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Links for Writers

Admit it. You kill too much time putzing around the Internet and not enough time writing. If you're too stubborn to close the browser and open a blank Word file (or to close the laptop altogether and lug the typewriter out of the closet), you can at least putz around some sites that'll give you some sort literary connection.

And if that's not motivation to write, we don't know what is.

Flash Fiction

smokelong.com
Vestalreview.net
wordriot.org
failbetter.com
identitytheory.com
smallspiralnotebook.com
biguglyreview.com
ourstories.us
toasted-cheese.com
pifmagazine.com
brevitymag.org
quickfiction.org
absinthe-literary-review.com
sugarmule.com
barcelonareview.com
heavyglow.net
jackmagazine.com
wordsmitten.com
fictionattic.com
opiummagazine.com

Author Tools

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
www.awpwriter.org
The umbrella organization of creative writing programs covers teachers and writers. Besides career information, the skinny on writing programs, and a great magazine for members, they throw amazing conferences.

Authorlink
www.authorlink.com
Classifieds/jobs, contests, discussion forum, industry news and reviews.

Author Mania
www.authormania.com
Amusing but helpful advise and articles for all kinds of writers.

BookWire
www.bookwire.com
Author information, industry news and literary events.

Children’s Books
http://www.write4kids.com/
Information on getting your children’s book published.

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses
www.clmp.org
The go-to volume for the skinny on independent journals and presses that covers distribution, editorial quirks, fundraising, jobs, publicity and general Q&A.


Creative Cauldron
www.creativecauldron.com
Provides information on publishers, dead publications, artists, conferences, and classes.

Done Deal
www.scriptsales.com
Screenwriting website with information on the business and craft.

Elephant Rock Productions
www.erpmedia.net
Fiction Writing Professor and Publishing Lab adviser Jotham Burrello's  online source for the business of writing and publishing and his instructional DVDs, So, Is It Done? and Submit!

FictionAddiction
www.fictionaddiction.net

Freelance Writers
www.freelancewrite.about.com
Links to resources relating to jobs, business writing, contracts, and grant writing. Everything from creative writing retreats and rewriting to  self-publishing and marketing.

Funds for Writers
www.fundsforwriters.com
Includes how-to articles, writing links, newsletters, lists of markets (some lower paying markets that are easier to crack), contests, and grants.

Gotham Writers Workshop
http://www.writingclasses.com/WritersResources/toolbox.php
Our humble nation's premiere non-university affilated writing center, offers a helpful toolbox for emerging writers. Check out their online courses too.

Market List
www.marketlist.com
Free classified ads, articles, contests, interviews with editors and agents. What else do you need?

MediaBistro
www.mediabistro.com
Searchable job site, posted resumes, events, bulletin board, and general news articles.

MovieBytes
www.moviebytes.com
Provides information to help you move from fiction to screenwriting — contests and markets.

Mr. Magazine
www.mrmagazine.com
Offers latest information on consumer magazines, including the thirty most notable launches of the last year, and a comprehensive list of every new magazine launched each month.

Newpages
www.newpages.com
The place for news on alternative print and media, links to indie presses and literary magazines.

No Media Kings
www.nomediakings.org
Novelist Jim Monroe got fed up with the world of big corporate publishers. His site focuses on the world of indie publishing.

Para Publishing
www.parapublishing.com
Provides extensive information on self-publishing and promotion.

Poets & Writers Online
www.pw.org
Big shots of the literary publishing world. Their site offers calls for submission, contest listings, jobs and plenty of good articles and interviews with big-time writers.

SciFi.com
www.scifi.com
TV? TV? Well yeah. It's the SciFi Channel's online home, but they have plenty of useful stuff for sci-fi writers — interviews with writers, book reviews, etc.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
www.sfwa.org
Your portal into the realm of Sci-Fi/Fantasy publishing. Recommended readings, writing tips, reviews, agent listings and legal tips.

Six Questions For...
www.sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/
Where editors, publishers, agents, educators, and writers discuss writing.

SunOasis Jobs
www.sunoasis.com
Because we all need to eat sooner or later, this site lists jobs for writers, editors, and copywriters organized by type of writing and region.  Also features articles on getting jobs.


Web Del Sol
www.webdelsol.com
Has its very own online journal in addition to classifieds, market information, newsletters and the lowdown on writing programs. You'll  want to bookmark this one.

Writer’s Free Reference
http://www.writers-free-reference.com
A page of links with free information on agents, contests, publishing and even poetry.

Writer’s Guild of America
www.wgaeast.org
It's a labor union that covers writers working in film, TV and radio, and they provide plenty of information on writing and registering your work.

Writer’s Net
www.writers.net
An online directory of agents, editors, publishers and writers. Talk shop in the forums.

WritersWeekly
www.writersweekly.com
Provides a list of warnings about deadbeat publishers and publications, lists only paying markets and freelance opportunities.

Writing For Dollars
www.awoc.com/AWOC-home.cfm
Free newsletter with money-making tips.

Zoetrope
www.zoetrope.com
Forums for critiquing other people’s work and receiving feedback on yours.

Books

Bartleby
www.bartleby.com
Access to reference, fiction and nonfiction books.

Book Slut
www.bookslut.com
A great Chicago-based literary blog and online magazine that, despite the racy name, is plenty safe to peruse at work.

eHarlequin
www.eHarlequin.com
Read and discuss romance fiction, talk to editors.

Blogs

Chicago Literary Scene Examiner
www.examiner.com/x-416-Chicago-Literary-Scene-Examiner
Columbia's own Rob Duffer blogs on the Chicago lit scene.  Also includes fabulous list of regular events.

Maud Newton
maudnewton.com
The online home of an attorney-turned-writer/editor with a logo typeset like a ransom note.


Columbia College Creative Writing Department
dcwccc.tumblr.com <
The departmenr's blog featuring student and staff accomplishments as well as markets and contests.

Publishing Undergrads Only

Story Week Reader- Columbia College Chicago's Creative Writing Department's annual for flash fiction

The Allegheny Review

Cadaverine Magazine- UK-based, publishing authors under thirty-years-old

Catfish Creek- Loras College

Collision Literary Magazine- poetry, creative nonfiction, literary criticism

Conifers-Pine Manor College

Glass Mountain-University of Houston

Polaris-Prize-based out of Ohio Northern University

The Susquehanna Review

Zaum




E-mail link suggestions to publishme@colum.edu.

Updated 10/2007