If you’re anything like me (e.g. a neophyte writer without a clue how to sell a story), you may not know a whole lot about finding places to submit your work.
Somewhere along the line, I received access to WritersMarket and figured “Great. Now I’ll find lots of places to submit to.” Well, now that I have stories to submit, it turns out that WritersMarket isn’t really giving me all that many leads for submission.
Over the past couple of days, I have found some better (free) sources for market information. So far, I have only looked for information on markets for horror shorts, but have found a ton more than I did at WM.
- Duotrope (OK, so this didn’t take much effort to find and isn’t free, but should be included)
- The Horror Tree
- The (Submission) Grinder is pretty neat and provides stats for acceptance/rejection ratios
- My Little Corner
- Writing Career
- Ralan.com Thanks to sandraseamans (of My Little Corner) for the heads-up
- The Bloghole
I also found this great blog post by Michael Bracken about marketing short stories: Market-First, Write-Second.
I hope these links are helpful and wish you the best of luck with your submissions.
EDIT: I will add new market resources as they are pointed out to me, so please let me know if you have a link that should be included!