October Storytime Blog Hop OPEN CALL: Speculative Fiction Authors Trick or Treat?
STORYTIME BLOG HOP
Speculative Fiction Authors & Writers of Halloween Stories
Founded 2015 by students of “How To Think Sideways: Career Survival School for Writer’s,” writing course created by writer and teacher Holly Lisle.
OPEN CALL to Speculative Fiction Authors
What is Speculative Fiction?
Speculative fiction is a broad category of narrative fiction that includes elements, settings, and characters created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on reality and everyday life. It encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
NEXT STORYTIME BLOG HOP OCTOBER 27, 2016
Who can join?
Anyone that follows the RULES and meet the criteria. Permalinks to your story must be turned in on time by the 20th of October. (Details below.)
Want to join our Blog Hop? Read On!
Write your story according to the rules. Post it on your website/blog and send your scheduled PERMALINK to Me, Juneta by Oct 20th.
THE RULES ARE:
- Short story/flash fiction up 1000 words
- (PG RATED–No Violence, Erotica or Foul Language)
- Genre: GENERAL Speculative Fiction (Optional-October Theme: Halloween Stories)
- Posts must be pre-schedule to go live all at the same time. The time zone used will be whoever the blog hop hostess is that month-TBA (Oct-Me)
- Time zone converter preset to coordinate our times — Select from the drop down menu. Time Converter to Schedule your story post here. Preset time EST/UCT for Oct. 27th.
- Your hostess for October 2016 is me, Juneta. Send links via my website contact form.
NEED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR STORY POSTS?
We preschedule our post because many authors are in different time zones around the world. In order to keep the hop stories coherent and cohesive for the reader’s convenience to easily read through in one sitting, we all schedule our post to go live at the same time. We synchronize with that month’s blog hop’s host or hostess time zone.
Choose your pre-set time zone for the blog hop on October 27, 2016, below.
We’re using midnight EST/UTC as the release time. Here’s a link to tell you when Midnight UTC is in your timezone to match hostess–just find your location in the drop-down menu my time (upper) preset:
Time Converter/Locator CLICK HERE
Any Questions Contact Me Here
WANT TO SHARE THE NEWS ABOUT THE BLOG HOP?
<–You can use the blog hop image to the left to announce the hop on your own site and social media.
And, of course, we’re grateful for all the publicity we can get.
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Hi, just found your blog from The Write Game blog 🙂 Is the October blog hop open to anyone? Suzanne
Yes. Story has to meet rules criteria above.
It needs to be scheduled (can use time zone link provided above) and your link must be sent to me on or by October 20th.
Make sure I have a return email.
I will gather all links format and send to all participates so they can post them under their story.
You can check the past blog hops to see what that will look like.
There is a link above in post, or just click in top menu Storytime Blog Hop to view them.
I’ll share this out on one of my posts. Sounds fun!
Thank you so much. 🙂
Thanks for the invite. I’ve never paticipated in a blog hop before. Should be fun. Is there anything formal I need to do to sign up?
Glad you want to join us.
Nope, just write the story according to the rules, schedule your post to go live with everyone else and send me the link by October 20th, include your email.
I will put everyone’s links together and email back to you so you can add all the other participates at the bottom of your post, like previous blog hops. You can check those from the link the post or from the top down menu in my header bar.
Okay, I have to come play in October. HAVE TO. It’s the best time for telling stories. =)
Does the skippy dance. Happy to have you. Looking forward to reading your story too. Yeah. It is the best time. I love making up stories for Halloween, almost as good as dressing up.
This sounds really good. I’ll pass the word and see what I can come up with.
Yeah, will look forward to reading your story and thank you so much for that.
I’ll be sure to put the word out starting next week! Eeek! I have to write next week’s post and I’m gone the rest of this week. Must get cracking.
Thank you, thank you. I hope you got your post written. Thanks for joining the hop. I have your link for October. I was so excited when you sent it. *Grins real Big*
I’ve been having such a hard time writing flash fiction lately. Otherwise, I’d be all over this blog hop. I love anything that has to do with Halloween.
Know you are welcome. LInks are not due until October 20th so still almost two full months to write something if feel like joining. If not, come visit and read. I love Halloween too.
It does sound awesome. I can’t, but I’m looking forward to the stories.
Will look forward to visiting with you. I appreciate you stopping by to chat.
Sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read the stories. Like Lynda, I’m releasing in October. It’s a good month! 🙂
Good luck with your release and Happy Writing.
I can’t wait to see what you post. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
Thank you, thank you. Will look forward to visiting with you.
I’ll spread the news for you next week!
Thank you so much for doing that. I’m late posting everywhere even on my own site. Thank you.
Wow sounds wonderful. I’m going to be ultra busy in October with the release of my book around then so I won’t be able to help out with the blog hop. I might hop around the blogs, though, to check it all out.
Sorry I have not answered back before now. The last two months have been chaotic, don’t know that I would describe as busy exactly. Know you are welcome if you change your mind but there will be another in January 2017 after this one, so more chances to join in. Would love to have you visit and read and comment if you have time. Wishing you much success with your new release.