Hello All! I'm relatively new here, so forgive me if someone has already beat this topic to death. I was wondering if anyone has any idea of new/interesting places to submit literary fiction. Any thoughts and ideas are welcome!
Not sure if you are familiar with duotrope but it is a great tool for finding markets. It cost 5 dollars a month or 50 bucks a year. Also, I refer to this alot. Richard Thomas wrote a great column on where to submit and all the markets. It might be a little dated. Not sure when he last updated it. But there may be some here you haven't heard of. https://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-where-to-send-your-stories
If it isn't trouble, if I may, perhaps a sub-question. Do any in that list accept auto-biographical science-fiction? I don't mean like explicitely science-fiction, but more partial autobiographies closer to general fiction with enough science fiction to flavor it.
I want to second Riley's comment. Duotrope is WELL WORTH IT!!! I think that, alone, covers any needs one might have in regard to submitting short fiction. I was hesitant at first, but it's the price of a coffee these days, so even if it doesn't meet one's needs, it won't be a huge loss.
Duotrope is the shizz.
L.W., you can go to their websites and check their guidelines. No matter what Duotrope or any other source says, always confirm the guidelines with the publication itself.
^ Excellent point. I often do that out of reflex, but it does bear being stated. Of course, some sites are awful at explaining their guidelines, like The New Yorker - talk about vague. I guess they can afford to be.
Awesome. Thanks, all. I've been trying to cobble together resources from Poets and Writers, but will check out Duotrope!
A comparable resource to Duotrope is The Submission Grinder. The Submission Grinder is free and having used both it and Duotrope, I can say they are fairly close in their listings. Good luck!
To add in support, I tried The Grinder myself. Other than in finding markets specifically for darkly realistic children's fiction (which I'm chalking to largely being a niche audience), this is probably the best free place that I've tried. I don't think I'd invest myself.
I'm a little put off my some litmags being contests though. (Anyone that knows me, probably knows I'm not very competitive.)