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Fiction: Publishing & Markets II. Frederic Murray, M.L.I.S. Reference Librarian. Review Major Concepts. Study the Market Polish your Work Follow Submission Guidelines . Review Major Concepts. Study a magazine’s guidelines Word Count, Manuscript Format, Dates Check a magazine’s website

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fiction publishing markets ii

Fiction: Publishing & Markets II

Frederic Murray, M.L.I.S.

Reference Librarian

review major concepts
Review Major Concepts
  • Study the Market
  • Polish your Work
  • Follow Submission Guidelines
review major concepts3
Review Major Concepts
  • Study a magazine’s guidelines
    • Word Count, Manuscript Format, Dates
  • Check a magazine’s website
    • New Information, Opportunities
  • Read several current issues of the target
    • Learn what the editors are publishing
    • Learn what their readers are expecting
submit professionally
Submit Professionally
  • Polite
  • Formal
  • Businesslike
  • Be Aggressive
fiction markets
Fiction Markets
  • Contests & Awards
  • Conferences
  • Small Presses
  • Consumer Magazines
  • Vanity/Self-Publishing
contests awards
Contests & Awards
  • Can Launch a successful career
  • Most require a small submission fee: 10-15$
  • Again, do the research
    • Read the requirements carefully. Do you match the guidelines? Are you qualified?
    • Find out about the previous winners.
    • Contact before submitting, a lot of small magazines fold every year.
conferences
Conferences
  • Workshops
    • Feedback, Editorial Help, Publishing Tips
      • Quiet beautiful places to work
  • Networking Opportunities
    • Meet other writers, agents, publishers
  • Affords Discipline: Scheduled Writing Time
small presses
Small Presses
  • Best Place to shop your short stories
  • In lieu of payment, free copies awarded
  • Outside of Awards/Contests best Market around
  • If you don’t like what you find…Start your own.
consumer magazines
Consumer Magazines
  • Esquire
  • Atlantic Monthly
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Most do not accepted unagented fiction submissions
journals
Journals
  • Poets & Writers
  • The Writer
  • World Literature Today
    • Published by University of Oklahoma
the new wave
The New Wave?
  • Relentless Aaron
  • Penguin Books
  • Fictlets
query cover letters
Query & Cover Letters
  • 201 killer cover letters, bySandra Podesta, Andrea Paxton
  • 175 high-impact cover letters, by Richard H. Beatty
  • Gallery of best cover letters, by David F. Noble
    • Al Harris Library has 26 books on this topic….
reference books
Reference Books
  • Writer’s Market 2007: R 051 W93
  • Literary Market Place 2007 (LMP): R 070.5025 L712
  • Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities: R 070. 5088865 C111
  • Poet’s Market: R 070.5 P752
thanks

Thanks

And Good Luck !

Frederic Murray, M.L.I.S.

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