writing resources online

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.

About Poetry and Poets:

poetryfoundation.org
Online home of the Poetry Foundation.

poetrymagazine
Oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

poetry.com
Online poetry community

poets.org
Poetry, poems, bios and more.

writersalmanac.publicradio.org/bookshelf/
Highlighted interviews with poets heard on the show

poetryconnection.net
Poems and biography.

General Resources:

bartleby.com
‘The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse’ provides free, unlimited access to books and information.

copyright.gov
Everything to know about copyright law. Check out FAQ’s.

dailyroutines.typepad.com/dailyroutines/writers/
Daily writing routines of authors; inspiring tips & all-over fun read!

sfwa.org/beware
Helps newbie & seasoned authors alike to avoid getting scammed.

writers.net/
Resources, news, discussions: authors, editors, publishers, agents.

writersdigest.com
Tips, articles, prompts, contests, editors’ blogs & more.

writersmarket.com
More than 6,000 market listings, updated daily.

Agent Blogs:

blogqueryshark.blogspot.com
Agent Janet Reid dissects queries, with lots of examples.

jetreidliterary.blogspot.com
A second Janet Reid blog – a wealth of resources.

nathanbransford.blogspot.com
Publishing info; small contests, pertinent industry news. Funny, too!

pubrants.blogspot.com
‘Agenting 101’ series is a must-read for every pre-query author.

Publishing Resources:

aaronline.org
Find vetted agents, contact info. FAQ’s tell what agents can/can’t do.

abookinside.blogspot.com
Author Carol Denbrow shares great writing, publishing & marketing tips.

agentresearch.com/agent_ver.html
Check agents’ public records for any negative reports.

anotherrealm.com/preditors
Preditors & Editors – info, contacts, warnings about potential scams.

authorspublish.com
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.

fictionwriting.about.com
Updated in blog fashion — great advice on fiction writing.

guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/
Guide to literary agents.

newpagesblog.blogspot.com
News, information, guides to lit mag’s, alternative media & more.

plotwhisperer.blogspot.com
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.

querytracker.net
Agent search, query letter samples, follow up reminder email.

submittableblog
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. 

winningwriters.com
Access to 150 poetry contests; subscribe to free e-newsletter.

writenews.com
Up-to-the-minute news for writers about the publishing industry.

writersweekly.com
Self-publishing resources, new writer tips, LOTS of reprinted articles.

writing contests.wordpress.com
Updated daily with info about any/every writing contest they can find!

Markets:

absolutewrite.com
More than 1000 pages of useful content, including international listings.

duotrope.com
Database of 2,300+ markets for short fiction, poetry, novels/collections.

marketlist.com
Markets and contests that pay.

spawn.org [Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network]
Helps you research sources, publishers, printers and the media.

writergazette.com
Weekly submission calls to paying markets.

Genres/Niches:

creativenonfiction.org/
The journal devoted exclusively to Creative Non-Fiction genre.

kidmagwriters.com
Tips on writing for children’s magazines.

fictionfactor.com
Everything to know about fiction, plus genre-specific links.

literarymama.com
Publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction RE: mothers on motherhood.

moviebytes.com
Screenwriting contests, markets, software that suits your needs

romancedivas.com
Useful, inspiring, easy to navigate.

scriptwritersnetwork.org
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.