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Writers' Links & Resources

General Writing Resources

Writers' Organizations and Networks

Writers' Mailing Lists

Online Publications

Online Writing Courses, Workshops and Critiques

Other Miscellaneous links


General Writing Resources

INSKPOT
One of the best writing resource site you can find on the net! For writers of all genres - a must-see!

WRITER'S RESOURCE LINKS
Includes over 100 links by categories such as Magazines & E-Zines, Books, Writer's Resources, Kids, Parents and Educators and Media & Freelance Writers

ARTICLES FOR CHILDREN'S WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
A good number of reference articles.

THE SLUSH PILE
For aspiring authors who concentrate on the juvenile publishing field. "How-to" articles, interviews with authors etc.

FREELANCE WRITING ON THE INTERNET
Though under construction, this site features some useful information of interest to freelance writers. Writing opportunities, guidelines, networking information etc.

PURE FICTION
For anybody who loves to read - or aspires to write - bestselling fiction. There are hundreds of writers links, dozens of features, and advice columns from some bestselling authors across many genres. There's also a writers' showcase in which a top publisher judges submissions received each month. There's also an online bookshop, with 900,000 titles, and a special section on books for writers.

THE CHILDREN'S WRITING RESOURCE CENTER
This is our Best of the Net-nominated web site that is a comprehensive resource for working and aspiring children's writers. Lots of free reports, articles, market tips, and much more.

WRITERS ON THE NET
A collection of widely published writers and teachers. On-line writing classes in every genre as well as one-on-one tutoring/mentoring.

SANDBAGGERS
Links and resources for childrens' writers as well as features by and about "The Sandbaggers" themselves (a private email critique group). Some key features are monthly childrens' book reviews, the WRT4KDZ mailing list, and SAMM, the Sandbaggers Automated Manuscript Manager for DOS and Windows

TECHNICAL WRITING
List of resources for technical writers.

WWW.WRITERSMARKETPLACE.COM
For professional travel wrtiters, marketers and editors. You must be published and a member of a professional writers group like SATW,ASJA, Outdoor Writers, British Travel Guild, etc for free access, or an editor or PR person who handles travel clients. Lists press trips, contacts, and allows writer to search for contacts by area, and be found by editors. Forums covering issues of interest to all are posted and the site is interactive, greets you by name, etc.

INTERNET WRITER'S TOOLBOX
Hosted by Brian Pomeroy , this is a great writers' internet resouce with loads of information for writers in fiction, non-fiction, drama, public relations, news journalism and other media and much more! I would definitely 'bookmark' this page!

Writers' Organizations and Networks

FREELANCE WRITERS' NATIONAL NETWORK
Writer-for-Hire listings for freelance writers, great resource for writers' markets, writing know-how articles and much more. Check it out!

HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Information for writers interested in all aspects of horror writing.

CREATIVE FREELANCERS ONLINE
An organization for connecting freelancers in the arts to clients, this excellent site offers free listings for freelancers. Check it out!

CYBERSCRIBERS INTERNATIONAL
Group of mainly fiction writers offering a listserv, member postings, support group and a place to discuss each other's work.

Writing Mailing Lists

THE CHILDREN'S WRITING MAILING LIST
An unmoderated exchange for writers, illustrators and publishing professionals. To join, send e-mail to
majordomo@lists.mindspring.com with "subscribe childrens-writing" or "subscribe childrens-writing-digest" in the message.

WRITERSNET
An online forum for writers. Subjects open for member discussion include: Net Learning, Networking, Net Genres (Sci-Fi, Mystery, Romance, Screen, Stage, Poetry, Technical, and Cybersoaps/Webisodics), Forms of Online Commerce, Net Journalism, Net Research, Net Magazines, Net Books, Self-publishing & Self-promotion, New Writing, and Net Censorship & Copyright.

To subscribe, E-mail: majordomo@listlink.berkeley.edu with "subscribe writersnet" in body of message.

WRITERS
A forum for discussion focused on writing. Workshops, submissions, critiques, technique pieces, exercises, and news about the world of writing. A forum for interactive writing (round robbins) where multiple authors contribute to a shared "piece". One collection of material related to the list can be found at http://web.mit.edu/mbarker/www/writers.html

To join the list, send email to LISTSERV@MITVMA.MIT.EDU with the text 'SUBSCRIBE WRITERS yourfirstname yourlastname'.

CATALOG FOR CHILDREN'S WRITERS
A free catalog of books and resopurces for children's writers is available by contacting our autoresponder children@mailback.com

INTERNET FANTASY WRITERS ASSOCIATION
A list for writers of the fantasy genre. Science fiction writers, mystery writers, sicence fiction romance and romance writers, poets, and fantasy writers on the mail list. Research URLs as well as Markets are sent to the list on a regular basis. To join send a message to listserv@chaosmanor.com with 'subscribe fantasy' message.
At the present IFWA is in the process of setting up a critique list for members of the IFWA list.

Online Publications

GOWANUS
GOWANUS is a new international online publication for English-speaking writers in the so-called third world.

EWG PRESENTS
A literary e-zine featuring general fiction, poetry, humor, nonfiction, mystery, romance, sci/fi and fantasy, writing tips, news and commentary.

MOONDANCE
An ezine of outstanding visual arts and literary creations that glorify women and gives their voice to important issues. Features include Fiction, Non-fiction, Columns, Opinions, Poetry, Short Subjects, and an impressive array of links.

To request a newsletter, please email Glittrstm@aol.com

THE ELECTRONIC NEWSTAND
Possibly the largest single site where you can find virtually any magazine you're looking for! Their latest feature allows you to customize your own newstand, by selecting from lists of magazines categorized under subject headings. From there, you are given your own page with only the magazines you want to read, instead of sifting through the thousands available on the database.

MEDIAFINDER
A searchable database of newsletters, magazines, catalogs, journals, etc. Lists lots of magazines, etc. that probably aren't found in Writer's Market.

Online Writing Courses, Workshops and Critiques

THE INTERNET FICTION WRITER'S CLUB
This site offers free critical reviews of your work.

SPECTRUM VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY
FREE WRITING COURSES ONLINE! Other interesting courses also available. Participate through email or Spectrum University's web page specially designed for students. All courses are FREE.

WRITERS' VillAGE
Writers' Village is offering a free online interactive course for fiction writers and students. To register or learn more about Writers' Village - check out this great site!

ONLINE SCIENCE FICTION WORKSHOP
Are you interested in writing hard science SF novels? If so, a moderated online writing group exists to meet your needs. The group has a number of published authors, physics professors, and technical people, as well as an email discussion group.

THE PLOTLINE SERVICE
Offers fiction plotting service for writers. Visit site to find out more.

Miscellaneous

BIBLIOBYTES
One of the largest and most comprehensive online book shopping malls. Categorized into topical headings, this site is easy to use and contains a host of other book and writing related information as well. The current feature is a large selection and write-up on banned books with ordering instructions.

GUIDELINES FOR WRITERS IN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING AND MULTIMEDIA
Writers and their electronic rights.

http://www.bslnet.com/hsheldon/amazon.html
A writer's resource page to help writers find books on the writing craft. In association with Amazon.com so book choices can be purchased directly from the site.

CREATING COMICS
The resource source of links for comic writers, artists, and self-publishers

CLARITY ASSOCIATES
Editorial consulting firm that specializes in issues of accessibility. Consults with clients--publishers, writers, editors--about readability levels, design, layout, etc., for materials aimed at a consumer market.

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