This is the signup form for the weekly Diabolical Plots Newsletter., providing the following all filtered by your genre and pay preferences:
1. List of new market listings.
2. List of market openings and closures.
3. List of upcoming themed submission deadlines.
4. Spotlight on new Grinder features that have been developed.
5. Links to useful writing resources
If you subscribe and you find that the newsletters you are getting are empty--it probably means your settings are too restrictive. Perhaps you chose no Genres at all, which means no publications. Perhaps you chose a pay rate that is higher than any actual publication. If you have trouble getting your settings to give you useful newsletters, you can reply to any newsletter and we can help you try to address the issue.
NOTE: For the Minimum Pay fields for Poetry, keep in mind the values are all in cents. So, i.e. if you want to set $50 per poem, you would enter "5000" because that is how many cents. Each threshold is used when the poetry publication pays primarily in that type of payment. So, if a publication pays $50/poem, then it will use the per poem threshold only.
NOTE: For all Minimum Pay fields, there are a few special values to keep in mind.
- -1: will not filter based on pay (this is equivalent to leaving the box blank).
- 0: will exclude markets with Unknown or Non-Paying values, but will include markets that are marked as paying anything, including <1 cent/word.
- 1 and up: will exclude all markets that are marked as paying less than this value of cents/word. The value of "1" with this field will show the same markets as the value of "Semi-Pro" would show you with the previous field. The value of "5" with this field will show the same markets as the value of "Pro" would show you with the previous field.
DEFINITIONS: A couple definitions
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- "Non-Standard Contracts": this flag includes markets that we have flagged as having contracts that appear to have contract clauses that may affect the ability of a writer to maintain control of their own work. This may include transfer of copyright to the publisher, or lack of a rights reversion clause, or agreeing to publication at the time of submission. This is based only on publicly visible information on the publisher site, so keep in mind you should always read contracts carefully and don't be afraid to get a second opinion.
- "Mandatory Newsletter": this flag includes markets where submitting and being subscribed to their promotional newsletter are tied together. This can mean either that they will only accept submissions from subscribers to their newsletter, or that they will automatically send newsletters to anyone who submits. This flag is provided for those who would like to keep control of their incoming email and not end up with a stream of promotional emails from every publication they submit to.
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