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WRITERS' RESOURCES

Writerís Digest - a must-have for any serious writer.  This magazine not only keeps you updated on marketing strategies, but it also includes great articles written by well-established and prestigious writers that give advice on the craft of writing itself. 

101 best websites for writers - put together by the Writer's Digest,this is a comprehensive list of great resources for writers.

Freelancers - advice for freelancers (many links, networking opportunities).

Shawguides for Writers Conferences and Workshops - a comprehensive guide to writers' conferences and workshops.  Since networking is so important, this is a handy guide.  Search by location, month conference is held, and/or genre.

Great place for beginning writers - includes critique groups, copyright information, contests, freelancing resources.

Networking, Writing communities, Freelancing Resources - writer and market literary search.

Authorlink - wealth of marketing information.

Preditors and Editors - guide to publishers and publishing.

Writerís Guild of America - union representing screenwriters.

Writers on the Internet - a guide specifically catering to writers looking to publish online.

@Writers-Official Website - many links to writers' resources.

The Inkspot -  a great writers' resource to information about marketing and publishing


JOBS
I went out there [Hollywood] for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
                                                                         -Nelson Algren

Freelancers - for freelancers!

Monster Board - a popular job seekers' site.  Use keyword "writer."

Publishers Weekly - their classifieds section has listings for writers and editors.

Especially for Writers - more jobs for writers!



GRAMMAR, MECHANICS

MLA - If you'd like a quick tutorial on MLA style and mechanics, here's what you're looking for.

On-Line English Grammar - practical and easy-to-use guide on grammar rules.

American Heritage Book of English Usage - a useful guide for mechanics.

Guide to Grammar and Writing - a comprehensive guide for your grammar questions.

On-line Thesaurus, Dictionary, and Grammar Guide - this has everything in one: a thesaurus, dictionary, and guide to grammar.  Search for all the answers here!
 



CONTESTS (for short story writers)
what you win, entry fee, and submission deadline.

William Faulkner Competition in Fiction - money,$25, Jan 1-Apr 1. 

New Century Writer Awards - money, $30, Jan 31.

AWP Award Series in Short Fiction - money, publication with a university press, $10 (members), $20 (non-members), Jan 1- Feb 28.

Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction - money, publication, $20, Apr 20.

Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction - money, publication, $20, Jan 1-Feb 15. 

Writer's Digest Short Story Competition- money, $10, Dec 1.

Editors' Prize in Fiction and Essay - money, publication, $15, Oct 15.

Boston Review Short Story Contest - money, publication, $15, Sept 1.

Crossing Boundaries Writing Award - money, publication, $10 (non-members), $5 (members), Mar 1.

Mid-List Press First Series Award for Short Fiction - money, publication, $20, Apr 1- Jul 1.

New Letters Literary Award - money, publication, $10, May 15.

Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction- money, publication, $15, Apr 1-May 31.

Pagitica Annual International Literary Competition - money, publication, autographed book, $15 (includes 1-year subscription), Aug 1.

Pockets Fiction Writing Contest - money, publication, free, Mar 1-Aug 15.

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize - money, $7, Aug 31.

National Steinbeck Annual Short Story Competition - money, stipend for trabel to attend Steinbeck Festival in Salina, CA, $15, June 15.

Zoetrope Short Story Contest- money, $10, Oct 1.

Long Fiction Contest International - money, publication as chapbook, press kits sent to agents and book publishers, $15, Dec 15.



MAGAZINES WITH WEBSITES
Check these sites out to see if these magazines are for you...

The Atlantic Monthly
Zoetrope: All Story
Glimmer Train Stories
The Mississippi Review
The Barcelona Review
PIF Magazine
ZYZZYVA - restricted to San Francisco writers, but contains a lot of great links to other magazines.
Byline
Ploughshares
Web del Sol
The Threepenny Review
Northwest Review
Thema
The Sun
The Missouri Review
Grain Magazine
Standard
Puerto del Sol
Fiction Magazine

 


 
 
 
 
 
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