Monday, November 8, 2010

New Stories and Link tweaks!

Iced Trees

Haiku! There's nature and frost and stuff.

7x20 is a charming tweet-zine that posts micro fiction and haiku. The editor has a good eye and the postings are worth a follow. She is looking for submissions that are winter related so give it a go.

Share Her with the Ocean

A story about a man's encounter with a strange girl on the beach.

The format of the magazine does not allow me to do a straight link to the story, but you can find it by clicking "current issue" and my name Cee Martinez on the author list.

Ghost Ocean Magazine is a new literary magazine devoted to flash fiction and poetry that is highly geared to stimulating your senses and sticking with you long after you've left it.

The Mermaid

A boy and his father find a mute, beautiful young woman washed ashore. When they take her into their home the boy's life will never be the same.

With Painted Words posts stories and poetry based upon a new art or photograph prompt each month. Each issue is engaging and surprising. Don't be afraid to submit to them.

Link updates:

The link to my story "The Umbrella" does not work anymore. It was posted in Issue 1 of Ghost Ocean Magazine and they have since changed their website. In order to read it just go to the site, click on the "archives" tab and find Cee Martinez in Issue 1.

The link to my story "Promised Land Ice Cream" no longer exists. It appeared in Issue 1 of Technicolor Magazine and they have no online archives. They are putting together a print edition and I think it will soon be possible to order an archived print issue of it. I will keep you posted on that.

Here is the new link to my story "The Scapegoat" which appeared in Issue 10 of Up the Staircase Quarterly

Be a HERO alert!!!!!!!

Ghost Ocean Magazine has the opportunity to go to the AWP Writer's Conferance in Washington, D.C. where they will have a booth, chapbooks, buttons, goodies, etc... to get the word out about their awesome site. In order to do that, however, they are at the mercy of literary fans with a little change to spare. They have opened a Kickstart Pledge Drive page and they only need 125 dollars to reach the 700 dollar goal that would get them to DC.

There are goodies for donating at the 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 dollar level. If you have even a dollar to spare (or a pound for any British/Irish/Scottish readers), can you please find it in your heart to share? There is less than 25 days to go on this drive and they are SO CLOSE! If you cannot donate, could you please find the twitter link on the page and retweet it. Spread the word and help a fledgling literary magazine make a splash!


  1. Hi Cee! I stumbled upon your writing today when I found "Share Her with the Ocean" in Ghost Ocean Magazine. It was such a mysterious story - and I love the imagery of the girl. So cool!

    Going along with the ocean imagery, I looked at "The Mermaid" as well. That one was really fun, but in a more humorous and ghastly way. Great work :)

  2. Thank you so much CloudyKim! Your kind words mean a ton to me. "The Mermaid" was a really fun one to write, you know for all those times you're watching a fairy tale and in the mood to pull the rug outta happily ever after. "Share Her with the Ocean" a bit tricky, and I'm so happy you liked it. I was a bit worried it wouldn't work out initially.