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Duotrope to Become a Paid Service in Jan. 2013

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 1, 2012, 9:51 AM
UPDATE 2/2/2012: Duotrope has just issued a statement via Facebook.

For all those writers out there who are seeking publication and rely on Duotrope to find their publication venues, heads up: on January 1, 2013, the site will require you to buy a paid subscription in order to access the majority of their features.

The subscriptions are $5 per month, or $50 for a full year. Those who do not subscribe will not be able to search, look at submission deadlines, or use the submissions tracker. You will be able to see a limited profile for the various publications listed there, but not the acceptance/rejection statistics.

The Found Poetry Review has started a petition asking Duotrope to consider having the listed publishers pay fees as opposed to the users.

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LuanaSpinetti Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly, I'm not pissed by the fact they're now charging for memberships, but by the elitist approach they've chosen: why users and NOT publishers?! In an ideal world, both the parties should pay for membership, even more so since users (authors) rely on smaller budgets than publishers. It makes sense, after all, if you consider that author=worker and publisher=employer.

I can't approve of this course of action. And having donated in the past, I wish at least they would make a 'first year free' kind of promotion for those users who donated.

Bah...
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
I agree, it would be nice if they made it a bit more egalitarian -- the fact that authors aren't exactly made of money nine times out of ten was definitely the point of a petition that had been circulating, asking Duotrope to consider having publishers pay to be listed instead. But I guess this is how it's going to be. :hmm:
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fallenidle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
So freaking lame. I'm glad someone's started a petition about publishers paying, Matt and I said that as soon as we heard about this. Just...ugh.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
:nod: Yup. Besides the fact, ^neurotype pointed out that Duotrope, while it may be the best in its class in terms of interface, isn't even the only one out there offering similar services, and the rest of them are free. I feel like in the long run, joke's gonna be on them.
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
I actually had no idea there was such a site. I thought everyone had to wade through these massive lists of ezines and publications themselves. Thanks for the info.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
No problem! I actually have a small listing of a few more, similar databases here, if you do a Ctrl+F for "Find literary journals": [link]
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
Thanks!
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, found this.

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Duotrope prooobably should've made sure they were the only thing in the market before acting like they were.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Writer
:rofl: Oh, that's too good. There are other, similar free databases out there, too -- they probably can't boast the comprehensiveness or ease of use of Duotrope, but it's definitely not impossible to find similar services. Also, people have been noting that Publishers Marketplace is always free at the library, and is cheaper yearly than Duotrope's subscription, so, megafail.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah. Also, when I was looking for a market for my horror fairy tale, Google was better. (Anthologies, yay!)
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