Five Helpful Websites for Freelance WritersPosted: April 27, 2008
It’s always good to find helpful websites for writers, especially for freelance writers. The annual listing of 101 Best Websites for Writers in Writer’s Digest is an excellent source for those sites. This year I took careful note of five sites that WD listed for freelancers. Here they are:
fundsforwriters.com. Grants for writers are the specialty of FundsforWriters, along with “contests and markets that only pay in cold hard cash,” according to their website. C. Hope Clark edits the site, which offers free and paid subscription newsletters as well as other resources to help writers make more money. Well worth your attention.
fwointl.com. I’ve been a subscriber for some time to this one, Freelance Writing Organization International. The site has a vast number and variety of writing resources inside a searchable database, including more than 4,400 free writing resources and links, writing job opportunities, free eBooks and software downloads.
At Susan Johnston’s site, theurbanmuse.blogspot.com, you’ll find a wealth of writing and marketing help. Don’t fail to read her post, “6 Things to Do Before You Send Your Query Letter.” Some good, down-to-earth help here.
worldwidefreelance.com/writing.htm. At Worldwide Freelance Writer, you can access writing markets from USA, Canada and around the world, books and other products for writers, directions to online resources, how-to articles from experts and much more. There’s a free market database (500+ less high-paying markets) plus a Markets Plus database (2,000+ markets), where access starts at $1.25 monthly.
writergazette.com. This site brings up a dazzling array of links and resources for writers: writer-related articles, calls for submissions, job postings, contests, tips and more to help promote your writing career. The Writer Gazette has made it to WD’s list of 101 Best Websites for Writers five times, so they must be doing something right.
It’s always fun to read the list of 101 sites in Writer’s Digest. It’s even more fun to realize how much the listings (all 101 of them) can help with our freelancing.
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