June 12, 2012

Kidlitosphere Interviews, Calls for Submission News & Views

Happy Tuesday!

One of my favorite Blog Blast Tour stops yesterday was Crazy Quilt Edi's interview with Randa Abdel-Fattah, she of "Does My Head Look Big In This" authorial fame. Do drop by and give her interview a read. Nalo Hopkinson is an award-winning SFF author and I haven't yet read her books!!!!. So exciting to find someone new to me - and who is talking diversity over at Doret's Happy Nappy blog. I always love the SBBT for giving me so many new authors and books to track down.

Today's schedule has a stop I'm especially interested in - YS Lee @ The YA YA YA's. Her historical mysteries have received nothing but praise from the kidlitosphere readers, and I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on her books! (It's so nice to be back in the states for that very reason - quick library/bookstore access.) Master Schedule @ Colleen's as always.

Summer Reading... but some also ought to get on with the writing! Readers who are also writers will be interested in these opportunities - hat tip to InkyGirl.

Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction seeks fiction and poetry for teens, young adults and the young at heart. Pays $200/story, $25/poem. Deadline: June 30, 2012.

YA steampunk (SQUEE!) anthology seeks submissions (via Mindy Hardwick). Deadline: Sept.1/2012.

Indie publisher Buzz Books seeks YA short stories for a new monthly Mythology High series. 3000-4500 words.

Three words: feminist speculative fiction. Say yes to a new anthology.

YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS: Tor has released FIERCE READS, an original collection of short stories by a group of YA authors. They're online at Tor.com, but you can also upload them to your e-reader - for free - because they're cool like that.

Enjoy your day!

3 comments:

aquafortis said...

Wow, those are GREAT publication opportunities! I'll have to scour my short stories to see if I've got anything that fits...I haven't quite delved as much into sci-fi or steampunk yet, though.

Thanks for the tips!!

Trisha said...

Tanita, you didn't even mention you're own (completely awesome) interview with Doret!

tanita davis said...

@ Trisha - ☺ Tomorrow, tomorrow! I actually meant to, and FORGOT, which is thoroughly pathetic!!!