Kasie asked me yesterday if I would do a post on how I find places to submit.
That's an interesting question as most writers have a variety of places--but I'll share with you what I do.
The first book I purchased as a new writer was Sally Stuart's Christian Writer's Market Guide. The second book I bought was the Writer's Market. I write for the Christian market as well as the secular so I bought each and studied them--underlining any places that accepted the kind of writing I did.
That was the first action I took--the second thing I did --was go online and google submissions, writer's guidelines, publications etc and I came up with a ton of sites that listed places or the site itself with the information I needed. I try to do that each month.
I also joined several online writing groups and some of those have listings of submissions and I regularly visit those forums.
I attend conferences and gather up all the freebie stuff that shows publications needs.
BUT the most important way I find new places to submit is through NETWORKING. I have had so many of my writer friends share their sources with me and I do with them in return. Many of the anthologies I got in were the direct result of a friend telling me about it. I can't stress the importance of sharing a submission call-out with a friend. If you don't get in--maybe your friend will and they will pass on submission needs to you in the future. There are plenty to go around.
One site I frequent as well is www.anthologiesonline.com Also check out my writers group site where I post any and all of my finds.
Please feel free to e-mail me with your needs. If you've written in an area I've submitted to in the past--I'll share it with you. Happy Submitting!