your routines or writing methods to get yourself "unstuck."
I answered questions about short stories people had left in comments. Includes where to submit short stories, structure, etc.
About how I'm using a free online software meant for to-dos and daily chores and goals for my writing.
Some horror film recommendations from my month of watching a horror movie each month (October).
I did fewer posts in 2017 than 2016, and had fewer posts to pass along today. I figure I'll have plenty of posts on my first foray into self-publishing in the upcoming year to post in a review post in 2019.
Now for links. Bear in mind that I'm not endorsing them, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence when submitting.
Ninth Letter is accepting short fiction, poetry, and essays. Up to 8000 words. Pays $25 per printed page. Deadline February 28.
Darkhouse Books is seeking cozy to cozy-noir short stories involving librarians for the anthology Shhhh...Murder! They're also seeking poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative nonfiction with the theme of sanctuary, refuge, asylum, or shelter for Sanctuary. Up to 5000 words. Pays royalties. Deadline February 28.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is seeking stories for The Best Advice I Ever Heard. Up to 1200 words. Pays $200. Deadline February 28.
The Future Fire is seeking short stories and poetry for Making Monsters. They want retellings of classical monsters. Up to 5000 words. Pays £50. Deadline February 28.
Red Rabbit Publishing is seeking action filled sci-fi short stories for Red Rabbit Presents. Up to 6000 words. Pays up to $180. Deadline February 28.
Have you looked over your posts for the last year? Have you slacked off on posting? Any of these publishing links of interest? Anything to share? Are you a woman in horror who would like to guest post?
May you find your Muse.