Five Helpful Websites for Freelance Writers

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: 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. 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,, 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. 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. 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.

Do you know of other helpful sites for freelance writers? Please add yours here.

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10 Comments on “Five Helpful Websites for Freelance Writers”

  1. […] Five Helpful Websites for Freelance Writers […]

  2. Susan says:

    Hi Laverne, thanks for the mention!

  3. Hope Clark says:

    Thanks for the post in your blog! FundsforWriters appreciates it. This is our eighth year in the Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Web Sites for Writers and we’re proud of it.


  4. Susan and Hope,
    I’m glad I found your sites. Thanks for the comments.

  5. […] Five Helpful Websites for Freelance Writers […]

  6. Your blog caught my eye. I write and I’m on staff at I think I can find about 10,000 writers who would ask you to add Helium to your list. has a unique Freelance Writers Marketplace where 100s of magazine, newspaper and web publishers contract with our members to meet their content needs –paying $35 to $200 per article (with kill fees). Some members earn $1,000 monthly. New titles added daily. No registration fee.

    Helium also offers a wide open publishing portal for informative articles, paying upfront payments plus ad revenue share with your earning rate raised as you contribute more.

    Helium’s writing community has been described as the most supportive on the web, with a responsive staff to complement — all committed to helping our members succeed. Write to me for more info:

    Barbara Whitlock
    Community Development Manager

  7. ldaley says:

    Thank you for your comment and for the information you provided. I’m sure readers of this blog will find Helium helpful — I know I will definitely take a look. LD

  8. Rana Sinha says:

    Very useful advice and links. Thanks.

  9. ldaley says:

    I’m glad you found it helpful. Thanks for your comment.

  10. I like reading through an article that can make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

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