Submitting to Literary Magazines
Never send your work directly to a publisher. Virtually no publisher will read an unsolicited manuscript. It is not personal. They want to avoid liability issues. Pretty much the only way to get your work read by a publisher is through an agent. I know, I can hear your cries of frustration. “But how can I get published if I do not have an agent?!”
Here is what you can do: You can send your work to magazines and literary journals, like our own Writers Tribe Review.
As you browse through the list of magazines, consider first what your piece has to offer. Most of the time, but not always, literary magazines are looking for specific pieces to publish. In Amoskeag’s Spring 2010 issue, the editors were gearing to compile a collection of fiction and poetry that primarily spoke to the theme of human recollection. Now obviously, if your narrative is about “farming” then it’s likely that your piece will not be considered for publication.
Affiliated Literary Magazines and their Submission Guidelines