Duotrope – A Writer’s Market Treasure Trove

One of the greatest problems I faced, as a writer, was that of finding appropriate markets for my work. You see, quite often the work I produce is of mixed genres, and is not easily placed. Finding that e-zine, website or plain ol’ magazine publisher wasn’t easy.

It’s still not easy. But I have found a great place on the net to help me. It’s called Duotrope.

Duotrope is a writing markets website, with some great features and a pretty good set of writerly data. It’s been a huge help to me. Through Duotrope I’ve discovered loads of excellent little sites, and new avenues to publication. I recommend the hell out of it!

Here’s a snippet from their site:

What We Are
Duotrope’s Digest is a free resource for writers that primarily offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction and poetry markets. We also offer a calendar of upcoming deadlines, submissions trackers (for registered users), and some nifty reports compiled from the data we’ve accumulated.
It is, as far as I can tell, a voluntarily run set-up, that needs regular donations from its users. So, head on over to Duotrope, have a look around, and if you like what you see, consider donating. Let’s face it, we all need a little help sometimes.

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