15.32: Short Story Markets

Your Hosts: Dan, Mary Robinette, and Lari, with special guest Erin Roberts

Erin Roberts joins us for a discussion of short story markets—a topic which is very susceptible to “churn” because of the way short story markets come and go. We cover how to research and evaluate the various markets based on what you need from publication, and what you might reasonably expect from them.

Credits: This episode was recorded remotely during the Great Isolation, and mastered by Alex Jackson.

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2019, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

4 thoughts on “15.32: Short Story Markets”

  1. Dan, Mary Robinette, Lari, and Erin Roberts dig into the short story markets, and what they can do for your career, in this podcast. Where do you find the markets, how do you pick your markets, what kind of stories should you write? Great advice, available now in the transcript in the archives.

  2. Thank you, Mary Robinette, for that wonderful insight at the end: trust your inner reader. It makes so much sense.

  3. Yes, you know it is very important to trust your internal cleaner. Very often I used to come across books that I really didn’t like, but I needed to read them in order to understand more in my work. But I also found another author who helped me really understand what I needed. It was easy to read. Now I read scientific literature that I don’t like, only if there are no analogues.

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