For the month of April, all of my "A to Z" posts are directly related to my writing: the markets where I submit my work, in particular. Today, we take a look at another SFWA-qualifying market: Tor.com. Here’s what they prefer:
"Tor.com welcomes original short SF and fantasy, broadly defined. We’re particularly interested in stories under 12,000 words, although we’ve made exceptions in the past and will do so again. Although we try to employ common sense in dealing with edge cases, “original” means original—not previously published. Contrary to some previous reports, we do not want you to query first; to submit to Tor.com, just send us your story."
Pro: a pro-paying market (10-25 cents per word!), electronic submissions
Con: form letter rejections; lengthy response time (6+ months)
So far, I've submitted two of my stories to Tor, and I received the aforementioned form letter rejection after waiting nine months for a response on the first one. Was I discouraged from submitting to them ever again? Nope. Will it be a while before I receive a response on the second one? Oh yes.
Thanks for visiting; enjoy the next "T" stop on your A to Z tour!