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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi December 26, 2012 - 9:23am

Hey everyone, just signed up for Duotrope. Anyone have any helpful hints or suggestions for a beginner over there?

 

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Meredith_103 December 27, 2012 - 1:46pm

Did you read this? http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-research-and-duotrope

I just signed up too and it seems that Richard's column covers all of the essentials. Best of luck.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer December 27, 2012 - 2:01pm

Richard pretty much covers it. The thing I would add is that once you get a long list in your submission tracker, use the filters. Let's say you want to see what you have pending. Uncheck acceptances, rejections, and such so that only pending stuff shows in your tracker. That makes it a lot easier to get an immediate grasp on what you have out there.

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi December 28, 2012 - 8:10am

Oh nice. Thanks guys.

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep December 28, 2012 - 8:20am

I only just signed up for Duotrope.  Sucks that they are going to a pay model in the new year, but it's pretty cheap, and should be worth it.  Maybe having to pay for it will make me actually submit stuff instead of second-guessing myself...

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi January 3, 2013 - 11:23am

Yeah that's sort of why I did it.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland January 3, 2013 - 12:12pm

I signed up a few weeks ago, and based on some advice from a LitReactor friend I went ahead and subscribed for the year because I have about 15 pieces or so I want to send out this year to various publications, and It makes researching the markets and acceptance rates and times, along with tracking what you sent where alot easier and alot more time efficient.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 26, 2013 - 10:50pm

thanks, guys. yeah, if you have any other questions let me know. there are a lot of features that go unused.