Hey everyone, just signed up for Duotrope. Anyone have any helpful hints or suggestions for a beginner over there?
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.
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.
Oh nice. Thanks guys.
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...
Yeah that's sort of why I did it.
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.
thanks, guys. yeah, if you have any other questions let me know. there are a lot of features that go unused.