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How About a Two-fer?

Posted on Jan 5, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   10 Comments | Posted in books · contests · paying markets · publishing
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Don’t you just love a Two-fer—two treats for the price of one? As it happens, your click to my blog has afforded you the coveted Two-fer.  Below are links to a pair of happy places:

1.  Cathy C’s Hall of Fame is offering a wonderful contest, free to enter.  One lucky NEW follower to Cathy’s blog will win a $20.00 gift card from Barnes and Noble.  But here’s the part I really love: Let Cathy know I sent you and if you win, so will I!  Now that’s what I call a real Two-fer.

2.  Love the ooky and the spooky? Link to Darkside Digital, a publisher of all things horror. This caught my interest because of the wide word count range in which they are interested (from 2,000-40,000, original horror fiction only).  Here’s part of the official blurb from their website:

Darkside Digital is now accepting submissions. We have teamed up with Delirium Books to offer both digital and print contracts to authors who submit work from 15K words to 40K words. For submissions less than 15K we will consider them for only a Darkside Digital release as an e-book.

Did I mention this is a paying market? 25% royalties off the cover price paid quarterly via Paypal by their parent company Horror Mall, who also pay the Paypal fees. If you love to write about things that go bump in the night, this may be the place for you!

So there you have it, buttercup, your Wednesday Two-fer.  First, zip on over to Cathy’s blog to enter her nifty contest, and then visit Darkside Digital to read their complete submission guidelines and submit your best scary stuff. Good luck in both places!

Til next time –

10 Responses to "How About a Two-fer?"

  1. Comment by Eric Alder
    January 5, 2011 at 10:57 am  

    Thanks for the info, Lisa… I'll check out both of these sites.(And yes, I'll say you sent me)

  2. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    January 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm  

    Aw, thanks for making me a…two-fer. A totally NEW experience! Unless you count way back in my college days. But we won't go there. 😉 Good luck, Lisa! Thanks for spreading the word!

  3. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    January 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm  

    Thanks Eric! I knew you were a stand-up kind of guy. :)Hey Cathy – LOL I can imagine your college two-fer experience and figure at some point I'll read about it in a prize winning story, names changed to protect the innocent, of course. 🙂

  4. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    January 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm  

    Hey, Lisa … I'm on it! The contest part.

  5. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    January 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm  

    Thanks Kathy!

  6. Comment by Eric Alder
    January 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm  

    Lisa, I checked out Darkside Digital (thank you for the info) and they are indeed taking submissions. Unfortunately the only fitting piece I had (a work in progress) was far too short for the 2,000 word minimum. (Guess I'll have to get cracking!)And thanks for recommending Cathy's site – lots of great stuff there. (P.S. Cathy, you naughty girl! LOL!)

  7. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    January 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm  

    Hey Eric – I sent you an email so I could chat it up. LOL Glad you love Cathy…the only folks who don't haven't met her yet. 🙂 Good luck with your horror story. Now start writing!

  8. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    January 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm  

    Hi Lisa. Popped over to Cathy's blog.I'll skip the horror I think! :DThanks for your comments on my No Kiss story. 🙂

  9. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    January 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm  

    Hey Dom – thanks! If you ever decide to give horror a whirl, I bet you'll turn out some great stuff. You're a talented writer.

  10. Comment by Ellie
    January 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm  

    Thanks for the awesome links – I'll be checking out Darkside.

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