The Submission Grinder is an Ignyte Award Finalist!

written by David Steffen I am thrilled to announce The Submission Grinder is an Ignyte Award finalist for the Community Award: for Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice in Genre. The Ignyte Awards are run by the excellent folks over at Fiyah; this is the third year of the award. It has … Continue reading The Submission Grinder is an Ignyte Award Finalist!

Long List Anthology 7 Fundraiser is Live!

written by David Steffen The fundraiser for The Long List Anthology Volume 7 fundraiser is live! This time we’re running the fundraiser on Indiegogo for the first time. Go check it out! Every year the anthology celebrates more of the works from the Hugo Award nomination list beyond what was on the final ballot. This … Continue reading Long List Anthology 7 Fundraiser is Live!

Diabolical Plots 2021 Award Eligibility

written by David Steffen Hello! This is one of those posts where we look back at the year and all of the things we did to consider for award eligibility and hey just to look back at the year and what happened. This last year was the first year that anything from Diabolical Plots was … Continue reading Diabolical Plots 2021 Award Eligibility

Additional Accepted Food-Themed Stories From the “Diabolical Pots” Window

written by David Steffen Not too long ago we announced the 4 stories accepted by guest editor Kel Coleman. If you missed it, you should check that out! On top of those stories which will be published together in a themed monthly issue, we also accepted 4 more stories, which we are announcing right here, … Continue reading Additional Accepted Food-Themed Stories From the “Diabolical Pots” Window

UTH #2: The Story of Valkyrie and Zen

written by David Steffen This article is based in the idea of UTH (Universal Transitive Headcanon); if you are not familiar with the concept you can read more detail about it here. The long and varied history of Valkyrie and Zen is a story of the power of memory to shape a life whether with … Continue reading UTH #2: The Story of Valkyrie and Zen

Diabolical Plots August 2021 Window Acceptances!

written by David Steffen Diabolical Plots opened for submissions in August to purchase six months’ worth of stories to publish. This submission window marked quite a few new things. This window was two weeks instead of a month. We only allowed one submission per author this time, instead of two. We allowed simultaneous submissions. Kel … Continue reading Diabolical Plots August 2021 Window Acceptances!

First Reader Applications AND Upcoming Submission Windows

written by David Steffen Hello! We have a few upcoming things we need to announce, let’s get right to it shall we? General Submission Window Diabolical Plots is opening for general submissions for the first two weeks of August 2021. Read the guidelines for more information! First Reader Applications Diabolical Plots is looking for new … Continue reading First Reader Applications AND Upcoming Submission Windows

“Open House On Haunted Hill” by John Wiswell Wins the Nebula Award For Best Short Story!

written by David Steffen On Saturday June 5th, SFWA held the Nebula Award ceremony. The finalists and winners of the Nebula Awards are determined by votes from members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). “Open House On Haunted Hill” by John Wiswell is this year’s winner of the Nebula Award for … Continue reading “Open House On Haunted Hill” by John Wiswell Wins the Nebula Award For Best Short Story!