We're currently under a tropical storm watch here, and while we're always prepared for bad weather, the conditions may knock out our power and internet and keep me unplugged for a bit. For any of you who might also be in the path, you can find out more about Tropical Storm Andrea at the National Hurricane Center website here.
Also, a heads-up on an interesting sub op -- while I was checking something at Ralan.com this new antho listing caught my eye:
Ticonderoga Publications has an open call for their new romance steampunk-themed anthology: "This anthology, with the working title Kisses by Clockwork, will combine the fun and irreverence of steampunk fiction with an element of romance. There might be stories of airships, gaslight romance, retro-futurism, post-apocalyptic steam-powered cities, analytical engines or neo-Victorian ladies and gentlemen. The relationship/s in the stories should have an emphasis on romance rather than erotica, but well-placed steamy scenes necessary for the plot are of course, acceptable." Length: 2-7K; publisher notes "Longer stories may be accepted, although payment is capped at 7,500." Payment: "2 copies of anthology and Aus 2.5 cents/word (GST inc., maximum payment $187.50) on publication." No reprints, electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: October 15th, 2013.