May 2020 Submission Challenge update

Raymond Daley is a bookmate of mine. He writes (and sells) a lot more stories than I do. Maybe this will help me catch up with him.

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All markets have now been checked. All are paying & open during May as far as I have been able to ascertain.

The rules are simple:- Try to sub a story to the market I’ve listed on the day I list it to be used. If you don’t wish to sub on that day or to that market, you don’t have to. In an ideal world, you’ll sub to all 31 markets and have 31 stories out. If you only want to sub 1 story during the month, that is totally fine! You don’t even have to use these markets, as long as you use a PAYING MARKET!

The private Facebook group was renamed, if you want an invite, message me via FB.

Feel free to get in touch with me on twitter @RayDaleyWriter if you are interested in taking part!


01 – Kanstellation https://www.kanstellation.com/submissions.html
02 – Abyss &…

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Space Force: Building a Legacy

What do Prometheus Award nominee Karl K. Gallagher, Dragon Award finalist Richard Paolinelli, and Darrell Award nominee Susan Murrie Macdonald all have in common?

A, they’re all writers who wrote speculative fiction stories good enough to be nominated for various awards, but not quite good enough to win those awards.

B, they and several other authors,( Doug Irvin (Editor) , P. A. Piatt , Susan Murrie Macdonald , Ali Abbas , Ray Daley , Rosie Oliver , Karl K. Gallagher , Brennen Hankins , Jim Robb , Brena Bock , Chris DiNote , Richard Paolinelli) will all have stories in Space Force: Building a Legacy. And Mrs. Macdonald, at least. is hoping to get a second Darrell nomination out of either her story in this volume or her completely unrelated story in B Cubed Press’ forthcoming Tales of the Space Force.

Tenere Altum. Hold The High Ground.

These are the stories of the first 100 years of the United States Space Force created by then U.S. President Donald J. Trump. Within this new anthology of military sci-fi short stories you will find stories of service and incredible sacrifice. Stories of the one sacrificing a few to save the many, and of the one sacrificing himself for all.

But mostly these are tales of the men and women to come, who will patrol the harsh, cold blackness of space. Those that willingly place themselves in harm’s way to protect a solitary blue marble and all that call it home.

Tenere Altum. Hold The High Ground.

These are the stories of the first 100 years of the United States Space Force created by then U.S. President Donald J. Trump. Within this new anthology of military sci-fi short stories you will find stories of service and incredible sacrifice. Stories of the one sacrificing a few to save the many, and of the one sacrificing himself for all.

But mostly these are tales of the men and women to come, who will patrol the harsh, cold blackness of space. Those that willingly place themselves in harm’s way to protect a solitary blue marble and all that call it home.

What is Space Force: Building a Legacy?

Tenere Altum. Hold The High Ground.

These are the stories of the first 100 years of the United States Space Force created by then U.S. President Donald J. Trump. Within this new anthology of military sci-fi short stories you will find stories of service and incredible sacrifice. Stories of the one sacrificing a few to save the many, and of the one sacrificing himself for all.

But mostly these are tales of the men and women to come, who will patrol the harsh, cold blackness of space. Those that willingly place themselves in harm’s way to protect a solitary blue marble and all that call it home.

Tenere Altum!

As previously explained in Krypton Radio, B Cubed Press’ anthology will mock President Trump’s decision to establish a sixth branch of the military without clearly defining its mission first. Midland Scribes Publishing appears to be taking a more serious tone to their volume, although some stories (including my own “Dick Dibble’s Birthday”) will lean toward humor. B Cubed Press was founded for the specific purpose of mocking the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and exercising the ancient right of the powerless to laugh at the powerful and reminding them that the pen is and always has been/shall be mightier than the sword.

Space Force: Building a Legacy will have roughly a dozen near future stories. It will be released May 25, 2020 and cost $3 in e-book. I do not have price information for paperback editions, nor publication dates for Tales of the Space Force yet.

However, having college age offspring, I urge you to buy both books when they are available.