Friday, January 21, 2011

Upcoming Writing Classes & Workshops

If you missed my presentation and workshop on The First Hundred Words in west Houston last weekend at you can still attend my upcoming (FREE) workshop on Saturday, April 2nd titled, Unearthing Bodies, which will be presented in Spring, Texas at the Northwest Houston RWA chapter meeting. See their website at: for location and time. You need not be a member of RWA to attend but I'm sure the chapter would love to meet potential members. :-)

Updates on the upcoming workshop will be found on this blog as well as at the Southeast Texas Writer's blog site at and on Facebook and Twitter.

For those of you who are closer to the Houston-Webster-League City areas, I'll be teaching two continuing education writing classes in League City at Clear Springs High School, a satellite campus of College of the Mainland:

Introduction to Writing The Novel -- March 8 - April 19 and Express Yourself! An Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop April 21 - May 26.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Upcoming Writing Classes in the Houston Area Fall 2010

Hello everyone!

For anyone who's in the Houston area and is looking for writing classes multi-genre), I've posted my upcoming classes for fall 2010 (continuing education) on my blog at

Feel free to pass this information along to writer's organizations or individuals whom you feel would be interested.

Of course you can always email me for more information at

Kimberly Ivey

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Markets For Novels & Short Stories -- December 2009

Strangetastic is a new online publication looking for all kinds of supernatural fiction, from dark fantasy to light horror. Stories should be between 1000 and 6000 words. Payment is $25. Find all the details at


Publishes one romance a month, all paranormal. They also publish urban fantasy that is not part of the romance line.

Because Tor is primarily a science fiction and fantasy imprint, they like their romances to have a strong paranormal element. They publish all sub-genres: vampires, werewolves, psychics, witches, fallen angels, futuristics – pretty much anything goes. She loves steampunk. She also loves fantasy romance and space opera type romances. She’d like to see more futuristics set on other planets. She likes everything from humorous to dark. Heather previously worked for Ellora’s Cave, so she’d open to erotic content, though that’s not the focus of Tor’s line.
She’s not a fan of time travel or ghosts. Doesn’t like historical western or Civil War settings. And she doesn’t like Gothics.  Time travel is an iffy genre for paranormal. The paranormal element must be strong in all the time periods – time travel alone is not enough.

They’re okay with stand alone books, series or trilogies.

Melissa is looking “almost exclusively for young adult.” She likes YA urban fantasy and YA romance for older teens, dark and edgier. 65,000 to 85,000 words.

Tor will accept unagented and unsolicited manuscripts. Don’t just query, send the submission. Submission guidelines

Include a brief cover letter, a synopsis that includes the beginning, middle and end of the book and the first three chapters. Write Tor Paranormal Romance on the envelope.

In addition to paranormal romance, she’s interested in urban fantasy. She’s open to YA paranormal romance and YA urban fantasy. You may submit YA to Heather, Melissa or to the Tor YA editor, Susan Chang. If the romance is really strong, send to Heather.

Length 75,000 – 100,000 words for romance. Fantasy is much longer


Shock Totem

Publishes dark fantasy and horror short stories. Payment is 5 cents a word. Editors K. Allen Wood, John Boden and Nick Contor are looking for mystery, fantasy, suspense, supernatural and morbid humor with a clear horror element. They’ll accept unpublished stories no longer than 5000 words. Find the guidelines at


Gumshoe Review

Is interested in short fiction mysteries and nonfiction articles about the mystery field. Maximum 1000 words. They pay five cents a word. Email submissions to Editor Gail Surrette at   Visit their website for more information.


Danielle Perez will be the new executive editor at New American Library beginning January 4, 2010 and will be acquiring commercial fiction and nonfiction.


Carina Press

The e-book only publisher expects to release its first titles in the Spring of 2010. Although the parent company is Harlequin, Carina Press is structured as a separate entity with an e-book store only for Carina Press. Contracts are similar to other e-publishing contracts: i.e. no advance but higher royalties. Royalties will be 30% of cover price.

Plans are to publish “a broad range of fiction with an emphasis on romance.” They will look at almost anything except young adult, poetry or nonfiction, including: romance, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, adventure, thrillers, horror, futuristic and erotica. They are interested in complete manuscripts only at this time, but ask that you query first. Send your query to  Fine the complete submission guidelines here.


Excerpts courtesy   Cindi Myers Market News Blog

Friday, November 13, 2009

24 Literary Agents Who Want Your Work...from Writer's Digest Website

I received this notice in my email box from the Writer's Digest web site and thought I'd pass it along. As always, make certain to find out if your agent is a member of the AAR before doing any business with them._


Kimberly Ivey
RIDE THE WILD WIND, Available Now_

Sunday, October 4, 2009


My beautiful (and oh, so hot!) book cover for RIDE THE WILD WIND, a multicultural time travel western has been nominated for "most eye-catching cover" at the Covey Awards web site. Missy Lyons was my cover artist.

RIDE THE WILD WIND is listed at number 25 in the poll (left hand side of the site). There's also a teaser blurb about the book. I'd really appreciate your vote! Just click on the link.

Thank you in advance!

Kimberly Ivey

To purchase RIDE THE WILD WIND: Red Rose Publishing: Mainstream Romance - Historical/Period - Ride The Wild Wi

Monday, August 3, 2009

Markets For Your Work

I'm posting a few of my personal links for freelancers of both fiction and nonfiction.
Enjoy browsing the sites. I hope it results in a few sales!

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Fresh Look for The Writer's Cafe

Hi Everyone, and welcome to the new blog of The Southeast Texas Writers

This writer's group was originally established online, December 15, 2003, and was formerly known as the Southeast Texas Writer's Cafe. Over the nearly past six years, the needs of the group have expanded. Now, it is simply known as The Southeast Texas Writers.

A venue for the organization has not yet been chosen. Please check back in 2011 for upcoming meetings.