I’ve just added to this list after attending Gayle Brandeis’ excellent talk on the history and practice of essay writing at the NCW Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado. Search engines are listed in terms of number of markets indexed. With the exception of Duotrope, they are free resources.
The Submission Grinder is a free searchable database and submission tracker. Close to 8000 markets.
Duotrope — the venerable journal search engine. Free trial. Paid subscription is $5 a month or $50 a year. 7000 markets.
New Pages Searchable database of places to publish from well-known literary magazine about literary magazines. 1500 markets.
Poets and Writers. From the well-known and well established magazine about writing. About 1200 markets by my reckoning.
Entropy’s Where to Submit List — a free list of submission opportunities is updated every two or three months from Entropy, an online literary magazine and “place to engage with our writers.” 200 or so current listings.
Yahoo Neo Groups has the CWWROPPS listserve from which you can receive daily emails with new submission opportunities. Recommend you opt for the daily digest. 11 new posts in the last week.
Submittable Check out their Opportunities tab for some places you can submit. To find the Submittable page of the many journals that use this service, however, you have to search on the journal’s name and “submission.” Specific journals’ submission pages are not searchable from within the site. The opportunities list can be long, but many of the most prominent upcoming opportunities are not listed; it tends to the less-well known and to the fee-charging markets.
Every Writer’s Resource has a classified ads section for calls for submissions. 17 entries at this time.
The Review Review. A short list of submissions in their classified ads section. 5 entries at this time.