Writing Magazines Can Be an Invaluable Resource

Have you hit a wall with character development or plot points? Experiencing writer’s block? Think the opening paragraph sounds cheesy? Or maybe you’re interested in finding out about writers’ conferences and contests. No matter what advice, help, or opportunities you’re looking for, you’ll find a number of magazines dedicated to meeting the needs of aspiring and current authors. Below you’ll find five magazines devoted to all things writing.

Writer’s Digest: offers tutorials, workshops, conferences, and contests, along with some free webinars and downloads. Check the writers market, look for an agent, or just peruse the articles. This site has something for every level of writer.

The Writer: provides advice, inspiration, and information for writers of all levels. You’ll also find information on writing groups and programs, conferences, contests, and tips and tricks to help you make it as an author.

Poets & Writers: provides articles, information on conferences, contests, and residencies, along with a database of literary agents, calls for submissions, literary-focused city guides, and much more.

Talking Writing: an online magazine with new material posted weekly. Topics of art, fiction, poetry, columns and more fill their menu of browsing options. They also host their own contests, accept article submissions, and encourages open communication, discussion, and respectful debate between visitors.

Southern Writers Magazine: provides advice from established authors and industry experts on branding, publishing, marketing, and more. It’s far cheaper to read the material on their website since a subscription costs $53 a year.