#5onFri: Five Tips for Submitting Your Work to a Literary Magazine

Getting your work published in a literary magazine or journal can serve to build your resume, and grow your community. From researching the publications that best fit your work, to your cover letter, to clicking “submit,” there are several important steps in sending work to editor. Here are 5 actionable to help you efficiently submit your short fiction, essays or to magazines and journals. 1) Know your options you first begin exploring literary magazines and journals, it is completely normal for the market to seem intimidating. A quick Google search will yield a dizzying number options, and it is helpful to have some context to guide your research. Sites such as Poets and Writers or Submission Grinder are great resources for sorting the market. These sites offer a list magazines and journals, along with some details regarding the of work each publication seeks, and related deadlines. Read as many literary magazines and journals as possible, to get a feel for the kind of writing different publications seek. If you want to conserve cash, many magazines and journals also publish work for free on their websites. Be sure to read […]

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