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Resources for Writers

Resources for Writers

Here is my go-to list of resources for all things writing-related. It covers websites, books, and literary magazines; the submission process, craft advice, professional direction, and more. Most presses, agents, books, craft tips, and what-have-you are easily accesible with a quick search, but if you’re looking for a  shortlist of reputable literary sites and texts to dive into, here’s a fair place to begin!

 Online

The Review Review
NewPages
Erika Dreifus’s newsletter (fee free subs + residencies)
Lambda Literary (for work related to LGBTQ community)
Literistic
Aerogramme Writers
Poets & Writers
Writer’s Digest
AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs)
Bookfox
Write Jobs (particularly helpful if you write sci-fi/speculative work)
Journal of the Month
Submittable
Duotrope
The (Submission) Grinder
Publishing… and Other Forms of Insanity (particularly her list of lit mags that accept reprints)
The Art of Landing newsletter
Melissa Duclos’ Magnify
Courtney Maum’s newsletter

Books

The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
Tin House Writer’s Notebooks I & II
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor
Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction by John McNally
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Steering the Craft by Ursula K. LeGuin
The 3AM Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction by Brian Kitely