Gayle Brandeis

online resources for writers «


Agent Query

A great resource for those seeking agents


Fabulous social networking site for women writers


Poets and Writers

has a great online presence. Much of the content of Poets and Writers Magazine (which all serious writers should subscribe to!) is available here, and they also offer a lively discussion board, the Speakeasy.


Creative Writing Opportunities

CRWROPPS is a newsletter that sends publishing opportunities to your email daily (calls for submissions, writing contests, etc.) Subscribe at the link above (I recommend the daily digest version; otherwise, your inbox will be flooded.)


Publisher’s Lunch

is a free daily email newsletter about the publishing industry. You can also sign up for a paid subscription at Publisher’s Marketplace, which offers even more information about what’s going on in the publishing world. A good place for those seeking agents.


Red Room

“Where the writers are”


The Emerging Writers Network

posts numerous interviews with underappreciated authors and provides great networking opportunities through the newsletter.


Preditors and Editors

is a very valuable site for writers; before you contact an agent or publisher, you can check on this website to see if the company is a legitimate one. It can save you a lot of heartache.


PEN American Center

An association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship


PEN Center USA

A non-profit membership organization made up of writers of every stripe working west of the Mississippi. Its members are connected by the goals of building interest in the written word and defending writers worldwide.


International Women’s Writing Guild

A network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing


826 Writing Centers

Community writing programs launched by author Dave Eggers


Girls Write Now

Helping girls find their voices in NY



Helping girls find their voices in Southern CA

a fabulous social networking site for women writers


favorite blogs re: books and publishing «


Maud Newton

focuses on literary fiction and publishing


The Elegant Variation

also has a literary emphasis


Laila Lalami

focuses on international fiction


Buzz, Balls, and Hype

focuses on book promotion



focuses on publishing news


Powell’s Book Blog

book news and a great rotating roster of guest author bloggers from one of the best bookstores in the world


Persephone Speaks

a Kore Press forum on women and literature


Kelly Spitzer

writers in profile