THE BEGINNING WRITER’S TOOL BOX: PART 2 – ONLINE MARKET RESOURCES FOR WRITERS, POETS AND ARTISTS
There are quite a number of online resources for finding markets for your creative work. Some, like Submittable covered yesterday, offer the ability to conveniently track your submissions.
- All Freelance offers a market directory with an advanced search feature. It also posts other helpful information focused on the concerns of freelancers.
- The Burry Man Writers Center (Scotland) serves “a worldwide community of writers” and publishes freelance job links, resources for fiction and nonfiction writers, playwrights, and screen writers.
- CBC provides A Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines and Journals open to submissions.
- The Christian Writers Market Guide provides 1,000 listings of publishers, periodicals, specialty markets, conferences, contests and other services including writing courses. A month-to-month subscription to the listing guide is $5.99 a month. A six-month subscription is $3.00 a month, and a twelve-month subscription is $2.99 a month.
- Dark Markets offers lists for horror genre including publishers, contests, magazines and zines.
- Duotrope boasts that its site publishes 7,000 listings of active publishers and agents for writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction encompassing literary, genre and academic. It also has listings for the visual arts and provides an advanced search feature, a submission tracker, and interviews with editors. There is a free trial period after which you pay $5 a month or $50 a year.
- JBWB (UK) publishes listings for short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, agents, small press, US, Australia, and New Zealand.
- The Market List is a resource for genre fiction offering relevant listings including agents.
- Poets & Writers Magazine publishes listings for small presses, literary agents, editors, contests, grants and awards.
- Speculative Literature Foundation promotes speculative fiction and publishes relevant market listings.
- Writers Write shares a list of paying markets.
This is by no means comprehensive but it’s more than enough resources to get you started on the path to finding the ones that will work best for you.
Note: Sunday Announcements: Calls for Submissions, Competitions, and Other Information and News will return to The Poet by Day on Sunday, January 13.
- SUBMISSION FEES: Poets and Editors Weigh-in, The Poet by Day
Often information is just that–information– and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications or other organizations featured in my regular Sunday Announcements or other announcements shared on this site. Awards and contests are often (generally) a means to generate income, publicity and marketing mailing lists for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I rarely attend events anymore. Caveat Emptor: Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products, paying fees or attending events et al.
Poet and writer, I was once columnist and associate editor of a regional employment publication. I currently run this site, The Poet by Day, an information hub for poets and writers. I am the managing editor of The BeZine published by The Bardo Group Beguines (originally The Bardo Group), a virtual arts collective I founded. I am a weekly contributor to Beguine Again, a site showcasing spiritual writers. My work is featured in a variety of publications and on sites, including: Levure littéraure, Ramingo’s Porch, Vita Brevis Literature,Compass Rose, Connotation Press, The Bar None Group, Salamander Cove, Second Light, I Am Not a Silent Poet, Meta / Phor(e) /Play, and California Woman. My poetry was recently read by Northern California actor Richard Lingua for Poetry Woodshed, Belfast Community Radio. I was featured in a lengthy interview on the Creative Nexus Radio Show where I was dubbed “Poetry Champion.”
The BeZine: Waging the Peace, An Interfaith Exploration featuring Fr. Daniel Sormani, Rev. Benjamin Meyers, and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi among others
“What if our religion was each other. If our practice was our life. If prayer, our words. What if the temple was the Earth. If forests were our church. If holy water–the rivers, lakes, and ocean. What if meditation was our relationships. If the teacher was life. If wisdom was self-knowledge. If love was the center of our being.” Ganga White, teacher and exponent of Yoga and founder of White Lotus, a Yoga center and retreat house in Santa Barbara, CA
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