Important note and a quick disclaimer:
These are people, places, businesses, and sites that I have found extremely useful. If I’ve devoted a whole article to a particular resource, you’ll see (WFYS) following the name on the list. Click the (WFYS), and you’ll be taken to our article; click the resource name, and you’ll be taken off my site and away to theirs.
It’s okay, though. I’ll still love you.
And, just for the record, it’s gotta be said: since each of the links below will take you to an external site, Writing for Your Supper makes no claims or recommendations about the trustworthiness or business practices of these third parties. Simply put, I don’t have any control over what they do or how they operate; I just know that what I’ve experienced personally has worked well.
Surf at your own discretion, and as always, be wary of overly-personal information requests. If it sounds fishy or feels weird, stop and think. If you do, for whatever reason, have a bad experience with anyone listed here, please contact us and I’ll consider removing the reference. I really don’t expect problems, but hey, sometimes things happen.
If there is a site you think should be featured here but isn’t, contact me about that, too!
On to the resources…
Getting your novel published:
- Preditors & Editors – a resource gathering point and warning system for writing scams
- Miss Snark – no longer updated, but a great info pool on how to query and be heard
Publishing poetry and short literary fiction:
- Duotrope’s Digest - highly searchable database of literary magazines
- Poets & Writers - magazine for and about literary writers
- Writer’s Digest. - craft and publishing tips, contests, and author profiles
- Writing.Com - a good spot to start for newbie writers looking for gentle critique
- Fictionaut – a membership community for advanced short fic and poetry writers
- Nashville Writers Meetup Group – the real-world writer’s group I’m a part of