One of my favorite Blog Blast Tour stops yesterday was Crazy Quilt Edi’s interview with Randa Abdel-Fattah, she of “Does My Head Look Big In This” authorial fame. Do drop by and give her interview a read. Nalo Hopkinson is an award-winning SFF author and I haven’t yet read her books!!!!. So exciting to find someone new to me – and who is talking diversity over at Doret’s Happy Nappy blog. I always love the SBBT for giving me so many new authors and books to track down.
Today’s schedule has a stop I’m especially interested in – YS Lee @ The YA YA YA’s. Her historical mysteries have received nothing but praise from the kidlitosphere readers, and I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on her books! (It’s so nice to be back in the states for that very reason – quick library/bookstore access.) Master Schedule @ Colleen’s as always.
Summer Reading… but some also ought to get on with the writing! Readers who are also writers will be interested in these opportunities – hat tip to InkyGirl.
Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction seeks fiction and poetry for teens, young adults and the young at heart. Pays $200/story, $25/poem. Deadline: June 30, 2012.
YA steampunk (SQUEE!) anthology seeks submissions (via Mindy Hardwick). Deadline: Sept.1/2012.
Indie publisher Buzz Books seeks YA short stories for a new monthly Mythology High series. 3000-4500 words.
Three words: feminist speculative fiction. Say yes to a new anthology.
YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS: Tor has released FIERCE READS, an original collection of short stories by a group of YA authors. They’re online at Tor.com, but you can also upload them to your e-reader – for free – because they’re cool like that.
Enjoy your day!