I only recently discovered Duotrope, but I’m already addicted. It is what Writer’s Market should have been but wasn’t and isn’t (not even close). The people who run Duotrope are trying hard to keep it free by asking for donations to run the site. Sadly, many more take advantage than pitch in:

So far this year, 10.12% of our registered users and subscribers have donated. The average donation has been $12.42. (Updated daily.)

One out of ten people is willing to shell out about a dollar per month to support a site that gives comprehensive literary market information? That’s ridiculous.
If you haven’t heard of Duotrope please do go try it out. You’ll find markets you didn’t know existed (I love that you can organize search results based on payscale). And throw them a bone. What’s five bucks? Give it to them.

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