Thanks, James! Come back and see us soon.
During my talk last week, I mentioned a few resources that can be beneficial for writers, and then a few members asked me, during and after my presentation, about additional resources. Since I was having trouble thinking of sites off the top of my head, I put together a short list of websites that might be of interested to writers.
For my money, Duotrope is the gold standard for learning about potential markets for your fiction, and tracking submissions. Unfortunately, as of a couple of years ago, I’ve had to put my money where my mouth is because the site put up a paywall in 2013. Still, the site has a great search function that allows users to filter searches by genre, story length, web/print, payment, and submission type. Perhaps more intriguing is the site provides statistics for acceptances, rejections, and response time based on user data.
New Pages www.newpages.com
A free site that provides a pretty good, and fairly comprehensive list of markets. While the site does provide a lot of links, it usually focuses a bit more on literary fiction than genre.
Lit Reactor www.litreactor.com
A cool site that focuses on collecting and publishing craft essays. While the essay can be it or miss, the sheer number of them means that there’s a ton of helpful and provocative information.
Brevity is an excellent source for very short creative non-fiction and craft essays on the same.
Passages North http://passagesnorth.com/
The website and blog for the Passages North journal out of Northern Michigan University. The print journal is fantastic, and the website publishes selected pieces from it, pieces that don’t appear in the print journal, and craft essays submitted by writers.
This is one of my favorite blogs, simply in terms of the diversity of content. The site is loaded with reviews of recent books, and essays about interesting issues in the writing world. Electric Literature also publishes some creative work, much of it under the Recommended Reading label.
I hope you find something of interest among these sites. Thanks again for having me this past weekend. It was a pleasure.
James hosts the blog: Liner Notes at James Brubaker Writes here: http://jamesbrubaker.net/