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Old 19 Apr 2009, 23:33   #1 (permalink)
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Default Question about fantasy/sci-fi magazines...

The time has come. I would very much like to send in my Saga stories to a magazine or something.

Though, I seriously do not know too many sci-fi/fantasy magazines... at all...

Can anyone help?? ???
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 01:38   #2 (permalink)
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How big is a saga? Cause in all honesty most magazines won't publish anything of 'saga' size from anyone they've never heard of.

Most of the magazines I've seen the submission guidelines for ask for anything between 5000 and 10000 words. What genre specifically are you writing? It might be better to point you in the right direction if we understand what you're writing.
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As in one saga told through several short stories, split up into parts. Ya know? :P

The overall thing is vast, but I could definitely split it up.
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As in one saga told through several short stories, split up into parts. Ya know? :P

The overall thing is vast, but I could definitely split it up.
With all kidding aside I was trying to be serious. Word count is important as most magazines pay by the word (usually between $0.02 to $0.05 per word) and like I said won't publish anything big by an unknown. If you split it up each story has to be its own closed-end tale as magazines again don't really publish 'excerpts' and want only full stories.

You didn't really clarify what your genre is. There are some magazines that do both Sci-fi and Fantasy but there are also quite a few that focus only on one or the other.

How many other people have read your saga? Have you ever submitted it to some kind of review? Have you had it edited? What experience do you have with writing? Been part of a writing group? Unfortunately your own opinion can't be seen as objective.

I'm not trying to put you down, just trying to help because the writing world has become quite competative (as it is overall a business) and that leads to quite critical acceptance levels. Several magazines now only take solicited work and won't publish first time authors at all.
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