Helpful Writers' Websites
Query - Looking
for an literary agent? This is the site to visit - one of the most comprehensive
online sites for agents' listings, updated frequently by users and agents. It
also contains a plethora of articles on agents, publishing, writing and other
aspects of the industry.
Writers' Conferences - Need to
gauge your writing? Attend an Algonkian workshop or pitch your novel to several
New York publishers. From the site: It takes not only heart, but brains and
market savvy to be successful in today's extremely competitive market. To that
end, Algonkian developed a
method to maximize a writer's chance for publication. In small-group
conferences held nationwide, we work with serious writers of all genres who
wish to either begin the novel, greatly improve their novel-in-progress, or
study and apply advanced novel craft while learning the demands of the book
the writer's place - You
will find the pulse of the publishing business here - agents, forums, writer's
groups, contests and interesting articles by agents, authors and publishers.
Agent Kristen's Blog Pub Rants - Want
to know anything and everything about the life of a literary agent, publishing,
editors and books subscribe to Kristen Nelson's Pub Rants. She describes herself
as "A nice Midwesterner breaks free of her genteel upbringing and says
what's on her mind--politely of course--some habits are really hard to break."
- A lively online community of
social networking that has an active number of writers, best selling authors and
people in the publishing business. It's free to join.
WordTickler Libraries - The
WordTickler Libraries is a great source for submission guidelines, fraud
warnings, writers' contest announcements, agent profiles, writing tips and more.
Writers are posting snippets of their work and receiving thoughtful critiques
from others who are serious about the craft. The owner of the site loathes
advertising to the point that the site is completely free of advertising as well
as completely free to use.
The Writer's Edge - A
useful blog co-authored by Michael Neff, creator of the Webdelsol site, and
myself where you will find a trove of information to help your writing
career. See the complete list of useful sites for writers.
House of Blogs - Five
literary blogs created by the Webdelsol.com
site plus a blog search engine. If you want the latest on the literary scene,
check out House of Blogs.