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lspieller from Los Angeles July 6, 2012 - 11:41am

Hello LitReactor community,

I want to try my luck in the publishing world. I wrote Itch for the 'Scare Us' contest, and I think I'd like to submit it elsewhere for *money.* Any suggestions as to what types of publications might be interested?

Thanks!

Lauren

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. July 6, 2012 - 12:00pm

http://www.duotrope.com

Well duotrope will be your best friend when it comes to submitting to any market for any genre. 

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life July 6, 2012 - 12:13pm

Writing for money? What manner of sorcery is this?

Duotrope is the leader, also try http://darkmarkets.com/ 

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 6, 2012 - 12:28pm

There's also: http://ralan.com/

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lspieller from Los Angeles July 6, 2012 - 1:02pm

amazing! thanks guys!

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Whyend from Memphis TN is reading Under the Dome July 25, 2012 - 12:21am

No , thank you for the thread. Learning = WINNING!!!

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 25, 2012 - 9:16am

Damn it, Gary. Ralan was my tip.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books July 25, 2012 - 9:24am

Here is a helpful guide to Duotrope from Richard Thomas: http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-research-and-duotrope

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GaryP from Denver is reading a bit of this and that July 25, 2012 - 12:29pm

I'm an asshole.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 25, 2012 - 2:48pm

Wow, Duotrope is amazing.

A. Mazing.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer July 26, 2012 - 11:22am

Duotrope is great. It's much easier to navigate than The Writer's Market. I use Duotrope more often than not, despite having a subscription to The Writer's Market Online.

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lspieller from Los Angeles July 26, 2012 - 11:32am

i also came across this...

 

Short Story and Creative Writing Contests

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lspieller from Los Angeles July 26, 2012 - 11:34am

ps...i haven't gotten many suggestions for ways to improve my short story in the Scare Us competition..so if anyone wants to check it out and give me some feedback...

Itch

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce July 29, 2012 - 7:05pm

Ispieller, I'll look at yours if you look at mine...  Couldn't help myself, I had to throw that in there! I want to submit my story too, so like you, I need feedback.

I'm a bit braindead tonight after working on my story today and giving some fairly meaty feedback on another challenge story, but I promise you I'll get to yours tomorrow.

Jess

 

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Jeremy Robert J... from Portland, OR is reading an unreasonable number of books. August 8, 2012 - 2:30pm

CEMETERY DANCE and DARK DISCOVERIES are both great. They pay solid rates in a timely manner, are widely distributed in print, and both have regularly published work from new writers as well as old pros. And I've been hearing good things about STRANGE AEONS too, though I think they're gunning for a more specific Lovecraftian bent. BLACK STATIC has done some great stuff too.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies August 15, 2012 - 2:43pm

And if you want my short list of horror, try Shroud, Shimmer, Shock Totem, One Buck Horror, Apex, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lamplight and LORE.