Please note that this list is still under construction. I’m trying to add a little each day.
I promise to audit these listings as often as I can, so – PLEASE – do not blame me if you try a link and it’s expired or otherwise left the electronic world. As well, I cannot guarantee the quality of these links. Do some due diligence when you get onto any site.
Alltop: they say to think of them as the “magazine rack” of the Internet; you decide.
A Woman’s Write: contests and resources; check it out, guys, if you dare.
Beyond the Margins: from some Grub Street folks (Boston); they offer blogs, tips, essays, etc., on the craft and business of writing.
Book-in-a-Week: an online writing and learning community that writes and exchanges writerly-type info.
Book Marketing and Book Promotion: info on writing, publishing, and marketing; there’s a page for free stuff (excellent!).
Chick Lit Writers: a special-interest, online chapter of Romance Writers of America. Ooh la la…
Daily Writing Tips: exactly what it says, daily blog with tips.
Drunktionary: a shamelessly, politically incorrect collection of slang terms for “drunk”; you will spend time here.
Erika Dreifus’s Site: author, reviewer, contest/media-lister, advice goddess; sign up for her e-newsletter.
Esquire’s Fiction Contest: yes, Esquire magazine.
Fan Story: share your stories and poetry and get detailed feedback from this online community; contests too!
Fear of Writing: will put the fun back into writing if you’re demoralized or maybe a closet writer.
Fiction Factor: they call it THE (caps are mine) online magazine for fiction writers; check out the sister sites.
Freelancewriting.com: all you want to know about freelancing; at least most everything.
Free Writing Contests for When Your Wallet is Empty: from Writer-on-line.com (a writers’ ezine); no fees are always great.
Funds for Writers: Author Hope C. Clark shows us the money in writing (freelance, contests, lit mags, and so on); primo newsletters.
Grub Street: the 2nd largest creative writing center in the U.S. (Boston); workshops, resources, and more – oh my!
Imagination Prompt Generator: prompts for creative writing; a portal to creativity of many forms.
Long Story Short: an ezine for the advancement of writers; stories, poems, resources, and so on.
Poets & Writers: the magazine’s very, very info-filled website.
The Writing Site: lots of writing info and contests for writers by writers.
Literary Journals (quality not guaranteed)
American Short Fiction: (print)
Apollo’s Lyre: (online) ezine with all types of writing for writers and readers of every caliber and genre.
Blue Lake Review: (online)
Boston Literary Magazine: (print)
Brain, Child: (print) the magazine for thinking mothers
Carve Magazine: (online)
Crab Creek Review: (print)
Eunoia Review: (online) lit journal publishing 2 new pieces of writing for your reading pleasure EVERY DAY.
failbetter.com: (online) publishes original fiction, poetry, and visual art.
Gargoyle Magazine: (print)
Gemini Magazine: (online) fiction, poetry, a little craziness and more, or so they say.
Poets& Writers: the magazine’s website has a HUGE listing of lit journals.
Vestal Review: (print and ezine) “longest running flash fiction magazine in the world” - if they say so.
Conferences, Education, and Such
Breadloaf Writers’ Conference: at Middlebury College in Vermont (bring a sweatshirt even in summer!).
Fish Publishing Writing Contests: contests and publishing from Ireland; may the luck of the Irish be with you.
Blogs I Find Interesting
get born: authentic writing for/from non-traditional writers; disclaimer – I blog there on the 4th of every month.
Groundwaters Publishing: home to Groundwaters magazine and related publications and services
Inkspotter Publishing: Betty Dodson is a writer, editor, and publisher – and all-round cool lady.
Ladybug Press: among other things, a business in the service of women; does traditional and e-publishing.
Madras Press in Newton, MA
Osage Arts Community: The OAC, located in Belle, Missouri, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rivers and forests of the Meramec region, the history of the native peoples, and providing a peaceful retreat where visual and literary artists can work uninterrupted.
Websites of Books and Authors (okay, pretty much those that I like)
Christopher Moore, author of Lamb and more
Other Cool (or Strange) Stuff
Arts & Letters Daily: ideas, criticisms, philosophy, literature, language, culture, history, and so on and so on
Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine: seems more like a blog, but check it out yourself; cool art.