Saturday, April 01, 2006

I've Fallen In Love With a Database

Have you discovered Duotrope's Digest of Fiction Fields yet? Writers, you gotta check it out. Fellow database designers, you gotta check it out. Duotrope has smitten both my professional and avocational personalities.

You can search for a writers' market (not just fiction) based on what you've written, how long it is, simultaneous/multiple submission allowed, themes, payscale, etc. It brings up a list of individual markets with their attributes symbolically rendered in a grid. Click on the magazine and you get a picture of a recent cover, more verbal color on what the mag wants, a web link if available, and stats on acceptance rates and response times. Wow!!!

Fellow writers, if this resource is to remain good and current, we should all contribute market information and a little pocket money. And if I ever have the opportunity to hire web/database developers, I'm gonna give these people a call.


Blogger Clifford Garstang said...

I totally agree. I've been visiting Duotrope for a couple of months now and have been regularly sending them markets to add. And you're absolutely right--if a bunch of people contributed a little money and some information, the Digest will get even better.

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