I have a new WordPress website!

March 18, 2015

Thank you so much for checking on me here! I have a new website I’d love you to see:

BJMuntain.com

Hope to see you there!


”Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Fantasy and Sci-Fi

May 11, 2010

The Guide to Literary Agents blog regularly has a “Dear Lucky Agent” contest, with a different category each time. The current contest is for Fantasy or Sci Fi novels!

E-mail the first 150-200 words of your novel, along with links to two social media announcements you’ve made about this contest — yes, this blog post is one of mine! — for a chance to win a critique of the first ten pages of your work and a year’s subscription to WritersMarket.com.

Entries will be judged by literary agent Roseanne Wells of Marianne Strong Literary Agency.

See the Guide to Literary Agents blog for more details.


A Simple Will for Writers

March 8, 2009

I was on Neil Gaiman’s blog today, reading about the death of his father, when a link caught my eye. It said:

My current crusade is to make sure creative people have wills. Read the blog post about it, and see a sample will.

Well, since my parents have been bugging me about making out a will (since they’d have to deal with all the crap anyway), I checked it out.

There’s some very good advice there, and a lawyer-drawn sample will. Very useful. I thought I should share.

Thanks, Neil, for this great resource. I’m sorry about your father. He must have been a wise man to have raised such a wise son.


Beneath Ceaseless Skies

October 9, 2008

I was just pointed at this new e-zine today. Pays professional rates, yet lets readers read for free. And it looks very high quality, too. I’m very impressed.

Here’s what they’re looking for:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies publishes “literary adventure fantasy”: stories with a secondary-world setting and some traditional or classic fantasy feel, but written with a literary flair.”

They go into more detail in their guidelines.

Under 10,000 words, pays 5 cents per word. E-mail only. Aiming to reply in 4-6 weeks. They also have a forum, where the editor — Scott H. Andrews — posts Slush Updates.