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Topic: Tools to Find Places to Submit
Posted By: G1nsbergB3ats
Subject: Tools to Find Places to Submit
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2019 at 10:57am
Hey everyone! So in the long wait, I was thinking of sprucing up my story that passed muster last year and see if I can find a place to submit it. I know there are tools floating around out there such as Duotrope, but I thought I had seen a similar FREE tool floating around on these forums... am I mistaken? 

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them! Not looking to make money, just get published/credits to hopefully one day become an actual writer!

I'm open to paid services too, but money is tight right now because my wife and I are starting to look for our first home. :P


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2019 SSC R2 H7
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Posted By: td333777
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2019 at 12:41pm
Submission Grinder is a similar tool to Duotrope, and it’s free.  That being said, I think Duotrope is far superior and is kept current and updated more often.  Plus, it’s only five bucks, which won’t break the bank for anyone.  Here’s a link to the Grinder, though, just so you have it:

https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/" rel="nofollow - https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/

Have fun!

Trey


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SSC 2018 - 2nd place


Posted By: thesaura73
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2019 at 10:14pm
Just to keep submissions front of mind, on Twitter I mostly follow writers and places that post submission opportunities. Also made one of my "big 4" phone apps the Submittable app (though that was $5.99, I think?) for the same reason (so when I need to kill time and just have my phone, I can just either zone out on scrolling submission opportunities instead of other stuff) LOL It does sound like Duotrope is good for when you are ready full-on submitting mode (not sure I'm there yet!)

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http://bit.ly/2HDDbBl" rel="nofollow - SS Ch1 - A Curated Experience (Suspense)


Posted By: GallifreyGirl
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 1:09am
I use newpages.com and I follow #callforsubmissions and #openforsubmissions on Insta & Twitter

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R1G88 https://bit.ly/2RWuk2w" rel="nofollow - girl in the ghost dress lies 2nd pl
R2G7 https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic20887_post271114.html" rel="nofollow - Adventures in Dogwalking (prob last place lol)


Posted By: G1nsbergB3ats
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 9:04am
Thanks everyone! I mean yeah $50 a year wouldn't break the bank, or just $5 for a few months in order to find a home for a short story or three, I didn't even look at how much Duotrope cost, I just saw "fee" and thought "writer" and in my experience... like we make $0 anyways so it's always rough to cough up anything in my mind. I'm not even trying to get paid, just get publication since it's a life goal that I think is obtainable. 

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2019 SSC R1 H62 https://bit.ly/2CPMeti" rel="nofollow - The Culling

2019 SSC R2 H7
https://bit.ly/2Iq7TNe" rel="nofollow - The Bite of Familiarity


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2019 at 10:47pm
I do not believe that calling your agent a tool is the way to go.


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Posted By: Cassalass
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2019 at 1:15pm
submittal.com is free though a little less user friendly. So I've heard. I'm researching this as well so I'm glad you started this post.



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R2,H11,Romance http://tinyurl.com/y5lkpyjm" rel="nofollow - On Your Left


Posted By: Thesula
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2019 at 1:13pm
I really like Submission Grinder, and I recently found a new site called Literarium.net. It's almost the same as Submission Grinder, but it has some different markets, and I use that after I've checked out Submission Grinder.  I'm pretty sure you do have to make an account to search it, but it's free. The information in it isn't always accurate (same with Submission Grinder), but it's good for searching for new markets, and then you can check out the official website guidelines for information.  

If you write in sci fi/ fantasy/horror, there are a few really great websites I like to keep an eye on: 
https://horrortree.com/" rel="nofollow - https://horrortree.com/
https://www.darkmarkets.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.darkmarkets.com/
https://www.ralan.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.ralan.com/




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SSC 2017 R2 Historical Fiction https://bit.ly/2HrBPcN" rel="nofollow - The Debt


Posted By: nod1v1ng
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2019 at 12:51pm
I'm with Trey that Duotrope is my favorite & I happily fork over the five bucks a month. I get having a budget, but if you can forego something else--one less trip to the coffee shop, one night of PB&J instead of something nicer, it really is worth it. 

I'm not a huge fan of Submission Grinder - it may be a preference thing but I don't like their site. I also don't think the information is as complete - the stats are good, but I feel like Duotrope gives more, plus there's descriptions of the magazines, sometimes sample covers, & interviews with the editors that all help me decide if a submission is a good fit. Also, if you find an error or inconsistency on Duotrope, their staff is really responsive, which gives me the confidence that their listings are constantly being improved. 

I have no real use for Submittable. I know some folks swear by it, but I don't find it user friendly at all. However if you are just looking for places to submit--not tracking your submission, etc--I have found a couple opportunities in their weekly newsletter. Master's Review also puts out a good newsletter with lots of opportunities in it--not just their stuff, but contests, other lit mags, etc.


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SSC2 https://bit.ly/2VB96F8" rel="nofollow - Down Payment - HM


Posted By: Jhill
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2019 at 2:56pm
Love Duotrope, but this newsletter is also good. The author provides calls for submission, contests, and conferences each month. She also does interviews with authors who have new books coming out.    https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow - https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/  

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R2 Disinhibited (A/A)
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Posted By: sootfoot5
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2019 at 1:16am
I'm not as keen on on Duotrope as most -- I get most of my sub info from either the discovery tab on Submittable or CRWROPPS.  If you don't know what CRWROPPS is, just put it into a search engine and you'll find out - warning:  if you already get a lot of email, you might want to designate a special acct for this one.  They can at times send you 20 emails in a day, but you can not tell them you don't want, for example, poetry submission opportunities.  You get all or nothing.  But I've been published from leads I've gotten from there.  And both of these are free.  

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Posted By: Thesula
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2019 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by sootfoot5 sootfoot5 wrote:

I'm not as keen on on Duotrope as most -- I get most of my sub info from either the discovery tab on Submittable or CRWROPPS.  If you don't know what CRWROPPS is, just put it into a search engine and you'll find out - warning:  if you already get a lot of email, you might want to designate a special acct for this one.  They can at times send you 20 emails in a day, but you can not tell them you don't want, for example, poetry submission opportunities.  You get all or nothing.  But I've been published from leads I've gotten from there.  And both of these are free.  

Thanks for sharing! I just signed up :) I like the idea of receiving emails. Sometimes I'm so busy that I don't have time to search out markets to submit to, so the constant influx of emails bombarding my inbox should keep me on task!


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SSC 2019 R1 Romantic Comedy https://bit.ly/2XcEcnB" rel="nofollow - Manhattan Syndrome
SSC 2017 R2 Historical Fiction https://bit.ly/2HrBPcN" rel="nofollow - The Debt



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