List of Writing & Agent Blogs

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49 Writers Collaborative Reflections & Book News By and About Alaskan Authors
Ask Wendy – The Query Queen Posts writing contests and occasional informational blog posts
Bartlett’s Screenwriting Tips Screenwriting Tips, “Clear Information to Help Writers Understand the Entertainment Industry”
Becoming A Writer – Seriously “tools and trade secrets for aspiring writers”  (website no longer exists)
Betsy Lerner Advice and vent blog by the author of a book called “The Forest for the Trees” and a good place to ask questions.
Black Clock Literary Journal edited by students of Cal Arts.
Book Calendar A librarian’s blog
Book Soup Blog Bookstore blog for Book Soup Bookstore in Los Angeles
BookEnds, LLC – A Literary Agency Literary Agent’s blog
BookFox A well-loved Los Angeles-based literary blog that “focuses mainly on new literary titles, such as novels, with a particular focus on short story collections”.
Build a Thriving Writing Business Tips on guess what? Yep. Building a Thriving Writing Business.
Chip The now defunct Agent blog that still has a lot of great information. Dig through the archives.
Complications Ensue: The Crafty TV and Screenwriting Blog Discussions and tips on television and screenwriting
Copyblogger Blog for people interested in internet marketing and SEO writing
CRWROPPS-B · Creative Writers Opportunities List
An incredible resource by Allison Joseph, one of the founding editors of Crab Orchard Review, and creative writing instructor in Chicago, where she posts calls for submissions and contest information for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Daily News from Poets & Writers Magazine Headlines from the writing and publishing worlds Word of the Day What’s not to love about having a new word delivered to your inbox every day?
Digital Media Law “The latest news in the law and business of the Hollywood unions & guilds, digital media, entertainment and technology. From Jonathan Handel, Of Counsel at TroyGould in Los Angeles and Contributing Editor at the Hollywood Reporter”
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management Literary agent’s blog
Editorial Anonymous Blog by a Children’s book editor
Editorial Ass Editorial Assistant turned Editor’s blog. Edgy and informative.
edittorrent A blog by a story editor – a must-read for those on a continuous journey to improve their prose.
Emerging Writers Network Topics of interest to writers and readers
Fiction Scribe Dedicated to the art and craft of flash fiction (website no longer exists)
Flash Fiction Blog Blog on flash fiction, the author writes and teaches online courses in flash fiction writing
FlashFictionBlog Blog on the art and craft of compelling storytelling
Flogging the Quill
Freelance Writing Gigs Tips for freelance writers, and writing gigs
Fuel Your Writing In their own words: “FYW is the inspirational “go to” site for writers of all flavors: business writers, novelists, short story, advertising, technical writers…the list goes on and on. Stop by to pick up ideas, the latest news in the writing world and knowledge about your fellow wordsmiths.”
Fun Joel’s Screenwriting Blog Personal blog that incorporates screenwriting tips
Guide to Literary Agents Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents Blog. This site also has a large list of literary and Agent Blogs.
Janet Reid, Literary Agent Literary Agent Blog with often educating insights about how to approach and understand the agent’s world and publishing process Los Angeles-based screenwriter’s blog
Ken Levine Blog written by a TV Comedy writer
LA Times Books Book reviews
Lit Drift: Storytelling in the 21st Century Literary topics, stories
Literary Lamppost A new but growing site that lists literary events in California
Literary Magazines Lists literary magazines calling for submissions. A fantastic resource.
Literary Rambles A blog dedicated to children’s’ literature. Also contains a great list of children’s lit agents.
Luc Reid “This is a site that shares information about research, techniques, and insight into self-motivation.”
Men With Pens A web design and copy writing agency with a great name and an informative blog to go with it.
Mike’s Writing Workshop & Newsletter Mike runs writing workshops in New York and has a diverse and interesting blog of interest to writers. It tends to be NY-centric but who are we to complain? We’re LA-centric.
Nathan Bransford – Literary Agent Former Literary Agent turned Author with a huge, witty, and helpful online presence. He’s as close as an agent turned writer can get to being a rock star.
Noveldoctor A blog about writing fiction
Paperback Writer Personal blog of a working fiction / ghost writer
Pimp My Novel A blog by a sales person who works for a publisher and talks about “what happens to your book after it’s been acquired.”
places for writers Publishes writing contests, and places to submit your stories and poetry.
PoeWar Posts editing and writing jobs and also contains good information about the business end of being a professional writer.
Practicing Writing “…updates on writing and publishing opportunities… You’ll discover ONLY opportunities that charge no fees, and ONLY publications/contests that will pay for your writing. The blog also shares writing-related news, resources, and quotations; book reviews; and occasional updates regarding this practicing writer’s own work.”
Procrastinating Writers A blog about overcoming procrastination.
Pub Rants “A very nice literary agent writes polite rants about queries, writers, and the publishing industry.”
Query Shark A fantastic blog on how to write query letters Blog from the folks at, online software to track your query letters to agents and publishers.
Quotes of the Day A quote a day for inspiration
Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent Literary Agent blog
Routines for Writers A blog by three writers who write about their writing processes and journeys.
The Half-Hogger “Tips, Advice, and resources for the fledgling freelancer.”
ScreenwriterBones Stories form a seasoned screenwriter
Scriptwriting in the UK Blog of a screenwriter in the U.K.
Skylight Books Bookstore blog of the well-loved Skylights Bookstore in Los Feliz
Snips and Tips and Keyboard Bits Resources for writers, Authors, and Freelancers: Lists Magazines actively looking for articles
The Internet Writing Workshop Blog from an online critique group. Weekly practice writing exercises.
The Artful Writer “The Artful Writer is published by Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott and features information, theory and debate for the professional screenwriter.”
The Beacon Blog for Writers “…tools, tips, news, and discussions, this blog focuses on getting books and articles published, rather than the craft of writing.”
Books & Fiction The New Yorker’s book blog
The Mark on the Wall A literary blog for Orange County, CA
The Millions “…an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture since 2003.”
The Office in Santa Monica The official blog of The Office in Santa Monica, CA
The Official Blog Our blog! Calls for submission that don’t charge reading fees, topics of interest to writers and writers in Los Angeles, and announcements about our groups.
The Rejecter An assistant at a literary agent who “..reject[s] 95% of the letters immediately and put[s] the other 5% in the “maybe” pile.”
The Relaxed Writer Blog of a creativity coach
The Thinking Writer Topics of interest to screenwriters  (website no longer exists)
The Write Network A site that aggregates writing articles from other sites
The Writers Den Poetry and articles of interest to writers
The Written Nerd Blog of an independent bookstore owner in Brooklyn
Time to Write “…tips, ideas, inspirations for writers and would-be writers and other creative people .””
what women write A blog by six writers that often includes author/editor/agent interviews – Literary News “…finds and creates quality resources for poets and writers”
WordCount “…a blog for independent writers about freelancing in the digital age.”
wordswimmer a blog about the writing process.
Write a Better Novel “Practical wisdom for novelists and other storytellers”
Write Anything tips for writers
Write Better “Reporting on improvements in communication, business writing, and the English language.”
Write to Done A blog by… “Leo Babauta, better known of the Zen Habits blog. I’ve created Write To Done as a way to share some of what I’ve learned as a writer, with new (and experienced) writers looking to improve their craft and their art.”
Writer Beware Blogs! Scams, schemes, and pitfalls that affect writers, sponsored by several writing agencies.
Writers on Writing Information about books,writing, and publishing’s Writer’s Blog
Writing Contests Posts writing contests and calls for submission, mostly republished from the CRWROPPS list. If you prefer RSS feeds over emails from the list, this is a good resource.
WritingFuel writing prompts, story starters, exercises and more. Last checked the site was not quite fully developed.  (website no longer exists)

Written by: Nicole Criona

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