May 18, 2012 by Charles Dickey
If you use Duotrope, donate money to them. Every time I log into this site, which has changed the way I approach writing and publishing, I see that the need for financial backing is “high” to “medium”. They are asking for five dollars from each user each year to help recoup the costs of running the site. That ain’t much. That’s a fast food meal, which you can do without. That’s less than the price of a typical magazine or paperback book. It’s less than one hour’s wages at minimum wage. It’s less than a movie and much cheaper than Writer’s Market. Duotrope is searchable; Writer’s Market is not. You do not have to mark the pages of Duotrope with sticky notes or dogears. Duotrope does not weigh more than a small animal, but Writer’s Market does. Duotrope has user tools, like submission and deadline trackers. You won’t find those in Writer’s Market or any book.
Five bucks. No excuses.
And if you are a writer and not using Duotrope, you should be.
That is all.