One thing I told readers of my blog is to keep an open mind when it comes to getting published. We tend to think only of traditional full length novels but there are several ways to get your foot in the door. For example, short story writers have become more recognized and made the Pulitzer Prize list. Don’t get me wrong, the job of poets and short story writers is just as hard but the perk of this style of writing is it takes less time to write short story than a 300-500 page novel. So, if you’re looking to make the published list, then take a look at all the options.
Today, you’re in luck because I’m sharing another resource for writers looking to make the list. This source comes from the top 50 literary magazines. Every writer needs to do their homework in order to get published. The best part is that someone took 10 years of their research to share the top magazines for the rest of us and put them in their own blog.
Why does this resource matter? In order to stand a better chance at seeing yourself in print, it’s good to get to know what they publish, and how you can submit your own work. After I started out guest writer for a local newspaper, seeing my own name in print on one of their articles was a great motivator. I also submitted a few pieces of poetry to practice, and when they were chosen to be inked I did the little victory dance for writers all over the world. No one can take that away. And sometimes, we need to start small in order to get big.
Your only homework for today is to go my writing resource, and read the through the list. Click on the links and read a few articles. Become more familiar with the published. Understand that online magazines and other groups online only still count. Then, practice your submissions.
Below is the link to the list of the top 50:
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Great stuff. I myself enjoy pitching novels because I know that there are significantly less writers who actually finish books than there are those who’ve finished short stories. But I’ve recently started submitting short stories for publication too. I love how you’ve broken down the resources and are sharing it so freely here. Thanks for this post!
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Hi Stuart! Thank you for sharing. My readers and myself love hearing from writers around the world. I try to keep an open mind when it comes to getting published. Sometimes, it’s getting your first book printed that matters the most!