Internet Resources for Writers and Authors
- Amsterdam Ultimate Writer's Guide – Amdsterdam has assembeled an excellent collection of tips and pointers to help writers enhance their writing skills.
- Gotham Writers' Workshop – Gotham offers comprehensive writing classes either online or in New York City. They have a wealth of resources to help authors.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab – This site presents coursework on learning how to write. There is an entire library of class handouts and guides, with exercises, on learning how to write, organized by topics and sub-topics. (From Purdue University)
- Nebraska Center for Writers – An on-line resource for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, providing information, advice, and links of interest to writers and readers. This site provides more than just a collection of links to other sites. It has an excellent and well-organized collection of links to writing-related articles from all over Internet on a wide variety of topics.
- The Lost Coast – a guide for writers...excellent collection of links to articles on writing
- Writers Online – a directory of home pages of published writers
- Advocacy for Writers – links to articles, agencies, and associations supporting the arts and writing
- Agents – links to articles on agents, links to directories of agents
- Midwest Book Review – Jim Cox of Midwest Book Review has assembled an amazing list of about 150 links to sites that offer help for writers.
- Writing-World – Writing tips for writers around the world.
- Getting Started- A step-by-step guide to launching your writing career.
- Advanced Writing Tips – Tips on refining and marketing your writing. The site also has columns about various genres of writing: general fiction, children's writing, mysteries, poetry, romance, science fiction, etc.
- National Writers Union – A trade union for freelance writers. Benefits include contract advice, health insurance, conferences, etc.
- PageOne Lit – An award-winning literary e-newsletter and web site. It bills itself as an "online home for all pageturners and ink scribblers who are in search of useful . . . and thought-provoking literary-versed news, original essays . . . , tips," etc.
- Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors – A useful collection of links from Jack Lynch, Asst. Professor of English at Rutgers. It isn't organized, but the links are useful.
- Writing.com – a free online writing community for all readers and writers. Each new member is provided with a free online portfolio, and extensive email services.
- WritersNet – WritersNet is the Internet directory of writers, editors, publishers and literary agents. You can create your own homepage profile to join their database of writers and publishing industry professionals. Once you have a profile, you can exchange ideas with other members in their discussion forums and benefit from their combined experience of the writing world. Includes an "Internet Directory of Published Writers" - list yourself or browse other writer's listings.
- Poets and Writers Magazine – News and resources for creative writers
- Publishing Info – Copyright basics, agents, grants, finding employment, writing children's books
- Teachers & Writers Collaborative – nonprofit organization devoted to developing the teaching of writing, with an emphasis on teaching K - 12
- Publications – bimonthly magazine, books from resident authors, books on the teaching of writing
- Legal-Fiction – You can hire this manuscript critique service to make your manuscript authentic, if you are writing about any legal issues. The company deals in both screenplays and literary manuscripts.
- The Artists' Resource Guide is produced by the Pew Fellowships in the Arts.
- All Freelance – a site to help freelance artists, graphic designers, web designers, photographers, and other independent professionals
- Colorado Independent Publishers Association – This Colorado organization conducts many workshops and instructional sessions for aspiring authors. Click here for their current calendar of events.
Publishing and Marketing Services for Writers
- Authorlink – award-winning marketplace where editors and agents buy and sell rights to unpublished and published manuscripts, and screenplays. Marketing services for editors, literary agents, and readers.
- Writer's Market – For a $30/year Internet subscription, they will provide you all you need to know to sell your articles to the most comprehensive list of periodicals available. They'll tell you what each magazine is looking for, how much free-lance work they accept, how much they pay for articles, and what their submission guidelines are.
- StoryMania – A marketplace for publishing, reviewing, buying and selling creative works . directly from writers.
- The Advisor – discussion forum, ask questions of the general public
- StoryXchange – is a comprehensive marketplace for the buying and selling of stories, in any format, about any topic, and from anybody - where stories are discovered.
- StudioNotes - created by screenwriter/producer Brent Armitage (Grosse Pointe Blank, The Feather Men) and screenwriter/producer/director George Armitage (Miami Blues, Grosse Pointe Blank, The Late Shift), this service provides writers development notes, one-on-one consultation, and access.
E-Zines, Magazines, Places to Submit Work
- All She Wrote – A creative resource for women writers, this website is devoted to works of women in mediums such as fiction, screenwriting, nonfiction, poetry, and more. Browse website and submit your own work.
- Big Bridge – a web magazine of Poetry, Fiction and Art from Big Bridge Press
- Chicken Soup for the Soul – the website of the famous books. Their mission . to turn you, America and the world on to the value of writing . has attracted authors from around the world to share their stories with you. Visit the "Book Titles" section to read sample stories and meet the authors. You can also submit your own stories.
- Coelacanth – online magazine for short fictional works and poetry. Visit website to read other people's work, submit your own pieces, and tour their gallery of artwork.
- MillenniumSHIFT – a forum for words that may reveal truths, entertain, inform, and challenge the old paradigm.
- Book News - reviews, news items, updated daily
- Myhiddentalent.com – Myhiddentalent.com lets anyone submit their work for free on their Web site. After you post a writing, you can instantly receive reviews from around the world.
- Zoetrope – Francis Ford Coppola's acclaimed literary magazine. Find out more about great new writers, submit your manuscript to a contest, or browse through Zoetrope Studios.
Studies of Literature
- LitWeb – This site is a guide for students who wish to learn how to think through their responses to a literary text, to better understand how to begin with their personal responses, to re-read creatively and analytically, and to ask questions that open the text up to different interpretations.
- The Modern Word – A study of contemporary literature. This site presents a collection of author sites, reviews, and other information about the masters of modern literature.
Writing Sites for Teens
- Speak Up Press – Speak Up is a national, annual non-profit literary journal published in hard copy that provides a creative voice for young adults (ages 13-19 yrs.) through publication of their original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, photography, and artwork.
- Teenlit.com – A great literary site for teen writers - get help with writing, discuss it, and submit your work to the Teenlit published writing page.
Miscellaneous Writing Sites