Women Who Submit Lit Resources

I organize a Bay Area chapter of the national Women Who Submit Lit organization, which encourages all writers who identify as women and/or genderqueer to submit our work out for publication through the creation of safe spaces and resources for those writers to access. If you’re in the Bay Area, CA, and interested in learning more, contact me at becca@gomezfarrell.com.

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Women Who Submit Website: http://womenwhosubmitlit.org

WWS Facebook page, with submission calls: https://www.facebook.com/WomenWhoSubmit


Submission call aggregators (you can do searches!):

The Grinder (All fiction and poetry, with a speculative fiction bent): https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/

Submittable (All fiction and nonfiction, grants, poetry, art): https://discover.submittable.com/

Duotrope (All fiction & nonfiction, poetry, art, agents – $50/year, free trial): www.duotrope.org

Poets & Writers Tools for Writers (Literary fiction, grants/awards, retreats, agents, reviews):  Scroll down halfway at https://www.pw.org/


Current Submission Calls:

Poetry, Fiction, Art Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/35517751475

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Pulp Markets: https://www.facebook.com/groups/440107622678110

Current Market Report and Themed Calls from Duotrope (Enter password “Duotrope:): Click here

New Speculative Fiction Submission Calls: Dreamforge, Gothic Fantasy for Flame Tree Fiction, Tales From the Moonlit Path, Grist Contest for Climate Fiction.


Regularly updated market & fellowship/residency lists:

Clifford Garstang’s 2021 Top Literary Magazine Rankings: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction.

CLMP Directory of Publishers (Literary fiction, nonfiction magazines and presses): https://www.clmp.org/readers/directory-of-publishers/

Authors Publish (All fiction): https://www.authorspublish.com/

WWS List of Writer Residency/Fellowship opportunities: Click here

Trish Hopkinson’s list of No-Fee, Paying Submission calls (all fiction, poetry, nonfiction): https://trishhopkinson.com/category/paying-submission-calls/

Derek Annis’s List of Literary and Poetry Journals open year-round

Top Tier Poetry Magazines: https://rebeccagomezfarrell.com/best-literary-magazines-for-poetry/

Magazines for Horror Writers: https://rebeccagomezfarrell.com/mags-taking-horror/

Literary Journals that Pay: https://rebeccagomezfarrell.com/paying-lit-journals/