Monday, August 6, 2012

Writer's Magazines

Years ago I subscribed to a wonderful writer's magazine, Byline. I looked forward to it receiving it every month, perusing it's pages and monthly contests. So when the publisher offered a lifetime subscribtion price, I jumped at the chance. The publisher, a writer herself, decided to sell the magazine, and a few months later...Byline magazine closed it's doors. was like saying good-bye to an old friend.

But, a few years later through trail and error, I subscribed to a long establised publication, The Writer. I LOVE this magazine. It really has something for everyone and I learn so much from the articles. They have a great mix of literary and genre writing articles, along with a wonderful marketing section that focuses on a submission guidelines for a different type of writing each month.

Last week, through an online writing newsletter, I found out that The Writer, is now in a struggle to survive. The original publishers have sold the magazine, and now the new publisher is looking for a buyer. In the meantime, they have reduced the number of pages, told freelancers they are no longer taking submissions, and reprinting past articles. 

I am bracing for the day I have to say good bye to this fine publication too, and start yet again finding written inspiration to feed my writing career. Anyone have any suggestions?


  1. Yup. That's the news. There's still Writer's Digest.

    1. I used to subscribe to Writer's Digest but I thought they ran too many articles about self publishing...but I guess if that is all that is left....

  2. I also liked Byline and loved The Writer. Am hoping someone buys it up.

  3. Rose,
    There's a webzine, WOW! Women on Writing, that is interesting. I've found some helpful articles in the archived editions. The website is