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Here’s some of the links we have loved from past months:

 

Author Mentor Match – an organization that pairs un-agented, aspiring writers with mentors to guide them through the publishing process. Specializes in young adult, middle grade and “select adult genres.”

Austin Kleon  describes himself as “a writer who draws, who makes art with words and books with pictures.” Kleon is the bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist and other motivational guides to staying creative.

Lynn Slaughter – Author Lynn Slaughter is addicted to reading and writing young adult novels – as well as chocolate, romance, and her husband’s cooking. Lynn shared her path on becoming a writer with our group in June 2021, along with a reading of her new book, Leisha’s Song.

The next theme for the literary blog, HerStry is “First Dates,” due July 31. The blog accepts creative nonfiction on any theme year-round. They also provide affordable editing services and critique workshops.

Yellow Arrow Publishing: Submissions for creative nonfiction and poetry are open September 1. Theme to be announced in August.

For Women Who Roar: This platform is looking for poetry and stories of healing, writing and recovery.

Check out The Manifest Station: On Being Human literary blog. Submit poetry, essay, fiction, art, and photography. Submissions are open continuously.

A fabulous resource for reading is Lit Hub.

Here is an excellent website by the Council of Literary Presses and Magazines (CLMP) that posts an ongoing list of magazines/journals, allowing the writer to filter by genre.

Check out “The Best Writing Contests of 2021,” published by the Reedsy blog. Reedsy is a company that educates, guides, connects, and promotes indie authors. Read about the contests here.

Medium.com publishes writing resources. Here is a list of paying markets.

Writers on Writing—an archive of New York Times columns by famous writers

The Electric Typewriter: Great articles and essays by the world’s best journalists and writers.

Writer’s Digest Magazine a premier resource for craft, publication, contests, etc.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html – The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University – Writing resources and instructional material are provided as a free service to students, members of the community, and users worldwide to assist in their development as writers no matter their skill level.

http://www.kidlit411.com/p/about.html – Kidlit411.com – Relevant information about writing and illustrating for children in one handy spot. The site includes Young Adult and Middle Grades, mentor programs, conferences, retreats, and more.

https://ellenbirkettmorris.ink/index.html –  Ellen Birkett Morris is the author of Lost Girls (June 26, 2020), a short story collection, and SURRENDER, a poetry chapbook. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and is our guest speaker for our July 2020 Writer’s Retreat.

https://www.suleikajaouad.com/the-isolation-journals – Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker, and cancer survivor Suleika Jaouad serves up daily journaling prompts from some of the most inspiring writers, artists, musicians and unsung heroes she knows. Join The Isolation Journals to make one creative act a day and spark your imagination, process and stay connected during these difficult times.

facebook.com/groups/thenoteconnection – Become a pen pal to someone isolated from family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Member Debbie Chartoff has launched a Facebook platform to share words of hope and comfort.

https://www.newpages.com/ – For news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.

https://www.suleikajaouad.com/the-isolation-journals – Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker, and cancer survivor Suleika Jaouad serves up daily journaling prompts from some of the most inspiring writers, artists, musicians and unsung heroes she knows. Join The Isolation Journals to make one creative act a day and spark your imagination, process and stay connected during these difficult times.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thenoteconnection Become a pen pal to someone isolated from family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Member Debbie Chartoff has launched a Facebook platform to share words of hope and comfort.

https://www.newpages.com/ – For news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.

https://www.janefriedman.com/  – Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in how the digital age is transforming writing careers and storytelling. Check out The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors.

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/ – Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, podcaster, international speaker, and award-winning creative entrepreneur. Find resources to help writer, publish, and market your book as well as make a living with your writing.

https://katyyocom.com/ – Katy Yocom is the author of the novel Three Ways to Disappear, winner of the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature and guest speaker for our first-ever video conference meeting.

https://sokybookfest.org/ – free writers conference in March

https://medium.com/ – find readers for what you love to write

https://savvy-comm.com/ – subscribe to a free newsletter with writing advice, contests, markets and grants, and local events for readers and writers

 

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