Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Alternatives to Duotrope
As you know, Duotrope is no longer a free service. It started charging writers this month. For this reason, I decided to put together a number of free websites and resources that will help writers find the right market for their work. It is important to make clear that I don't belong to any of these organizations and I don't get paid to provide this list.
Patsy Collins's blog is an excellent resource. She posts announcements of free literary contests on a regular basis.
A website with free poetry contests
Poets and Writers
I sometimes used this one as a supplement to duotrope. If you go to Barnes&Noble, you can also check their print magazine. It has useful advice for writers.
You need to register to have full access to its services. I don't like the way the website is laid out, so I didn't explore it thoroughly. However, I know it has a system that allows you to track your submissions. You can also network with other writers and take part in forums.
Easy to navigate, First Writer is an excellent resource for writers
After creating an account the site allows you to keep track of your submissions and to access the stats of the different magazines.