May 1st, 2007

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Sporty Spec: call for subs + Hayes's "Touch of Winter" at Raven

Okay, here we go (and heaven help me)...

Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic is a planned paperback anthology of flash fiction and poetry about sports and games with a speculative twist. The sports and games may be of this world, such as basketball, chess, tennis, poker, etc., or of the author's imagination, but the stories and poems must have an element of science fiction, fantasy, or supernatural horror. If it's not speculative, I'm not interested. Sporty Spec will be published by Raven Electrick Ink, the new print publishing arm of e-zine Raven Electrick, now in its eighth year.

Payment rates are 2 cents per word for new fiction, 1 cent per word for fiction reprints, $5 for new poetry, and $3 for poetry reprints. Authors will also receive one contributor's copy of the perfect bound paperback anthology.

Please read the full guidelines for complete details, submission address, etc.:

And while you're at the website, please click over and read Amanda M. Hayes's beautiful and moving fantasy story "Touch of Winter," newly added to the fiction contents at Raven Electrick.