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Matthew Rossi
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:32 pm:   

Any suggestions on places to submit work? Markets that are sympathetic to fiction that's a fair bit stranger than average? I'm having difficulties with the 'unsympatico, censorious editorial establishment' as Paul put it in the intro to my book.
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Neddal
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 06:37 am:   

What kind of markets? Pro?, Semi-pro?, FTL?
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Matthew Rossi
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 07:13 am:   

Well, faster than light seems a little out of my league. Pro and Semi-Pro, I guess. (Seriously, what's FTL? Remember, I'm a recluse. I don't get out much.)
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Neddal
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 08:07 am:   

"For the Luv" - i.e. copies or the thrill of being published. I had no idea what it meant either before I went to http://www.ralan.com

Some suggestions:
Trunk Stories - http://www.trunkstories.com/
Will, the editor, seems to appreciate weirdness.

Nemonymous - http://weirdmonger.mindsay.com/
You have to submit anonymously. See the site for details.

Elastic Press is looking for submissions for an anthology that seems right up your alley:
http://www.elasticpress.com/submissions.htm

Another place you might try is Lost Pages - http://www.lostpages.net, especially if you have anything about Canadian nexus folk.

Spicy Green Iguana has a good listing of markets:
http://www.spicygreeniguana.com/

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
-N
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 08:19 am:   

For a second, I thought you wrote "Spicy Green Iguana has a good listing of meerkats". I guess I've been reading too much Jeff VanderMeer.

Unforutunately, as a non-writer, I'm not familiar with what markets are out there.
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Neddal
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 11:32 am:   

Heh.
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Jamie
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 01:39 pm:   

www.forteanbureau.com is all about weirdness. But they've just scaled back their publishing schedule, and the editor said it was "almost painful to reject" my last submission, but he did it anyway. :/
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Ron Dingman
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 06:59 pm:   

Could Dedalus [_sic_] be of interest? They're a small UK press dedicated to republishing European classics that were/are "cutting edge," as well as current fiction that is "totally different unusual bizarre intellectual fiction" [_sic_].

Their author's guidelines page is at: http://www.dedalusbooks.com/guides.html

Do have a dekko at their site; I suspect that much of their catalogue may well be of interest.

Hope this helps.


-- Ron
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Brendan
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 01:00 pm:   

Depends on where you are from. If you are a "Non-European" author, they probably will give you the cold shoulder. Otherwise, they generally only look at novels.
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Matthew Rossi
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 04:41 pm:   

Well, thanks for the suggestions... all of this is new to me. I'll have to get started pimping myself next week (I'm really behind on the novel right now.) I am decidedly non-european, but Elastic Ink looked interesting and the Spicy Green Iguana list should help some.
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Neddal
Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 10:38 am:   

Another one:
http://www.midnightmind.com/call_for_writing.htm

"The writers featured on this site are fun people with interesting things to say."

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Jamie
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 03:01 pm:   

*cough*Irregular Quarterly*cough*
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John Klima
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 08:46 am:   

http://www.electricvelocipede.com

It may not state it implicitly in the guidelines, but a little strange and/or weird is more than fine for me. People like Ray Vukevich and Steven Tomasula are writers I enjoy.

BTW, I know you are working on something for me, but I thought I would mention it in case other writes come here looking for ideas.

JK
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Matthew Rossi
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 10:34 am:   

Well, I've been sick and depressed for almost a month now, so a kick in my ass never hurt me. (I did start on the story, sort of inspired by Ring Lardner's 'Haircut', but the narrator was so unappealing that I had to stop. I'm working on a new way into the idea now.)

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