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  •   Mike Douton commented on this post about 1 day ago
    I was wondering, for those trying to publish their work in magazines/journals/anthos, do you have a list of the top places you'd love to submit? If so, where?
    One of my top dream subs is with Shimmer Magazine. I did try a submission there once, but it wasn't "shimmery" enough - their words, not mine. I love the imagination and weirdness of the work there.
    Anyone else?
    • Tonya R Moore
      Ooh, I love the sound of Shimmer. One mag I particularly like and hope to write something good enough to submit to is APEX Magazine. I just adore theiOoh, I love the sound of Shimmer. One mag I particularly like and hope to write something good enough to submit to is APEX Magazine. I just adore their covers and I reviewed an issue a while back and the stories blew me away.  More ...
    • Mike Douton
      I tend to target SFWA approved markets first, especially since membership is a goal.

      Clarkesworld is usually my number one. I've met Neil Clarke at BI tend to target SFWA approved markets first, especially since membership is a goal.

      Clarkesworld is usually my number one. I've met Neil Clarke at Boskone and Readercon. He puts a premium on a fast turnaround which is nice on the submission grind.

      I tend to write shorts that don't fit cut and dry in one subgenre so favor the markets that encourage blended genres. I've had stuff held for consideration at both Apex and Shimmer (Tonya: that story you did the crit for me with) but got the "didn't fit here." They like the kinda weird stuff I write so will always get a sub
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    • Tonya R Moore
      Now that you mention Clarkesworld, it's one I've longed to get my work into too, Mike. (Sigh... they all feel so out of reach... the SFWA markets)
    • Mike Douton
      Go big or go home, right? I always like the con panels with the magazine publishers and they all agree discovering new stuff and new writers is a poinGo big or go home, right? I always like the con panels with the magazine publishers and they all agree discovering new stuff and new writers is a point of pride among themselves. No need to sell yourself short.

      SFWA list is somewhat short though. I've been actively trying to find new places to submit to but for me, it's been a bit tough. Not a lot of places really seem to want the in-between stuff I write and I'm not exactly the most prolific writer what with two kids and a day job. Things like the Submission Grinder help a lot with finding and vetting a market.
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  •   Julie Reeser commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Just wanted to say hello and see what everyone's reading currently.
    I'm reading Stiletto, which is the sequel to the excellent The Rook by Daniel O'Malley. It's supernatural spy stuff - very fun.
    • Samantha Ricks
      Hi!

      Currently, I'm making my way through Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." Took a break from the Murakami book-fest to read some dystopian woHi!

      Currently, I'm making my way through Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." Took a break from the Murakami book-fest to read some dystopian works.
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    • Julie Reeser
      Nice! I love Atwood, although I don't think she should be allowed to write anymore futuristic dystopia, just to be safe.

      Are you working on any writiNice! I love Atwood, although I don't think she should be allowed to write anymore futuristic dystopia, just to be safe.

      Are you working on any writing right now? I just finished a manuscript and am in the querying agents phase of the project.
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    • Samantha Ricks
      I am actually. Trying to finish the manuscript for a novel that's due out soon, but a bad cold and work stress hampered my progress. So it's crunch tiI am actually. Trying to finish the manuscript for a novel that's due out soon, but a bad cold and work stress hampered my progress. So it's crunch time for me.   More ...
    • Julie Reeser
      Ugh. The cold/flu that whipped around this year was particularly nasty. I hope you're feeling better. What genre is your project?
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