Notable Sites For Writers

26 Sep
Notable Sites For Writers

These following sites, I have collected over the past year, were found to be helpful, and beneficial to me. Take everything you read with a grain of salt, but these hit right on the nose. Also, check out these two bloggers: Jami Gold and Jane Friedman. They are amazing at what they do!

Where to Submit Your Story:

  • Authors Publish gives articles extremely helpful to many authors and this link takes you to the article ‘Top 25 Publishers for New Authors’.
  • Galley Cat is known for their extensive knowledge on what agents and publishers want. This link will direct you to the article I found most helpful ’23 Literary Agent Query Letters That Worked’.
  • The Write Life is known for helping authors create, connect, and sell their works. This link directs you to their article ’27 Free Writing Contests’.
  • Harper Collins is a well known publisher and currently seeks manuscript submissions from unsolicited authors.
  • Kindle Scout is fairly new, and not a popularity contest as many would have believe. This is an amazon affiliate. Here is what they said about the contest:

    Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing.

  • Strange Horizons I am not all too familiar with, but various members of writing groups I attend has mentioned them before to me. So, if you have any insight on them and how they operate, don’t be afraid to share your experiences.


Story Ideas:




Developing Solid Concepts, Blurbs and Log-lines:


Character Creation:


Find Your Theme:


Screenwriting Sites:


Story Structure and Manuscript Format:


All Things Query Related:




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10 responses to “Notable Sites For Writers

  1. Eugenia

    September 29, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Reblogged this on BrewNSpew.


  2. MalissaGreenwood

    September 29, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    What a handy list of resources! thank you!


    • Novelist Engineer

      September 29, 2016 at 9:45 PM

      You are welcome! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      • MalissaGreenwood

        September 29, 2016 at 9:47 PM

        Oh you too!! Also, I desperately want to pin this post, but it won’t let me – says there are no images to pin. I don’t know if you’ve thought about adding images but I might help with the sharing on social media. πŸ˜„
        Anyways I look forward to reading more!!


      • Novelist Engineer

        September 29, 2016 at 9:52 PM

        Oh, that would be great πŸ™‚ Yes, I haven’t added any images, I have considered it, but unsure what exactly would look best to use.

        Liked by 1 person

      • MalissaGreenwood

        September 29, 2016 at 9:59 PM

        Perhaps just creating a square of color with the title (in this case ‘Notable Sites for Writers’) would do? But it’s your (wonderful) site so it’s ultimately up to you. I’m just a reader who wants to pin it to Pinterest so I can reference it later. Lol


      • Novelist Engineer

        September 29, 2016 at 10:03 PM

        Perhaps, I could give it a try. I always thought they had to be a bit fancy. I know I love aesthetic photos with perfect lighting and soft pictures. Thank you πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  3. denniskoller

    October 11, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    What a fantastic collection of useful sites. Thank you for compiling them. Good work. I’ll also re-blog them.


  4. Hemangini

    October 17, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Wow awesome list… gonna bookmark for all the time! thanks πŸ˜€



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