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    Genre Markets for Short Stories

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by PulpyNoir, Oct 19, 2010.

    I used to write a fair bunch of literary stuff, but I love writing genre fiction. The only problem is that it's hard to find genre magazines with a fair audience that isn't out of business or no longer accepting submissions.

    It's funny, I've been collecting sample magazines to learn about the market and about half of them in my drawer are no longer published :(

    I'm curious if anyone has any advice ... Should I be focusing on short story magazines? Are there other markets that I might be neglecting?

    Thanks!
     
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    I trust you've taken a look at duotrope already? If not, I'd start there.

    I'd say that for short stories, the best markets are magazines and open-submission anthologies. Online magazines and e-zines are a growing market these days, too.
     
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    yup!... www.duotrope.com is where you should be looking...
     
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    Wow ... that's exactly the kind of resource I've been looking for ... has anyone tried the submission tracker yet? Thanks for the intel.
     
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    i'd advise keeping track of your submissions yourself... it's easy enough to do simply on your own, so why depend on someone else's fancy system?
     
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    if someone else has made a submissions tracker for public use, they have probably done a better job of making it than you could cobble together. Why duplicate effort that could be spent writing? If the tools are there, use them.

    It's the age of the Internet, the sooner publishers and writers realize this, the better.
     

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