When I talked about recommended reading in the last post but one I forgot all about magazines. I've subscribed to, and bought, a fair few magazines for writers over the last few years but the ones I subscribe to are:
Writing Magazine and Writers News (double subscription but you can subscribe to just one if you like).
Writing Magazine contains lots of articles and advice on everything from novel writing, short stories, poems, scriptwriting and writing for children (as we as a computer 'problem page' and a short story 'surgery') while Writers News deals with...well, news in the writing world (also very good for finding new markets and competitions).
If you're going to test drive just one I'd suggest Writing Magazine. You can pick it up in your local WHSmith.
The other magazine I subscribe to is Mslexia which is a magazine for women writers. Its primary focus is novel-writing, short stories and poems and it's always packed with useful articles and fantastic stories. It's a more literary magazine than Writing Magazine but don't let that put you off. I always look forward to the latest copy of Mslexia plopping onto my doormat.
You can get a sample issue of Mslexia for free by going here:
The two literary magazines I buy when money permits are QWF (Quality Womens Fiction) for literary short stories written by women (I would link to it but its website seems to have disappeared?) and Cadenza which publishes some excellent literary short stories.
I've probably forgotten some magazines but that'll do for now...