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About the Book

Title: Short Story Pro Market 2017

Author: TC Michael

Genre: Nonfiction Reference / Guidebook

Short Story Pro Market is a reference book created to assist you in the publication process of your short stories. It will help guide you in finding a publisher by providing you with the necessary information needed. There are over 150 publishers listed inside. Think of this book as a “tool”, one you can constantly look back on with any questions you may have. This book is designed to provide as detailed information about each publisher as possible, as long as the information is necessary in submitting to a given publisher.

As indicated by the title, this book contains ONLY professional paying markets, which have been verified by their websites and other online information.

Short Story Pro Market provides authors a huge head start in finding a publisher by helping you avoid agonizing over countless grueling hours of online searches, comparisons, queries, and complications. You save precious time by having everything in one place from publisher names and websites to the accepted document format. It’s all inside.

 

Author Bio

TC Michael was born and raised in small town USA where he grew up with a large family. He’s always been an epic daydreamer with a wild imagination. He currently lives in northern Utah where he’s working on his next great novel and enjoying life. When he’s not writing, he’s hanging out with family, reading, or enjoying the outdoors. TC has wanted to be an author his whole life, but never thought it would happen. Now, he is working hard on making his dream come true.

 


Links

Website: (https://tcmichael.com)

Book Information Page (on website): (https://tcmichael.com/short-story-pro-market-2017/)

Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/author.tcmichael)

Twitter: (https://twitter.com/AuthorTCMichael)

Goodreads: (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7035740.T_C_Michael)

Amazon Book Page:  (https://www.amazon.com/Short-Story-Pro-Market-2017-ebook/dp/B01N6WZJP3/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489626998&sr=8-1&keywords=short+story+pro+market+2017)

 


Book Excerpts

  1. Short Story Pro Market is a reference book created to assist you in the publication process of your short stories. It will help guide you in finding a publisher by providing you with the necessary information needed. There are over 150 publishers listed inside. Think of this book as a “tool”, one you can constantly look back on with any questions you may have. This book is designed to provide as detailed information about each publisher as possible, as long as the information is necessary in submitting to a given publisher.

Inside you will find a breakdown of information by genre. Within each genre you will find a list of professional paying short story markets in alphabetical order. Under every publisher, there will be a series of requirements and requests made by the publisher. This is where the details come in handy to you; these are the stipulations the publishers want you to adhere to before they consider your work. Many publishers are lenient, and occasionally accept things outside of what is listed, but, for the most part, keep within the boundaries. Also, you will notice some publishers are listed under multiple genres. This is because those publishers accept several genres.

As indicated by the title, this book contains ONLY professional paying markets, which have been verified by their websites and other online information. All publishers listed will publish short stories; however, there are a few that may publish novellas, flash fiction, articles, and poetry. The payment rate on those may be different and may not fall under the professional paying category. Publishers listed are primarily English speaking publishers and want English rights. This includes, but is not limited to: North American, Canadian, Australian, UK, European, etc.

  1. This reference guide differs from other popular guides in several ways. First and foremost, this book is narrowed down specifically for short story writers who only want to submit to publishers who pay a professional rate. This means that lower paying markets are not listed. Writers should always submit to the best and highest paying publishers first. Short Story Pro Market is written to be short, because I do not list novel publishers, poetry publishers, specific trade journals, contests or literary agencies. It is organized for short story publishers only. Also, you will not find writing tips, author brand information, promotional material, etc. This makes it easier for you to get straight to the submissions without being bogged down by extra information, which is often unnecessary in short story submissions. Due to this book being short and directly to the point, it is cheaper than competitors’ guides.

Inside you will find SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America), MWA (Mystery Writers of America), and other pro publishers outside of these group. Some publishers are working on becoming part of an organization but haven’t reached all the requirements yet. If the publisher listed is part of an organization, it will be mentioned under the publisher’s information.

  1. Short Story Pro Market provides authors a huge head start in finding a publisher by helping you avoid agonizing over countless grueling hours of online searches, comparisons, queries, and complications. You save precious time by having everything in one place from publisher names and websites to the accepted document format. It’s all inside.

This book has a caveat to the pay scale, and thus limits the list to only the publishers that follow it. That is every publisher must pay their authors at least six cents a word or forty dollars a page. Both numbers exist because some publishers, or more specifically genres, may prefer one method or the other. Also, some publishers may not pay over a certain capped word count, so pay attention to that detail, but if available, it will be listed under the publisher.

In our ever evolving world of publishing, changes are sometimes good, sometimes bad. In either case, knowledge is power. The more you know about the market and about the options available to you as an author, the more informed your decision making can be. The first link is the article from the New York Times and the second and third links are from Wikipedia that gives information about Penguin and a fairly comprehensive list of the independent publishing imprints they own as well as a history on Random House. Keep the big picture in mind…this is all big business, their priorities are profit margins for their businesses, and they accomplish that by leveraging our market however it will generate the most profit. How do you think this merger will affect the traditional, self publishing, and/or indie publishing world?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/business/media/merger-of-penguin-and-random-house-is-completed.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y&_r=1&goback=%2Egde_88078_member_254921829&

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_Group

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random_house

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>Debra L Hartmann, Author, Host of the Talk Radio with NO Radio show, and Professional Editor at http://www.theprobookeditor.com

 

 

EXCITING NEWS – HOT OFF THE PRESSES!http://www.dreamstime.com/-image21993578 

This is one of the best parts of being an author…the buzz just before the release of your latest book, marking the end of all the hard work of writing, editing and publishing it and then being filled with anticipation to see how readers will like the book while you celebrate the dates just before and just after that book becomes fully published and available for sale.  With sincerest congratulations to KateMarie for her 2nd book release, it is my pleasure and honor to share the following information with you, dear reader, so you too can join in the celebration!

Available first on the Solstice publishing website on 5/15/13 – you can book mark this page and then search for the book on the 15th or check back for an updated link once the site updates on that day: http://store.solsticepublishing.com/

Make sure you also check out her first book here: http://store.solsticepublishing.com/daughter-of-hauk/

I had the pleasure of reading the first one and reviewing it, check out my review here: Daughter of Hauk Book Review, and KateMarie was kind enough to give us an interview too and you can learn more about this wonderful author:  KateMarie Collins Author Interview on Talk Radio with NO Radio

I also used my investigation skills and found out how you can get her autograph!  How cool, I know I like having an author’s autograph in my collection…here ya go:   www.authorgraph.com and search for KateMarie Collins. Then, you can request an autograph and it’ll go straight to your Kindle!

How can you connect with this author?

Twitter:  @DaughterHauk

FB:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/KateMarie-Collins/217255151699492

Blog:  http://www.katemariecollins.wordpress.com

Here’s a quick blurb about the new book, Mark of the Successor and its followed by the actual Prologue from the book.  I hope you enjoy and will visit the other sites listed, stop by and say hello to this author, I know she’d love to hear from you!

Dominated and controlled by an abusive mother, Lily does what she can to enjoy fleeting moments of normality. When a break from school only provides the opportunity for more abuse at home, the sudden appearance of a stranger turns her world even bleaker.  Disappearing without a trace, he has left a lingering fear in Lily. His parting words to her mother, “Have her ready to travel tomorrow,” is something her mind refuses to accept.

Running away is the only answer. But before Lily can execute her plan, a shimmering portal appears in her room. Along with two strangers who promise to help keep her safe. With time running out, she accepts their offer for escape and accompanies them into a brand new world. A world in which she is the kidnapped daughter of a Queen, and the heir to the throne of Tiadar.

Can she find her own strength to overcome both an abusive past and avoid those who would use her as a means to power?

Prologue

“But why do I have ta go, Mama?” Tears streamed down Lily’s cheeks.

Mama bent down, enfolding her in a tight embrace. “It not my choice, Lily. Them folk down the road, the ones that keep tryin’ to talk us into going to church with them, they did call important folk. Them think they knows more than I do.”

“No one knows more than you do, Mama!” Lily pulled back a little, wiping at the tears with the back of her hand.

“You just remember that, Lily, when them teachers tell you something different!” Mama straightened up. “Now, you go down to the end of the driveway. There goin’ to be someone come pick you up. You be brave, now. I be here when you come back.”

Lily knew better than to try and kick up rocks or dirt on the walk to the main road. Mama didn’t like that. She got mad at the delivery man one day, even got the shotgun down when he drove too fast. Told him to go slow and stop making the dust kick up or she’d shoot him.

The end of the drive loomed ahead. A small wooden shed with a bench, open on one side, shone bright in the morning sun. It was newly built, the yellow pine still had the fresh cut look to it. The folk down the road must’ve built it.

Lily waited next to it, not knowing what it was for.

A low rumble reached her ears, slowly growing in volume. Lily quickly checked her raven black hair, making sure it was arranged in the way Mama liked. Mama didn’t like the back of her neck showing for some reason. If anyone else saw it, Lily would go to hell, Mama told her.

A strange thing came rolling down the road. It was huge! Lily’s green eyes bulged in terror as it lumbered toward her. It was yellow, with bright glowing eyes below a dark forehead. Or was that a mouth? Black smoke bellowed from behind, reeking like sulfur and coal. She swallowed hard as the great beast pulled up, screeching to a halt in front of her.

A door opened at the side. Lily glanced up, and saw a long row of windows revealing other young folk trapped inside. A set of black stairs led up. A man sat at the top of them. He was looking at her, expectantly. One huge hand rested on a large black wheel. The other held the handle of some shiny device. Mama said the reason men had such big hands was so they could hit girls harder when they didn’t obey their Mamas.

“C’mon, sweetheart. I haven’t got all morning. Got more kids to pick up.” The man’s deep voice made her shiver.

Lily took a deep breath and slowly mounted the steps. The creature was full of seats. Lots of other kids stared at her like she was a freak. She stopped, panic rising in her.

“Find a seat, sweetheart. I can’t move until you do.” The voice made her jump.

Remembering what Mama had said about making men happy or they beat you, she slid into the closest empty seat. The black material felt hot.

The creature lurched as it moved forward, making her slam into the back of the seat.

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