Writing Resources

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

New York Review of Books Library Thing — You’ll kick yourself for not discovering this organizer sooner

The Writing University

The New School Creative Writing Program

A Commonplace Blog

The Paris Review

PEN America freedom to write issues

Words Without Borders — international lit and translation

The Elegant Variation — weblog for wordies

Media Bistro — news, gossip, advice

The Page

Publishers Lunch

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses blog

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

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