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Fun for Friday: Merfolk Inspired Images

| May 13, 2022

For this week’s Fun for Friday, it’s image prompts, all on a merfolk-related theme without being just about merfolk! The first image is a forest scene with a lightbulb-shaped vessel holding water and a very small merfolk, along with a ladybug perched atop the bulb and an ant to the left. The second image is […]

Fun for Friday: (Mer)May 2022 Prompts!

| April 29, 2022

It’s almost May (or, in the words of the meme, “It’s gonna be May”), and that means it’s time for MerMay! If you’re not familiar with MerMay, it’s an art challenge started by Tom Bancroft. Every day in May, artists are encouraged to use the prompts for a sketch, which they then post using hashtags […]

May 2021 Recap

| June 3, 2021

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 169 Acceptances received: 4 Rejections received: 102 (+4) Stories withdrawn: 11 Resubmissions: 92 New Submissions: 11 Stories out at the end of the month: 150 This month has been a very good one in terms of acceptances: I sold poems to Songs of Eretz and just […]

Fun for Friday: May 2021 Prompts

| April 30, 2021

May is Mermay in the art community, and I like to turn a lot of art prompts into writing prompts. So the first column of this month’s prompts are from the Mermay 2021 list. And while these words are geared toward inspiring artists to draw mermaids, you may come up with different ideas for your […]