The Fiction Writing Workshop: Where To Publish Your Work

By Kristin Bair O’KeeffeKristin Bair O'Keeffe
Congratulations, writers! You’ve had a great year of writing fiction. Your work has sprouted, blossomed, and is ready to be enjoyed by readers everywhere. To get you ready for 2010, I decided to wrap up this year with a list of markets for your fiction. I’ve included a little something for everyone, so get busy and get your work out there.*
Short Fiction – Print Literary Magazines
1.     The Indiana Review  Publishes two issues a year (May and November); publishes 6-10 stories per issue.
2.     Alaska Quarterly Review  Publishes two issues a year.
3.     Alimentum: the literature of food  The print journal publishes two issues a year (winter and summer); also features an online serving.
4.     THEMA  Publishes three issues a year.
5.     Tin House  Publishes four issues a year; also offers an online sampling.
Short Fiction – Online Literary Magazines
1.     Anderbo  Continuously updated.
2.     Narrative Magazine  Continuously updated; lots of contests.
3.     Flatmancrooked  Online with an annual “best of” print anthology.
4.     The Adirondack Review  Quarterly issues with an “evolving issue” on the website.
5.    Guernica A magazine of art and ideas.
1.     Narrative Magazine  Publishes book-length works for serialization; electronic submissions only.
2.     James Jones First Novel Fellowship Contest  Deadline will be around March 1, 2010 (date TBA); award of $10,000.
3.     The 2010 Autumn House Fiction Contest The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel grant to participate in the 2009 Autumn House Master Authors Series in Pittsburgh; deadline is June 30, 2010.
*Always read the submission guidelines of every publication to which you submit.
October 2007 Family Fun MagazineKristin Bair O’Keeffe’s debut novel, Thirsty, will be published by Swallow Press in 2009. Since moving to Shanghai, China, in 2006, Kristin has been chronicling her adventures (and misadventures) in her blog, “Shanghai Adventures of a Trailing Spouse.” Her essays and articles have appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Poets & Writers Magazine, The Baltimore Review, San Diego Family Magazine, and The Gettysburg Review. She teaches fiction and nonfiction writing and is the curator of Out Loud! The Shanghai Writers Literary Salon. To learn more, visit


1 Response to “The Fiction Writing Workshop: Where To Publish Your Work”

  1. 1 Chris Warren December 4, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    A great summary of pointers to where to get future work published. This is of great value because it was only after getting my first novel published in May 2009 that I found out the writing is the easy bit. Getting it out there and earning money from it is the more difficult part.

    Thanks again.

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