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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

Frederic Murray, M.L.I.S.

Reference Librarian


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Review Major Concepts

  • Study the Market

  • Polish your Work

  • Follow Submission Guidelines


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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


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Submit Professionally

  • Polite

  • Formal

  • Businesslike

  • Be Aggressive


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Fiction Markets

  • Contests & Awards

  • Conferences

  • Small Presses

  • Consumer Magazines

  • Vanity/Self-Publishing


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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.


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Conferences

  • Workshops

    • Feedback, Editorial Help, Publishing Tips

      • Quiet beautiful places to work

  • Networking Opportunities

    • Meet other writers, agents, publishers

  • Affords Discipline: Scheduled Writing Time


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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.


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Consumer Magazines

  • Esquire

  • Atlantic Monthly

  • Good Housekeeping

  • Most do not accepted unagented fiction submissions


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Journals

  • Poets & Writers

  • The Writer

  • World Literature Today

    • Published by University of Oklahoma


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The New Wave?

  • Relentless Aaron

  • Penguin Books

  • Fictlets


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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….


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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


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Thanks

And Good Luck !

Frederic Murray, M.L.I.S.