Marty Young is a Bram Stoker nominated and Australian Shadows award winning editor, fiction and non-fiction writer, and sometimes ghost hunter. He’s mostly nuts, though.
Marty’s blog is syndicated at Screaming Ink, a consortium of the imaginarium…
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I recently received the latest market update from Ralan.com and found approximately 9 currently open markets for horror fiction paying pro-rates (5c/word or more). One of these state they get 12,000 submissions a year. Another says their response time is 9 months!
There was only 1 anthology currently open to subs paying 5c/word.
To become an active member of the Horror Writers Association, you need 3 or more short story sales at pro-rates. There are other means of attaining active membership but I’m only considering short stories at the moment.
I’ve had one pro sale so far. Need another two to get active membership.
It’s going to be a long, hard slog…
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- 10 December 2012: December 9th Horror Quick Hits - Hellnotes
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