LINKS FOR WRITERS

 

Links for Writers, Editors, & Publishers


UPDATED 11/18/2017

Blogs
Conferences, Workshops, & Online Classes
Employment
Intellectual Property
Market Lists
Reference
Style & Usage


Blogs

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.

http://janefriedman.com/blog/

 

The Subversive Copy Editor Blog

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

http://www.subversivecopyeditor.com/blog/

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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.

http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops/writers/

 

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.”

 https://www.coursera.org/course/modernpoetry

 

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.

http://www.odysseyworkshop.org

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Employment

American Copy Editors Society Jobs Board

The American Copy Editors Society Jobs Board welcomes information on legitimate job openings of interest to copy editors. This board is free to join. To post an opening, please e-mail it to jobs@copydesk.org.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ACESJOBS/info

 

Editor & Publisher Job Search

Editor & Publisher Classifieds

http://jobs.editorandpublisher.com/jobs/

 

Folio Magazine Featured Jobs

List of current available positions in the publishing industry.

http://careers.foliomag.com/

 

Publishers Lunch Job Board

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

http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/jobs/

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Intellectual Property

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.

http://www.keepyourcopyrights.org/

 

Copyscape

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.

http://www.copyscape.com/

 

PlagScan

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.

http://www.plagscan.com

 

Plagiarism Checker

Plagiarism checker from Small SEO Tools.

http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/

 

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Market Lists

Duotrope

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

https://duotrope.com/

 

The Grinder

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

http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/

 

New Pages

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

http://www.newpages.com/

 

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.

http://www.pw.org/literary_magazines

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Reference

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.

https://archive.org/

 

RefDesk.com

Fact checker for the internet

http://refdesk.com/

 

Writer’s Knowledge Base: The Search Engine for Writers

Helping You Find the Best Writings on Writing

http://hiveword.com/wkb/search

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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 16th and 15th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

 

Daily Writing Tips

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

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/

 

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.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

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