Getting Published: Figuring out what to do next

Sometimes, it pays huge dividends to take one step back before taking two steps forward, especially when viewing something as important as a possible career (or even dabbling) in freelance writing. For instance, you may already have a finished manuscript and not know where or how to submit it. lists more than 8,000 publishing opportunities, whether you write nonfiction, fiction, poetry, scripts or children’s books. Listings include contact information, submission preferences, payment rates, and more.

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Always check a listing’s website before submitting. Submission guidelines, subjects covered, and even contact information can all change at a moment’s notice. So be ultra-professional and double check before making your submission.

If you think you’re ready to start submitting your work, has you covered. Use’s search tools to find more than 8,000 publishing opportunities, including book publishers, magazines, newspapers, online publications, literary agents, contests, conferences, greeting card publishers, screenwriting markets, playwriting markets and more. Start searching today.


Set short-term and long-term goals for your writing. Revisit and revise these goals regularly. After all, you can’t achieve success or track your progress as a writer unless you know what your benchmarks for success are.

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