Tell Us: What Are Your Favorite Writing Websites?

Tell Us: What Are Your Favorite Writing Websites?

Okay writers, pencils down! Just for a minute, step away from your NaNoWriMo novels and control-save that magazine article.

We need your help.

You’ve seen our list of the best writer resources for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

We look forward to continuing the tradition with a new edition of 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2017.

Whether your goal for 2017 is to land a book deal, become a full-time freelancer, up your guest posting game or find a writing partner-in-crime, we’ve got you covered with this list of websites for writers. We want to make sure we include valuable resources, and to do that, we need your input.

What’s your favorite writing website? Which blogs do you visit for inspiration, information or writing-related entertainment? Which sites have earned bookmark status on your toolbar? Who do you want to nominate for our list?

Let us know your favorite sites in the comments. We’re looking forward to sharing the list with you in January!

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325 comments

  • Diane J. says:

    – The author interviews are always great. Then there are articles with helpful tips on writing, encouragement, courses, OH, the which is like a slot machine that gives you a scene, an item, a stuation and a character for a creative writing prompt. That is seriously addictive.

    has a wide array of thesauruses of situations, scenes, people. Amazing collection.

    – the sister site of the above mentioned site.

  • Pat W Coffey says:

    I find my “muse” at theProse.com

  • Shirley Muir says:

    I love cathyscompsandcalls – loads of opportunities for short stories, flash, poetry and more. I have had several successes from submitting to the competitions and publications listed on Cathy Bryant’s monthly list. And the submissions are all FREE!

  • Karen Little says:

    Cathy lists free to submit, send by email opportunities, all put into easy lists of competitions and calls for submission, and in date order, so whatever date you feel like hitting the submit button, you can find which opportunities are still out there that month.

  • Rachel McCarthy says:

    Cathy Thomas-Bryant’s Comps and Calls is top of my list .

    Wide-ranging, with both paid and unpaid opportunities and listed in submission date order, it is the easiest site to navigate that I’ve seen. Updated monthly, it keeps you inspired and on your toes.

  • Gareth Writer-Davies says:

    Cathy’s Comps and Calls

  • Lee Nash says:

    In my search for submission calls, I find the following sites from Cathy Thomas-Bryant and Erika Dreifus a great help:

    Thomas-Bryant

    Thank you and keep up the great work, Cathy and Erika!

  • I run writing workshops and North East Facebook in the UK Group for events and writing information: . I find Cathy’s Comps and Call essential monthly reading and post in my group to make sure everyone knows about it.

  • I have just one for now that has paid and that is a favorite.

    As a Sports enthusiast, I use – .

    Please I need more places, suggestions?

  • I really enjoy SFF Chronicles – science fiction and fantasy forums.

    It’s a great website and forum with friendly members and a blogging system I use from time to time. I recommend it for anyone writing Sci-fi/fantasy.

  • Andy N says:

    Always try to make sure i get time for Cathy’s Comps and Calls. It really is recommended from the bottom of my heart for all writers.

  • Laura Taylor says:

    Cathy Bryant’s Comps and Calls is absolutely wonderful! I’m a poet, and thanks to her site, I managed to get myself published on a regular basis over the last few years, to the point where a) I actually managed to make some money on the competitions (which are all free to enter) and b) work up enough publishing credits so that I could finally get my own debut collection published. I recommend it to everyone I know who writes!

    You can find it here

  • Rosie Garland says:

    The Comps and Calls site set up by Cathy Bryant has had a far more profound effect on my writing life than I thought possible.

    The routine and rhythm of sending out submissions on a monthly basis feeds my creativity, helps me celebrate acceptances as well as deal with rejections better. And it’s all free to submit!

    Through it, I have found opportunities I’d never have discovered otherwise. I’ve made worldwide links with a community of writers – one example being a group of New York poets who now make regular visits to the UK for shared reading events. Let’s face it, building links across the globe seems more important now than ever before.

    This is more than a simple listing site. Far more.

  • Charley Reay says:

    – 365 different writing prompts – a whole year or writing on one website!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I follow quite a nimber of sites:
    Writersweekly.com
    Authorpublish.com
    Writersincharge.com
    Freelancewriting.com
    Beyondyourblog

  • Tim Taylor says:

    Cathy’s Comps and Calls is a great resource – saves a lot of effort looking for places to submit

  • Sue Henderson says:

    Definitely Cathy’s Comps and Calls. It’s well researched, comprehensive and easy to search for suitable places to submit my work.

  • Marija Smits says:

    Agree with the above. Definitely Cathy’s Comps and Calls.

    After entering some of the free-to-enter comps and calls on Cathy’s clear and easy-to-navigate website I’ve had several pieces of writing published/placed in a comp. And this has given me such a boost. I always share the monthly calls with writer friends and some of them have gone on to be published after they submitted to one of the comps and calls. So I feel happy for them too. And many little known (yet deserving) small presses also get a chance to ‘net’ more writers, which is a bonus for them too. All round, everyone wins! Thank you Cathy. 🙂

  • Helen Moore says:

    Comps & Calls is an essential resource for poets & writers…. I look forward to it every month and have had new work placed in several literary magazines as a result of following Cathy’s links. I’m most grateful for the work she puts into it.

  • Stephanie says:

    Pen and Prosper

  • Definitely Beyond Your Blog.

  • Piper Colton says:

    I regularly check out these wonderful websites for tips&amazing articles:

    * WriteToDone
    * FreelancerFAQs
    * WriterUnboxed

    Also, I like ‘Copyblogger,’ ‘Helping Writers Become Authors’ and ‘Beyond Your Blog.’

    Nowadays there are so many fantastic blogs\websites about writing that it’s hard to choose.

    Looking forward to the 2017 list!

  • Susan says:

    For editing, it doesn’t get better than ProWritingAid.com
    Easy to use, it gives great suggestions for overused words, sticky sentences, incorrect grammar or spelling, and much much more! You can try it for free or upgrade to a paid membership… Both are great!

  • Tal Valante says:

    Just wanted to add a quick thank you to Ellie and Shaul for mentioning Re:Fiction.

    Can’t wait to see the final list!

  • Lisa Lepki says:

    A few of our favourites are:

    (story planning)
    (great fiction writing tips)
    (for freelance writers)
    (for the grammar nerd in all of us)
    (for self-publishing)
    (for marketing and promotions)
    just about everything in the writing process)

    Love these annual lists!

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