New Market

New Wuxia Market!

This notice comes straight from Rob, the owner of Kung Fu Action Theatre:

Who are we? 

Kung Fu Action Theatre is a monthly podcast running since 2006 which has built an audience on telling action-adventure stories. We’ve been focused on Audio Drama (radioplays), but are now looking to showcase short fiction instead. 

What do we want? 

Historical adventure stories set in Asia or with an Asian element. Prose only, no scripts or poetry. 

What will we do with them? 

Read them into a microphone to turn them into audio fiction, and then stick them up in our podcast feed for our audience to enjoy. 

Why should you submit your story to us? 

We have an average of 7000 people downloading our podcast feed each month, do you want 7000 people to hear your story read and presented in a professional manner and showcased? Plus, we only want one-time audio rights (not print), the story is still yours, and you can do whatever you want with it. And on top of that, you get a Creative Commons licensed mp3 of your story you can do anything with except sell for money, like pass to publishers as a piece of promotional material to help get your work published elsewhere. 

What do we get from this? 

We like entertaining people and telling stories. It’s that simple. KFAT is non-profit, contains no advertising, and actually runs at a loss with only donations from listeners to help cover the costs. (Which by the way, they don’t. So feel free to donate!) We also want to promote the Asian adventure genres, because that’s what we love to read! 

More details here.

New Markets, Residencies and Other Opportunities

I’ve got several different types of markets and opportunities today. I wish I could take credit for them, but oh well. 😀

This first one is courtesy of Hope Clark:


A residency can provide much needed time away from your normal 
environment and routine. You are encouraged to develop your work 
based upon your Indian experience and inspiration. The Village 
offers residency programs to emerging, mid-career and established 
artists. Residencies are offered for all major creative disciplines 
(visual, performing, literary, healing arts) and we also welcome 
professionals, researchers and scholars. Residents choose from 
standard, duplex or accommodations in administrative staff quarters 
and are provided with work studio space, three prepared vegetarian 
meals per day, laundry service, broadband wi-fi internet access 
and airport pick-up. Specific requirements, benefits, conditions 
and additional information are outlined within the program and 
facility descriptions. India is a land full of contrast, beauty 
and surprises. The residencies provide the perfect amount of 
time to absorb the Indian experience, create work and allow for 
travel time before or after the residency period. Selection 
Procedure: Applications are reviewed by a panel and selection 
is based upon your current body of work, project description, 
and motivation to develop your art, project, and/or work in 

I can’t take credit for this one, either. It’s many thanks to Eve in the Authors of Asian Novels Group.

A new magazine (short story market) is available at’s especially interested in Wuxia, which is the type of story where you have a wondering warrior. Think “Seven Samurai,” “Lone Wolf and Cub,” etc.

My own story is a member of the Wuxia family as it’s based on one of the early Wuxia classics, “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” If you’re interested in helping me polish the new opening I’ve made thanks to Tessa Elwood and Donna Hole (you ladies have my gratitude and a critique coming whenever you need it!), go to Mourn Their Courage and let me know if you have any questions.

Are you aware of any markets I should post about? (I’ll give you credit and many thanks.) Do you have a critique concern you’d like to share? Drop me a note and we can brainstorm.

New Market

Many thanks to Rashda Kahn for telling me about this via the Authors of Asian Novels group. Do you happen to have a story about a monk in your repertoire? Say no more! Rashda found a market for this little niche called “Monk Punk.” (Don’t you love that title?)

Get thee to and read their guidelines. They’re interested in all varieties of monks and genres.