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EricWojo from Livonia, Michigan is reading The Brothers Karamazov October 6, 2011 - 6:24pm

Anyone know about Duotrope?  Seems to be a great resource for finding a publisher.  Please pass on outlets of equal value.

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit October 6, 2011 - 7:23pm

Duotrope is the best and only site of its kind. An invaluable tool.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 6, 2011 - 7:26pm

We would like to build out our member-submitted resources section http://litreactor.com/workshop/resources anyone can submit a resource. Doutrope is already in there, but please feel free to suggest other items by click the button on the right of that section.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs October 10, 2011 - 10:11pm

I'm surprised whenever writers who are interested in submitting their stories haven't hear of it, although that seems to happen a lot.

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Danielle Marie ... from New York is reading House Infernal by Edward Lee October 11, 2011 - 5:56pm

I haven't had much success on Duotrope, more than likely because I usually submit to genre fiction calls with open deadlines that never get filled. I've heard good things though. 

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs October 11, 2011 - 9:06pm

ralan.com may be a better submissions listing site for genre fiction than duotrope, although it looks a lot less organized than it used to.

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simon morris from Originally, Philadelphia, PA; presently Miami Beach, FL is reading This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George October 15, 2011 - 6:58am

It is a superb outlet if you want to present your work to a marketplace -- many are non-paying markets but for a new writer, that is a necessary beginning. I found "Thin Threads" there and had several stories published at $100 each in themed compendiums and it is a publishing credit I am proud to have.

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addiemon from California is reading The Way of Shadows October 15, 2011 - 8:37am

LOVE Duotrope. I donate to it as often as I can and I recommend others do the same!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 15, 2011 - 2:01pm

Duotrope is the only way to stay organized. They do cover a lot of great genre publications, as well as literary, in addition to some presses. You can search by genre, length, submisison method, etc. It's how I stay on top of 6 stories out to a total of 40 places. When they are overdue, it goes red, and you send the editor a quick follow up. Great for research, links to sites, to see what their acceptance rate is, and how long it takes to hear back from them. It's a source you should use religiously.

Also, donate some $$$ once in awhile too, even $5 helps.

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Danielle Marie ... from New York is reading House Infernal by Edward Lee October 16, 2011 - 4:05pm

Duotrope is the only way to stay organized.

 

 

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leapinglizards February 3, 2012 - 3:34pm

When duotrope (or other) lists submissions open by theme - eg this next edition we are looking for stories about Christmas or War or Faith or whatever - then I'll be a fan of duotrope.

 

And when they give some indication of the status/reputation of the journal or magazine - then I'll be a fan of duotrope.

 

Until then it's really just a spreadsheet

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 3, 2012 - 8:10pm

^they do list themed anthologies. the status and/or reputation is up to YOU to determine. "coolness" can be the level of pay (which they do provide) but other than that, aside from circulation, it's up to you to figure out what's a good market. depends on what you write and/or what your goals are. it's not just a spreadsheet, FAR from it. read my column on it, if you haven't yet.

http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-research-and-duotrope

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leapinglizards February 3, 2012 - 9:46pm

Ok I take that back. It is more than a spreadsheet. In my case, however, it doesn't cut out that much work because I then have a research project in working out reputation/status. But I imagine for others it saves hours and hours...

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water February 3, 2012 - 9:51pm

In my case, however, it doesn't cut out that much work because I then have a research project in working out reputation/status.

You're right.  It doesn't do every single possible bit of work for you.  You still have to do SOME work on your own.  It's a tragedy, really.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 3, 2012 - 9:53pm

Who's getting snarky now, Popeye?

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water February 3, 2012 - 10:02pm

No snark at all. I really think it's horrible that we still have to do some research after all we've paid for duotrope.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 3, 2012 - 10:17pm

well leaping, part of how Duotrope works is digging in, doing some research, making lists of places you like, and then, based on that research and list of favorites, sending out your stories into the world, and being able to track what is out, how long it has been out, and what the response was. it's invaluable, imo. take a look at my current Submission Tracker (see attached).

do you want a list of some 100+ markets that I think are the best? here you go:

FAVORITE MARKETS: (updated 01.18.12)
3 AM Magazine (accepted)
751 Magazine
A cappella Zoo
AGNI
Alaska Quarterly Review
Albedo One
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
alice blue
Analog
anderbo.com
Annalemma
Another Chicago Magazine
Apex Book Company
Apex Magazine
Apodis Publishing
Aqueous Books
Arcane
Artifice Magazine
Atlantic Monthly, The
Atticus Review
Aurealis
Avery Anthology
Barrelhouse
Bat City Review
Beat to a Pulp
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Berkley Fiction Review
Big Lucks
Birkensnake
Black Clock
Black Heart Magazine
Black Lawrence Press
Black Static
Black Warrior Review
Blackbird
Bleak House Books
Blink-Ink (twice, Pushcart nomination)
BLIP (formerly Mississippi Review)
Blue Earth Review
Blue Mesa Review
BOMB Magazine
Boulevard
Bourbon Penn
BULL SPEC
BULL: Fiction for Thinking Men
Caketrain
Camera Obscura
Cannoli Pie (accepted)
Canteen
Capilano Review, The
Cavalier Literary Couture
Cemetery Dance (accepted)
Cherry Bleeds (accepted) (dead)
Chicago Review
Chiron Review
ChiZine (Chiaroscuro) (contest win + 2nd story)
ChiZine Publications
Cimarron Review
Cirton Review, The
Clarkesworld Magazine
Coachella Review, The
Collagist, The
Colorado Review
Colored Chalk (multiple acceptances) (DEAD)
Comet Press
Conjunctions
Contrary
Copper Nickel
Crazyhorse
Cream City Review
Crimefactory (accepted)
CrimeSpree Magazine
Crimewave
Criminal Element
Dark Discoveries
Dark Horizons
Dark Moon Books (accepted)
Dark Moon Digest (accepted)
Dark Sky Magazine
decomP
Descant (Canada)
DIAGRAM
Dirty Noir (accepted)
Dogmatika (accepted)
DOGZPLOT
Dzanc Books
EDGE
Electric Literature
Electric Velocipede
Eleven Eleven
elimae
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Emerson Review, The
Emprise Review (accepted)
Etchings
Existere – Journal of Arts and Literature
F Magazine
Fairy Tale Review
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Featherproof Books
Fence
Fiction International
Fifth Wednesday Journal
Flambard Press
Flying Pen Press
Flywheel Magazine
Freight Stories
FRiGG
Fringe
Frogmore Papers
Fugue
Fugue State Press
Full of Crow Quarterly Fiction
Gargoyle (accepted)
Going Down Swinging (AU)
Gold Dust (accepted)
Granta
Grave Tales
Graywolf Press
Grist: The Journal for Writers
GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator
Harpur Palate
Hayden’s Ferry Review
Heavy Feather Review
Hobart
Horror Zine, The
Hyperpulp
Ideomancer
Ig Publishing
Ilura Press
Indiana Review
Interfictions
Interzone
Jabberwocky
Juked
Kenyon Review, The
Keyhole Magazine
kill author
KNOCK
Lake Effect
L’Allure des Mots
Leodegraunce (accepted)
Lightspeed
LIT
Literary Fever
Literary Review, The
LITRO: Stories Transport You
Lowesoft Chronicle
MacAdam/Cage Publishing
MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine
Manic D Press
McSweeney’s Books
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
McSweeney’s Quarterly
Meanjin
Medallion Press
Memorious
Metazen (accepted, Pushcart nomination)
Midnight Echo
Midwestern Gothic
Missouri Review
Mixer Publishing
Molotov Cocktail, The
Monkeybicycle
Moon Milk Review
Morrigan Books
Moulin Review
Mundania Press
Murky Depths (accepted) [closed]
Natural Bridge
Neon
Nefarious Muse (twice)
Nerve.com
Nervous Breakdown, The (featured book reviewer)
New England Review
New Genre
New Ohio Review (NOR)
New Orleans Review
New York Tyrant
New Yorker, The
Night Land, The
Night Shade Books
Night Train
Ninth Letter
Not One of Us
NO COLONY
NOÖ Journal
Noon Annual
Normal School, The
Not One of Us
Notes from the Underground
Notre Dame Review
Offense Mechanisms
Omnidawn
On Spec
One Buck Horror (accepted, Winner of Cafe Doom contest)
One Story
Opium Magazine (accepted)
Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show
Otherworld Publications (novel accepted)
Out of the Gutter Magazine
Outsider Writers Collective (accepted)
PANK (accepted)
Paris Review, The
Pear Noir! (accepted, Pushcart nomination)
Pedestal Magazine
Permanent Press Publishing Company, The
Permuted Press
Phoebe
Pill Hill Press
Pinch, The
Pleiades
Plots With Guns (excerpt)
Ploughshares
Poisoned Pen Press
Post Road Magazine
Portland Review, The
Prime Books
Pseudopod
Punchnell’s
Quick Fiction
Raleigh Review
Red Hen Press
Redivider
Reprint, The
Revolution House
River Styx
Rotten Leaves (accepted)
Salamander
Salt Hill
Sententia
Severed Press
ShadowCast Audio Anthology
Shadows & Tall Trees
Sheepshead Review
Shimmer
Shock Totem
Short, Fast and Deadly
Shotgun Honey (accepted)
Shroud Magazine
Shroud Publishing
Sideshow Fables (co-editor)
Sleepingfish
Slice Magazine
Small Beer Press
Smokelong Quarterly
Snowbooks
Snubnose Press (accepted)
Soho Press
Southeast Review, The
Southern Review, The
Spinetingler (excerpt)
Steampunk Tales
StepAway Magazine (accepted, Pushcart nomination)
Storyglossia
Strange Horizons
Stymie Magazine
subTerrain Magazine
Subtropics
Summerset Review, The
Sun Magazine, The
Superstition Review
Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal
Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction
Third Coast
Threepenny Review
Thunderdome: The Writer’s Collection (accepted)
Tin House
Titular
Tor.com
Torque Press
Troubadour 21 (accepted twice)
Twelve Stories
Twist of Noir, A
Two Dollar Radio
Uncanny Valley
Unstuck
Vain Magazine (accepted, excerpt)
Valparaiso Fiction Review
Versal
Vestal Review
Virginia Quarterly Review
Weave Magazine
Weird Tales
Whitewash Dreams
Wild Child Publishing
Willow Springs
Withersin Magazine (excerpt)
Witness
Yalobusha Review
Zoetrope: All-Story
Zone 3
ZOUCH (accepted, 6/200 in flash fiction contest)
Zumaya Publications

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

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leapinglizards February 4, 2012 - 12:53am

Richard, I can sort of see where you are coming from. 

However,

doing some research, making lists of places you like, and then, based on that research and list of favorites, sending out your stories into the world

 

I do all this already and I don't find Duotrope much of an aid. And I find Duotrope so incredibly packed with references - and many of them outside of my area of interest - that it's not so helpful. I have pretty specific requirements for where I want to be published I guess

 

As for the tracking - yeah - that's a (minor) appeal of Duotrope. I do that now with excel spreadsheets and it doesn't take long to imput the data.

Then again I'm not so worried how long it takes people to get back to me. Maybe that is where I differ from your average Duotrope user. 

 

PopeyeDoyle

You're right.  It doesn't do every single possible bit of work for you.  You still have to do SOME work on your own.  It's a tragedy, really.

 

Ummmm as I said, I already do that work myself. And for me there are more efficient ways of doing it.