Repository of useful links for writers.

Index

Bread and Butter Links:

Submitting and Publication

A Few Publications to Know

A Few Publishers to Know

Organizations to Know

Beyond the MFA:

Jobs for Writers

A PhD in Creative Writing

Writing Opportunities; Fellowships and Residencies

Bread and Butter Links

Bread and butter links are the links that are useful no matter how far along you are in your writing life. Whether you’ve just finished drafting your very first short piece, or just published your first novel, knowledge of these links and their existence will likely prove to be of some use to you.

Submitting and Publication

You have writing you want to share with the world. You want to build that resume with publications. Where do you start?

Submittable–  The most popular submission manager, Submittable is used by a vast number of publications of all different kinds and sizes. It also serves as a sort of aggregate for writing opportunities. The linked page displays upcoming deadlines for journal submissions, contests, and a multitude of other publication opportunities.

Duotrope– Ever been puzzled as to how to figure out where to submit to in the first place? Duotrope may well be one of the answers to that question. Duotrope is A powerful, fee-based tool that helps parse the seemingly infinite number of publishers and journals to find those where your work has the highest chance of success.

Clifford Garstang releases a yearly ranking of literary magazines for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. While it is by no means the end-all be-all in regards to any specific publication or its value, the list is a nice jumping off point when one begins looking for a home for their work.

A Few Publications to Know

Following is a list of several different “establishment” publications. These are publications that have been around for a long time. Attached to being published in these is generally no small amount of prestige due to their notability.

Ploughshares

The Kenyon Review

The New Yorker

The Paris Review

A Few Publishers to Know

Similar to the last list, this is a list of few different “establishment” publishers, alternatively they are known as “The Big Five”. Altogether, they represent a large portion of the book publishing industry.

Penguin/Random House

Simon and Schuster

Harper Collins

Hachette Book Group

Macmillan

Organizations to Know

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP): “AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 550 college and university creative writing programs, and 150 writers’ conferences and centers. Our mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.” 

National Writers Union (NWU): “It is the only labor union that represents freelance writers working in all genres, formats, and mediums. Through its parent union, The United Auto Workers, the National Writers Union is a member of the American Federation of Labor Organizations.”

Beyond the MFA

The following links may be useful for the long term planning of those currently in an MFA program, those looking to continue their education through the pursuit of a doctorate, those looking to put the skills they’ve cultivated through their MFA to use, or anyone in any category in between.

Jobs for Writers

The Creative Writing 2021 Wiki : Allows you to search academic job openings and track status updates as job offers are made.

Ten Best Websites for Jobs 2020: Several links for job search websites

Poets and Writers Jobs Page

MLA.org Jobs Page

A PhD in Creative Writing

A PhD in Creative Writing is a path to consider especially if you are planning on venturing further into academia. Following is a list of a few notable programs.

Florida State University

University of Cincinnati

University of Southern Mississippi

Writing Opportunities; Fellowships and Residencies

Fellowships

ProFellow: A free database of thousands of Fellowships and articles with tips on how to apply. A free username and password is required to access.

Scriptwriters Network Fellowship Page: These fellowships are dedicated to scriptwriting.

Residencies

Transartists: “The biggest source of information on artist-in-residence opportunities worldwide, with around 1400 residency opportunities, including first-hand artists’ experiences, research, contacts, and advice.”

Poets & Writers Conference and Residency Page

Artists Communities Residency Directory

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