Monday, September 20, 2010

Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers

Writer’s Digest published its annual list of 101 Best Websites for Writers in its May/June 2010 issue, and I wanted to pass it along today for the writers in the reading audience who may have missed it.

This is a list that I look forward to each year, and this year marks the twelfth year that the magazine has put this list together. This year’s list is divided into nine sections – creativity, writing advice, general resources, jobs and markets, online writing communities, everything agents, publishing/marketing resources, genres/niches and just for fun. (You’ll also see where I’ve tossed in a list of the Writer’s Digest family of sites too.)

Below you’ll find the entire list, but I’ve only listed the name of the site and its Web address. The original story in the May/June issue contains a lot more information about each site, so if you’d like to read more about the sites on this list, I’d encourage you to pick up a copy of the magazine or visit

Without further ado, here’s the list:

Creativity (1-5):
Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest:
Creative Writing Prompts:
Easy Street Prompts:
Six Sentences:
Six-Word Memoirs:

Writing Advice (6-21):
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing:
Ask Allison:
Chris Guillebeau:
Editorial Anonymous:
Editorial Ass:
Evil Editor:
Grammar Blog:
Grammar Girl:
Long Story Short: An E-Zine for Writers:
Novel Journey:
Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers:
Preditors and Editors:
Writer Beware Blog:
Writer Unboxed:
Writing Tips Today:

General Resources (22-28):
Book Cover Archive:
The Chicago Manual of Style Online: chicagomanualofstyle/CMS_FAQ/new/new_questions01.html
United States Copyright Office:

Jobs and Markets (29-35):
Duotrope’s Digest:
Ed (2010):
The Freelance Writing Jobs Network:
Funds for Writers:
Writer Gazette:

Online Writing Communities (36-47):
Absolute Writer:
Critique Circle:
Critters Workshop:
The Internet Writing Workshop:
Mike’s Writing Workshop:
My Writers Circle:
National Novel Writing Month:
Writer’s BBS:
The Writer’s Chatroom:

Everything Agents (48-56):
Agent Query:
Association of Authors’ Representatives:
Chip MacGregor:
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management:
Nathan Bransford:
Query Shark:
Query Tracker:
Rants & Ramblings on Life as a Literary Agent:

Publishing/Marketing Resources (57-68):
A Book Inside: How to Write and Publish a Book:
Author Tech Tips:
Holt Uncensored:
The Intern:
Michael Hyatt:
Open Publishing Lab:
O’Reilly TOC:
Seth Godin’s Blog:
Winning Writers:

Genres/Niches (69-96):
Children’s/Young Adult:
Cheryl Klein:
The Purple Crayon:
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators:

Fantasy/Science Fiction:
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America:

The Copywriter Underground:
The Renegade Writer Blog:

Horror Writers Association:

Mystery Writers of America:
Mystery Writing is Murder:

JPiC Forum for Writers:
Poetry Out Loud:
Wild Poetry Forum:

Romance Divas:
Romance Junkies:
Romance Writers of America:

Drew’s Script-O-Rama:
John August:
Scriptwriters Network:

Christian Story Teller:
Resources for Muslim Writers:

International Thriller Writers:

Women’s Writing:
Literary Mama:
WOW! Women on Writing:

Just For Fun (97-101):
Cool Stuff 4 Writers:

The Writers Digest Family of Sites:

In the end, let me know if you like any of these sites or if you know of any other helpful writing sites that aren’t on the list.

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