excerpted from “101 Best Websites for Writers,” Writers Digest, June 09 by Brian A. Klems (blog.writersdigets.com/qq), online managing editor, Writer’s Digest. PLUS others … Each section is arranged alphabetically.
Online home of the Poetry Foundation.
Oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.
Online poetry community
Poetry, poems, bios and more.
Highlighted interviews with poets heard on the show
Poems and biography.
‘The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse’ provides free, unlimited access to books and information.
Everything to know about copyright law. Check out FAQ’s.
Daily writing routines of authors; inspiring tips & all-over fun read!
Helps newbie & seasoned authors alike to avoid getting scammed.
Resources, news, discussions: authors, editors, publishers, agents.
Tips, articles, prompts, contests, editors’ blogs & more.
More than 6,000 market listings, updated daily.
Agent Janet Reid dissects queries, with lots of examples.
A second Janet Reid blog – a wealth of resources.
Publishing info; small contests, pertinent industry news. Funny, too!
‘Agenting 101’ series is a must-read for every pre-query author.
Find vetted agents, contact info. FAQ’s tell what agents can/can’t do.
Author Carol Denbrow shares great writing, publishing & marketing tips.
Check agents’ public records for any negative reports.
Preditors & Editors – info, contacts, warnings about potential scams.
a weekly list of lit magazines and book publishers looking for work; interviews with new magazines; useful articles; free e-books about the writing life. Just sign up!
Facebook – Call for Submissions groups and pages; some are closed, but include you readily if you ask. Journal editors are usually part of the group; it’s one of the first places journals post their calls.
Updated in blog fashion — great advice on fiction writing.
Guide to literary agents.
News, information, guides to lit mag’s, alternative media & more.
Great plot tips for writers.
poets and writers
database for literary journals, small press and writing contests; articles about writing and interviews with writers, too. Great resource.
Agent search, query letter samples, follow up reminder email.
almost every lit mag uses this service to organize work that comes in, so expect a LONG list of publications whose deadlines are coming due.
Access to 150 poetry contests; subscribe to free e-newsletter.
Up-to-the-minute news for writers about the publishing industry.
Self-publishing resources, new writer tips, LOTS of reprinted articles.
Updated daily with info about any/every writing contest they can find!
More than 1000 pages of useful content, including international listings.
Database of 2,300+ markets for short fiction, poetry, novels/collections.
Markets and contests that pay.
spawn.org [Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network]
Helps you research sources, publishers, printers and the media.
Weekly submission calls to paying markets.
The journal devoted exclusively to Creative Non-Fiction genre.
Tips on writing for children’s magazines.
Everything to know about fiction, plus genre-specific links.
Publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction RE: mothers on motherhood.
Screenwriting contests, markets, software that suits your needs
Useful, inspiring, easy to navigate.
Articles on feature & TV script formatting; free newsletter.
sfwa.org [Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of America]
News, notes, writing tips. Some are for members only.