Start here: “Literary Journals & Magazines” is a guide to the basics via Poets & Writers.
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#3: Duotrope Digest lists over 4,900 current fiction and poetry publications and is searchable by genre, pay scale, and more. It requires a paid subscription, but there is a free trial.
Rejection is part of the process
- Ever been rejected? You’re in good company. Here are Billy Collins, Elizabeth Alexander, and others on rejection.
- “How to Read Rejection,” by C. Michael Curtis, long-time Editor at The Atlantic