The Writer's Resource
Your Home For Tips, Guidance, and How To's
This page aims to slowly become one of the most expansive and thorough resource databases for up and coming writers. It does and will also soon include:
- Exclusive essays written by some of the hottest authors in literature today.
- Links to articles on how to best get a publisher
- How to go about submitting your manuscript to agents
- Which writing competitions to join/avoid
- The benefits and drawbacks to workshops and more.
- Articles and threads written by writers who are members of this very site.
- And more!
With this being such a big undertaking, look for this page to grow on a frequent basis. But remember that it's you the member, the reader, the writer, that can help make this page become the ulimate resource for the people who will need it the most. So if you have links, articles, media, or even pieces you've written yourself that you'd like to submit to this page, you may do so by contacting Mark Vanderpool, our lead Writers Workshop admin at Workshop@chuckpalahniuk.net. Enjoy!
- V. Vale Interview by Ron Placone
- The Independent Publishing Resource Center by Ron Placone
- Homegrown Venues are Blossoming Everywhere by Ron Placone
- The Truth About Vanity Publishing by Ron Placone
- Why Genre by Stephen Graham Jones
- The First Draft by Max Barry
- 13 Writing Tips by Chuck Palahniuk
Finding An Agent
Screen & Playwriting
Authors On Writing
- Important Links
- Directories and Link Resources
- Guides and How To's
- Experimental Fiction
- Word Helpers
Finding An Agent
- AgentQuery.com - Largest most current agent database on the net.
- Writers.net - Directory of agents.
- Nebraska Center for Writers - Directory of agents and guidelines.
- WritersServices.com - 10 pieces of advice on how to find an agent.
- JDWrite.com - A guide on how finding an agent will find you a publisher.
- Horror Writers Association - A thorough agents FAQ.
- FictionAddiction.net - An A-Z directory of agents and their submission guidelines.
- WritersMarket.com - Agent Q&A.
- AgentResearch.com - Who sells what to whom for how much.
- Finding An Agent - by Crawford Kilian
- Finding An Agent - by Judith Bowen
- Michelle Takes Manhattan - by Michele R. Bardsley - A winning competition writer recounts her trip to NYC for back to back agent meetings.
- Not-So-Secret Agent Basics - by Paula Guran
- How to find an agent - by Durant Imboden
- Getting an agent to say "Yes" - by Durant Imboden
- How to Get an Agent - by Justine Larbalestier
- Researching an Agent's Track Record - by Victoria Strauss
- Bioware - The Contest That Might Become Your Career.
- Winning Writers - Poetry Contests and Resources for Poets and Writers.
- Competitions for Writers - Links to many UK and worldwide competitions.
- Orchid: A Literary Review - SHORT FICTION CONTEST.
- Online Guide To Writing Competitions In Canada
- The Believer
- The Writing Life
- Elements of Style: William Strunk, Jr.
- The Association of Writing & Writing Programs
- The Do-It-Yourself Book Tour
- Horror Writers Asociation
- Writing Horror Literature
- Mystery Writers' Resources
- Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)
- A Seminar on Writing Prose
- Over 60 of Holly Lisle's writing essays
- Quick Character Namer
- Writing Challenge Generator
- H. W. Fowler, The King's English
- Guardian Style Guide
- Writers Edge - Assorted resources
- Garbl's Fat-Free-Writing Links
- Common Errors in English
- Writing Up Research
- The Reporters Network
- The Chicago Manual of Style: The bible of the publishing industry - by University of Chicago Press Staff
- Creating Short Fiction: The Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction - by Damon Knight
- On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary : The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction - by William Zinsser
- The Copyright Handbook: How To Protect & Use Written Works - by Stephen Fishman
- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction - by John Clute (Over 1,300,000 words about the science fiction field. (also since it's rumored chuck's next book is science fiction some writers here might get the bug.)
- On Writing - by Stephen King
- The Art of Fiction : Notes on Craft for Young Writers - by John Gardner
- On Becoming a Novelist - by John Gardner & Raymond Carver
- Sometimes the Magic Works : Lessons from a Writing Life - by Terry Brooks
- Zen in the Art of Writing - by Ray Bradbury
- Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times - by John Darnton
- Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life - by Anne Lamott
- 2006 Guide to Literary Agents - by Kathryn S. Brogan
- 2006 Writers Market - by Kathryn S. Brogan
- Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye - by Katharine Sands
- Self-Editing for Fiction Writers - by Renni Browne & Dave King
- The Modern Library Writer's Workshop : A Guide to the Craft of Fiction - by Stephen Koch
Screen & Playwriting
- Script Fly - Movie scripts in original format - directory
- Screenplays Online - Massive directory
- Movie Transcripts
- Script Magazine
- Trigger Street - Awesome, free script competition.
- Word Play: FADE IN
- Playwriting Resources
- IN-YER-FACE THEATRE
- Essays on the Craft of Dramatic Writing
- Small Publisher's Co-Op.
- BOOK PRINTING & SELF-PUBLISHING FOR LESS
- Writing World
- Self-Publish Resource Center by Wise Owl Books
- Perfect Publishers Ltd - This is a self-publish company, POD, based in England, in order for European Cult members to find a printing house closer to home.
- ALERTS FOR WRITERS - This warns of some of the dangers of self-publishing, in particular the many hoaxes/scams that abound in the world of publishing.
- Farmhouse Magazine - Online magazine accepting fiction, poetry, essays, music, and visual art submissions on a continuing basis. Accepts online submissions.
- Riverwalk Journal - Riverwalk Journal - Online magazine accepting fiction (states no genre fiction), creative non-fiction, poetry, and art on a continuing basis. Accepts online submissions.
- 580 Split - Print journal with some items also online. Accepts poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art. Call for submissions runs a certain time period and must be snail mailed.
- The Adirondack Review - Online magazine accepting poetry, fiction, artwork, photography, interviews, articles, book reviews, and film reviews on a continuing basis. Accepts online submissions.
- Alaska Quarterly Review – Print publication accepting fiction, short plays, poetry, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. Unsolicited work is read between August 15 and May 15. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Beginnings – A Magazine for Beginning Writers – Print magazine published 3 times a year. Accepts fiction and poetry on an ongoing basis. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Black Warrior Review – Print magazine accepting poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- The Carolina Quarterly – Print magazine that also publishes some work online. Accepts poetry, fiction, nonfiction, book reviews, and graphic art. Submissions must be snail mailed and are not accepted in May, June, July, or August.
- Carve Magazine – Online magazine accepting only literary fiction and cover art. Accepts non-contest and contest submissions; contest submissions are subject to an entry fee. No non-contest submissions are being read until May 15, 2006. Submissions are accepted via the website and by snail mail.
- Chicago Review – Print magazine accepting poetry, fiction, and book reviews on an ongoing basis. All submissions must be snail mailed.
- Dislocate – Print magazine accepting fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Submissions are only accepted in certain windows. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Ducts – Online magazine accepting art, essays, fiction, humor, poetry, profiles, reviews, stage, and memoirs. Submissions accepted January through August. Submissions accepted via email.
- Glimmer Train – Print Journal accepting fiction. Multiple submission categories have different dates for accepting work and some are subject to a reading fee. Online submission is encouraged.
- Hayden’s Ferry Review – Print magazine accepting prose and poetry on an ongoing basis. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Hudson Review – Quarterly and online magazine accepting poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, reports from abroad, and chronicles covering film, theatre, dance, music, and art. The magazine “has dealt with the area where literature bears on the intellectual life of the time and on divers aspects of American culture.” Unsolicited work is read on a schedule, check website for breakdown. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Indiana Review – Print magazine accepting stories, poems, nonfiction, book reviews, and graphic art on an ongoing basis. Submissions must be sent snail mail.
- Inkwell – Print magazine accepting poetry, prose, and artwork. Submissions must be sent during a dated period in the spring and fall. Check website for current period. Must be snail mailed.
- The Massachusetts Review – Print magazine with some items online accepting articles, essays, fiction, and poetry. Do not send poetry or fiction from June 1 – October1. Non-fiction is read year round. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Now & Then – The Appalachian Magazine – Accepts fiction and non-fiction including news, feature articles, interviews, personal essays, reviews, short stores, poems, photos, photo essays, line art, and graphic illustrations focusing on the Appalachian region. Check for current themes before submitting. Online submission suggested.
- The Paris Review – Print magazine with selections online accepting fiction and poetry on an ongoing basis. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- The Pedestal Magazine – Online bi-monthly magazine accepting poetry, fiction, flash fiction, non-fiction, book reviews, and interviews. Submission schedule varies, check website. Online submission.
- Pleiades: A journal of New Writing – Print magazine with selections posted online accepting fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews on an on-going basis. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Potomac Review – Print magazine accepting poetry, prose, art and photography “that are expressions and voices…of the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.” Submissions accepted Septebmer 1 – May 1. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Prism International – Print magazine accepting short fiction, poetry, translation, creative nonfiction, and drama on an ongoing basis. Submissions must be snail mailed. (Canadian).
- River Styx – Print magazine accepting poetry, prose and art. Submissions accepted May through November and must be snail mailed.
- Rosebud Magazine – Print magazine accepting poetry and prose on an ongoing basis. Must be snail mailed with a $1 fee.
- Small Spiral Notebook – Print and online magazine accepting stories, essays, and poems. Reading period for print version varies, check the site. Reading period for the online version is accepted year round. Print submissions must be snail mailed. Online submissions can be sent electronically.
- Southern Review – Print magazine with features online accepting poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Submissions are not accepted in June, July, or August and must be snail mailed.
- Spire Press – Print magazine accepting poetry, essays, stories, artwork, and creative nonfiction. Submissions should be emailed.
- The Sun – Print magazine accepting essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry on an ongoing basis. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Tin House – Print magazine with excerpts online accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, profiles, and food and drink writing. Issues are themed with varied deadlines. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Witness – Print magazine with features online. Publishes one issue per year focused on a topic of wide social/political concern. Submissions for the 2006 issue “Exile in America” will be accepted January 1 – June 1. Submissions must be snail mailed.
- Zoetrope All-Story – Print magazine with some stories online. Accpts short stores, one-act plays, and poetry. Submissions are not accepted June 1 – August 31 and are accepted via snail mail or through an online forum.
- 3 a.m. Magazine
- The Georgia Reviewdrift
- The Iowa Review
- The Kenyon Review
- The Literary Review
- Dicey Brown
- Green Tricycle
- Absinthe Literary Review
- Missouri Review
- Short Story Publishers
- Copyright Clearance Center Online
- The Copyright Website
- U.S. Copyright Office Home Page
- Copyright Law (Ronald B. Standler) — A helpful, informal overview of American copyright law.
Authors On Writing
- Tom Spanbauer's Intensive Workshopping
- Stephen King's Super-Duper Magical Negroes
- Everything you wanted to know about literary agents... - by Neil Gaiman
- Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing - by Elmore Leonard
- Max Barry On Writers Block
- An Interview With Amy Hempel - by Eric Wolff
- An Interview With Mark Richard - by Bold Type
- Meet The Writers (Ray Bradbury) - by BarnesAndNoble.com
- Jonathan Safran Foer Interview: Talking Volumes December 8th - by Minesota Public Radio
- The Online News Hour: Essays & Dialogues - Various writers on diffrent topics
- Lashed By Lish - by David Bowman (Salon.com)
- Audio Interview W/ Gordon Lish - by Wired For Books
- Notes and Reflections of a Former Student - by George Carver
- How To Write With Style - by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Comedy of War: Examination of Kurt Vonnegut's Style - by Jack Clemens and Christine Mersch
- Harvard Crimson Interview W/ Kurt Vonnegut - by Christopher Blazejewski
- National Novel Writing Month
- Drunken Boat
- Zoetrope All-Story
- The Missouri Review
- Poets & Writers
- Narrative Magazine
- Flint Hills Review
- The Poetry Foundation
- Rachel Elizabeth Pole's very large directory to helpful writing sites
- WritersNet - Directory to forums
- Predators & Editors: A guide to publishers and writing services for serious writers!
- Writing Links & Links for Writers Writers' Resources on The Web and More
- Horrible Cliches to Avoid
- 10 Writing Mistakes to Avoid
- Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Cliches
- Turkey City Lexicon - A Workshop Primer
- Transracial Writing For The Sincere
- A few dozen essays on writing sex scenes
- Inkspot: Resources for Writers
- Writers Write: Internet Writing Journal
- Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
- Robin's Nest Writer's Help
- Writer Beware
- The Vocabula Review--An electronic journal on usage
- Writers House