Here are some of our favorite sources of news about the lit biz, literary reviews, and advice for writers and their teachers. In the months ahead, we’ll be adding to this list with more of our faves—and yours. Please add your suggestions to the Comments box below.
BrightCityBooks small publisher with big heart and great taste
Good Reads humungous community of readers
Forest Avenue Press a Portland, OR publisher with oodles of pizazz
Start A Blog 123 tutorial on how to build a writer’s blog
The Artist’s Road Patrick Ross’ blog about creativity; regular updates, many sources
The Book Maven the ultimate literary networker
Book Ninja are our northern neighbors more literate than the rest of us?
Bookslut one-stop browsing with a stimulating blogger
Arts and Letters Daily it’ll make you feel smart
Terra Studio San Francisco design group that’s exceptionally good with books, uses green vendors
Vroman’s Bookstore one of all-time great indies since 1894!
Maud Newton blogs about writing and other cool stuff
PEN America freedom to write issues
Words Without Borders — international lit and translation
The Elegant Variation — weblog for wordies
Media Bistro — news, gossip, advice
Kathleen O’Mara Admit it, sometimes writers need prompting. Here’s help.
How to Write a Book in 20 Steps Prolific author Jerry Jenkins’ advice for first-timers