Some Excellent Magazines

Hey there! I spent some time updating my Literary section under my Blogroll today. If you haven’t spotted it, it’s on the right side of this blog’s page. All of the magazines listed there are ones that have published my work, except for Ray’s Road Review, where I’m poetry editor.

I’d like to encourage you to check out the ones I added today. They include the Arkansas Review, Circle Magazine, Emory University’s Lullwater Review, a funky magazine called Open Wide, Santa Clara University’s Santa Clara Review, The Wisconsin Review, and Thunder Sandwich. Some of these are online journals, while others are print magazines. It’s a diverse group, and it joins my already diverse group of magazines I’ve had listed for awhile now. Of these, if you like online mags, you might want to check out Big Bridge or My Favorite Bullet, a very cool one. Of course, the one I push the most is Ray’s Road Review. We just published our new Spring 2012 issue last week, so if you want to read some good fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, or even check out some cool photographs, please stop by. And if you’re a writer, please feel free to submit. We’re always looking for quality material!

It seems there are a LOT of people out there writing these days. One of the things I think many of these (aspiring) writers are missing out on, however, is the fact that it’s important to read what’s getting published. This gives you an indication of the type of material editors are looking for, of potential markets for your own work, etc. Don’t submit blindly. Read literary magazines, first for enjoyment, second for research. Then submit. Here’s to some good literary magazines!