Online Writing Resources
YouWriteOn – YouWriteOn was established in 2006 with Arts Council funding to assist new writers to develop their writing. This enabled YouWriteOn to become one of the UK’s leading independent review exchange sites with editors for leading publishers such as Random House and Orion – who publish bestselling writers such as Dan Brown, John Grisham and Bill Bryson – reviewing YouWriteOn.com’s highest rated writers each month.
FeedARead – FeedARead is a leading independent publisher, established with Arts Council/Lottery Arts funding with two grants in 2008 and 2009 to offer great opportunities for all writers. Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England. FeedARead publishes authors of all nationalities, enabling your book to be bought in countries across the world in readers own currencies, you set your own book price, and your net royalties are higher than the norm of the largest publishers.
P&W: Literary Publications – Connect your poems, stories, essays, and reviews to the right audiences by researching over eight hundred literary magazines in our database. Here, you’ll find editorial policies, submission guidelines, contact information-everything you need to direct your work to the publications most amenable to your vision.
P&W: Awards and Grants – The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests-including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more-that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.
EWR: Top 50 Literary Magazines – Our criteria for this list has changed and we feel the literary magazines on this list are much better ranked than our previous list. It’s always hard to build this list, but we looked about close to 20 data points in coming up with this list. The most important criteria we used this time was date of founding, number of national anthologies publications (and we looked at a lot of them), and the quality of work of and names of passed greats published in the magazines.
Quick Reference of Online Literary Publications
Frostwriting – For writers: Frostwriting has no deadlines, accepts submissions year round, is presently responding within 4 months. You can tell what we want by what we publish. Submit onsite – very short stuff.
Anderbo – A submission may be sent in the body of an e-mail and/or as an attachment in any common file format such as doc or rtf. Poets, we require your poems to be in the e-mail, or together as one single attachment. Simultaneous submissions OK with notification. If you don’t hear from us within a month, let us know. We will also consider nonfiction features, short memoirs, novellas, published-book excerpts, photography, essays, and photo essays.
Narrative – WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS of previously unpublished manuscripts of all lengths, ranging from short short stories to complete book-length works for serialization. Narrative regularly publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including stories, novels, novel excerpts, novellas, personal essays, humor, sketches, memoirs, literary biographies, commentary, reportage, interviews, and features of interest to readers who take pleasure in storytelling and imaginative prose.
Literary Bohemian – The Literary Bohemian is the final destination for first-class, travel-inspired writing that transports the reader, non-stop, to Elsewhere. We are only interested in pieces that move us. We are not interested in formulaic travel writing, which reads something like this: narrator travels somewhere, narrator overcomes obstacle or learns something, pat or metaphysical ending where narrator looks out window and is happy to have overcome or learned something.
Juked – There are no limits on word count for prose-we like narratives and essays of all sizes, so long as the colors fit. Send us one piece at a time, regardless of length. Your work will always remain yours; we ask only for first- and one-time and archival rights. That means we use your work once, and then we place it lovingly into our archive.
Eclectica – Eclectica Magazine is a quarterly World Wide Web journal devoted to showcasing the best writing on the web, regardless of genre. “Literary” and “genre” work appear side-by-side in each issue, along with pieces that blur the distinctions between such categories. Pushcart Prize, National Poetry Series, and Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as Nebula Award nominees, have shared issues with previously unpublished authors.
Terrain – Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments is based on and thus welcomes quality submissions from new and experienced authors and artists alike. Our online journal accepts only the finest poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions” material that reaches deep into the earth’s fiery core, or humanity’s incalculable core, and brings forth new insights and wisdom.
Foundling Review – We are looking for submissions that captivate, entertain, and ruminate in refreshing and creative ways, with a strong emotional core.
Samizdat Literary Journal – FICTION/CREATIVE NON-FICTION: All prose submissions must be double-spaced, in 12 pt. Times font. Please include contact information (name, address, phone, e-mail) on the first page. You may submit as many stories or essays as you like. Please send us your best work. Fiction: 6,000 word maximum. Creative Non-fiction: 3,000 word maximum.
Nowhere Magazine – Nowhere is a journal of literary travel writing—which to us means narrative with a strong sense of place, character or time. We’ve run stories about the longest sea voyage in history, living on a farm in Tuscany and kidnappings in Libya. We don’t publish reviews of spas or shopping centers or “Top 10 Vacation Getaways.” The magazine is published digitally so we can distribute globally, across borders and cultures, instantaneously.