atwhatcost wrote:Have you checked out those links? The first one was good, the second is a dead link, the third seems to want to see how far it can push before becoming a scam, the fourth doesn't do fiction, and the fifth charges just to read submissions. It seems like the blogger is just starting to work for money and has come up with a list that reflects that. She doesn't yet know that charging a fee to read is a good way to pay the few authors they do select. With enough submissions, it might even pay for printing cost.
I think I will go for that first site offered, so thanks, but the rest wasn't worth the effort of trying to find the gems in the pile of coal.
Wow...my intentions were kindly meant. It took me days to select these links...and I thought they would also come in handy for other ...aspiring authors. I don't judge those who charge fees for reading manuscripts...I was merely trying to discover a way, a chance for those who cannot afford to pay these fees.
Yeah, sorry about that. It did sound cocky, didn't it? And, if that's your blog, had I known I would have PMed you, instead of writing it for all to see.
I too spent months searching the web for writing opportunities. It looks like that list too often. I've come to the point of following my favorite short story writers, finding out where they post their stories, and then collecting that list, so I can join the ranks of selling stories. It's easier then starting from scratch.
As for Duotrope? They lose me come January, when they want to charge, too. Being broke and wanting to be published has its advantages. I can't afford submission fees nor membership fees, so I'm learning the difference between wanted and needed.