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 Post subject: Duotrope no longer free
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:53 pm 
So, I use this website to find places to submit my work to and when I use it today I suddenly discover a nasty shock, its no longer free. Users have to pay to use the service. In some respects I knew the free service would not last long.

Anyway, my question is does anyone know of any websites that operated much the same way as Duotrope but is compleatly free, in other words, no signing up, no giving money away online, just click and get the information needed.

I know about the website http://www.ralan.com/ and its become my new home.

Many thanks in advance

Shane


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:27 am 
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Yes, it's a shame - when my zine first appeared on Duotrope the number of submissions we were getting went up massively. Getting a mention in Andy's Zene had a similar effect, back in the day...

There used to also be the AAA Independent Press Guide - that's gone now, but there are still some useful links there: http://www.rimbaud.org.uk/main2.htmlhtt ... main2.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:08 am 
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It is a shame, but when you consider the amount of work to maintain the site then I guess it's understandable.

Try these:

http://www.laurahird.com/litmagcentral.html (no longer maintained I think, but still useful)

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-r ... magazines/

http://blog.taniahershman.com/p/uk-iris ... -that.html

https://www.pw.org/small_presses?genre= ... format=All

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:10 am 
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Does Ralan.com charge now?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:05 pm 
Not at the moment.

You sign up for the newsletter, once you've proved you're not a bot...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:19 pm 
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Sounds like the answer then. Ralan.com and check out this board as well.
Appropriately there is a link to Ralan here.
For competitions try this. Search the list for "none" to find thr free ones


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:40 pm 
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There are some options here:

http://www.authoralden.com/2012/12/10-f ... e-for.html

This one here is a pretty straight clone of Duotrope's stats features if, like me, you're into that sort of thing.

http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/

Personally I've used this development as an excuse to break off my relationship with Duotrope, which was getting unhealthy. :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:58 pm 
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Also,

http://horrortree.com/

http://darkmarkets.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:23 pm 
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Locus has this page which is packed with links to magazines and resources. It's well worth exploring.

Preditors & Editors covers all genres, but it is another one that's worth a look. The link will take you to their magazine section.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:49 am 
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I wonder how many people will pay for the service? It's not a lot of money, and it is damn useful, but it will be interesting to see if it continues.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:47 am 
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I suppose it comes down to what value you put on the time it saves you from doing your own market research. The only issue I have is how the drop in user numbers will effect the very stats that are part of the reason for the fee. They obviously weren't getting enough donations so a fee is perfectly fair in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:43 pm 
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I just heard of a new listings/subs tracking site called Submissions Grinder - I haven't really tried it but it sounds interesting.

The search facility is here: http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/t ... earch.aspx

And further info is here: http://www.diabolicalplots.com/?p=3236

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