Brad R. Torgersen
|Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 04:01 pm: |
As a man with a couple of low-key credits, trying to break into the professional, selling SF&F world, both in short fiction and in novels, which industry magazine, if any, should I subscribe to?
Way back when, I had a subscription to LOCUS, but if memory serves, LOCUS was so densely packed with information of all varieties, it was a bit difficult to search out the info that directly applied to me as a wanna-break-in writer.
I've also got ralan.com bookmarked, as I've found that it surpasses plunking down cash for Novel & Short Story Writer's Market every year.
But beyond ralan, is there anything else out there I should be looking at on a regular basis, or have delivered to my mail box?
Any/all suggestions, especially from pros and editors, are greatly appreciated.
|Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 04:06 pm: |
Gila Queen's Guide to markets, available online.
Brad R. Torgersen
|Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 04:21 pm: |
For the second time in as many days: thanks, Sheila!
|Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 02:55 am: |
Duotrope's Digest at www.duotrope.com is a good one - they also send out a free newsletter.
|Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 06:37 am: |
THE BULLETIN publ'd by the SFWA has a lot of market information. You don't have to be a member to subscribe.
|Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 07:27 am: |
Of course, the BULLETIN is useful! Don't see how I forgot to mention that one. Great articles about writing and the field in general. (Though I sometimes find its market info a tad late.)
When I started taking my writing seriously thirty years ago, Ursula Le Guin advised the workshop I was enrolled in to subscribe to two sources right away: LOCUS and BULLETIN and I have done ever since.
|Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 08:16 am: |
I do think Locus is invaluable for a background on the business and people in the biz, so it's worth the subscription even if it doesn't have that much on marketing any more. Also, Locus online (free) for up to the date quickie news items.
|Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 08:24 am: |
Is Kent Brewster's SPECULATIONS (online) still up to date with market reports and such? I haven't visited them in ages and don't know.