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Creative Writing

A guide for those pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA), and for undergraduates working on creative writing projects

Submit Your Work


Submit your work to journals, presses, and conferences:

Poets & Writers lists reliable contests, magazines, literary agents, and small presses under the "Publish Your Writing" tab.

Entropy's Where to Submit is a thorough list of presses, journals, anthologies, and residencies currently accepting work, updated quarterly.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs is a valuable source for creative writers in search of submission options (membership required).

Duotrope is a subscription-based website that helps writers find journals, publishers, and agents (membership required).


Helpful Resources and Guides


Writer Beware is a valuable source that investigates the legitimacy of literary agents, journals, and presses.

Think Check Submit assists researchers and writers in the evaluation of journals.

Submittable is a common platform used by publishers, magazines, and organizations. Make an account to manage your submissions!

The UT Research Guide on Predatory Publishing is a thorough look at unreliable open access publishers.

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