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Excerpt from Five Hundred Places to Sell Manuscripts: A Manual Designed for the Guidance of Writers in Disposing of Their WorkIn preparing for the Writers of America the fourth edition of this guide, very much more general information has beenMoreExcerpt from Five Hundred Places to Sell Manuscripts: A Manual Designed for the Guidance of Writers in Disposing of Their WorkIn preparing for the Writers of America the fourth edition of this guide, very much more general information has been included than was the case in the former editions.This work was first issued in 1894, and was at once recognized by writers and the press generally as the most complete and authentic guide to the manuscript market that had ever been attempted.Our purpose of affording a complete manual would not be fully accomplished by merely giving a list of the publications which buy literary material. The writer needs more than this- information regarding the classes of work used by each, together with information regarding the general or maximum length of stories, and the individual characteristics of the publications.The compiler has enjoyed excellent facilities for obtaining exact information regarding the needs of all publications. Much of such information has been obtained through personal correspondence, and the result secured by the writing of more than a thousand letters is now placed before our readers.Aside from possessing the knowledge regarding the various periodicals, and the ability to collate the information personally, no single individual could procure this information for himself without a direct expenditure of more than fifty times the cost of this volume.Many suggestions occur to us - the outgrowth of personal experience as a contributor to a very large number of publications, as well as from the experience gained by years of service at the editorial desk - which will be of especial value to young writers.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.