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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”