Saturday, May 31, 2008

UK Writing Contests

Here is a frequently updated list of UK Writing Competitions. Quite a variety!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Screw You! ....the blog

There's something to be said for irreverence. Okay... there is a lot to be said for irreverence. Kathy Kehrli's blog is highly entertaining and, more often than not, right on the spot. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers

Need a few good writing websites? See the 2008 list of Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Query Eagles & OWW-SFF

For those of you who participate in LiveJournal, there's a community specifically for critiquing query hooks here.

I nabbed that one from the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction Fantasy - also known as OWW-SFF - discussion group (you can visit the workshop itself here, but you do need to pay to use it).

MAD about Words

MAD about Words is geared specifically toward Central Florida Writers

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Writer to Writer

Here's another one of those gems that is worth scanning when it comes... the Writer to Writer newsletter. You can sign up from the front page - just scroll down a little.

Take the time to browse the main site - you'll find a number of articles about writing, a newsletter archive, and writer's guidelines - yes, this is a paying market.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Buried in the Slush Pile

"Ever wonder what those editors and publishers are thinking?" That's how "The Buried Editor" subheads her blog, Buried in the Slush Pile.

I highly recommend a visit; if you're reading this, you're a writer - and if you're a writer, you probably spend lots of time wondering what those wiley editors and publishers are thinking. .

Amazon/Booksurge POD

If you want to keep up on the latest about Amazon/Booksurge and POD, check here...

WritersWeekly latest developments

An online petition to stop Amazon/Booksurge

An open letter from Amazon

I pulled those last two links out of the latest Ralan's market report, a great writing resource for the spec-fic/humor writers out there.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Poetry Hut Blog

Looking for poetry news? Jilly Dybka collects it in one convenient place, the Poetry Hug Blog. I don't see much in the way of actual "market listings", but this kind of resource is rich ground if you're willing to research guidelines for the zillions of markets that you'll see mentioned.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Absolute Write Water Cooler

When the latest issue of the Absolute Write newsletter stated that writers want to know about exploding gophers, I just had to visit the Water Cooler and see for myself. Do gophers really explode? And - do writers really care?

If that last paragraph didn't make sense, please allow me to translate: Absolute Write is home to several free writing newsletters, plus a forum (the "Water Cooler") where writers can ask others for input on their research. They advertise some of the latest forum research questions in their newsletter, I suppose to pique interest and provoke a visit... it certainly worked for me!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Updated Educational Markets for Children's Writers

Evelyn B. Christensen has updated her listing of Educational Markets for Children's Writers - you can also visit her main page here. Great resource!