Submission Tracker and Market Finder

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Submission Tracker and Market Finder

Postby timberline » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:56 am

Trusting that most Wordtrippers submit some of their work to print and electronic publications, one of the most important things you can do is track what you've submitted, when it went out, when it was acknowledged, and whether there was an acceptance or rejection.

For two years, I filled out pages in a ring binder with this data, and then I found Duotrope Digest (http://www.duotrope.com/index.aspx). Duotrope introduced me to new markets tailored to what I was writing, let me track what went out to publishers (and came back), and sent 'round a free e-mail newsletter every Saturday notifying me of contests and changes in markets. Best of all, it's free. Like most e-publishers, it also needs a donation now and then, which I'm happy to oblige as my "subscription fee to success."

Duotrope is like Ralan.com, another great market site. Look them both up. As my Mom said, "Get organized."
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Postby charlesp » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:47 pm

Amen. Duotrope is a GREAT resource. I don't actually submit my stuff (largely because I never finish anything, but that's another thread), but I have donated to Duotrope a time or two over the last couple years because I want them to be around when I DO submit something.

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Postby Hissmonster » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:13 am

Timb...this is worth a bump up on the boards....I've just started with them...oh and prior to that, I tracked submission on an excel program... 8) still do..can't help myself.
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Postby dee » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:29 am

Yep this is great. I definitely need to get organized. I've used them to search for markets but I haven't signed up yet. Market research is just as time consuming as writing, and I can use all the help I can get.

Thanks for posting this. I think I'll go sign up right now.

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