Sunday, 8 January 2017

Pet project

Thanks to Anne Rainbow for sharing the information about this publication opportunity.

SmokingPen Press are looking for short stories about pets to go into an anthology. There's a flat fee of $25 – and they'll accept previously published work.

Because we travel so much, garden birds are the closest we come to having pets. This one is called Gully. So is every other pigeon which looks vaguely similar.

Do you have any creatures you think of as yours, whether you own them or not?

14 comments:

  1. Nope, no pets, and hardly see any birds in my garden where i live now. We are surrounded by cats! Not that I am bothered by them but they do annoy my husband with all their scratching and digging.

    Right, I shall go and have a look at the opportunity re the pets now.
    As always, thank you for sharing.

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    1. We get lots of biirds - but we're very generous with feed for the!

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  2. Thanks for this, Patsy - none just now but did at one time!

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  3. Hi Gully

    (Do you have a gull friend you call Pidgy?)

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  4. Unfortunately the Pigeons that visit our garden are all called Greedy, Patsy.

    We used to have a collie, but at the moment we don't have enough room for a pet.

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    1. Ours are quite greedy too, Carol. One of them particularly so.

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  5. Since our old dog passed away haven't owned any pets, but we have lots and lots of noisy birds roosting the orange trees year round, and coyotes passing through now and again. I should've written a story about them, but didn't (and still don't) have time.

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    1. Maybe you'll get to it eventually, Oscar.

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  6. This one is setting a new trend, Patsy, because everyone tells you not to write about animals. I would love to write for this one, but, about to go on holiday, I'm afraid of not having time. Good luck to everyone who does submit!

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    1. I must have missed out on the no animals rule, Rosemary as I've written lots of stories with them in.

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  7. Hi Patsy ... at some stage I'll write about Hardwick, or let him write about life, or the Sea-Gull, who is a Herring Gull, but anon at a later date ... lots of bloggers enjoy their animools of variety various. Cheers Hilary

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    1. Let Hardwick write his own story, Hilary. You'll probably have to edit it though!

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Thanks so much for commenting!