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Hello everyone.

I'm considering sending one of my short stories off to a publisher. However, I don't know where to send it to.

I'm not looking for a paid market, if that helps.

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Hello everyone.

I'm considering sending one of my short stories off to a publisher. However, I don't know where to send it to.

I'm not looking for a paid market, if that helps.

Thanks in advance.
http://duotrope.com

You can browse short story markets there. It even gives you an idea of how many stories they reject, and how long it takes them to respond.
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You can get similar info from the Writers market
Found in any good bookstore

Their up to 30 bucks these days but if you prefer a hardcopy of the info found on duotrope, this is your best source.

Also has tons of basics a writer needs as well as interviews with other writers
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Confirm what JBStone said. Duotrope is great, it's where I found homes for all my stuff.
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Also, make sure you report responses on Duotrope. That's really the lifeblood of the site, and the only way that they keep the response time information accurate so you know which markets are slow, which ones are fast, which ones are impossible, and which ones are approachable.
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Thanks JB, I'll keep that in mind when I search for homes for my piece.
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I am using 'Untreed Reads' as a publisher for my short stories (works of prose). Although they are a pretty small outfit, they do a fantastic job with promotional efforts and are very communicative; and they're tied-into about 50 markets. They, unlike other publishers I've come to know, will NOT accept mediocrity. If the work isn't sound, they will not think of keeping it---very picky; but I respect that, because they have to believe in the work in order to sell it. There are no fees associated; but they do take the traditional 'cut' of a publisher. Presently, they are only in e-format, but do have relationships with printing companies if you want to go that route (Note: most of the short stories 'sold' in this world are in e-format. Unless you have a compilation of works, it probably wouldn't make sense to go to print).
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You could subscribe to FirstWriter and scan their database for publishers of short stories. I just ran that for the US and had 114 suggestions.

However, most publishers who publish shorts are looking for collections of shorts - so in effect, a novella amount of shorts.

If you're writing one-off stories, your best bet are women's magazines. There's a plethora of them out there. Try Googling 'writers resource magazines' or something similar. I used to use a site that had links to several magazine lists - can't remember what it was called though. There's plenty out there. Or brows your local newsagent's and contact magazines that publish shorts, asking what their submission criteria is. You may even get a few quid out of it.

Let us know how it goes.
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Firstwriter costs. Duotrope is more comprehensive and free.

The bottom dropped out of the womens mag fiction market years ago, Kasubi.
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Funds for Writers is also free and lists about three or four mags each week that are open to fiction submissions.
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