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James Schofield from Australia is reading Whatever - Michel Houellebecq June 16, 2015 - 7:29am

I've written a short story (LINK: http://www.reddit.com/r/shortstories/comments/38vx72/rf_jade_marilyn_nsfw/) which I've been told I should look to publish. One thing though, I don't know where to look. I'm typically wary of the internet in a lot of ways, I'm not a Luddite but I'm certainly wary. Thus, I'm a little out of touch. Plus, I'm currently in the middle of writing my debut novel so I've got my hands full and it's all a bit 'woah'.


Geez, that was a lot. Anyways, I was wondering if anybody could advise me as to the best place to post and/or publish my short story and would appreciate any advice.

(PS: New to Litreactor, looking forward to joining this community.)

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami June 16, 2015 - 2:23pm

I'm as uncertain as you are, as it seems like the short story market is a dying breed.

I will add that magazines don't usually take work if its previously posted elsewhere online, that isn't specifically password protected, or in any way not for general perusal.

If they don't specifically specify they take reprints.

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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money June 20, 2015 - 9:00am

The most comprehensive and constantly updated list of short fiction markets I know of is Duotrope. You can filter by genre, submission type, payment, length sought... many criteria. They also have tools to keep track of your submissions and response times. They've moved into a subscription model, but there's a free trial period as well.

Writer's Market and Poets&Writers I think also maintain market listings, but I've never used them so I am not sure how they work

There's another upcoming free-model listing site that I stumbled accross recently, but I can't recall the name or url. I'll try to track it down, but I'm sure it was talked about in one the threads here.

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Liam Hogan from Earth is reading Hugo Nominations June 23, 2015 - 8:04am

You might want to check for Facebook groups. It's "push" rather than pull, but a nice way of finding new places to submit. I'm a member of a few:

OPEN CALL: SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & PULP MARKETS https://www.facebook.com/groups/440107622678110/

Calls for Submissions (Poetry, Fiction, Art) https://www.facebook.com/groups/35517751475/

Thresholds: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408184764495/