Last year, I was sitting in a writing workshop and another student mentioned something called Duotrope. I thought she was talking about a book of poetry or perhaps a rock band. She calmly explained that Duotrope was the best thing since Obama. For all you writers who still lug around your copies of Writer’s Market, this website (turns out it’s not a rock band) is a database of literary magazines looking for submissions. You can search for key terms (like – mythology or women’s poetry, for example). You can see what magazines pay for accepted work as well as which ones take the longest to respond. Needless to say, Duotrope makes the writer’s life a little bit easier. Check it out here and get you some knowledge.
Also, it’s free – FREE – but once you see how amazing it is, you will probably want to give the website a small donation. It’s just that good.