Resources for Writers

Submit to WeC

Submissions are currently closed and will open again January 1, 2024. See submission guidelines for details.

New Songs for Old Radios. BB Garin

December 2020 fiction echapbook: New Songs for Old Radios

This is a partial list of links to resources writers should find useful.

Where to Submit:

Wordrunner eChapbooks (WeC), established in 2008 and opened to public submissions in 2010, is an online literary zine, published three or four times a year. It features one author in each issue, except for the annual themed anthology. The emphasis is on fiction but memoir and poetry are occasionally published. Authors are paid and there is no fee to submit. Editors: Richard Gustafson, Jo-Anne Rosen, Linda Saldaña, Nick Valdez, Amanda Yskamp

Creative Writers Opportunities List. This Yahoo group posts calls for submissions and contest information for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. NOTICE: The Yahoo group has been replaced by a blogsite with the same content as on the CRWROPPS listserve (which was discontinued October 28, 2019). The blog is at:

Duotrope. A searchable database of over 4500 current markets for short fiction, poetry, and novels/collections in all genres. Subscription fee as of January 2013.

Facebook groups that post calls for submissions:

Call for Submissions: Literary Journals and Writing Contests:
Calls for Submissions (Poetry, Fiction, Art):
Calls for Submissions | Publication Announcements | Literary & Visual Arts:
FOR AUTHORS! Calls for Submissions:
Literary Magazines:
Literary Magazines and Writing:
Submissions: Magazines and publishers:
Open Submission Calls for Short Stories:

The New Pages Big List of Literary Magazines. Focuses on literary print and online magazines, listed A to Z, with google search engine. Check out New Pages' classified ad and calls for submissions pages.

Poets and Writers Database of Literary Magazines has over 800 magazines in its database and a search engine. Also on this site: grants and awards, guide to writing contests and small press databases, literary agents, conferences. Calls for submission are on the Classifieds page.

Publishing and Other forms of Insanity: an excellent resource that covers every aspect of publishing, before and after. Start with the Calls for Submissions page.

Free Self-Publishing Online is a self-publishing platform and online bookstore for independent ebook authors and their readers. It offers multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on any e-reading device. Writers can post novels, short stories, poetry, articles, and more on the Booksie site for free, as well as receive and respond to comments and communicate with other writers.

Writing Raw is a bi-monthly literary zine where any author can self-publish fiction or poetry that will be archived online.

Tools for Writers

The Book Designer. Practical advice for building better books. Articles on getting ready to publish, understanding typography, print choices, ebooks and ebook readers, and marketing. — Roget's International Thesaurus (85,000 words) — Bartlett's Quotations

Poe War Writer's Resource Center. Articles on writing and marketing writing. Listings of freelance writing jobs.

Writing Careers: The Business Behind Becoming an Author. Career options, self-publishing, book proposals, finding an agent, working with editors.

Services for Writers

Donovan's Literary Services. Diance Donovan, Sebastapol resident, offers pre-publication critiques, copy and content editing, proof reading, and marketing plans for self-publishing authors.

Jennifer Gennari—author, editor, teacher—offers proofreading, manuscript critiques and line editing.