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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Coffee and Critique Websites for Writers

Here’s a list of websites our members recommend.
A comprehensive listing of resources for writers, including online writers' workshops and hundreds of links in categories: writer's workshops, genre writing, screenwriting, poetry, historical fiction, newsletters, market listings, movie and book reviews...and much, much more. -- Larry Myles & Teila Shaw
An online fiction tutorial
FWC provides help with novel writing and information on finding agents and editors and getting published. If you are working on a book or a story and need some advice, or if you have just finished a project, but are not sure what to do next, FWC is where you can turn.
Features tips on writing better fiction, articles on improving your writing, writing a novel and getting published, promoting and marketing your fiction and much more!
An ever-changing list of print and online publications that pay to publish personal essays.
From sending a business letter to authoring a children's book, learn all about writing from this collection of informative articles from Essortment.
A daily exercise to inspire your creative muse,
Writing contests, literary contests, poetry competitions, novel writing, short story, and scriptwriting contests.
Freelance writing jobs and articles for freelance writers—includes contests and a discussion forum.
Writing tips for writers around the world—articles and contests
Preditors and Editors is an extensive list of agents, publishers, etc.
If you're interested in freelance writing, screenwriting, playwriting, writing novels, nonfiction, comic book writing, greeting cards, poetry, songwriting, or-- well, you get the idea-- you're in the right place.
Critique Circle is an online writing workshop for all authors, whether they write literary fiction, genre fiction, articles or short stories. Our purpose is to provide a place for writers to give and receive feedback on their work, and thereby learn from one another. The Critique Circle also includes forums as well as helpful writing tools for manuscript progress, submission tracking, character generation and more.
The Flash Fiction Flash is a free newsletter devoted to flash literature 1,500 words or fewer. Each monthly issue includes flash fiction publishing news, flash fiction markets, contests, writer tips, workshop news, and more. (Includes all of the above for other flash literature (e.g., flash plays, haibun, prose poetry, flash memoirs, flash creative nonfiction). Subscribe now for a newsletter chocked full of flash fiction information.
Take a breath of fresh air . . ." That's what it says on the freshare web site. This is an interactive web page that invites the sharing of ideas and perspectives from their readers. It's a news, sports and entertainment site that invites you to participate. Check out their writer's guidelines and then "take a breath of fresh air."
This website has a lot of great stuff just for writers has "How to Pitch Articles" that give you the inside scoop on what specfic magazines are looking for in a query. It costs $49 a year, but it's well worth it. They also have an editorial calendar that shows the magazine deadlines for submitting seasonal or theme stories. is an agent blog that gives tips and insights into the publishing industry.

Websites for classes, festivals, conferences and contests:


irishoma said...

This is awesome! Thanks to all who contributed, compiled and posted.


Thank you very much for including in your "Websites for Writers" list. We welcome submissions of news, opinions, comments and we have a section for creative works as well. You can also link to your own site or blog in your signature. Check us out when you get a chance, and thanks again.

Bob Korpella