About Heather Dade

Heather Dade was born near the Great Lakes, but made her way to South Carolina where she lives to this day. She's the author of Epiphany (an ARe best seller) and Forbidden Magic. She has also published several books and over forty short stores and poems under the name Heather Kuehl (pronounced "keel").
For more information about Heather's published works, upcoming releases, and events visit her website; http://www.mrsheyhey.com/

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Realms of Fantasy

I have a list. On that list, there are my goal markets. The ones that I HAVE to get in before I die. Here's my goal list:

Realms of Fantasy
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The First Line
Sword and Sorceress
Black Gate
Fantasy Magazine
South Carolina Fiction Project

I discovered at the end of last month that Realms of Fantasy is closing. I feel like every time I turn around, yet another print market is closing its doors. With the economy sucking as bad as it is, online markets such as Every Day Fiction seem to be thriving while print markets like Realms are suffering. It makes for a dismal future for writers like us. With my goal list is my ultimate goal: to walk into B&N and find the magazine/book that my story is in on their shelves. Out of my goal list, only three markets now fit this ultimate goal; The Magazine of Fantasy and Sci-Fi, The First Line, and Sword and Sorceress.

I wonder, how long will it be before none of my goal markets lead to my ultimate goal?

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