Finding Sustainable Lit Mags

As writers, we jump for joy at the news of every acceptance. When the story is published, we rush to promote it on social media. Many times, we put a link on our own blog or website. But if you visit any writer's publication list, you are bound to find some dead links. One of … Continue reading Finding Sustainable Lit Mags

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Dear Duotrope: It’s Not You, It’s Me

One of the many challenges of being a writer is finding the right places to send completed work. Luckily, there are many resources available. Unfortunately, not all of these resources are free. At the end of 2012, I posted a three-part series evaluating what I thought were the three main components of Duotrope's Digest. The … Continue reading Dear Duotrope: It’s Not You, It’s Me

Grinding It Out: Nathaniel Tower Interviews the Masterminds Behind The (Submission) Grinder

A few days ago, thanks to a post on the Write 1 Sub 1 page, I learned of a great new resource for writers called The Grinder. The (Submission) Grinder, as it is more properly called, carries the slogan "Milling your submissions into something useful," and it follows in the footsteps of the acclaimed Duotrope's … Continue reading Grinding It Out: Nathaniel Tower Interviews the Masterminds Behind The (Submission) Grinder

Duotrope Subscriptions and the Impact on Publishers

When Duotrope's Digest switched to a subscription-based model at the beginning of the year, requiring users to pay to use the service for the first time since launching in 2005, one of the fears the impact it would have on publishers. Particularly, how would it affect small presses and new literary projects? The general concern … Continue reading Duotrope Subscriptions and the Impact on Publishers

New Submissions Tracker Template and January Summary

About a month ago, I shared a template for a submissions tracker in my first of three posts evaluating the services of Duotrope. The tracker was downloaded over 100 times, so hopefully people found it useful. One of my big projects for the past few weeks has been updating the submissions tracker and rolling all … Continue reading New Submissions Tracker Template and January Summary

Subscription Success! An Interview with Duotrope’s Digest

If you have much familiarity with the business of writing and submitting, you know that Duotrope's Digest, one of the most popular resources for writers, recently switched to a paid subscription model for most of its services. I recently had the pleasure of chatting with the Duotrope staff regarding the success of this shift, as … Continue reading Subscription Success! An Interview with Duotrope’s Digest

Is a Duotrope Subscription Worth the Cost? Part Three: Response Statistics

This is the third part in a series of posts about the value of Duotrope Digest, which will require a $50 subscription for most features beginning on January 1, 2013. For more information, visit their website.  To summarize so far: If you only use Duotrope for the submissions tracker, don't bother subscribing (download this instead). … Continue reading Is a Duotrope Subscription Worth the Cost? Part Three: Response Statistics

Is a Duotrope Subscription Worth the Cost? Part Two: Market Listings

This is the second part in a series of posts about the value of Duotrope Digest, which will require a $50 subscription for most features beginning on January 1, 2013. For more information, visit their website. The first part of this series discussed their submissions tracker, and I offered a free alternative here. When I … Continue reading Is a Duotrope Subscription Worth the Cost? Part Two: Market Listings

Is a Duotrope Subscription Worth the Cost? Part One: The Submissions Tracker

This is the first part in a series of posts about the value of Duotrope Digest, which will require a $50 subscription for most features beginning on January 1, 2013. For more information, visit their website. We knew this was coming. Anyone who's used Duotrope Digest has surely noticed the constant red or orange notice … Continue reading Is a Duotrope Subscription Worth the Cost? Part One: The Submissions Tracker