The Academy supports American poets at all stages of their careers by administering seven major awards—from a first-book prize through a lifetime-achievement award—and nearly 200 College Prizes at schools across the country. The Academy also fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry by administering several programs: Poets.org, this award-winning website; National Poetry Month (April); the Online Poetry Classroom, an online resource providing free poetry lesson plans and other tools for teachers; the Poetry Audio Archive, a collection of nearly 500 recordings dating back to the 1960s; and American Poet, a biannual literary journal and magazine for members.
An intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy. Held annually at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Washington.
Writing tips and advice from Andrew Dequasie. Also has lots of common-sense advice on publishing and promoting your book, as well as links to other useful sites for writers.
Definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing.
A worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. Includes writing tips, conference information, links to local chapters, contests and more.
A Resource for genre fiction writers. The Quick Index includes a list of all markets with submission guidelines and links to web sites when available.
Sign up in October to write a novel by the end of November. "This is not as scary as it sounds."
A union for freelance writers working in U.S. markets. Includes writer alerts about such things as publishers who do not pay as promised. Has a job hotline, resume bank, contract advice and more.
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most current job and earnings outlook for the writing profession.
Includes detailed help with choosing your subject, organizing your writing, revising, editing, informal essays, thesis/support essays, argumentative essays, exploratory essays, and how to document.
Includes poetry courses, workshops, conferences, book and trade news, literary chit-chat and trade news, plus sources to improve your own writing and get it published.
Includes information on writing competitions, literary magazines and small presses that welcome both new and established writers. It also includes Job Listings for those seeking employment in the literary world.
So much more than a rhyming dictionary. Find synonyms, antonyms, definitions, related words, similar sounding words, homophones, find words with matching consonants or match specified letters. You can check the spelling of a word; search for pictures of the word; search for the word in Shakespeare or find it used in quotations.
Organization by and for writers and fans of science fiction and fantasy. Sponsors of the prestigious Nebula Awards, this site contains a wealth of information about science fiction and fantasy.
An international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers and teachers interested in promoting the work of women mystery writers. (Chesapeake Chapter.)
Founded in 1918, the VWC is an association of published writers in various fields for the purpose of exchanging ideas and stimulating the art and craft of professional writing. It includes a Hampton Roads Chapter with links to events, works of members, and other writer's resources.
This site includes over a thousand links to markets, broken down by genre and type of publication. It also has links to articles, contests, and other resources.
For people interested in writing children's books.
Links to contests, competitions, and opportunities for writers and artists.
Contains current information on publishing fiction and non-fiction. Also has a list of 100 magazines that pay the most for articles, a searchable list of market guidelines, a list of writing contests, conferences, and more.
From Writers Write, search for publisher's guidelines by manuscript type, market, keyword, or publication name.
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