Welcome To The Creative Penn where you will find resources to help you write, publish and market your book.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
Voted one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers and one of the Top 10 Blogs for Self-Publishers.
Writing Forward is a creative writing blog packed with tips and ideas that will inspire and inform your writing projects.
You'll find posts on grammar, good writing habits and practices, plus tons of writing prompts and exercises
to keep your pen moving.
Whatever you're into, it's all free on Wattpad: the world's largest community for readers and writers.
The Writing Platform
The website is a free online resource for writers and poets - whether they are
emerging or established, traditionally published, self-published - or not yet published - who
are looking for neutral and best practice information about writing in the digital age in
order to inform their practice and career choices.
Writer's Digest literally "wrote the book" on writing and getting
published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer's Digest have been publishing books,
magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to
polish their skills.
The Write Life
The Write Life gives writers with experience and knowledge a place to share what they’ve learned.
Daily Writing Tips
Daily articles on grammar, spelling, misused words, punctuation, fiction writing,
freelance writing and more!
Grammar, etymology, usage, and more, brought to you by
Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman.
Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of Grammar Girl,
which has been named one of Writer's Digest's 101 best websites
for writers multiple times.
Writing: Message Boards
WritingForums.com: friendly, active community of writers and creative artists, get critiques and feedback,
share tips & tricks, network and make friends!
A message board / forum dedicated to writers and writing.
Absolute Write Message Board
Absolute Write is a writers forum: Active discussion and community for writers, covering all
aspects of the craft and business of writing.
Writing: Editors, Beta Readers, Literary Agents
My Two Cents Editing
Your book is finished! And you're thinking maybe you should let someone
look at it. Maybe you should hire an editor.
Find out at My Two Cents Editing. Services for Beta Reading and Beta Readers are also offered
through the website.
The Beta Reader
The Beta Reader is here to give you tips, tricks, hints, explanations,
and answer questions on what can be a confusing part of your self-publishing
experience! Don't wait for your reviews to find out what people think; beta test your book!
Rachelle Gardner Literary Agent
I'm an agent with Books & Such Literary Management,
representing new and established authors since 2007.
BookEnds Literary Agency has never strayed from our original goal:
Achieving dreams and doing what we love. Representing fiction and nonfiction
for adults and children alike, BookEnds agents continue to live their dreams
while helping authors achieve theirs.
Liza Dawson and Associates
Liza Dawson and Associates is a literary agency that is known
for building authors' careers.
Literary Agent Query
The internet's largest free database of literary agents
Writing: Promoting, Publishing, Marketing
Just Self Publishing Advice
Just Publishing Advice is managed by Derek Haines, an English teacher, author and habitual blogger,
who has a long-held interest in self-publishing.
The Blurb platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote,
and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks.
Copy-paste buy-now, and cart buttons for selling downloads,
codes and tangible products on any website, blog, social media, email and messenger!
Coffee House Press
Coffee House Press creates new spaces for audiences and artists to interact,
inspiring readers and enriching communities by expanding the definition of what literature is, what it can do, and who it belongs to.
Gray Wolf Press
Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and
energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature.
Two Sylvias Press
Two Sylvias Press is an independent press. We publish poetry, memoir, essays, books on the craft
of writing, and creativity tools, such as The Poet Tarot and The Daily Poet.
Doubleday Publishing has long been known as a publisher of distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction.
Penguin Random House Publishing
Welcome to the world of Penguin Random House books.
Explore the topics and categories on this page to learn more
about how we partner with authors to bring you over 70,000 digital and 15,000 print books each year.
Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group - a respected publisher that values diversity, nurtures talent,
rewards success, and honors its responsibilities.
Our companies publish a broad range of quality works-including
award-winning fiction and nonfiction.
The Book Patch
TheBookPatch is a book printing company that provides Print-On-Demand tools for authors and book publishers. We are a
high quality book printing company with fast turnaround and, extremely competitive pricing.
Lulu offers you the expertise, independence and flexibility to create, buy and share what you love with the world.
Additional Writing Resources and Links
Fictorians Links Of Interest
Links of Interest
Online places we Fictorians find fabulous. We think you might, too.
Free online dictionaries - Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations,
audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.
DIY MFA: Master In Fine Arts
DIY MFA is the do-it-yourself alternative to a Masters degree in writing. Write more, write better, write smarter.
Finish that draft once and for all. Craft a story that your readers will LOVE. Make that publishing dream a reality.
Vela has taken steps to help close the byline gender gap by publishing exceptional
nonfiction writing by women, and by drawing attention to outstanding work by women writers at other
publications. We are not writing exclusively for a female audience on "female"
Publishers Weekly is a news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. It is designed
for publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors and the media. It offers feature
articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories,
and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 9,000 per year.
BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to 400,000 avid
readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. BookPage serves as a
broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month.
Writer Unboxed is dedicated to publishing empowering, positive, and provocative
ideas about the craft and business of fiction.
Find publishing houses, articles about writing, contest, grammar
tips and more at the Writers Write website.
Creativindie is a blog and it's also a mission:
to help artists, authors and entrepreneurs develop their vision, build their
platforms, and get more visibility with less time and effort.
Writerly Life is your destination for exercises, tips and techniques,
and thoughts on sustaining and nurturing the writer in all of us.
Pen & The Pad
The Pen & The Pad is a go-to resource for writers. Whether you're a poet, novelist or just want to
improve your communication skills.
Literature and Latte
We are Literature & Latte, a software company founded by writers for writers.
Everything we do is born of a passion for bringing together processes familiar to writers in new and exciting ways.
CyberSpace: Writing, Guest Blogging, Submit Articles and Stories
A List Apart
A List Apart is always looking for new authors with great ideas.
Idea challenge their readers and improve the industry.
Now seeking submissions for Every Pigeon Issue 5. We are seeking work in all genres:
Poetry (1-3 poems) Nonfiction (500-2500 words)
Fiction (500-2500 words) Art and Photography (single pieces or collections).
We love knowledge and if you have something to share that is obscure or little-known,
please send it to the email listed. If it's fascinating, we'll publish the article.
Please read the terms and conditions prior to submission.
Posts must be 450-650 words. Write Naked guest contributors accepted in 2018
received $75.00 per post. The same rate applies in 2019.
Guidelines are listed for those who are interested in writing a blog post for Write Naked.
Memoir Magazine: True Stories Told Through Words, Sights, and Sounds.
Because pictures tell stories as well as words, Memoir welcomes
submissions of visual artwork, (including photography, illustrations and word art)
and sound projects (audible projects, podcasts, spoken word), as well as
short form memoir and Creative Nonfiction essays, interviews and book reviews.