Welcome to The Burry Man

Since 1997, The Burry Man Writers Center has been a primary source of research information and freelance job leads for working professional and talented beginning writers. The Burry Man is a space where writers visit from 158 countries and every state in the U.S. The Resource Pages are a guide to more than 4,000 first generation Internet sites from the US, Scotland, England, Ireland, Australia and Canada, as well as Asia, Europe, Africa and around the world, to help you in your quest.

Markets & Publishing:

Magazine, poetry and book markets
  All Freelance Writing Markets updated lists of publications
All You Can Read they're trying to sell you magazines, but there's hundreds of links to worldwide markets here
Alternative Periodicals Marketplace from New Pages 
Association of Alternative Weeklies a network of independent weeklies
  Australian Writers Marketplace a book and searchable database with free registration
Brint Magazine List an amazingly inclusive register of business journals, print and electronic publications, international newspapers
Canadian Magazine Links  
City and Regional Magazine Association a gold mine of member magazines
Directory of Non-Fiction Publishers links to UK book publishers
Duotrope's Digest database of over 2175 current markets for short fiction, poetry, and novels
FolkLib Index print and on-line music magazines - a bit old but usefu
H-Net Call for Papers
Jewish Periodicals on the Internet
Literary Magazines Marketplace
Literary Magazine Index listing of small literary magazines 
Magazines by Industry trade journals for almost every occupation (lots of annoying popups)
MagazineLaunch announcements of new magazines with pub dates and websites - brilliant resource
MagTopia index of print magazines with an online presence
Market Flash from @writers
Market List market resource for genre fiction writers
New Pages links to literary mags, online and print alt publications, and much more
Online Magazines  
Towse's Links to Online Submission Guidelines paying markets
TradePub directory of hundreds of trade mags
Travel Magazines from World-Newspapers.com
Worldwide Freelance Markets paying markets, of course
Writers' Guideline Database
Contests, fellowships, awards, grants, and resources
A Room of Her Own provides innovative art patronage for women writers and artists through Gift of Freedom Awards
ABC New Talent Development a continuing feature film and television writing fellowship program from Disney Studios
Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition
Contests from C. Hope Clark's Funds for Writers
Contests from Writer's Write 
Contests, Grants & Events for Writers from FreelanceWriting.com
Creative Capital Foundation national nonprofit organization that supports artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the media, performing, and visual arts
Cutthroat Magazine Fiction contest
Eden Mills Literary Contest
Fish Short Story Prizes open to writers from all countries, first prize of €1500
Grants from C. Hope Clark's Funds for Writers
Irish Literary Competitions
James Jones First Novel Fellowship $5,000 award from Wilkes University
Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize in Fiction, Essay and Poetry from the Missouri Review $
Journalism Contests 
Journalism Fellowship List from JournalismJobs.com
Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize $
NYFA Source free national database of grants, awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines
  Opportunities for Scottish Writers
Ottawa International Writers Festival annual celebration of the finest new and established writing from across Canada
Poetry Contests from Poetrykit
Poetry Contests from Poetry Magazine
Scottish Book Trust awards and fellowships 
Society of Authors Awards and Grants
Southwest Writers Contest $
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
Zoetrope All-Story Contests $

Anhinga Press Tallahassee, Florida. Publishers of full-length volumes of fine literature, principally poetry, for more than 20 years
Books In Print the online version of this indispensable resource
Children's Magazine Publishers with some guidelines
Emperor's New Clothes Press "publishes offbeat, well-written novels too rich and nuanced for mass-market publishers because they do not fit any mold"
How to Write a Synopsis article from Moira Allen's Writing-world.com
Irish Book Publishers
Literary Market Place search for addresses and names you need to market your work New Pages Guide to Independent Publishers mostly US and Canada

The Real Burry Man

The Burry Man has a special place in Scottish tradition and folklore. Every August, for centuries, the Burry Man has walked the streets of South Queensferry, Scotland, a village near Edinburgh. The residents believe he will bring luck to the town if they give him whisky and money. We chose to name our center after him to honor this ancient tradition, and the generations of townsfolk who have kept it alive. Burry Man Day is the second Friday in August. Our thanks to Andrew Taylor, John Nicol, Alan Reid, James "Kitter" Magan, John "Jacko" Hart, Sam Corson, Arne Fredricksen, Judith McPhillips (the Wee Burry Man, 1948) and all the other stout men, robust lads and charming lassies who have taken on the mantle of the Burry Man.