Duotrope.com – Duotrope affords individuals the opportunity to find appropriate publications for their writing. The website provides information about literary magazines, including: acceptance rate; estimated response time; type of material accepted; editor preferences; and whether they accept simultaneous submissions. This website is your portal to navigating the world of online publications (and print ones, as well).
Poets & Writers – This site is a must-know for aspiring writers. It provides an assortment of valuable material, including: a list of literary contests; a database of small presses; a database of literary journals; a calendar of literary events; a current list of jobs for writers; and a database of MFA programs.
Writer’s Digest – The makers of the big book! This is definitely a website worth digging around.
Indie-Pendent Steam – Operated by indie author Virginia Arthur, this is the premier website for indie authors interested in having their books reviewed.
Gotham Writers’ Workshop – Not just for New Yorkers. Gotham has excellent faculty that gets right down to the nitty-gritty. If you can’t afford an MFA, this is an ideal alternative.
Smashwords – If you want to self-publish, consider Smashwords. Their royalty rates are very fair.
The Elements of Style – Strunk & White’s Bible of grammatically correct English. The University of Washington has uploaded a free copy of this work on their Web space, but consider purchasing your own copy as a ready-reference.
Purdue OWL – Not just for academic writing.
Know Your Copyrights – A Legal Guide for Writers – Howard G. Zaharoff explains the essentials of copyright law and their applicability to writers.
MyCareerHacker – Resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn optimization. Provided by Alfonso of The Literary Game.
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