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01 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Diabolical Plots: Year Three Available for Pre-Order!

The newest anthology from Diabolical Plots, Diabolical Plots Year Three, is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Kobo (other vendors to follow).  Pre-ordering is a great way to help ebook vendor algorithms promote it more, so if you think you would like a copy anyway pre-ordering is a big help.

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31 May 2018 ~ 0 Comments

New Submission Grinder Features: Piece Priority!

A couple of new features were released over the last week on the Submission Grinder.  For those who don’t know what the Submission Grinder is, it’s a donation-supported website that helps writers finds publishers for their work, as well as providing submission statistics from user data.  

The Advanced Search Engine can do a lot of things already.  You can search by various parameters like length or pay rate.  You can ignore individual markets so they never show up in your search results, or exclude markets where a particular piece has been submitted.  But it can only work with the data it has available to it, and sometimes that’s not the sort of data that a program can make sense of.  For instance, Beneath Ceaseless Skies takes secondary world fantasy only.  The search engine can base its search on genre, so it’ll find BCS in a Fantasy search, so if you search for your contemporary American fantasy you’re going to keep seeing BCS in your search results and you’ll have to remember to ignore that result yourself.  Or if you have a piece that doesn’t technically fit the specifications of a market but you have special permission to submit or something, then there would be no way to mark that for yourself.

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08 January 2018 ~ 2 Comments

2018 Publishing Schedule

written by David Steffen 2018 will mark some exciting new additions to the Diabolical Plots publishing lineup.  As well as publishing original fiction online, as Diabolical Plots has been doing since 2015, these stories will also be collected into ebook anthologies.  The main goals of this effort are twofold.  First, to find new readers for […]

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18 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Long List Anthology Volume 3 Kickstarter

The Kickstarter for the Long List Anthology Volume 3 is launched as of this morning!  This is the third in a series of anthologies collecting works from the longer list of works that got a lot of Hugo Award nomination votes from the fans.

The art this year is a lovely piece by Amanda Makepeace.

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23 August 2017 ~ 1 Comment

Announcing the Diabolical Plots Year Four Fiction Lineup!

written by David Steffen Diabolical Plots was open for submissions once again for the month of July, to solicit stories to buy for the fourth year of fiction publication.  1003 submissions came in from 720 different writers, of which 25 stories were accepted.  Now that all of the contracts are in hand I am very […]

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03 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Submission Window

written by David Steffen Diabolical Plots will be open for the month of July, buying a year’s worth of stories. Read the guidelines–especially in regards to anonymity and the right way to query to avoid disqualification. Guidelines

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15 December 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Long List Anthology Volume 2 Ebook Release Date!

long-list-antho-cover-art-ebook_edited-4-2Today is the release date for the Long List Anthology Volume 2 Ebook!  Check out our Books page for more information and links to the vendors which will be updated as more vendors post it.

A print version is on its way soon, and a shorter audiobook version in January.

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31 August 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Announcing the Diabolical Plots Year Three Fiction Lineup!

Diabolical Plots was open for its yearly submission window for the month of July. During that time, 803 writers submitted 1070 stories. This year, the maximum word count was raised from 2000 words to 3500 words, and this year instead of one story per month Diabolical Plots will publish two stories, for a total of 24 stories that will begin running in April 2017 which is when the Year Two stories have all been published.

Thank you to all the writers who submitted. You made the final choices incredibly difficult, which is a very good problem for an editor to have. If we had the resources to publish more right now, there would have been plenty of excellent stories to choose from.

OK, without further ado, here is the list of stories and authors and their publishing order!

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28 July 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Diabolical Plots is now a SFWA Qualifying Market

Just the briefest of notes: fiction sales to Diabolical Plots bow count as qualifications for writers toward joining the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America(SFWA). Very excited by this news!

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23 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Diabolical Plots is open for submissions!

See the guidelines for more details.

Science Fiction, fantasy, speculative horror. 8 cents/word, 2 stories/writer, up to 3500 words, open through end of July.

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