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Submitting to Literary Magazines: Recommendations?


Most writers know that the best way to build up your publishing credentials is by going for magazines or anthologies. This is how I first had my work published traditionally. One of my short stories – Sex, Guns, and Lies – was accepted by Divertir Publishing and was then published in one of their anthologies, Under the Stairs, in February of 2011.

Getting short stories published is a great way to get your writing and your name out them. Because of this, I’ve decided it’s time to polish up some flash fiction and short stories, even write some new ones, to send off to some magazines. Now, here’s where my question comes in.

Which magazines would you recommend?

I’ve been looking at some lists of magazines and have selected a few that could work out, but what I’m wondering is, if you’re a writer; which magazines have you submitted to? Which magazines would you submit to? Sadly, magazines are one of the things I don’t know too much about.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Enjoy the rest of your week, everyone.

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

5 thoughts on “Submitting to Literary Magazines: Recommendations?

  1. I haven’t submitted fiction in so long, I wish I had advice. But I always went for the top literary magazines first” Ploughshares” Paris Review; Massachusetts Review.

  2. I recently had a short story picked up by Idea Gems. No pay, but there is a hard copy edition of it as well as an electronic version.

  3. I suggest that you use to find a good match for your works. It’s a bit intimidating interface wise at first, but once you figure it out, the possibilities are endless. And the best part is that you can browse through hundreds of different magazines and publishers in order to get your works the best match, This is what I use, and a nice perk of using it is that even if (or should we say ‘when?’ Publishers forever reject work.) you get rejected, a lot of the publishers that read your works will send you some feedback.

    Hope that helps!

    Ever Rising,

  4. This is a good idea, but I can not give you help! Sorry

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