Time and time again, I've heard writers mention they submit a story to the first market on their submissions list and
work their way down till the story is sold. I've heard that qualified as "a list of reputable markets, usually with the highest
paying at the top, down to highly reputable but lower paying markets at the bottom".
This is often simply referred to as "doing the rounds". I've found only a couple of resources to help writers in creating
their own lists. One is the professional standards list for membership into the SWFA. While this list should not be disregarded,
it is unlikely a new writer or one with few publishing credits already in the stable, will benefit from it.
So here I will attempt to offer my submissions list. This will be a live list that will change as need arises or as markets
I hope it gives an insight into where you should be targeting your work.