Resources for 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.)

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.

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.

Preditors and Editors is a 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.

Agent Query A great resource for those seeking agents

We Need Diverse Books An organization with a mission to put more diverse books into the hands of children, so all children can see themselves on the page

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts  VIDA is dedicated to increasing critical attention to contemporary women’s writing as well as further transparency around gender equality issues in contemporary literary culture.

Women Who Submit Empowering women to submit their work for publication.

SheWrites Fabulous social networking site for women writers

VONA Voices of Our Nations has a mission to develop and empower emerging writers of color through programs and workshops taught by established writers of color.

Split This Rock Calling poets to a greater role in public life and fostering a national network of socially engaged poets.

Kundiman  An organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American Literature

Cave Canem  An organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

Lambda Literary Lambda Literary gives national visibility and support to LGBTQ literature.

Canto Mundo An  organization that cultivates a community of Latinx poets through workshops, symposia, and public readings.

826 Writing Centers Community writing programs launched by author Dave Eggers

Girls Write Now Helping girls find their voices in NY

WriteGirl Helping girls find their voices in Southern CA

ACLU The ACLU is a deeply important organization dedicated to promoting freedom of speech and our other civil liberties.

Write for Rights This yearly Amnesty International campaign lets you put your writing to good use–write a letter, save a life.