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The Market List is the original electronic writer's market resource. Started in 1994 as a free online eZine and with the first fully comprehensive writer's market guidelines index online, The Market List has a long history of providing aspiring and professional writers with markets for their fiction and non-fiction work.


Finding a Market for Your Fiction


Where can I publish my work? One of the most difficult decisions after you complete a novel, short story or article is where to submit, which markets are buying, and what each market pays for accepted submissions.


If you are writing short stories or articles, there are many markets for your work. The most difficult part can be finding the market that is the best fit for your work. Use our market lists of fiction, non-fiction, book and screenplay markets for find the right target before you submit.


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    Patricia Ross Let's hope it dies before it's born.
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    Cross Your Heart by Lorine S Thomas | 2940151955089 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
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    Lorine S. Thomas Hello, I am new to the site and published my first novel in February.  Already working on the follow-up.
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    Patricia Ross
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    Patricia RossSarah Phillips: Hi Sarah :)) Thanks! Nice to meet you and good luck with your submission.
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  • Sarah Phillips
    Sarah Phillips Well, today I am tweaking up my first short story. I changed the title to The Wandering Soul. Maybe tomorrow or so, I can submit it.
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    Mark Williams Hello writers.  I'm a first-time author.  After publishing "The Profiteer: The War with Iran" on Memorial Day weekend, I've been busy learning how to market it.
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