Using MLA Directory of Periodicals to Find Science Fiction Publishing Opportunities Assignment (ENG 4543/5423)

Identifying Print Resources and Using MLA Directory of Periodicals to Find Science Fiction Publishing Opportunities

This library guide will cover two print titles and MLA Directory of Periodicals as sources that can be used to help identify science fiction publishing opportunities.

The below publications are available in the NSU Library reference collections on both the Tahlequah and Broken Arrow campuses, and are generally available in most academic and public libraries. The below print titles are useful for identifying and learning about science fiction publishers.

1. Literary Market Place (Ref. PN 161 .L5)
2. Writer's Market (Ref. PN 161 .W83)

To find MLA Directory of Periodicals from the Library home page, click on search in more databases or, as shown below, click on the letter M in the Databases A-Z list:

A link to MLA Directory of Periodicals will appear on the next screen:

After bringing up the database, select Advanced Search:

On the Advanced Search screen, change the drop-down menu on the right from Select a Field (optional) to SU Subject. Type the phrase science fiction in the adjacent search box. If you are thinking about submitting a "blind submission" to a publisher, place a checkmark in the Blind Submission Policy box:

Next, select the desired publication. FEMSPEC is selected for this example:

After clicking on the FEMSPEC link, the next screen details the scope of the publication, submission details, submission requirements, and contact information:

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