Looking for a market…

26 11 2008

First off…in case I don’t get another chance to post: Happy Thanksgiving for those of you in the US and for those of you elsewhere as well — there’s always something to be thankful for, right?

I wrote a strange one… 4 loosely woven tales with different characters/settings/genres told in 3 acts. Two of the stories are realistic, one is fantasy, the other a kind of steampunkish thing. 

But it all comes together as a whole nicely, I think.

If Dog Versus Sandwich were still around, I’d send it to Ben for first dibs. With that market gone (and missed), I’m not sure where to send it. Any recommendations? 

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81 responses

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…

My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…

My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…

My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…

My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…

My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…

My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…

My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…

My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

27 11 2008
kaolinfire

I think most sci-fi/fantasy markets would consider it based on the information you gave; all depends on the meat of it. πŸ™‚ Well, presuming it wasn’t longer than their guidelines, as 3 acts could easily be…
My typical shots go: F&SF (unlikely, but I have to try), Strange Horizons, LSS. I’ve also been mixing in Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, and a couple others as mood and timing suits.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.

I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.

I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.

I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.

I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.

I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.

I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

27 11 2008
jimkeller

Are you trying to stick to pro-rate publications? A couple of the semi-pro magazines say they’re actively looking for stories that experiment with narrative structure…

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.
I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…

They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…

They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…

They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…

They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…

They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…

They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

27 11 2008
justin_pilon

I’d say give Weird Tales a shot.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…
They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.

But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.

A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.

I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.

But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.

A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.

I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.

I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.

But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.

A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.

But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.

A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.

I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.

But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.

A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.

But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.

A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.

But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.

A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.

I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.

But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.

A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.

I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

27 11 2008
bearleyport

If you don’t start off with the fantasy or -punk, I doubt many genre editors will give it a chance, regardless of any claims to slipstream, interstitial, etc.
But those would be keywords, I think. Might to check Flytrap and Polyphony, if it’s something you want to hold until they open to subs again. You could also try more “literary” magazines, depending on how you handled the speculative elements.
A third path: would it be worth developing this project into a novel?

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.
I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

Thanks, Kaolin. That’s a pretty good list of markets to hit up.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.

I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’m open to semi-pro’s. I typically hit up the pros first and work my way down, but have nothing against the occassional for the love market either. It just depends on the piece, and the market’s audience that I think would enjoy it.

I like the markets that are open to experimenting with narrative structure.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…

They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I was thinking them, too…

They’ve been very good about publishing stranger tales lately.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.

I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

28 11 2008
southernweirdo

I’ll have to look into those markets (Polyphony and Flytrap). I need to do a little more research into the literary markets. The only literary markets I’ve sent to in the past were the big ones: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, and I’ve got one out with The New Yorker for going on half a year. I don’t think this one’s right for any of those. The stories that usually go that route are more firmly established in realism for the most part.

I don’t think there’s a novel in here. The total word count will be in the 1500-2000 range (I’ve still got an edit or two I want to put it through before sending it out – a line or two to cut and a few more to add to clarify context). Each embedded story’s in the 5-600 word range and I think they’re all more or less complete in this context. It says want I want it to say. To expand it would be to just add a bunch of filler with this one, I think.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

29 11 2008
bearleyport

I got feedback from Jay Lake at _Polyphony_ when I sent a 2k story adapting a Bruce Holland Rogers prose form. I used symmetrical word counts and POV changes, but as steps in one story rather than individual stories on a theme. Other editors responded with form letters. I set this project aside for development into a YA novel.

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