I’ve fallen terribly behind on reading my Funds for Writers newsletters (that doesn’t change the fact that it is one of the BEST resources for writers in existence), as well as other writing-related emails I receive. But I finally got around to opening one in the wee hours of the morning (12:38 am) last Friday, and I was glad I did.
I discovered what seems to be one of the hippest indie/new presses around: Red Queen Press. It was started by a group of women based on their love of stories (I know, all presses/agents/editors/etc. say that, and all probably mean it, but something about this site makes me believe it. Maybe because I like and write the kinds of stories they like.) They previously worked at the “biggies” like Random House, which gives them points for credibility. And as if that weren’t enough, their current call for submissions is for retold fairy tales up to 10,000 words, due July 15. I don’t have anything in good enough shape to answer that call, but man, I wish I did. And, I hope you do! Send it off — I promise to read it when it’s published.