Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Market List Fluctuates
Towards the end of each month in 2015, I intend to submit my fiction to the marketplace. The stories are as complete as I can make them, so out they go. Firstly I have to check each market to see if they have changed the rules, or they may have closed to submissions for a time period, or...the list goes on. Unfortunately my list of potential markets shrunk this month, alarmingly, because of the magazines or e-zines closure. Done. Kaput. Not good for the number game that is submissions. I send each story to five markets at a time (if possible) and then as they come back they are sent to five more. I chose five because if my work is accepted in a market, I only have a few markets to notify. And I will send to markets that disallow simultaneous submissions although that is not my first choice. But back to the number of markets, shrunk as they were; it is obvious that I will also have to search for new markets on a monthly basis too. And this is part of the marketing scene as well.