There are a number of writing-related magazines that writers can buy in the shops or subscribe to. These are listed below in alphabetical order… followed by online opportunities…
Print writing-related magazines include:
- Mslexia: aimed at women writers (male writers do buy it because they write in from time to time… often complaining that the magazine is, in their opinion, sexist!), this quarterly magazine has articles, interviews, reviews, competitions, submission opportunities and more – see https://www.mslexia.co.uk for more details. Available via subscription only. They have various formats that you can write for – see their guidelines page.
- New Writer: aimed, as the name would suggest, at new writers, the quarterly magazine ‘New Writer’ is predominantly subscribers’ stories and poetry. There are some articles, hints and tips, competitions and writing-related adverts. See http://www.thenewwriter.com for more details, which describes the magazine as ‘The magazine fro writers and writing groups’.
- Writers’ Digest: invites you to ‘write better, get published, be creative’ see http://www.writersdigest.com.
- Writers’ Forum: the magazine’s website http://www.writers-forum.com explains its format: Each month Writers’ Forum helps thousands of new and aspiring writers to achieve their dreams. It’s packed with up-to-date market information, advice from experts in the publishing industry and inspiring stories and tips from fellow authors and writers. We also feature interactive reader workshops in fiction, poetry, children’s books and self-publishing, so you can see at first hand how to improve and successfully target your own writing. Our monthly writing contests for fiction and poems are world-famous, awarding cash and prizes each issue, plus publication in the magazine.’ Their competition is run on a rolling format with no theme so you can submit at any time with any kind of story providing it’s no less than 1,000 words more than 3,000 words. Entry is £3 for subscribers and £6 for non-subscribers. Poems max 40 lines at a cost of £4 each or £6 to receive a short critique.
- Writing Magazine / Writers News: similar to Writers’ Forum the monthly ‘Writing Magazine’ is available from all good newsagents. If you subscribe, you get Writers News – see https://www.writers-online.co.uk for more details. The magazines run monthly competitions, usually with a theme and a mid-month deadline.
- These, along with Dream Catcher, Orbis, Flair News, and Writers’ Digest, are mentioned on http://www.writersreign.co.uk/Magazines-for-Writers.html.
Online writing-related magazines (webzines) include:
- Online Newspapers has a great list of arts, literature and music magazines / journals. They have many other sections which you can filter out on the magazines page.
- Wikipedia gives some examples as: Palate Press (a wine magazine), New York Times (Online version), The Economist (Online version), The Enchanting Verses (poetry e-magazine).
- http://www.everywritersresource.com/bestonlineliterarymagazines.html lists 20 recommended online magazines.
- Flavorwire lists ’12 of the most beautiful online literary magazines’.
- http://www.neonmagazine.co.uk says, ‘We publish literary and slipstream short-form writing. We err towards the dark, and like to experiment with language and form. We have a particular taste for the apocalyptic. Neon is based in the UK, and is published online and in print every quarter. We publish writers from anywhere in the world, and everything we publish is available for free online (although we are very happy when readers donate or buy print copies, as it helps us keep on publishing).’
- New Pages lists some literary magazines here.
- The New York Public Library has another list here.
- Poets & Writers magazine is detailed here.
- The Writer magazine offers “advice and inspiration for today’s writer”.
And don’t forget that I have an extensive Submission info. section on this blog. Good luck if you submit something and do let me know how you get on and / or if you know of other magazines I can add to this list.