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    Home for pieces 16k and up?

    Discussion in 'Publisher Discussion' started by A.M.P., Apr 16, 2015.

    Anyone know of any reputable places that accept novelettes that aren't sci-fi/f between the 16k mark and up?

    I looked around, found a few, but they either cost a huge reading fee or what they wanted wasn't what I had.

    I'd need a place that accepts something along the lines of coming of age/YA or LGBT themed.

    Honestly, it's more the awkward length than anything else.
    There just isn't a large market for long short-fiction :p

    Edit: You know what? Why not have a place here on WF where we gather good publishers and what they accept? It'd be an useful list for many of us, I bet. I keep my own in my head but hell, maybe it'd help people?
     
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    You're in the same boat I am. I wrote an 11,000 word sci-fi story thinking I'd have a huge number of places to submit it, but when I consulted Duotrope, it turned out that the vast majority of markets don't want stories that long. There are the big magazines - Analog, Asimov's, and Fantasy and Science Fiction - but once you get past those, everyone else caps things off at 8k or 9k. I feel betrayed, I tell you! Betrayed! :(
     
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    @minstrel
    I feel ya pain.

    I'm thinking maybe the only spot for it is seasonal contests of some of those magazines where they specifically tend to look for longer stuff...
     
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    The LGBTQ aspect may be useful - you could try Harmony Ink - http://www.harmonyinkpress.com/submissions, and maybe other LGBTQ publishers?

    (I've never worked with Harmony Ink myself, but I have a lot of books with their parent corporation and really enjoy working with them, and have heard good things about Harmony Ink. So I think they're reputable enough).
     
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    @BayView
    Hey, that publisher sounds kinda great actually.
    They seem competent and sound like they'd be potentially interested in something my style...

    Thank you!
     
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    I just stumbled over another possibility - another YA subsidiary for a publisher who is putting out one of my books.

    http://tritonya.com/writers.html

    I don't know as much about them, but I've really enjoyed working with Riptide, their parent company. No sales numbers yet, so I can't say if I'm going to continue enjoying the relationship, but the editing process was the most rigorous I've ever been through and, while annoying, was good for the book, long-term.
     
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    I can understand the pain but it is obvious magazines like Duotrope do not accept such a big length. Also, need to do a bit of market research before writing.
     
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    @Ryan M Pelton
    Duotrope isn't a magazine.
    It's a database for thousands of publishers for writers on the hunt.

    And there's two ways to write: Writing what you want and writing for a specific publisher.
    The former; no limits
    The latter; no hassle for finding where and what to submit (ie: easier to be accepted or have acceptable work)
     
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    Why not try to whittle the story down to a slightly smaller length? Alternatively, simply put it out yourself. Smashwords is fantastically easy to publish on. KDP too.
     
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    I'm not comfortable with self-publishing yet.
    Even writing my current project, I've learned and changed my style quite a bit.

    So, for now, it's on the back burner.
     
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    Well, that is fine too. Everyone should move at their own pace. The smartest thing you can do, is not rush.
     

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