Welcome to The Burry Man

In the artistic world, the most solitary of disciplines may be that of the writer. There are few premieres or opening nights, gallery exhibits or unveilings. There is just the work, and the elusive promise of success. And occasionally there is community. 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 what might be called "intellectual property" — 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
111 Leading Online Poetry Journals And Magazines from the Annenberg School of Communications
AA Independent Press Guide more than 2,000 print and internet magazines and publishers from all over the world
Airline Magazines a small list of US mags
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
American General, Business and Trade Magazines from Peter's Place of Freelance Journalism
Association of Alternative Weeklies a network of independent weeklies
Australian Electronic Journals listing of more than 1,000 Australian electronic journals, magazines
  Australian Writers Marketplace a book and searchable database with free registration
Aviation Magazines and Periodicals trade, airport and in-flight mags, from the Thirty Thousand Feet directory
Bold Type | Literary Magazine Index listing of small literary magazines
Book Publishers from CWF
Brint Magazine List an amazingly inclusive register of business journals, print and electronic publications, international newspapers
Calls for Work from Places for Writers -- not all paying gigs, check carefully
  Canadian-based Publications Online
Canadian Magazine Links from Peter's Place of Freelance Journalism
Canadian Writer's Journal Call for Submissions magazine markets
City and Regional Magazine Association directory 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
English-language Media in Spain from Freelance Spain
EspressoFiction a paying market for short fiction on coffee cups ... check it out
FolkLib Index home pages for print and on-line magazines for folk, bluegrass, Blues, and fingerstyle acoustic guitar music
For Writers Only magazines accepting work
Gebbie Press - this one links directly to websites - submission guidelines are harder to find, but a good starting point
Guide to Online guidelines - more guidelines for magazines
H-Net Call for Papers
Jerry Jazz Musician an ongoing new short fiction contest for music writers
Jewish Periodicals on the Internet
Literary Magazines Marketplace
Literary Magazines short story markets from the O. Henry Prize people
Literature Training Jobs & Opportunities UK calls for publications, poetry and theatre
LitLine Journals listing of print and online literary journals 
LitMag guide to literary magazines
LitRefs UK and US literary magazines with websites
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
MagPortal search for articles in online magazines
MagTopia index of print magazines with an online presence
Market Flash from @writers
Market List market resource for genre fiction writers
Media UK Internet Directory 121 TV stations, 402 radio stations, 247 newspapers and more than 250 magazines
Mr. Magazine launches of new mags every month
Music Magazines list of publications from musicphotographer.com
Mystery Publishers from Bookwire
More Mystery Publishers from ClueLass
New Pages links to literary mags, online and print alt publications, and much more
NewsDirectory Worldwide Magazines
Newsletter Access check out all the potential markets in this directory of more than 6,500 newsletters
Online Magazines
Papers Invited calls for papers from professional bodies, universities, journal editors and conference organizers
Places for Writers submission calls and contests
PoetryMachine Canadian and US markets for poetry
Print and Online Literary Magazines from the Oyster Boy Review
PubList a searchable database of 150,000 magazines, journals, newsletters, & other periodicals
Queensland Writers Centre Opportunities
Readers Guide Abstracts full text and abstracts for 240 periodicals indexed in Readers Guide to Periodical Literature
Searchmagazines.com search for free online magazines including sports, business, entertainment
Stories1st.org an online paying market for written and audio work
Suggesting Story Ideas to NPR
The DON'T Post magazines, publishers and agents that are closed to submissions or looking for only certain things, from Wooden Horse
Towse's Links to Online Submission Guidelines paying markets
Trade Magazine Publishers for many, an untapped market.
TradePub directory of hundreds of trade mags
Travel Magazines from World-Newspapers.com
Travel Writers' Markets
UK Literary Magazines
UK Magazines a curiously diverse listing of markets
WorldwideFreelance Markets paying markets, of course
Women-Focused Magazines And Newsletters On The Web lists of periodicals by women about women
Wooden Horse Publishing latest updates on what's happening in the magazine world
Write Market Webzine
Writers Digest Market updates
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
Arts Competition List regularly updated blog
Art Co-op Fellowship in Fiction open to writers everywhere
Artists Register Opportunities grants and competitions for writers and visual artists
Awards, Grants and Fellowships for Journalists from AJR BBC New Talent
Bernheim Writing Fellowships recipient is required to live at Bernheim for up to three months while working on his/her project. Bernheim will provide comfortable housing in a beautiful wooded setting, plus a financial grant of up to $1000.00 to cover travel, material cost and personal expenses
Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition
Calls for Writing competitions and markets from ArtistResource
Contest List from Open Directory
Contests from C. Hope Clark's Funds for Writers
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
Dog Story Contest
Eden Mills Literary Contest
Editorial Dead Zone the ones that went away
Florida Arts Council Opportunities for Artists grants and competitions
Fish Short Story Prize open to writers from all countries, first prize of €1500
Gila Queen's Guide to Markets Kathryn Ptacek's wonderful website for her must-have newsletter
GoNOMAD grants for travel writers
Grant Finder from the Australian Council of the Arts
Grants from C. Hope Clark's Funds for Writers
Grants and Awards from Poets & Writers magazine
Grants for Individuals from Michigan State University
Inscriptions fee-based subscription access newsletter of job opportunities, markets, how-to articles and more
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 from JournalismJobs.com
Journalism Fellowship List from JournalismJobs.com
The Joy Harjo Poetry Award from Cutthroat Magazine $
KV Fiction Contest or PM Non-Fiction Contest judged by Kurt Vonnegut and Peter Matthiessen
Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize $
Newsletter Access Directory good source of research and good markets too
Newswise Guide to Journalism Awards
Newswise Guide to Journalism Grants
NYFA Source free national database of grants, awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines
Opportunities for Artists retreats, residencies and jobs from the New York Foundation for the Arts
Ottawa International Writers Festival annual celebration of the finest new and established writing from across Canada
Paul Zindel First Novel Award for book-length manuscript of contemporary fiction set in the United States that will be suitable for readers aged 8 to 12
Philanthropy News Digest weekly news about arts grants from the Foundation Center
Poetry and Fiction Contests from Tallahassee Writers Association
Poetry Contests from Poetrykit
Poetry Contests from Poetry Magazine
Rauxa Prize for Erotic Writing
The Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award from Cutthroat Magazine $
Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award $
Scottish Book Trust opportunities list
Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award
Society of Authors Awards and Grants
Starcherone Fiction Prize $1000 plus publication for story collections, novels, or indeterminate prose works up to 400 pages ($30 fee)
Southwest Writers Contest $
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
Viable Paradise sf writing and marketing workshop
William Van Wert Memorial Fiction Award previously unpublished short story or novel excerpt of 25 pages or less $
Winning Writers contest resources for poets and writers
Writers Weekly Warnings publications to avoid
Writing Contests from Places for Writers — also see Submission Calls
Writecorner Press Annual Poetry Award
Zoetrope All-Story Contests $
Agent Query a free searchable database of literary agents
Agent Verification a free (registration required) database of complaints against agents -- look up the one you're considering
Association of Authors Agents agents in the UK who do not charge reading fees
Association of Authors' Representatives the list of agents who WON'T charge a reading fee, rip you off, and are pledged "never to mislead, deceive, dupe, defraud, or victimize their clients"
Guild-Signatory Agents and Agencies online list for Writers Guild West
International Agents from Literary Marketplace - no information about reliability or charges, but a start
Internet Directory of Literary Agents list of non-charging agents, searchable by country, name or specialty
Literary Agent listing of UK members of the Association of Authors Agents
Literary Agents an open list, investigate before you chose
Literary Agents in Australia
Literary Agents in the UK
Literary Agents E-mail Addresses no idea how accurate this is, but give it a try
LiteraryAgents.org guide to literary agents
Preditor & Editors Agent List
Speculations Agent Gripes the scifi/fantasy newsletter's readers write back
UK & Ireland Literary Agents' index
UK & Ireland Literary Agents' index this one from Bloomsbury
Warnings and Cautions for Writers SFWA's list of what they consider shady agents, Book Doctors and contests
ACHUKA - Children's Books UK industry and book news
American Small Presses from Literary Marketplace
Anhinga Press Tallahassee, Florida. Publishers of full-length volumes of fine literature, principally poetry, for more than 20 years
Everyone Who's Anyone lists of agents, editors and publishers, US, UK and Canada
  Australian Publishers
Books In Print the online version of this indispensable resource
  Canadian Children's Book Centre Publisher List
Children's Book Publishers with some guidelines
EBook Publishers a list of ebook providers (purely for informational purposes, we're not recommending any of them) from KnowBetter.com
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
International Publishers social science, humanities and computer books
International Publishers from Literary Marketplace, requires free registration
Irish Book Publishers
Irish Publishers and Literary Journals
Literary Market Place search for addresses and names you need to market your work
London School of Journalism UK Book Publishers List
New Pages Guide to Independent Publishers mostly US and Canada
Non-fiction Publishers
Periodical Publishers Association search list of UK member publishers, with contact information and titles

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.