One good starting place for writers who are new to submitting their work for publication is to begin with theme issues of magazines and themed anthologies. Publishers announce they are looking for work for a themed issue or anthology by putting out a call for submissions. Calls for submissions often appear on several websites and in magazines. Probably the most useful listing right now for publications in the U.S.A. is the New Pages site, since it is updated several times a week. Other sites are also very helpful, including Poets & Writers Magazine, which has a comprehensive list of publications looking for new work, and Poetry Flash.
|Joyce Jenkins, editor of Poetry Flash|
There is also a site called Writer's Relief that has a page just on anthologies that are looking for work. I also visit a website that lists calls for submissions in the U.K. and in other countries outside the U.S., called The Poetry Kit. More recently I've run across The Review Review, a website that also has some good calls for submissions.
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