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Duotrope. A searchable database of over 4500 current markets for fiction and poetry, including an online submissions tracker for registered users. Subscription fee as of January 2013.

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The New Pages Big List of Literary Magazines. Focuses on literary print and online magazines, listed A to Z, with google search engine.

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The Review Review. Reviews literary magazines, interviews journal editors, offers publishing tips, and provides a database of over 300 literary magazines, as well as calls for submission.

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Creative Writers Opportunities List. This Yahoo group posts calls for submissions and contest information for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

authorconnect.com. A databank for promoting published or unpublished writing. Entries are free. Includes links to resources and services for writers.

www.bartleby.com/110 — Roget’s International Thesaurus (85,000 words)
www.bartleby.com/100 — Bartlett’s Quotations

Omniglot— An online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages with links to dictionaries in dozens of languages.

Poe War Writer's Resource Center. Articles on writing and marketing writing. Listings of freelance writing jobs

www.writers.net — Writing resources, news and discussion for authors/writers, editors, publishers and agents. A free Internet directory.

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www.writersquest.org offers a free research portal and annotated links to everything from forensics for writers to names databases, to writing prompts and information on publishing.

Free Self-Publishing Online

www.smashwords.com is a self-publishing platform and online bookstore for independent ebook authors and their readers. They offer multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on any e-reading device.

www.booksie.com Writers can post novels, short stories, poetry, articles, and more on the Booksie site for free, as well as receive and respond to comments and communicate with other writers.

www.yudu.com. Yudu offers free interactive digital publication, hosted on the yudu site (you do it yourself). For a fee, the marketplace option lets you sell your books on the site.

Services

Logos Editing. Editorial services, including manuscript critique, development, organization and structural editing, and detailed line editing.

Low Fat Fiction. Guy Biederman teaches writing workshops in Sonoma and Marin counties. Contact Guy for information: Guyb@sonic.net

Newswire services that send press releases to newspapers, radio, TV stations and search engines: www.pr.com and www.prleap.com (free) and two fee-based services: www.prweb.com and www.prnewswire.com.

Write Livelihood: Learning Through Language. Author Jordan Rosenfeld offers editing services, SF Bay Area workshops and links to other writers' websites.

Write Now! A book about writing, writer's block, rejection, publishing and selling your book by San Francisco author Joseph Sutton.

Wordrunner Self-Publishing Services. Book production and publishing services, from manuscript to finished book (perfect bound, chapbook or echapbook).

West Coast Events

Poetry Flash. A poetry review and literary calendar for the West distributed free on the West Coast (with a national subscription circulation). The calendar is updated online at www.poetryflash.org.

Sonoma County Literary Update. Calendar of literary events, readings, workshops and classes for writers, lists of writing groups and conferences.

 

 

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