This site features market listings for science fiction, horror and fantasy writers. Visit the tombstone page to avoid wasting time submitting to "dead" markets (closed or no longer accepting submissions).
You’ll find what you need to be a children’s writer at this site. It has market listings, submission guidelines and conference information. The site also features author information so schools and bookstores can contact you for appearances. YW
Here’s the niche for niche writing. This site offers nature, food and adventure writing classes.
The Poetry Market
A poet’s paradise, this site offers a free monthly e-zine featuring poetry contests, markets, book reviews and a message board.
The Writers Journals
URL: groups.msn.com/thewritersjournals/welcome.msnw Entering this site’s monthly poetry and story contests keeps you coming back. If you think you can take it, visit the "Harsh Critique!" discussion board.
The Writing Bridge
Writing challenges, discussions and multiple critique forums are available at this members-only site. Membership is free but must be approved by one of the site’s workshop managers.
Find just the right piece of inspiration here. The site’s 140,000 quotes can be searched by quote, author or topic and then saved to your own personal quotation book.
This site offers honest (but polite) critiques and live chats along with access to articles from its e-zine.
U.S. Copyright Office
This is the official site for all your questions about copyrights, with a special link for literary works.
Universal Writers Group
This site offers critique boards for all genres, from fairy tales to poetry.
Verla Kay’s Web Site for Children’s Writers
This site has resources for children’s writers and illustrators including writing tips, business advice and transcripts from award-winning author Verla Kay’s workshops
Wild Child Publishing
This site is an online literary magazine where you can post entries in nonfiction, fiction or poetry, then discuss and vote for your favorite entries.
Winning Writers finds and provides resources for poets and writers. It includes an online contest guide that profiles and ranks more than 650 poetry contests.
Wordpreneur.com is filled to the brim with articles to help you make money as a writer.
Wordtrip.com has discussions for writers of all genres and a special area for young writers. Editors keep the site family friendly with a rating system. YW
A visit to its home page says it all: "Find writer’s markets, sell your work to editors, set up a home office and much more."
Write101.com lists more than 600 articles to help you improve your writing skills and includes "Help for Parents" and "Help for Students" sections. YW
Write 4 Kids
This site provides lots of great information to start or continue your career as a children’s writer. It offers a monthly newsletter, tips, message boards, articles and reference books.
Write From Home
Do you have an extra minute in your life for a writing career? This site is for parents juggling kids, work and writing.
This critique group focuses on honest feedback, even when it’s not so polite. Writers must be looking for this kind of candor—the site frequently has a waiting list to join.
View the articles to find tips on writing e-books, interviews, news releases and more. Then, visit the job listings and "The ‘Write’ Services" section, which includes finding an editor, book reviewer or Web designer.
This site covers everything from tech writing to poetry and offers courses (available through AbsoluteWrite.com).
This critique group features more than 50 active forums and most add a writing challenge.
WritersBreak.com offers advice for fiction and nonfiction writers and publishes interviews with today’s leading authors.
Freelancers access this e-zine for its resources and articles full of tips and market information.
WritersWrite.com offers current authors’ writing with career advice articles and links to career resources.
This site features a searchable database of freelance jobs in the United Kingdom, but its "Articles" and "Writers’ News" sections are helpful for writers around the world.
Teachers and students created writing games and prompts to stimulate writers of all ages at this site. Try the "Interactive Instant Plot" or write a story using its "3 Serendipitous Nouns." YW
Writing It Real
The "real" in this site’s URL comes from its focus on writing from real-life experiences. You have free access to "Resources for Writers," but other services require a subscription.
Writing on the Run
This site has a mom-and-pop feel to it with a warm welcome letter and a picture of the creators on the front page. Read through the articles and take the pet personality quiz for writers.
This site makes it easy to take writing classes with its no meeting/no schedule approach. YW
This site offers forums, a newsletter, contest information, classifieds and more. The focus is on feedback, and it offers a free basic membership.
This site features articles and market information for the travel writer from Jen Leo, author of Sand in my Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write From the Road.
Visit this site’s specialized links to get information on writing poetry, freelance, fantasy literature and mysteries. Then view the site’s other links for background information on everything from nursery rhymes to jewelry making.
Artella—the name comes from combining "art" and "telling"—strives to create a new art form by combining words with art. To get your creative juices flowing, the site offers an e-zine, poetry contests, forums and creativity seeds.
For encouragement, take one of this site’s workshops or find a writing partner in its "Writer Buddy" classified ads section.
Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group
If you live in the Pike’s Peak area, then the Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group offers networking, critique groups and more. Writing resources and the group’s archives are available online.
Creativity for Life
Do you need a break from your writing? Maybe you need a creative spark to get past your writer’s block. Visit this site for personal and workplace creativity articles to give you inspiration for life.
Visit this site for arts-and-crafts article ideas and stay inspired with its writing prompts.
Electronic Book Reviews
Members provide reviews of e-books. The site also has a list of links for writers interested in e-publishing.
Eye on Books
Writers should read, too. Visit this site for book reviews and author interviews, and hear what authors have to say about writing in "The Writer’s Craft."
FanStory.com guarantees reviews for everything you write. There’s a fee if you want to submit, but the site offers free membership if you want only to read other submissions.
Connect with other fiction writers through the site’s forum or e-classes. Then visit its sister sites for fantasy, horror, romance and children’s writing.
Writing as a hobby is all well and good, but this site uses its 20 critique circles, chats, discussion forums and classes to help you achieve your dreams of publication. YW
Freelance Writing Organization-International
Freelance Writing Organization-International is a free site with an online database of resource links for writers and more than 3,000 job listings.
Funds For Writers
Anyone who says you can’t make a living as a freelance writer hasn’t been to this site. It lists paying grants, contests, markets and fellowships.
Go Publish Yourself
To answer your self-publishing questions, log onto this site full of resources and articles on the subject. The site also includes interviews with successful self-published authors.
Do you need an inspirational quote? Google lists more than one million links for this search. Use this search engine and get the information you need in seconds.
Hollywood Lit Sales
This site is for screenwriters looking to make it big in Hollywood. You can submit material or use the phone evaluation service.
How Stuff Works
When you want to add credibility to your story, come here first to learn how to, say, pick a lock or walk on fire.
Institute of Children's Literature
You can access class schedules and free writing tips. This school also offers college credits and is part of the Long Ridge Writer’s Group.
Don’t let the site’s casual name fool you: These writers are serious. The site focuses on mothers writing about motherhood but also features a literary criticism area.
Long Ridge Writer's Group
This site offers free tips, transcripts of interviews, discussion forums and its "Breaking Into Print" writing course.
This site focuses on Web, technological and word geeks. You can also sign up for the eNewsletter Journal.
Fiction writers of all genres are welcome at this site. Groups are limited to five members per group to keep feedback to a one-on-one basis.
National Novel Writing Month
If you think writing a 50,000-word novel in one month’s time sounds like fun, visit the site for National Novel Writing Month.
Nebraska Center for Writers
This site from the Nebraska Center for Writers provides links to quotes, reference sites and software for writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.
This site is for the yet-to-be published crowd and features giveaways, writing prompts and book reviews to get your career up and running.
This site provides all you need to know about children’s literature with book reviews, lists of award winners and links to other sites.
Preditors & Editors
Preditors & Editors looks out for writers, game designers and artists and uses its site to help you find legit agents, publishers and contests.
Great Writing Resources
Home Study College Courses in complementary health therapy. Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Psychology etc. Many home study courses.
How to write an essay - EssayInfo.com is your ultimate guide for effective and graceful writing. The site offers writing tips, notes on various citation styles, guides for different essay types writing, and easily understandable resume and cover letter writing rules.
Fish Publishing runs the Fish Short Story Prize, one of the largest international short story competitions. They also run poetry, crime, and historical fiction competitions and provide a full editorial consultancy service designed to provide writers with one to one, on-going, constructive feedback on their work, whether it is a complete novel or
Whim's Place offers an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction, assured to provide something of interest to everyone. Also hosting a quarterly flash fiction contest-- check out website for contest details.
Dave and Lillian Brummet, authors of Trash Talk (waste reduction), Towards Understanding (non-fiction poetry) & Purple Snowflake Marketing (book promotion), are thrilled to announce their 1/2 hour talk radio show: "Conscious Discussions". The Brummet's and their guests will discuss the environment, the value of the individual and the world of writing. Conscious Discussions is aired every Tuesday at 10 a.m. PST at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/consciousdiscussions - archived shows will be available.
Release date: June 15th, 2007 - ISBN#193335304X) is a reference guide for self-marketing authors who want to be noticed in a snowstorm of writers. With 19 chapters and 21 Appendixes, and more than 500 links this e-book is a means for authors to design an effective marketing plan and utilize frugal promotional tools with the click of their mouse. Author site: http://www.myspace.com/canadianauthor