Gayle Brandeis
AUTHOR   TEACHER   ACTIVIST

online resources for writers «

 

Agent Query

A great resource for those seeking agents


SheWrites

Fabulous social networking site for women writers

 

Poets and Writers

has a great online presence. Much of the content of Poets and Writers Magazine (which all serious writers should subscribe to!) is available here, and they also offer a lively discussion board, the Speakeasy.

 

Creative Writing Opportunities

CRWROPPS is a newsletter that sends publishing opportunities to your email daily (calls for submissions, writing contests, etc.) Subscribe at the link above (I recommend the daily digest version; otherwise, your inbox will be flooded.)

 

Publisher’s Lunch

is a free daily email newsletter about the publishing industry. You can also sign up for a paid subscription at Publisher’s Marketplace, which offers even more information about what’s going on in the publishing world. A good place for those seeking agents.

 

Red Room

“Where the writers are”

 

The Emerging Writers Network

posts numerous interviews with underappreciated authors and provides great networking opportunities through the newsletter.

 

Preditors and Editors

is a very valuable site for writers; before you contact an agent or publisher, you can check on this website to see if the company is a legitimate one. It can save you a lot of heartache.

 

PEN American Center

An association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship

 

PEN Center USA

A non-profit membership organization made up of writers of every stripe working west of the Mississippi. Its members are connected by the goals of building interest in the written word and defending writers worldwide.

 

International Women’s Writing Guild

A network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing

 

826 Writing Centers

Community writing programs launched by author Dave Eggers

 

Girls Write Now

Helping girls find their voices in NY

 

WriteGirl

Helping girls find their voices in Southern CA

 

SheWrites.com

a fabulous social networking site for women writers

 


favorite blogs re: books and publishing «

 

Maud Newton

focuses on literary fiction and publishing

 

The Elegant Variation

also has a literary emphasis

 

Laila Lalami

focuses on international fiction

 

Buzz, Balls, and Hype

focuses on book promotion

 

Galleycat

focuses on publishing news

 

Powell’s Book Blog

book news and a great rotating roster of guest author bloggers from one of the best bookstores in the world

 

Persephone Speaks

a Kore Press forum on women and literature

 

Kelly Spitzer

writers in profile