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Are there actually still magazines out there that will buy short stories from you?

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:35 PM
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I remember that this was something people did back in the day.

I had a friend that sold a short story to some magazine for like twenty bucks or some thing.

Is this still a common practice? And if so? What are the names of these mags? And where would you buy them?

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Most, if not all, have moved online. They may still have physical copies for sale, but most of their sales are through their online site. Google will aid you in finding these. It really just depends on which genre you want.
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Check out these databases. Duotrope costs 5 bucks a month.

https://duotrope.com/

http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/Default.aspx

http://www.pw.org/literary_magazines
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Shame to hear about that, but I can see why.

I just read a collection of Stephen King short stories. A little bit old, but he mentioned that even back then they were going the way of the dinosaur.

But perhaps the online stuff will revive them in some way.

Duotrop looks interesting, thanks Joe.

I wonder? Have any of you guys used Duotrope? Had any positive experience with them? Have they connected a writer to a publisher who actually used the writer's work?

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Duotrope works, I've used it as a writer (when it was free) and as a publisher. It connects people.
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