Last-Minute Sci-Fi Story

I’ve been wracking my brains for the last month, trying to think of some ideas for 2 anthologies that close tomorrow, but continually drawing a blank. I thought maybe a looming deadline might inspire me, but it appears not. However, I stumbled across another anthology closing tomorrow that actually did give me an idea, so I spent most of today researching and writing about Mars. I also somehow unintentionally ended up with a subtext about over-exploitation of dwindling resources. Hurrah for randomness!

This is another one where I started it wondering how on earth I’d ever find 1500 words to write and ended up wondering how I was ever going to fit the story into 3000 words.  That seems to happen a lot around here…



The Chronicles of Ave – Out Now!

chronicles of ave

Stephen Zimmer’s new anthology, ‘The Chronicles of Ave’ is out now. The stories are stand-alone, fantasy genre, and set in the world of Ave that is the setting for the Fires in Eden Series. The book includes the novella-sized “Winter’s Embrace” and five more tales.

For descriptions of each story and more information, visit this page.

You can buy the book on Amazon and Nook

Fossil Lake Anthology Open for Submissions

An anthology of the aberrant
To be published in 2014 by Daverana Enterprises

What they’re looking for:

“Short fiction, poetry, or non-fiction written darkly! Send us the indescribable, the transgressive, the controversial, the surreal, the darkety-dark, the gothic-as-hell! Traditional horror, horror targets, and stuff that could have come right out of a horror writer’s nightmare, or a metal album! Send us your “nods” to the genre’s greats! Send us arachnid domiciles, apocalyptic weather systems, obfuscated oculars, ghostly periodicals, intentions of scandal-sheets, archives of nameless dreads! Bonus points for stories set in, mentioning, loosely tied to, or in some way involving a ‘Fossil Lake,’ however you choose to interpret it.”

Deadline: September 30, 2013
Word Limit: up to 5000
Compensation: comp copy, and 25% of proceeds to be distributed among contributors