Find a home for your stories, essays, and poems!

The Writer’s Center is often asked how to find literary magazines to submit to. We’ve collected several resources for your reference.

Please note that this page is a reference for writers. We do not partner with the following organizations. Also, these opportunities are subject to change, so be sure to visit the websites for more information.

Poets & Writers

What it is: Poets & Writers is a large nonprofit organization that serves creative writers through its print magazine, resource-rich website, and financial support for readings and other literary events.

The Writer’s Center says: Their online directory of potential literary magazines to submit to is invaluable. They also list these submission opportunities in the back of their engaging bimonthly magazine.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

What it is: AWP is a nonprofit for creative writers and the academic programs and organizations that serve them.

The Writer’s Center says: AWP provides a searchable, user-friendly directory of opportunities for grants, awards, and publication. They are conveniently listed by upcoming deadline date so that you can effectively plan your time.


What it is: Duotrope is one of the most comprehensive resources for writers and artists. Duotrope helps you find publishers, literary agents, and journals and magazines.

The Writer’s Center says: Duotrope provides statistics regarding how long it takes to receive a response from a journal, which is very helpful information!

The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)

What it is: CLMP is a group of “small publishers creating print and digital books, magazines, online publications, chapbooks and zines.” CLMP has a directory of presses, magazines, and online publishers.

The Writer’s Center says: Some organizations have detailed profiles, providing such information as their mission statement, the primary contact person, their submissions policy, etc.

Submittable Discover

What it is: Submittable is an online platform that organizations use to collect submissions and applications, but they also have a directory of thousands of calls for submissions to literary magazines (as well as grants, fellowships, scholarships, residencies, and contests).

The Writer’s Center says: If you don’t have a Submittable account yet, now’s the time to create one! Submittable is the platform most literary magazines are using these days to collect and review submissions. It’s also a fantastic resource for writers looking for literary magazines to submit to.