Resources for Writers
As a way to help us writers, this page is dedicated to literary resources. I am really looking at expanding this resource page based primarily on my patrons for this webpage. So, please let me know what websites, magazines, and/or blogs have been most effective for you!
This website provides ready access to databases of literary magazines, small presses, literary agents, MFA programs, and writing contests. Additionally, it has information about steps to get published, and an active community of writers who share information, support, and advice.
One of America's most trusted online dictionary for English word definitions, meanings, and pronunciation, Merriam-Webster has some wonderful modern aspects. You can create an account to get the word of the day, you can play games and quizzes to spark your writer's brain, you can explore options to build your vocabulary, or you can browse their thesaurus to increase the effectiveness of your writing.
This classic site hosts everything from writing advice and prompts, to publishing tips, to community forums and blogs (and you don’t have to be a magazine subscriber to access it).
LITHUB brings together daily and weekly lists of engaging and informative articles from across the literary spectrum. They also publish original content and exclusive excerpts by great writers.
Created over 15 years ago, Jericho has helped writers "go on to be million-copy-bestsellers, prize-winners, and even just ruddy-pleased with their work." They offer a variety of services, such as writer's club, editing, writing master courses, mentoring, finding agents, special events, and more.
Book Launchers helps authors in the United States and Canada write, self-publish, and sell their books. Distribution options include Amazon, Independent Book Stores, Barnes & Noble, and Chapters Indigo. Their writing coaches will help you define yourself and your message. You will be fully supported through the phases of self-publishing, from writing to editing, and finally promoting your non-fiction book. You will own 100% of the content, have total creative control, and keep all the royalties.
Scribophile is a respectful online writing workshop and a writer’s community. Writers of all skill levels join to improve each other’s work with thoughtful critiques and by sharing their writing experience.
It's the place to join if you want to find beta readers, get quality feedback, learn how to get published, and be a part of the friendliest and most successful writing workshop online.
Started in 2012, Medium is primarily used for self-help, personal blog articles, or news-related, political pieces. However, plenty of fiction writers (such as myself) can self-publish their articles in their own feed, creating a larger audience. And there are ways to earn money with your stories as well. One way is to join their Medium Partner Program for free, and you earn money based on how much time Medium Members read your stories. A second way is to find Medium publications and submit your work to them for an opportunity to have your work published and earn money.