Writers, if you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get your stories/poems/essays out there to a wider audience – to get published – I’d like to help you with that. Below are a few sites that offer contests and paying markets for you to send your work to:
- FundsforWriters Contest listing. Hope Clark’s site is one of my favorites, and I highly recommend signing up for her e-newsletter. She’s also got a good list of paying markets for your freelance work.
- NewPages.com’s Writing Contests blog, along with their “Call for Submissions” blog.
- Poets & Writers list of Contests, Grants, and Awards. They also have a list of literary journals and magazines you can submit your work to.
- Write Jobs’ blog that lists free (i.e., no entry fee) contests as well as paying literary markets.
- Writer’s Relief list of writing contests – the site will bug you to sign up for their submission service, but it’s not required. They also have a list of Anthologies’ Calls for Submissions.
Good luck, and happy New Year!