Thanks, too, to the folks who Focus on Short Fiction on Sunday morning. For those of you who were there (and those who weren't) Editor Betsy reminded us about her First Page Contest here on the blog. Please send the first page of your story to our submissions email: email@example.com with "First Page Game" in the subject line and Betsy (and others?) will critique your anonymous first page. For my promised market info, keep reading.
Also on Sunday Betsy and I were pulled in to help on another panel with authors Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein, 'The Long and Short of it--Does Size Really Matter?' We were talking about fiction, of course, and I'm not sure we answered the question--What do you think? Is long fiction better or short? :) I mentioned some market info and promised to put it on the blog so here it is:
Regarding Short Fiction Markets; the web has a lot of (too many?) resources.
- www.marketlist.com/writers_markets/ The Market List Writer's Market Guide, variety of markets.
- www.duotrope.com Searchable database for Poetry and Fiction Action/Adv, Erotica, Fantasy, General, Horror, Mystery/Crime, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Western
- www.fictionfactor.com/markets.html Writer's Market Listings from The Online Magazine for Fiction Writers
- www.writerswrite.com/fiction/markets.htm Database for Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Juvenile, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Western, and Young Adult markets.
- www.shortmystery.net/markets.html Short Mystery Fiction Markets
- www.ralan.com Speculative Fiction Markets by Ralan's SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza
- www.specficworld.com Resources including a speculative fiction market database.
- www.cs.cmu.edu/~mslee/mag.html Speculative Fiction Markets
- www.storypilot.com Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, and Horror searchable database
- www.quintamid.com/q/mdb/list Market Listings for SF/F/H
- horror.fictionfactor.com/fiction.html Horror Short Story Markets
- cindimyersmarketnews.wordpress.com Christian Short Fiction Markets by Cindi Myers
- www.suite101.com Flash fiction markets
- mockingbird.creighton.edu Literary magazines
- www.newpages.com An internet portal to the alternative press, lots of writers resources including calls for submissions
- webdelsol.com/index-new-magazines2.htm Top 50 Literary magazine and Metazines