Writers’ Resources

Recommended reading:


Literary magazine databases and search engines:

  • Poets&Writers. >800 mags. Search by genre, subgenre, payment.
  • Submishmash. Search by genre and closest deadline.
  • Duotrope. >6000 listings to submit work to & many search options. Free trial but then $5/month. They’ll also email you a list of magazines taking submissions each month.
  • Literistic. Monthly list of publications and contests with impending deadlines based on preferences you provide.


Curated lists of magazines and presses:


Writing contests and opportunities:


Curated lists of general resources for writers:

  • Toasted Cheese journal and writing community. Contains lists of agents, publishers, editors, writing prompts, as well as journals. Also, a great blog in their own right.
  • Beltway Poetry. Check out their ‘Resources’ drop-down all the way on the right. Lists of mags, presses, grants, conferences, you name it. DMV-specific.
  • Eunoia Review’s list of links for writers. No descriptions, but extensive.