Why I don’t submit more short stories – a self-realization, and a question

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    Justin
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    I hope you’re right. That’s th egenre I work in, but so far I haven’t seen any uptick in my sales! <G/>” title=”<g>” class=”bbcode_smiley” /></p>
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    Weird Jim
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    I ran across an ad for a book published here, and while I doubt (for reasons I won’t elaborate) if they call themselves New Adult, this could be where you find a readership. You’d need to do some of the despised searching, but there are lots of colleges and universities full of young people. I would think there’d be lots of competition, too.

    Douglas College

    Douglas College is in British Columbia which is why I looked them up, not for any market reasons.

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    Weird Jim
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    Justin wrote:
    I hope you’re right. That’s th egenre I work in, but so far I haven’t seen any uptick in my sales! <G/>” title=”<g>” class=”bbcode_smiley” /></p>
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Here’s a WD article on the subject.</p>
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    Do you have an agent? As St. Martin’s Press was the originator of the term, (I hesitate to call it a genre, yet) maybe you could suggest to your agent to submit some of your stuff to them.

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    (I hesitate to call it a genre, yet)

    Actually I hesitate to call it a genre at all. It’s really a sort of sub-category.

    Genre = Romance; Western; Fantasy; SF etc.]

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    David Bridger
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    Here’s a WD article on the subject.

    Writers Digest

    Do you have an agent? As St. Martin’s Press was the originator of the term, (I hesitate to call it a genre, yet) maybe you could suggest to your agent to submit some of your stuff to them.

    That WD article is four years old. In a fast moving market that might as well be forty years.

    It’s well and truly a genre now.

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    KatsInCommand
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    I don’t have a list per se, but I submit top down and use this free tool (http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/thegrinder/Search.aspx) as a method of searching for the next market. Takes 30 seconds to use, and you can search genre/subgenre. I also use it for tracking the subs so I’m not in danger of duplicate submissions to a market.

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    Justin
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    Nope, no agent. I am toxic to the creatures for some reason. :)

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    KatsInCommand
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    Justin wrote:
    Nope, no agent. I am toxic to the creatures for some reason. :)

    :silly: I’ve read enough of Dean Wesley Smith’s blog series to be cautiously avoiding them. I haven’t yet solidified my opinion just yet though.

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