What is it?
Writer’s Carnival, http://writerscarnival.ca, a social site for writers–with member space~!
What I do there?
- share your writing in order to obtain feedback from other writers,
- enter contests (requires upgraded access),
- browse for writing prompt ideas,
- access resources, …and more~!
Do they publish? Will I become a better writer?
- They do have an e-zine called “Reader’s Carnival” (requires upgraded access) , and
- They have a classes web, with modestly priced Writer’s Carnival Classes.
- Don’t forget the free resources!
- 15 months old
- just over 2,000 members
- more than 56,000 comments.
But I’m not Canadian?!
That’s ok, we all have our flaws. They engage their users every day with new content and are growing. They’re constantly looking for great resources for their members. Friendly folks, for sure.
- “Alice Claire” says “So, you’ve come up with an awesome story idea, started writing it and posting it here for feedback. Now you’re wondering where your audience is, right? Well, that’s a large part of being a writer, especially if you’re going down the self-publishing road. You need to find your target audience. How will you do that?” Read more…
Worth a visit~!
Since we are so small, we’re not part of the VIDA count, but we intend to pay attention to this important metric. If you are a woman in the literary arts, please know that we are listening. Here is where we are at as of the “acceptances sent” from 2/21/14 through 5/5/14:
- May 5, 2014: 19.23% cumulative for 2014 Yes~!
- Apr 9, 2014: 15.79% cumulative for 2014
Call to Action~!
As always, we are calling women for and and at
There is a new link below for the book press:
You can see above that we have added a new Facebook page to describe the book press efforts. The press is the larger entity under which we’ll make the magazine and stand-alone books and other publications. We’ll divide the publishing like this:
So, Black Denim Press serves as Publisher, Distributor and Editor of Books and Magazines, print and eBooks.
The governing submissions guidelines for stories are found here. Remember:
- General Lit and Sci-fi/Fantasy preferred.
- Action/adventure or Western.
- Mystery, Crime, Suspense or Thriller.
- …but not erotica nor horror.
- Prose, not poetry.
- Fiction, not letters, essays, journals or other non-fiction.
- Material of all length considered
Over 17,500 words will be stand-alone volumes under Black Denim Press. Under, will be handled in the magazine, Black Denim Lit.
Without entering into a debate as to what qualifies as “literary” we are looking for stories that have unique and lasting artistic merit.
Find all of it on bdlit.com or Twitter, Facebook, and most social media using “BlackDenimLit” keyword.
Comment below or write us and tell us what you think~!
“Salticid” on Wattpad
Read complete serial fiction “Salticid” Parts 1 through 3 on @wattpad
Dr. Carson Deming has an embedded AI creature in his head to keep him company while marooned on Jesson VII with his daughter and surviving crew from a wrecked space freighter. Taking refuge underground from violent storms, they face a hazards in an unfamiliar, dangerous darkness.
#scifi #shortstory #empath #doctor #marooned
Black Denim Press
I just wanted to mention regarding Scent of Darkness. Ted Morrissey has been writing a series of interconnected stories, which he thinks of as “the village stories,” that he plans to tie together in some sort of experimental novel. So far stories that have been published are:
I guess we’re prejudiced, since that last one has been read more than 500 times in the first month of its availability, so we think Ted should keep going.
We’re upgrading author payments from a flat $5.00 to semi-pro rate. Black Denim Lit now offers a semi-pro payment for each piece published online at www.bdlit.com:
- $0.01 per word
- U.S. Dollars
- Payment is through PayPal (you are responsible for currency conversion cost)
If a piece is selected for the twice-annual anthology, the contributor will also receive a free print copy of the edition containing their work. Next print release: Fall, 2014.
Authors have been notified that this is retroactive for acceptances back to March 14, 2014~!
For full submission guidelines please see, http://www.bdlit.com/submissions.html
Don’t forget, as always, we are woefully short on women author submissions.