A List of Resources for Writers

Here's a list of resources that we use on a regular basis. These websites have proven to help us in many of our writing endeavors. This is not, necessarily, a definitive list—there are hundreds of these types of resources available out there—but these are the ones that we follow, or read, or use the most.

1. The Review Review ~ http://www.thereviewreview.net/

*a great website that reviews literary journals, interviews editors, and posts various discussions on publishing—good for fiction and nonfiction writers.

2. Literary Hub or Lit Hub Daily ~ https://lithub.com/

*both a website and a daily blog of interesting news, articles, short fiction, personal essays, information on the writing life, interviews and publishing news—a plethora of information for all writers.

3. Brevity's Nonfiction Blog ~ https://brevity.wordpress.com/

*a daily blog that all nonfiction writers should be reading—valuable information like reviews, interviews and craft essays; all posts by Allison K. Williams, a regular contributor, are worth reading.

4. Trish Hopkinson ~ https://trishhopkinson.com/

*Trish is a poet but she also very kindly offers information on her blog about submissions to literary magazines, paying markets, contest information and announcements, as well as editor interviews—a great place to find a new literary journal to submit to, or a contest to enter.

5. Erika Dreifus ~ https://www.erikadreifus.com/

*Erika is a fiction writer and also, like Trish, kindly offers a myriad of writer-type information and resources on her website and a periodic newsletter, "Practice Writing," that is emailed out to subscribers. You'll find lists of paying markets, and other writing and publishing news and events.

6. New Pages ~ https://www.newpages.com/

*a lot of information and resources here like submission calls, writing contest announcements, information about creative writing programs, magazine and book reviews, and so much more!

7. Daily Writing Tips ~ https://www.dailywritingtips.com/

*this is to brush up on the grammar we may or may not have learned in "grammar" school—daily emails with all manner of writing and grammar-related information including quizzes. Posts with titles like "3 Types of Compound Word Errors"—go ahead and nerd out, refresh your knowledge or learn something new.

8. Lamda Literary ~ https://www.lambdaliterary.org/

*for LBGTQ writers—a supportive site with book reviews, features, interviews, event announcements, and other resources.

9. Grammar Book ~ https://www.grammarbook.com/

Another great site for grammar rules, word usage, and punctuation—their periodic newsletter highlights a grammar-related subject and includes quizzes based on that subject. Posts like "Tackling More Tricky Word Choices: As, Because, and Since."

 

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C. Gregory Thompson

C. Gregory Thompson, a Pushcart Prize nominee, lives in Los Angeles, California where he writes fiction, nonfiction, plays, and memoir. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Storgy Magazine, Writers Resist, Five:2:One, Cowboy Jamboree, Full Grown People, The Offbeat, Printers Row Journal, Reunion: The Dallas Review. Four of his short stories were included in the 2017 New Short Fiction Series. He was named a finalist in the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s 2015 Fiction Contest. His short play Cherry won two playwriting awards. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside/Palm Desert. He also has a BFA in Film & Television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His coursework, while he attended NYU, included film and television production as well as multiple screenwriting courses. He also wrote and directed the awarding-winning student film “Elysian Fields.” While working in the entertainment business, he wrote many screenplays. He recently left a longtime career in the film business as an awards consultant to Hollywood studios and is now a full-time writer and writing instructor. He is the founder of Pen & Paper Writing Workshops. He lives in Glendale, California with his partner. They have no children, and no dogs, cats, chickens, horses, goats or geese. Follow C. Gregory on Twitter @cgregthompson and on Instagram @cgregorythompson.