Five More Helpful Websites for Writers

In April, I posted “Five Helpful Websites for Freelance Writers.” As a followup, here are five more websites than can prove helpful for writers, whether you are already published or just beginning your writing career, and whether you write fiction or nonfiction. There’s something for everybody in this group:

Oncewritten.com calls itself the source for new or emerging writers and offers free “stick content” (writing prompts and writing contest information), book reviews, author interviews, book promotional tips and chances to win free books. If you subscribe to the site’s Writing Spark Newsletter ($3 per month for recurring subscriptions, $7.50 per quarter, $25 a year), you’ll be sent writing prompts 365 days of the year.

If you’ve written a book, or if you’re thinking about a writing book, you might want to check out ParaPublishing.com. Along with hundreds of pages of information and free documents, there is specific information about writing your book and all the components needed for its publication and distribution. Check out the link to Specific Category Writing for information about Fiction versus Nonfiction, Children’s Books, Cookbooks, Travel Books, Religious Books, Screenplays and Newsletters.

In the free edition of the AbsoluteWrite.com newsletter, you can get biweekly updates on international writer’s guidelines, jobs for writers, calls for submissions and writing contests. The site also offers writing software, author interviews, columns and articles on writing. There’s a Writers Wanted section where writing jobs, guidelines and freelance opportunities are posted, plus a newsletter filled with agents looking for writers. Be sure to check out the article, “Simple Ways to Re-Slant Your Article” by A. Antonow. Re-slanting is a good way to increase your writing income.

Duotrope.com is a great resource for writers with its database of more than 1,500 markets for short fiction, poetry and novels. You can search the database by genre, pay scale and submission length. The site is kept current by updates at least twice a month. There’s also a free online submission tracker for registered users.

Another helpful resource for writers, especially beginning writers, is LiteraryLawGuide.com. You’ll find articles like “What Every Writer Should Know About Copyright” and “Publishing Law 101: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.” Also there are links to multiple other resources like SPAWN, The Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network, which offers information on writing and publishing, and links to publishers, printers, the media and other research sources. There’s also a link to WritersHelpDesk.com, which has over 500 pages of information for self-publishing and writing resources.

Use the listed information at your own risk. Words into Print gives no warranty to
completeness, accuracy, or fitness of the markets, although research is done to the best of our ability.

© 2008 by Laverne Daley

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2 Comments on “Five More Helpful Websites for Writers”

  1. A. Antonow says:

    I just stumbled across your site and wanted to say thank you for recommending my article about re-slanting articles. That was nice of you to do.

  2. ldaley says:

    As a firm believer in re-slanting and re-selling articles, I was happy to be able to recommend your article in my post. You have written a piece that can be helpful to many writers. Thanks for your comment. LD


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