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Technology Corner: Duotrope

abstract:So you've been plugging away at the next great novel or perhaps that longish fiction piece based on your last trip to Turkey and you're beginning to wonder where you could get published for money, joy or fame? Look no further than DUOTROPE. Duotrope is the award-winning, free writers' resource listing over 3525 current Fiction and Poetry publications. Use this site to search for markets that may make a fine home for the piece you just polished. Use the menus at the top and right of the home page to explore all of the free services they offer writers and editors, including a free online submissions tracker for registered users. They claim to "make several updates per day, and check each of the current listings regularly (at least once a month) to ensure the most up-to-date database humanly possible. So far this week, [they] have checked guidelines for 918 listings, and we have made 527 listing updates. The last update was made 1 hour(s) and 7 minute(s) ago." Sounds like these guys have your back.

I tried it and here's how it worked. I used the drop down menu to select TRAVEL, HISTORICAL, 2500 WORDS, LITERARY, YES PAY, WHATEVER THEY WILL and so on. The results turned up The Manchester Review as a first suggestion with some interesting link options that allow you to explore the publication, check out back issues, see if there are any upcoming events, listen to their podcasts, check out their "Center for Writing" and of course the be-all and end-all, names of the review team, dates they accept submissions, guidelines and so on. There is also a section listing other publications that people submitted works to like the search return, and other publications people were accepted at who fit this category. All in all, this is a fantastic site for writers looking to find homes for their work. Check it out. DUOTROPE Next I think that I will follow up with a suggested editor/publication and let you know how I make out!


August 19, 2011



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