Find Markets for Any Field

Finding the right market for your work can be hard, especially when there are so many and you have no idea where to start. Luckily, we live in a digital epoch that makes it extraordinarily easy to find just the right market. Websites like Duotrope contain a large database of available markets for just about any field you could possibly imagine. Unfortunately, Duotrope costs money, and may be unfeasible for some. Luckily, some free alternatives exist for finding markets.

  • The Grinder– A huge database of markets for fiction writers (Sorry, non-fiction and poetry!) as well as a submission tracker to help you keep track of what went where. This database is very simple to use! You can search by genre, subject, submission type, style, length, pay scale, and more. Searching for paying, lgbtq fantasy gave me 5 results; which is pretty impressive to me!
  • firstwriter.com– Although it’s sort of an eyesore, this website contains useful databases for finding publishers, magazines, and contests to send your work to. This one includes plenty of markets for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writers.
  • Ralan’s SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza– Eyesore and use of the term “Webstravaganza” aside, this frequently updated database is filled with markets for writers of speculative fiction and humor. It also contains hundreds of resources and links for writers of any kind.

I think writers of fiction will definitely find the right market using these sources, but I feel like writers of non-fiction will find them a bit lacking. If anyone can find any more searchable databases for non-fiction, feel free to comment below.

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One thought on “Find Markets for Any Field

  1. jesslangone February 5, 2015 / 5:55 am

    Jasmine! This is a great post to help people looking for where they want to publish their work!
    I completely agree with you that firstwriter.com is an eye sore, but these sites have a lot tools for aspiring writers to get published. Thank you for that.

    Don’t you think it is crazy that there are so many possibilities in this market to get published? What do databases like these say about this field?

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