It’s sort of like a free copy of Writer’s Market

September 4, 2009

Posted by Rick

Here’s a great resource for the writer on a tight budget. (Yeah, I know. That’s a redundancy.) Poets & Writer’s Magazine online has a database of 360-something literary magazines along with information on genres published,whether the magazine accepts electronic submissions, if they accept simultaneous submissions, and when their reading period is. There is also a brief blurb about the magazine in question that will sound familiar to readers of Writer’s Market. Here’s an example:

The Massachusetts Review is an independent quarterly journal of literature, the arts, and public affairs. MR has deep local roots but an international scope, with subscribers and contributors spread across the globe.

A click on the magazine’s title brings up a new page that is much more in-depth, giving website, contact information, circulation, Representative authors, and tips from the editors.

Also, the database can be narrowed to Poetry, Fiction, or CNF if you desire. Try doing that with Writer’s Market!

For the type of writing I am doing right now — and basically, if you’re an undergrad or grad student, you’re in my boat — Writer’s Market gives me way too much that I don’t need. I really don’t give a rat’s patoot about  the submission Guidelines for Boy’s Life, or when Utah Pig Farmer’s Review reads for their Spring issue.

All in all a very handy tool and one that should be in your bookmarks.


One comment

  1. awesome! also checkout wordhustler.com- all free listings and they have agents and publishers too

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