I keep getting questions about publishing, and I'm hoping to put together a few posts on different areas of publishing over break. In the meantime, I've compiled a list of resources for getting started learning about publishing:
Here is a list of the best literary magazines, ranked by the number of Pushcart Prizes their stories have received: Perpetual Folly
Here is a link to an alphabetical list of most of the literary magazines in the country, with breakdowns by genre, electronic submission, and links to websites: Literary Mags
Poets & Writers also offers a list of grants and awards that are upcoming: Grants and Awards
BOOKS AND PUBLISHING BLOGS:
Nathan Bransford, an author and former literary-agent-turned-CNET-reviewer, has one of the best-known and most helpful blogs regarding the process of landing an agent and publishing a book. From a query formula to weekly book news, this is probably the best all-around resource for writers interested in publishing a book: Nathan Bransford
The very first agent blog, this site is no longer running, but all of the archives are still available. Some of this info is dated, but it's a great and hilarious crash-course in the world of publishing, thanks to the infamous Miss Snark.
Janet Reid is another great resource, and she also runs the great site QueryShark in which she dissects and helps revise selected queries from an agent's point of view (for free!).
Hope this helps; more to come later this month.