Helpful Pages For Writers

I'm always on the prowl for great online resources for writers.  Below are just some of what I've found.  Most (or all) should be free.
Please investigate before signing up for anything.  I've tried to be thorough but one never knows.  Some sites will try to get you to purchase their services or books, but you shouldn't have to buy anything to access the information.
Remember:  If you post a work online, almost every publication considers it previously published.

1.  The Write Life's 100 Best Websites is a great place to start.  Then, poke around the site itself.
2.  Literary Social is a networking spot for writers, publishers, etc.
3.  Writers' Cafe is another writing community.  Less professional vibe.
4. is a market database for speculative fiction.
5.  Writers Weekly has articles, freelance markets, advice, and more. *Newsletter
6.  Cathy's Comps and Calls is an open Facebook community with calls for submissions.  There is also a website.
7.  Poets & Writers has articles and interviews.  It also has lists of literary magazines, contests, and small presses.
8.  Manuscript Wishlist... what agents are looking for what work.  (Also #mswl on Twitter!)
9.  Free Flash Fiction Class from Holly Lisle.  Lasts three weeks.
10.  Writer's Digest Editor Blogs cover everything from grammar tips to poetic forms.
11.  DIY MFA is an alternative to college.  The blog is full of useful advice on how to read harder, write better, and connect with others.  It covers many genres.
12.  Best American Poetry Blog has articles, interviews, etc.
13.  Every Writer's Resource has poetry, short fiction, articles on writing, contests, and posts on promotion.
14.  Book Riot has book articles, recommendations, bookish things, and giveaways.
15.  Choosy Bookworm has free and discount ebooks, some in exchange for reviews.
16.  Writer Beware has the latest on literary scams.
17.  Writer Apps in Google Play
18.  Muffin: The Women On Writing Blog covers the writing life, reviews, etc.
19.  Writing World has inspiration, articles on crafting, and more.
20.  Publishing Trends gives a roundup of five publishing articles weekly.
21.  Book Page has book reviews and sometimes interviews.
22.  Literistic is a monthly newsletter for submission calls (free and paid versions).
23.  Authors Publish Magazine has quotes, articles, submissions calls.
24.  Helping Writers Become Authors has many posts on craft for novelists.
25.  BookBub is probably the most well-known discount/free eBook newsletter.
26.  Bad Redhead Media is the home of #NaNoProMo.  The blog isn't updated often, but it's a great resource for author/book promotion.
27.  The Fussy Librarian offers all FREE eBooks.  Also has a "constantly free" list.
28.  Ebook Daily for Kindle only.  Free Kindle eBooks in one newsletter, discount ones in another.
29.  Alliance of Independent Authors has an online conference, podcast, and more.  Great information for indie authors.
30.  Trish Hopkinson posts submission opportunities, editor interviews, etc. for poets!  This post on free classes and workshops is awesome.
31.  Funds for Writers is a newsletter (free) with markets, job listings, articles, and more.
32.  The Ultimate Freelance Writing Career Guide has advice, a list of organizations, and more. *Thank you to Gail Mandeville for this one!
33.  Kris Writes has a section on her blog which deals with publishing.  There are a LOT of articles.
34.  Entropy Magazine's Where to Submit is only updated every three months... but it has a tremendous amount of publication opportunities listed.
35. has free college classes (sans credit) for you to do at home.
36.  The Review Review has reviews of literary magazines, classifieds, and an awesome newsletter!
37.  Horror Tree has articles, markets, and more for horror writers.
38. Publisher's Weekly has book reviews, industry news, etc.  They have a subscription, but some of the information is free.
39.  Calls for Submissions (Poetry, Fiction, Art) is a closed Facebook group.  The title is self-explanatory.
40.  Jane Friedman's blog has posts on copyediting, writing novels, and more.
41.  TEDx Talks YouTube Channel for inspiration and knowledge.
42.  The Speculative Literature Foundation has grants and resources for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror fiction writers.
43.  Literary Magazines Open Facebook Group has calls for submissions, links to articles, quotes, etc.
44.  Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity lists literary agents, monthly contests, paying markets, and more!
45.  SFPA Market Listings is a page that lists markets for speculative (not just science fiction) poetry.  Unsure how often it's updated.
46.  CLMP Directory of Independent Literary Publishers can be divided into online publishers, magazines, or presses.
47.  "NewPages is the Portal of Independents! News, information and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, independent bookstores, alternative periodicals and newsweeklies, writing conferences and events, and more."
48.  Creative Writers Opportunities (CRWROPPS) is a blog with submission opportunities for writers.
49. "The Submission Grinder is a submission tracker and market database for writers of fiction and poetry..."
50.  WritersDB is another submission tracker.  Seems pretty basic.
51.  AME Book Promotion Blog covers a wide area of promotion for authors.
52.  Etymology Online Dictionary gives the origins of words.
53.  Grammarly is a free typo (and plagiarism) finder!
54.  Top 100 Poetry Blogs, Websites & Influencers is a huge list of stuff for poets.
55.  123 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints helps you get more mileage out of your previously published work.

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