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Markets for Debut and Emerging Writers

Debut and emerging writers often face challenges in finding markets to submit their work. However, there are many opportunities available for these writers to get their work published. Some popular markets for debut and emerging writers include:

  1. Literary magazines and journals: Many literary magazines and journals publish the work of debut and emerging writers. These include Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, and Glimmer Train.

  2. Contests and awards: Many organizations offer contests and awards for debut and emerging writers. These include the Pushcart Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award.

  3. Debut author programs: Some publishing houses and literary agencies have debut author programs that focus on discovering and publishing new talent. These include the Penguin Random House First Novel Prize, and the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize.

  4. Self-publishing: With the rise of self-publishing platforms such as Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, Barnes & Noble Press, and Kobo Writing Life, debut and emerging writers can self-publish their work.

  5. Online platforms: There are also online platforms such as Medium, Wattpad, and Figment that allow writers to publish their work and build an audience.

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