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PostPosted: September 29th, 2006, 1:55 pm 
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Jeanne: is that the right URL or is the server momentarily down?

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Their server was down for maintenance this morning, but I'll cut and paste the URL again. I was just at the site and everything seems fine now. Let me know if it doesn't work.

http://www.duotrope.com/

P.S. If you use their site, sign up for the free submissions tracker. It's really handy and helps them build stats about the markets.

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Magazine Yellow Pages
http://www.magazineyellowpages.com/index.asp

While the site exists mainly to sell magazines, I like to use one of it's features to keep up on what's new - at the top of the screen click on the rocket icon where it says 'new launches' - you will be taken to another page where you'll find a listing of new and upcoming magazines that are searchable by quarters (3rd quarter 2006... and so on)
check it out!


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~bump~ Time to bring this closer to the top of the page. :)

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~~bumpity bumping this up for Dennis and his friend~

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~~~OOMPH~~~ This thread is getting heavy.

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The following is from the thread "How much to charge for freelance writing" at http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?t=7382 .

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In case anyone else is interested, I found an interesting website that includes some ideas on pricing as well as a formula for calculating what your charges should be. I found it very helpful.

http://www.writedirection.com/rprt300e.htm

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Great thread!

I have my top recommendations listed at my website, but I'll copy and paste the info here:


For a general overview of publishing:

If you don't understand the basic process for getting a book published, start by reading How To Get Happily Published by Judith Appelbaum.



Books about writing:

On Writing by Stephen King and Writing for the Soul by Jerry Jenkins. Even if you're not a fan of these writers, you should still read these books. Both King and Jenkins offer lots of sage advice and tips for all writers.

The Elements of Style by Strunk & White. This slim volume is widely considered a writer's best friend. Read it. Often.

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. This is an excellent guide, especially for unpublished writers. The author (who is also an editor) tells you the biggest mistakes writers make in their writing, and how to correct them.

Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King. Although this book is targeted to novelists, nonfiction writers can learn a great deal from it, also. It is absolutely essential that you follow this guide if you wish to be published.



Books about the business of publishing:

The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book by Susan Page and Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success by Terry Whalin. In my opinion, the best books on how to create nonfiction book proposals. Be sure to read them both.

How to Write Irresistible Query Letters by Lisa Collier Cool. In my opinion, best guide available on writing query letters for books or magazine articles.

The Writer's Guide to Conquering the Magazine Market by Connie Emerson. An in-depth look at how to break into magazine writing.

The Making of the Christian Bestseller by Ann E. Byle. This volume is packed with great advice from successful Christian writers and editors on how to get published, how to maintain craft, how to market your work, and more.



Other good resources:

Straight Talk from the Editor: 18 Keys to a Rejection-Proof Submission. At only .49 cents from Amazon every writer should read this gem! I've been a published author for about 15 years, and I learned stuff from this...so if you're a novice, read it now! :)

I also offer a free writing tip of the week; you can sign up at my website.

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Look at these cool real-time statistics:

http://www.worldometers.info/

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Eric Maisel's new book, Ten Zen Seconds is absolutely lovely. I'll be hosting him on April 30 for his Blog Blook Tour at WRite Prompts. Check out the book and other blog stops here:

http://www.tenzenseconds.com

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Moving this one up for B-squared!

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~~Bumping up thread for Meg_Meyer~~

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I keep referring writers to this site for blogging help... and have it bookmarked as a fave myself. This guy is a problogger and not everything will apply, but there is so much good info to help any blogger:

http://www.chrisg.com

June 9-12, 2008 posts have good information on building your new blog.

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