Writing is the easy part. Getting it out there, now that’s a whole other challenge. But the key to seeing your words published once they’re as good as you can possibly make them is to submit, submit often, submit bravely. I’ve been asked recently how I find the literary magazines I submit my work to, so I thought I’d share a few of the sources here.
LinkedIn has a large number of targeted groups where writers share news of where they recommend submitting. Try Literary Magazines, LinkEds & Writers or Writers International. Once you sign up for one or two, you’ll receive regular emails of discussions going on in that group, as well as suggestions from LinkedIn of other groups you might like.
Duotrope offers a huge directory of paid and unpaid markets for writers, mainly in America, but worldwide too. The summary edition of the newsletter is free, and you can pay to receive the monthly full edition at $5 whenever you have the urge to submit more widely.
The Spoken/Written Bulletin S.W. is produced by the Cartwheels Collective. Subscribe and you’ll receive a monthly email with news on competitions, as well as calls for submissions from anthologies, magazines and more across the world, plus details on opportunities such as writing residencies and open mic nights in the British southwest.
Twitter is also a great way to see who’s out there and who’s hungry for submissions. Feel free to take a look at who I follow for some ideas.
If you know any others, please add them here by replying to this post. Thanks!