This site is for beginning and professional writers interested in freelance writing, screenwriting, playwriting, writing novels, nonfiction, comic book writing, greeting cards, poetry, and songwriting. It features the Absolute Write University, writer’s forums, a resources directory and two newsletters.
Albany Poetry Workshop
This site sponsors both free and fee based poetry workshops online and in Albany California. The site also offers reviews of literary sites and writers' resources on the Web, interactive poetry forums, and a monthly featured guest poet.
American Medical Writers Association
This e-zine features contests, writing articles and author profiles for writers of every caliber and genre.
This site offers advice to the general public and an arts forum to exchange ideas about communication, the creative process, and censorship, while informing them of inexpensive classes and lectures and employment in the arts.
Arts Opportunities/Southern Arts Opportunities
A free resource for artists, students and arts administrators seeking employment and internships in any of the artistic disciplines, this site is a free online classifieds bank for the nation's arts community provided by the Southern Arts Federation, in partnership with the Center for Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
The mission of the Association is to foster literary talent and achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and to serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.
Author by Design
Authors by Design is an online association serving writers of all interests and levels. With the motto by "Believe and Achieve" we are a friendly community offering resources to foster growth from the beginner to the published author. Education, motivation, support, and mentoring are all a part of what we do, encouraging our members to stretch to achieve their ambitions. Ages 13 and up.
This site features helpful information on writer’s markets, contests, author news, publishing news as well as “how to” articles for the aspiring writer.
Web sites of authors who are members of the Authors Guild are incorporated and can be searched alphabetically by author’s name. The site also offers authors’ web site development and legal information for authors.
Authors on the Undernet
This site is a supportive environment where writers can discuss ideas, celebrate their successes and offer advice to one another.
Backspace: the writer’s place
Dedicated to helping writers navigate the often confusing world of big publishing, this site features regularly updated articles, columns, and news from publishing industry insiders, forums and resources. Subscription is $30.00 a year.
Bartleby is a publisher of thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction. These include: Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Gray's Anatomy and several encyclopedias, dictionaries and versions of Roger's Thesaurus.
This site features 800+ texts of classic literature, drama, and poetry together with detailed literature study guides, including writers biographies and a great reference section.
This free website offers information and advice on book marketing, book publishing, self-publishing, book promotion, free publicity, e-publishing, selling e-books, print-on-demand publishing, writing books, loving books, internet marketing, online publishing, website promotions, writing novels, and promoting books.
This Internet resource is dedicated to new titles, new authors and publishing news. On the site you can search book reviews, read about the latest releases, watch author video clips, and learn about upcoming book events.
This site allows users to compare prices on over 100 million books for sale: new, used, rare, out-of-print, international books, and textbooks.
This online writer's trade directory offers critiques, classes, writers forums, contests and a directory of writer’s resources.
Burry Man Writers Center
A source of research information and freelance job leads for working professional and beginning writers, this US/UK site includes a chat room, sections on poetry, fiction and nonfiction, health writing, writing resources, and markets.
Canadian Council for the Arts
The official site of the Canadian Council for the Arts, this site has complete listings and application instructions for all grants, endowments and prizes offered by the Council. Canadian Citizenship is a requirement for eligibility for programs.
One of four websites developed by Dr. Mardy Grothe, this site is dedicated to word, language and quotation lovers. Dr. Grothe’s other sites include: oxymoronica.com (Paradoxical Wit & Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths), and vivalarepartee.com (Clever Comebacks & Witty Retorts from History's Great Wits & Wordsmiths).
Children's Literature Web Guide
This free resource website gathers together and categorizes the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults.
This mystery writer's site serves up information about the world of mystery fiction: books, authors, booksellers, awards, events, groups, magazines, FAQ, and websites.
This excellent on-line magazine of comics news, criticism and theory is published by Fantagraphics books. A print version also available to subscribers.
Creative Writing Prompts
This site offers creative writing prompts, ideas, and exercises to jumpstart the writer's creativity thought process.
A free, peer-based writing critique workshop for authors, this site includes forums as well as helpful writing tools for manuscript progress, submission tracking, and character generation.
DMOZ Open Directory Project
The largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web, this free site has over 2,966 writers resources.
This frequently updated Digest has a free online database of over 1025 current markets for short fiction and poetry.
This is a volunteer run directory of independent and creative e-zines.
This internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion, contains over 7000 articles.
A free Christian writers’ web site, this site offers writing contests, writing tips, tutorials, critiques, and forums.
Fiction Writers Connection
This is a fee-based membership web site that provides help with novel writing, information on finding agents and editors, and getting published. It offers a mentoring program for emerging writers as well as critiquing services.
A regularly updated list of grant opportunities for individuals, this site’s categories include both artists and writers.
Fort Bend Writers Guild
This Houston Texas area writers group has a listing of writer’s resources, tips on writings, and information on the guild, including a calendar and prizes.
Forward Motion for Writers
This online writer’s community challenges users to write better and write more. It has four different forums. All are free.
This site offers resources on markets, agents, writers’ groups, writer conferences and forums for discussing the writing life, workshops, and writing critiques.
This free site posts freelance jobs and opportunities for writers and editors.
Freelance Work Exchange
This site offers freelance jobs for writers, web graphic designers, freelance designers, and web programmers. Fee required.
This free site for writers and editors includes a career center, resource room, and links to contests and discussion forums.
Frustrated Writers Online
This is a writer’s community open to all writers of all ages. It has a chat room and multiple message boards covering interactive story telling, poetry, short stories, non-fiction, and writer's tips.
Fund for Women Artists
This site works to increase opportunities in the arts and challenge gender stereotypes in the arts. The site offers a free funding newsletter, lists of funding sources, fiscal sponsorships, and basic information about fundraising and links to other helpful organizations.
Funds for Writers
C. Hope Clark’s Funds for Writers specializes in grants, prizes and markets for writers. The site offers instructional ebooks and two newsletters: FundsforWriters newsletter and FFW Small Markets newsletter.
Glossary of Poetic Terms
A Unique Guide for the Study of Poetry
Phonetic pronunciation Cross references
Broad range of definitions Numerous examples
A wealth of poetic quotations Writers' guidelines
Hyper-linked keywords & cross references
This is a private foundation that provides subsistence grants to poets, writers, painters, sculptors and performers.
Google Book Search
This site connects author’s books with potential users who are most interested in buying them. Users then browse a few pages and if interested follow links to a number of online retailers to purchase the book.
Gotham Writers’ Workshop
This site offers a large events calendar of writing courses for all levels of writers that are available online or live in New York City.
Idaho Commission on the Arts
As the official state agency for the support and development of the arts in Idaho, this site offers information on state grants, awards and writers residencies, a listing of arts and crafts festivals, a resource page and a calendar.
This personal blog for writers features comics, writings and a listing of telecommuting writing jobs.
InSite Web Services
This is more than a web design and development company. Where other companies assume a superior attitude and hide behind technology, InSite is proud of its friendly, one-on-one service.
International Food, Wine and Travel Writing Associ
Internet Writing Journal
This monthly on-line magazine for writers and book lovers features author interviews, book reviews and articles on writing.
This age-restricted writers community is influenced by the Beat Generation.
This adult forum is for writers of all genres.
Lawgirls Copyright Basics
This site provides information on basic copyright issues relevant to a writer.
Linda Beatty Graphic Design
As a designer, Linda's purpose in life is to make you happy. She is passionate about fully understanding your needs and creating the perfect synergy of images, elements and text to accomplish your objectives.
There is a pool of expertise at Liquid Pictures that tells absolutely the best stories in 3D animation. Frequently, there is one core idea that ties a project together. Once that idea is understood, the subsequent pieces fall into place, but it is not always obvious.
This site is specifically designed for historical Romance writers. It features: writing tips, Author Links, book reviews, a newsletter and a Victorian Research Guide.
Literary Market Place
This very complete database of the book publishing industry features automated searches for literary agents, publishers, and organizations; a calendar of events; courses & conferences; reference books & magazines; and awards. Subscription is $399.00 per year.
This is the on-line version of the Locus Magazine which is a news and review magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing.
Resources for filmmakers and screenwriters.
This forum is for authors, writers, agents, publishers and editors.
This is a poetry and prose forum with creative titles and well organized genre subdivisions for critiques.
Mystery Writers Forum
This is a free, on-line, members only, mystery writers site featuring conferences, advice and support for mystery writers.
National Association of Writer’s Groups
This is the United Kingdom writer's organization website. It offers memberships, a bi-monthly news magazine and writer's resources including a directory of U.K. writers groups and contests.
National Writers Union
This is the trade union for freelance and contract writers: journalists, book authors, business and technical writers, web content providers, and poets. With the combined strength of 3,500 members in 17 local chapters nationwide, and with the support of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), the Union works to defend the rights and improve the economic and working conditions of all writers.
New Writers’ Network
This United Kingdom-based guide for aspiring authors includes an easily searchable directory of publishers, agents, magazines, articles and advice on manuscript submission. It also contains links to other writers’ resources.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Supporting artists and arts organizations in all disciplines, this site has national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs, and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. NYFA classifieds include: jobs for artists, auctions, benefits, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, openings, receptions, performances, readings, screenings, signings, and more.
North Carolina Arts Council
The Arts Council provides technical assistance, information resources, and over 1,000 grants each year to nonprofit organizations and artists. The site includes: a grant and resources directory, an arts job bank, and a North Carolina Arts Directory.
Onelook Dictionary Search
This is an easy to use searchable index of 975 dictionaries.
A writers forum for critiques, most of the works submitted are poetry
This site specializes in providing information about literary & genre fiction as well as readable nonfiction. It contains annotated lists of nonfiction, fiction and mystery books, starred reviews, themed booklists, featured titles lists and hot lists of hard cover US fiction releases.
This is the erotic romance chapter of the Romance Writers of America. The site educates and promotes emerging writers of erotica, and provides a safe forum in which to discuss the art and craft of the genre.
This online club is for writers to discuss and debate, and to seek personal and professional support. This forum is for writers of all genres. It has multiple message boards
Poets and Writers
Publishers of Poets & Writers Magazine, this non profit organization claims to be the United States’ largest non profit organization providing resources and guidance support to creative writers. The site includes a directory of writers, a listing of grants and awards, conferences and residencies, and many other resources.
PoeWar Writers Resource Center
This site contains articles and resources on writing and the writing business. Features articles, freelance jobs, and writing employment.
Journalist resources on all types and categories.
Preditors & Editors
A resource intended as a compendium for the serious writer, composer, game designer, or artist to consult information, regardless of genre.
This site contains the full electronic text (e-book) of over 75,000 books, including many classics.
This site provides projects and freelancers’ directories to assist writers, editors, proofreaders, and other text-related professionals searching for employment.
This is an online version of the publishing industry's leading news magazine. It covers every aspect of creating, producing, marketing and selling the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats. Full access to the website is subscription based.
This site is an index of over 25,000 quotations by over 3,000 authors, and can be searched by author or by subject from a subject list of 246 items.
This is a free searchable database of famous, infamous and notable quotes.
Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors
This miscellaneous group of writing resources is developed and maintained by Jack Lynch at Rutgers University
This is an online searchable, semantic rhyming dictionary.
This is an online community for writers, poets, songwriters, word gamers and language enthusiasts to share and critique work and discuss issues.
Robin’s Nest for Writers
A resource center for writers of all genres, this site offers many good links, workshops and classes many of which are designed to make writers more internet savvy.
This is a romance writer's resource forum. The site is free.
Romance Writers of America
The mission of the Romance Writers of America is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database
This on-line, searchable database accesses over 54,000 documents. It is designed to cover all aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and weird fiction.
This is an impressive webzine for writers. Each monthly issue contains articles, editorials, interviews, exercises, book reviews and advice for writers of every level.
This is a multi-genre writing forum.
Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network
This site provides information on writing and publishing and offers links to research sources, publishers, printers and the media. It offers Member E-mail Discussion Group, a monthly market update, an event calendar, and a SPAWN Member Health Plan. Memberships to SPAWN are $45 per year.
This is a free online resource guide for speculative fiction fans and writers that features thousands of resources, as well as news and information on the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror currently published.
Technical Writing Job List
This free site posts jobs for technical writers. The site is updated almost daily.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
Resource for Writers, including the Chicago Style format and manual.
The Children's Book Council
The Children's Book Council, Inc. is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults.
The Copywriting Site
A site about copywriting.
The Virtual Reference Desk
Governmental references, documents for researchers and writers.
The essential resource for writers. Join thousands of successful writers when you subscribe to The Writer magazine. Each month The Writer is full of features you can use to improve your writing, including before-and-after examples of improved writing, more literary markets than ever before, practical solutions for writing problems, selected literary magazine profiles, tips from famous authors and hands-on advice.
This site is created by writers for writers where its users can get honest feedback and friendly support. It offers contest listings, forums and exercises for the struggling and often solitary writer.
Today’s Woman Writing Community
This interactive writing community is for men and women 18 years of age and over. The site encourages and builds writing techniques through feedback, weekly contests, recognition as poet and writer of the month, writing lessons and forum discussions. It has both free and monthly premium memberships.
Universal Writers Group
This multi-genre online writer’s community is dedicated to offering support and gentle advice to writers, and exploring and critiquing one another’s works.
Urban legends and folklore-Internet/Web Hoaxes
This site investigates and lists urban legends, email rumors and Net hoaxes, including bogus web sites, virus hoaxes, chain emails, etc.
This is a free informational site offering help on finding a good vanity publisher as well as the perils, pitfalls and scams that are so common in this field.
This site promotes funds, and supports the writing, publishing, and reading of contemporary literature in electronic media. It offers a wide array of articles resources, as well as online classes through webdelsol.com/Algonkian/Classes
Whim's Place offers an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction, assured to provide something of interest to everyone. Also, hosting a quarterly flash fiction contest--check out website for contest details.
This site finds and creates quality resources for poets and writers. It has both a free and a premium listing of poetry contests, and an excellent resource list.
Word Trip Dot Com
This community for writers and readers is free, offers contests, forums, book reviews, writer’s blogs, a reader’s club, bookstore and many more interesting features.
World Wide Words
Michael Quinion’s well loved site is dedicated to the exporation of the English language from a decidedly British perspective.
This site contains an inclusive, yahoo online forum focusing on critique, support and feedback for serious writers and others.
Writer Magazine’s online forum features discussion boards, polls, contests, events calendar.
This New Zealand based online directory is for professional writers and editors. It features a free jobs board and a fee based mailing list. Many available jobs are only posted on the mailing list.
This site contains free articles, paying submissions and freelance job postings, contests, resources, book reviews and tips updated on a weekly basis.
Features more than 50 writers’ forums in genres including, fiction, non-fiction, memoir writing, mystery writing, poetry, romance, mystery, science fiction, young adult, children's writing, flash fiction, politics, gardening, and cooking. Critiques and workshops are also listed.
Writers Forum - The Graffiti Destination
This is a forum for writers and artists interested in graffiti, music and youth culture.
A free ezine offering books and courses, self publishing resources, free reprints, advice and warnings for the freelance writer.
An extensive professional resource for editors, journalists and writers. The site provides information, markets, job listings, writing news, events and discussions.
Offers email list and web based writing courses on: creative writing, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screen writing, playwriting, journaling, autobiography, memoir, travel writing, writing for children and many more.
An online community where writers exchange creative ideas and share their stories. It includes a monthly ezine, chat forum, and other resource links.
Provides writing information, articles, a free ezine and links to online resources including online classes, marketing and consultants.
Dedicated to helping writers establish themselves, this site offers the latest how-to articles, author interviews, writing tips and a discussion group.
This is a small private writing workshop and critiquing group. Membership is by application only.
Writing for Children - Children's Writing Resource
Writing resources for Children's books.
A free community where writers are able to talk with other writers, get feedback on their work to improve their writing skills, discuss ideas, and share tips & tricks.
Offers writing tips, classes and resources for the aspiring writer.
A well established online community for writers and readers of all interests and skill levels. It offers a wide variety of weekly creative writing newsletters. Memberships are both free and upgraded.
Writing/Editing Job Roll
Posts job openings for writers and editors.