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!


Sarah Stevenson 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!!!