Links for Writers, Editors, & Publishers


Poets & Writers Literary Agents Database

The Literary Agents list includes agents and literary agencies that represent poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, plus details about the kind of books they're interested in representing, their clients, and the best way to contact them.

All-In-One Toolkits

The Writer's Online Toolkit

The Writer's Online Toolkit at Maryville University. Great tips and links for writers.


Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman is the co-founder and publisher of Scratch, a magazine about writing and money, and is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. She has more than 15 years of experience inside the book, magazine, and literary publishing industries.

Jane specializes in educating writers about the publishing industry—from all perspectives, without hype or bias—to help them make the best long-term decisions for their careers. Since 2001, she has spoken at hundreds of writing conferences around the world, and is known for thought-provoking talks on the future of authorship. She recently delivered keynotes at The Muse & The Marketplace, the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, and PubSmart.

The Subversive Copy Editor Blog

“What may be the best copy editor's companion since CMS.” —Publishers Weekly


Conferences, Workshops, and Online Classes

The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop

Intensely creative, pushing you beyond what you thought you were capable of achieving—you eat, sleep, drink, breathe writing. And all around you are your fellow writers and instructors, cheering you on, encouraging you, word by word.

ModPo: Modern & Contemporary American Poetry

ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Dickinson and Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult."

The Odyssey Writing Workshops

Formed with a simple yet inspiring mission to help developing writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror improve their work, the Odyssey website has many free resources for creative writers.



Editor & Publisher Job Search

Editor & Publisher Classifieds


Folio Magazine Featured Jobs

List of current available positions in the publishing industry.



"Indeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 250 million unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities."


Publishers Lunch Job Board

Active job openings posted to the Publishers Lunch Job Board. (United States & Canada)



Intellectual Property

Model Book Contract from the Authors Guild

What should a book contract look like? What do authors need to know before signing a contract? Read through the tips and sample contract put together by the Authors Guild.


Keep Your Copyrights

Devoted to all authors and creators of works in the United States. Keep Your Copyrights aims to make clear why you might want to keep your copyrights, and to provide information both to help you hold on to your rights and to grant on reasonable terms the rights you do license.



Copyscape provides a free plagiarism checker for finding copies of your web pages online, as well as two more powerful professional solutions for preventing content theft and content fraud:

Copyscape Premium provides more powerful plagiarism detection than the free service, plus a host of other features, including copy-paste originality checks, batch search, private index, case tracking and an API.

Copysentry provides comprehensive protection for your website by automatically scanning the web daily or weekly and emailing you when new copies of your content are found.

Copyscape also offers free plagiarism warning banners for your website to warn potential plagiarists against stealing your content, a free tool to compare two web pages or articles, and a comprehensive guide to dealing with plagiarism.



PlagScan compares your document with billions of others and highlights relevant correlations between them. It enables our users to identify fraudsters by checking documents with our online plagiarism detection platform in real time.


Plagiarism Checker

Plagiarism checker from Small SEO Tools.


Market Lists


Duotrope is an established, award-winning writers' market list. (subscriptions cost USD $5 per month or $4.17 per month [USD $50 charged annually] )

The Grinder

The Grinder is a submission tracker and market database for writers of fiction (non-fiction and poetry coming soon!).

New Pages

News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more.

Poets & Writers

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.



The Authors Guild

Watch Authors Guild video podcasts covering legal rights, contracts, legal vetting, acquisitions and much more.

"The Authors Guild is the nation's professional organization for writers, aiding and protecting author's interest in copyright, fair contracts, and free expression since 1912."

Visit the Authors Guild:



Hosted by Michael Silverblatt, Bookworm features great interviews with writers.

The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel

Novelist James Thayer hosts this excellent podcast on the craft of novel writing. It's free and available from:


Writing Excuses

"Writing Excuses is a fast-paced, educational podcast for writers, by writers. It airs weekly, with new episodes appearing each Sunday evening at around 6pm Eastern Time. Episodes vary in length from fifteen to twenty-five minutes, but are usually less than twenty minutes long. The tagline, “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart” isn’t super accurate, time-wise, but it’s a haiku so we’re keeping it."


The Internet Archive

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.

Fact checker for the internet

Writer's Knowledge Base: The Search Engine for Writers

Helping You Find the Best Writings on Writing



Style & Usage

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 17th and 16th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.

Daily Writing Tips

Every day DWT publishes a new article, with topics ranging from grammar to punctuation, from spelling to usage and vocabulary.

Purdue OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.