Book Writing & Editing Resources

Literary agents


Book publishers

  • Publishers Marketplace. - Online database for publishing professionals. From PublisherLunch.
  • WWW Virtual Library - Publishers. - List of links to online publishers, selected bookstores, and related information.
  • Books AtoZ. - Links to related publishing sites, academic research, a calendar of book events, experimental online publications, and advice.
  • Everyone Who's Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing. - Directory of contact information for literary agents, editors, and book publishers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada
  • Writers Publish. - Resource for authors and publishers featuring news, e-books, freelance jobs, writing contests, and advice.
  •  -The Publishing Portal. Provides the tools, the community, and the knowledge to make book publishing simpler, rewarding, and profitable.
  • Cyberspace Books. - A customized series designed to help you get the most out of the Internet.
  •  - Offers a searchable directory of the catalogs of major play publishers.
  • Book Publishers Directory. - Offers information on publishers, audiobooks, distribution, and production.
  • ITI's Literary Market - Directory of American and Canadian book publishers. Helps publishing professionals, authors, and those looking for industry data.


Writer's resources

  • BBC Get Writing - Provides mini-courses on creative writing with articles written by professionals. Also features regular competitions and forums to meet other writers to exchange critiques and debate ideas.
  • BellaOnline: Writing - Danielle Hollister writes articles, reviews links and hosts an email newsletter, and discussion forum.
  • - The writers' area is devoted to writers, published and unpublished. Advice, regular updates from the book business, a calendar of literary dates, and links to other sites.
  • Books and Writers - Resource for writing and research. Includes articles, tips, link directory, new releases, news, and a book review weblog.
  • Coffeehouse for Writers - Free monthly contests, discussion forums, online writing workshops, and a hearty helping of writerly camaraderie.
  • - Ideas to make better writers. Writers' bookshop, discussion forums, eZine and newsletter, competition, plus writing, computing, and word processing help.
  • Lit.Org - Offers forums and interviews with published authors. Also paying market and contest listings in a weblog format.
  • Newbie-Writers - Nurturing new writers. A writing information site.
  • - Aims to make writers feel better about procrastinators. Features ongoing commentary, diversions, and resources.
  • Resource Central - Links and resources for writing. Improve your writing skills, library skills, writing style, grammar. Fiction and nonfiction resources.
  • Scrawl: The Writer's Asylum - Provides writing workshops, story critiques, publication and support information, weekly flash fiction workshops, on-site e-zine publication, and discussion forums.
  • The Write Journey - Sheri Gilbert's writers resource site, offering articles, hints and tips, glossary, forum.
  • The Writer at Work - A free, weekly comic, by Richard Krzemien, for writers and creative people of all ages. The Writer mixes the working world of Dilbert with the absurdity of The Far Side.
  • Website Ideas for Writers - Every writer today needs an effective website as part of a complete marketing plan.
  • World Writer - Information on genres of writing and links for both fiction and non-fiction writers. Writing services also available.
  • WriteSuccess - Ideas, information and inspiration for writers.
  • Writer Beware - Warnings and cautions for writers about literary frauds, scams, deceptions, and pitfalls.
  • Writer's Break - Loaded with articles on writing, interviews with some of the industry's greatest writers and novelists, and a well-researched resource listing.
  • Writers Write - Weekly magazine. Features author interviews, articles and daily editorial and publication news. Includes research, genre and marketplace links, as well as forums and archived issues.
  • Writing Corner - Resources, event listings, feature articles, newsletters and email lists. A site about the art, craft and business of writing.
  • - Writing articles and resources. Tips about how to become a better writer, get published and find writing markets. From Moira Allen.
  • - Find creative writing articles, prompts, ideas, reviews and other resources for writers.