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Creative Writing: Publishers

Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

Find journal databases in your subject area(s) and do a search to see which publishers already have carried articles on your topic. You should be able to make a list of potential publishers and then get additional information from the periodical guides below.

Book Publishers

Use databases and directories to see what has already been published on your topic and to identify potential publishers.

Contacting Publishers

Book Reviews

Popular book reviews are found in mainstream periodicals, ranging from Time Magazine to a local newspaper. Search publications up to one year after the book was published. Popular book reviews tend to be shorter.

Scholarly reviews are found in peer-reviewed academic journals or other authoritative compilations, such as websites maintained by scholarly societies or books that compile reviews and criticism. Search publications for up to three years after the book was published.

Keep in mind that many books are never reviewed.