*Only reccing things that I actually read/use
Find Where to Submit Short Stories (and/or Poetry) for Publication (and also contests)
Ongoing blog feed.
Only lists magazines/journals/anthologies/contests that pay monies, even if just a nominal amount
Downside: Because it lists magazine et al as they put out calls for submissions/when they open for submissions, it misses (and you will miss) magazines with rolling and always open submissions.
AKA - Great source, but don’t use it as your only source
They too focus on pay gigs
At their website you have to subscribe for their newsletter
They don’t spam you with irrelevant stuff
It’s not too much/too often that you stop looking at them.
What you get are lists of different writing opportunities, advice articles, and some free ebook links to said writing topics
Downside: You have to wait until they send you stuff, so you can’t search their website whenever.
On the flipside: Those regular updates remind you to start submitting again.
Known as The Submission Grinder
(but it is not kinky)
It’s like the famous Doutropes but it’s free
Like Writers Market but it’s free
Lists paying and non-paying markets
Focused on short stories, and also been adding poetry recently
Can search magazines by a whole lot of factors (by name, genre published, pay rates, and so on).
Great way to find niche magazines and just lots of opportunities over all
Downside: It’s relatively new so it’s statical data about replies is not necessarily accurate and in some places they have no data. They are still building/collecting that info from users (like you!)
Word Count Tracker
Know as WriteTrack
Ever want to track your word count like in NaNoWriMo but not during November? Want to create a year long, month long, or any other custom length time period/word count goal.
Well, here you go.
Writing and Publishing Blogs Worth Following
An aggregate of publishing and copyright news and writing thinkpieces from across the web
Great for keeping abreast of publishing and copyright news and writing thinkpieces from across the web
Curated by a lawyer who sometimes adds his two cents commentary on legal and business issues
The home website of Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who has been a published author under various pennames for decades, having experience in traditional and indie/self-publishing, and having run her own small press and published own literary magazines
As evident, a wealth of information
A lot of perspective and insider knowledge on the publishing/writing world
Is interested in helping series writers who want to freelance, self, or indie publish make good business decisions for a sustainable career
New blog post every Thursday
Various ‘series’ of blogs under the Business Resources tab, including “Freelancers Survival Guide” and “Contracts and Dealbreakers” amongst others, so definitely check out the backlog
The home website of Dean Wesley Smith who has been a published author for decades, having experience in traditional and indie/self-publishing, and having run her own small press and published own literary magazines
Seem familiar? Yeah, it’s because Kris Rusch and Dean Welsey Smith are spouses
He blogs everyday, but only ever so often is one of his blog posts a gem
“Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing” is an interesting series he wrote about publishing myths that is definitely worth reading
This is the blog that got me to create my own writer’s website and also kicked me in the ass to get more of my writing career (I am in the very, very beginnings) into motion
**These two are very pro-indie/self-publishing and anti-traditional publishing and anti-agent in the modern age of publishing, although they started out traditional years ago
Traditionally published author Anne R. Allen’s blog, with Ruth Harris
And guest posts
“Writing about writing. Mostly.”
Writing about writing, blogging, publishing, agents, social media, and working through the myths the writer's blocks and all that stuff
A “slow blogger” who doesn’t stress about posting three days a week, or whatever SEO dictates you should do, or limiting certain word counts. Meaning that her posts are slower, but the content is quality
Home website (plus blog) of author Chuck Wendig
If you exist in writely circles on like tumblr, you’ve probably read some writing advice from him already; A few of his things have gone viral-ish on tumblr
Not all of his posts are about writing, but he blogs pretty much daily so you can skim through to find writing stuff amongst his career updates, guest posts, personal reviews of media, and other such commentary
Pretty much all his posts are imbibed with his strange/goofy sense of humor, so that’s fun
***Note these last two are both traditionally published authors. The strong with insight and strong leanings that way. What? I’m suggesting blogs with differing viewpoints? Yeah, that’s the point. It’s good to absorb well-rounded knowledge, folks.
****Also note that all four of these blogs are housed and written by actually published, professional, successful, working authors. Yup, that’s intentional. Working with your peers is good and all, but we need to include the advice of people who are seasoned and who have
‘Made it’ instead of repeating the conventional advice between ourselves like we known something special when we only know what we’ve been told.
Insights from the life of an aspiring, struggling writer; a passionate reader, and a working librarian.
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