Poets & Writers Literary Magazine Database
Whether you're just beginning as a writer or you have begun to establish yourself, you're always looking for publications that you can submit your work to. The database at Poets & Writers is perhaps one of the most through databases on the internet in terms of finding literary magazines that are interested in your work. You can browse the database or limit the search to your specific genre and even sub-genres. The rest of their website has many valuable tools as well, but this is likely the most important tool available to you as you seek to establish your name and get your work in front of other people. Click on this link to go directly to the P&W literary magazine database.
Poetry Publishers Willing to Receive Submissions Electronically Compiled by Louie Clay
I'm terrible about going to the post office. Often, if there's a contest of journal that only accepts submissions by postal mail, it's likely that it will sit on my table, unstamped, until the deadline has gone by. I'm much better about working at my computer and being able to simply upload files and click a button. While the P&W database will show your icons to indicate publications that accept electronic submissions, Clay's list, which is frequently updated, is exclusively made up of publications that will take online submissions. It's not a searchable database, but it is still relatively user friendly. Click here to go directly to the listing.
Presses that Read for Free Compiled by Rachel Mallino
If you have a chapbook or full-length manuscript assembled, this may be a great resource for you as you search for the right publisher for your book. While I am not sure how often the list is updated, the presses listed on this page are reputable and best of all free. Research each press to see if it is a good match for your book--don't just blanket the world of publishing with your manuscript and hope for someone to pick it up. Especially in the world of poetry, many of these presses work on a non-profit basis with volunteer staff, so please respect their limited time and resources by choosing presses you think will have a valid interest in your work. But don't sell your work short either--if you're not entirely certain, task a risk. Click this link to go directly to the listing.