Websites Catering to Writers

  • Writer’s Weekly – An E-zine that focuses on the freelance writer. Highlights include feature articles, an “Ask the Expert” column, and Writers Weekly University (writing classes by email.)
  • Author Network – Resources for writers. Agent listings, articles, columns, interviews, organizations, and publishing; just to name a few.
  • Smart Writers – Provides children’s writers information about the business of writing, writing tools, a directory of children’s book publishers and paying magazine markets. They are also an educational tool for librarians and teachers. Also valuable for other writers.
  • Society of Children’s Book Writer’s & Illustrators – A international organization offering a variety of services to people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature. Not just for children’s writers. Lots of relevant writing info.
  • Places for Writers – Comprehensive resource for Canadian writers and readers of Canadian writers. Within this site you will find daily updates of places to publish poetry and fiction, contests, literary news, book resources, websites for writers, locations of retreats, and resources for funding.
  • Bella Online: Fiction Writing – The editor Lisa Binion keeps this site clean and manageble with for easy topics: Literary Agents, Print Publishers, Reference Desk and Writer’s Bazaar.
  • Writing-World – One of the largest writing resources on the net for articles by writers for writers. Moira Allen has been running this site forever.
  • Mystic Visions – Links to resources for fantasy writers.
  • Write Link – The tag line at the top of the site says it all. “Writers’ resource site for creative and freelance writers, linking to paying markets, competitions, reference sites, software and much more!” Contains articles, markets, competitions, and other goodies for writers.
  • The Burry Man Writers Center – This is an excellent resource site containing links to articles and other sites on everything from the business of writing, to research, to markets. It even has a section called “Web Stuff” that contains information on creating websites as well as other computer-related sites.
  • Cata-Romance – An online community for both readers and writers of category romance. The site is split into channels for readers, writers, authors, and Romance. There are links to articles, forums, and scheduled chats.
  • Marion Street Press – Essential books for Writers and Journalists.
  • WriteOnCon – An online video conference that connects childrens book writers via blogging, vlogging, livestreaming, and chats.
  • Once Written – Offers weekly newsletters with daily prompts to get those creative juices flowing; as well as news on their writing contests, reviews and prize giveaways. The commentary by editor, Monica Poling, gives a look into one writer’s life.
  • T-Zero: The Writer’s E-Zine – A monthy e-zine with articles, fiction and poetry. Produced by Writer’s Villiage University.
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M. E. Wood lives in Eastern Ontario with her husband of fifteen years. She has been moderating BIW for over nine years and works on the Internet. You can learn more about her projects on her official website.

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