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Call for Submissions: Four Chambers

Four Chambers, a quarterly literary magazine based in the metro Phoenix area, is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2016 issue. Per their guidelines: We’re a community literary magazine. We don’t limit or restrict ourselves to certain genres or styles. We don’t have a specific aesthetic or agenda. We want to find something for everybody,  … Continue reading “Call for Submissions: Four Chambers”

Call for Submissions: Hemingway Shorts

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is launching a new venture titled HEMINGWAY SHORTS geared toward helping new writers. New writers are encouraged to submit short stories up to 1,500 words max. Entries judged worthy will appear in a new print/online publication. The best entry will win $500. You can find more details at … Continue reading “Call for Submissions: Hemingway Shorts”

Novel Writing Critique Group Forming in Mesa

The Mesa Women’s Novel Writing & Critique Group has formed in the East Valley and crime fiction writers are welcome. You can find out more information this group on their Meetup page. This critique group has no affiliation with Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter. However being a member of a critique group is a … Continue reading “Novel Writing Critique Group Forming in Mesa”

Call for Submissions: LampLight

LampLight describes itself as a quarterly magazine for dark fiction that has opened submissions until May 15, 2016. We are a literary magazine of dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. We want your best. But then, doesn’t everyone? No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. For inspiration, we suggest “The Twilight Zone”, … Continue reading “Call for Submissions: LampLight”

Call for Submissions: Otter Libris Anthologies

Otter Libris is looking for stories for four different anthologies to be published later this year. They are as follows: Let’s Go to the Circus Circuses are supposed to be places of joy and wonder, but they are also full of clowns and many people find clowns distinctly creepy. Circuses come into town and disappear … Continue reading “Call for Submissions: Otter Libris Anthologies”

March Savvy Sleuth Newsletter

In the March edition of the Savvy Sleuth, Denise Ganley recalls her experience as young reader borrowing Trixie Belden and the Mystery of Arizona from a friend, shortly after moving here from California. We also get a preview of new books by Desert Sleuths members Dana King-Esquer, Laurie Fagen, Pat Denis, and Sandra Rose Simmons. … Continue reading “March Savvy Sleuth Newsletter”

Tickets for WriteNow! 2016 Are Now On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s WriteNow! conference and the best time to buy them is RIGHT NOW because prices will go up on April 13! This year’s theme is: Polish, Pitch, Publish: Mystery SOLVED This year’s lineup of stellar presenters and panelists includes bestselling authors Jan Burke, Alex Kava, and Cynthia Hickey, … Continue reading “Tickets for WriteNow! 2016 Are Now On Sale!”

February Savvy Sleuth Newsletter

In the February issue of Savvy Sleuth, the Desert Sleuths’ newsletter, we learn what Denise Ganley has been doing to improve our chapter’s social media presence. Suzanne Flaig writes about the importance of subplots in your stories. We have a recap from our February meeting of Connie Flynn’s presentation on adding “heat” to your novels. … Continue reading “February Savvy Sleuth Newsletter”