Writer's Resources



AAR, The Association of Authors' Representatives, Inc.
A not-for-profit organization of independent literary and dramatic agents.

Absolute Write, a one-stop web home for professional and beginning writers.

Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction: A one-stop web home for professional and beginning writers. http://www.abyssapexzine.com

Adelaide Library: The University of Adelaide Library, The Beat Generation.

African American Review (Saint Louis University) http://aar.slu.edu

Agent Query provides a free database of literary agents and information about publishing, major publishers, small presses, literary magazines, webzines/e-journals, and numerous resources. http://www.agentquery.com

Agent Research & Evaluation is a free service that provides information about agents. Learn if an agent has established a public record, if he/she has any negative reports about business practices, etc. REMEMBER: REAL AGENTS DON'T CHARGE UPFRONT FEES. http://agentresearch.com

AGNI online, an extention of the print magazine: http://www.bu.edu/agni
To order issues of the print magazine: https://www.bu.edu/agni/back-issues.html

Alaska Quarterly Review (University of Alaska Anchorage)

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. Its purpose is to help facilitate a person’s liberal arts education http://infomotions.com/alex

Alimentum Journal, The Literature of Food (Nashville, TN.)

The American Booksellers Association is the national trade association for independent booksellers since 1900. ABA offers education, services and products, advocacy, and relevant business information. http://www.bookweb.org

The American Folklore Society is an association of people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world. Their 2,200+ members and subscribers are scholars, teachers, and libraries at colleges and universities; professionals in arts and cultural organizations; and community members involved in folklore work. Many members live and work in the US, but their interests in folklore stretch around the world, and today about one in every eight AFS members is from outside the US. http://www.afsnet.org

The American Museum of Beat Art and it's website is a archive and collection of works and artifacts pertaining to the Beat Generation, it's writers, poets, artists and their offspring. The growing website also contains an expanding gallery of artworks and artifacts which access Beat culture to anyone on the World Wide Web. They have a number of permanent and temporary collections of images, biographies, and archival written matter. They accept donations of art works pertaining to the Beat generation and culture. http://www.beatmuseum.org

American Society of Journalists and Authors: ASJA is the nation's leading organization of independent nonfiction writers. http://www.asja.org

An Incomplete Guide to Print On Demand Publishers.

anderbo http://www.anderbo.com

The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent.
A weblog by one humble bookman on topics of interest to discerning readers. http://antickmusings.blogspot.com

The Antioch Review (Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH) is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. They publish fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors.

APOCRYPHALTEXT seeks to publish poets and artists with distinct voices/visions. The idiosyncratic and downright ornery are welcome. Submissions are accepted July-September. http://www.apocryphaltextpoetry.com

Apple Valley Review: A journal of contemporary literature.

Architects of a New Dawn (AOAND) is a project inspired by Carlos Santana, to create a new global network, featuring uplifting and positive media content. http://architectsofanewdawn.ning.com

The Arizona State Poetry Society Welcomes all poets and friends of poetry. ASPS is a state-wide, non-profit organization (out of state members are welcome) that has been in existence since 1965. http://www.azpoetry.org

The Artistry of 319, third Saturday monthly, 9:00-11:00 PM, $5.00 Art, poetry, and spoken word open mic, restaurant, and bar. Jazzyblues Café, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento, CA. www.eskimopie.net/calendar.htm

Artists-In-Residence, an international website hosting service that offers free personal, business, and organizational websites to those in the performing arts, visual arts, and the humanities. This website host is not only for professional and amateur artists and performers, but for educators, historians, therapists, theorists in art, drama, literature, music, dance, photography, philosophy, anthropology, archeaology, etc. http://www.artists-in-residence.com

ARTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS/ARTISTES SANS FRONTIERES is a nonprofit, international humanitarian organization, whose objective is to provide relief to victims of war while promoting the work of talented artists.

Arts and Healing Network: Excellent resources. Be sure to take time to review this website. http://www.artheals.org/artist_support/links.php

Ask About Writing, a resources website for writers of all abilities.

Ask Oxford, a free online dictionary resource from Oxford University Press.

Audiobooks.net http://www.audiobooks.net

AudioBooksForFree.com http://www.audiobooksforfree.com

Author Meeting Place introduces reviews done in several different genres to let you see different author's books and the comments made about them from Mind Fog Reviews. Please peruse the sub-page of the genre of your choice to see what might interest you in a novel to read. You may then find the author's book description on their own page which will give you even more insight into their book(s).

AuthorsDen, a free online literary community of authors and readers.

AuthorLink: News, information and marketing for editors, literary agents, writers, and readers. http://www.authorlink.com

The Authors Guild http://authorsguild.org

Babelmatrix: Babel Web Anthology---the multilingual literature portal. Babelmatrix is a unique multidimensional-multilingual web anthology that parallel displays original and translated works. Babelmatrix provides insight into the culture of European countries where national literature plays a decisive role.

BACKSPACE: "Writers Helping Writers"
Backspace is dedicated to helping writers navigate the often confusing world of Big Publishing. Regularly updated articles and columns from industry insiders make the Backspace homepages your first stop to a career in publishing.

Baen Free Library: Baen Books provides (for free) a number of its titles in electronic format. Anyone can read these titles online — no conditions, no strings attached. Baen may ask for your name and email address. If you prefer, you can download the books in one of several formats. http://www.baen.com/library

Bards and Sages Quarterly features original fiction, art, book reviews, interviews, book announcements, and more for fans of the speculative genre. Issues of the journal will be available in print exclusively at Amazon.com. You can download electronic versions for your Kindle. The quarterly will also be available in Mobipocket Reader format at Mobipocket.com and other ebook vendors. Additioanlly, the PDF format is available from drivethrufantasy.com, driverthruhorror.com, and drivethruscifi.com Subscribers to their monthly newsletter can get the PDF version for free.

Bartleby: Great Books Online---Qoutes, Poems, Novels, Classics, and more. “The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students, researchers, and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the Web, free of charge.” http://bartleby.com

Beatfootprints: A photographic essay of Beat Generation landmarks in New York City. http://www.beatfootprints.com

The BEAT PAGE features selected writings by the principle beat Authors, original articles, and an expansive photo history chronicling The Beat Generation.

BeatPoets: Everything about Beat Poets.


Beat Scene is a UK-based magazine dedicated to the work, the history, and the cultural influences of the Beat Generation. This has included artists, musicians, and filmmakers, as well its best known and more obscure writers and publishers. The content largely consists of articles, memoirs, interviews and reviews.

Beat Scene was founded in 1988 by editor and publisher Kevin Ring in Coventry, England. His personal fascination for the Beat Generation, in particular Jack Kerouac, was sparked in 1971, but he was frustrated that information about Beat writers and their books was hard to come by in the UK at that time.

The first Beat Scene and subsequent four issues were thin A5 booklets. Initially, there were only 200 copies produced and hand assembled on the kitchen table. As well as the principal Beat writers: Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder, the magazine has featured Lord Buckley, James Jones, Chet Baker, Richard Brautigan, Lew Welch, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Lenny Bruce, Ken Kesey, Jack Hirschman, Raymond Carver, Robert Frank, Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima, Jack Micheline, and Carolyn Cassady (who was the first of the magazine’s interview subjects). The poet and Kerouac biographer Tom Clark has contributed to the magazine but was also interviewed by Kevin Ring. http://www.beatscene.net

Additional information and hot-links on Wikipedia.


The Beat Studies Association's purpose is to encourage scholarship on the writers and other artists affiliated with the Beat Generation movement.

Beard of Bees is an independent, free press in Chicago, Illinois. It is committed to publishing quality chapbooks by liberated poets from anywhere. It does not discriminate against non-human or post-human artists.

Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://washingtonart.com/beltway.html

The Berkeley Fiction Review is an undergraduate, student-run publication. They look for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas. They invite submissions of previously unpublished short stories year round and publish annually. http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bfr

Best New Zealand Poems: Annual publication of 25 poems by leading contemporary New Zealand poets, with biographical notes and related links. http://www.victoria.ac.nz/modernletters/bnzp/index.html

Bibliomania: 800+ texts of classic literature, drama, and poetry together with detailed literature study guides. Large reference book and non-fiction section. http://www.bibliomania.com

Bibliophile Stalker: Charles A. Tan's blog where he posts book reviews, interviews, and essays. Tan's fiction has appeared in publications such as The Digest of Philippine Genre Stories and Philippine Speculative Fiction. He has conducted interviews for The Nebula Awards and The Shirley Jackson Awards, as well as for online magazines such as SF Crowsnest and SFScope. He is a regular contributor to sites like SFF Audio and Comics Village. http://charles-tan.blogspot.com

Big Bridge Press, a webzine featuring poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, journalism, and art. They are interested in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, journalism, and art of all kinds (photographs, line drawings, performance, installations, siteworks, comix, graphics, you get the picture). They accept simultaneous submissions. Please include a biographical note. If the work has been published previously, tell them where. If they publish an anthology, they reserve the right to republish your work in the anthology. Copyrights revert to the artist. Please note that work published in Big Bridge will be retained in archives and can not be removed. Their policy is the same as in any print magazine.

Black Classic Press is devoted to publishing obscure and significant works by and about people of African descent.

Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature and creative non-fiction: novels, memoirs, short story collections, poetry, biographies, cultural studies, and translations from German and French. http://blacklawrencepress.com

Black Warrior Review (The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa)

The Blackout Poetry Series, open mic, poets, singers, and comedians, every third and last Friday, 8:00-10:30 P.M. Upper Level Lounge, Fitness Systems Healthclub, 26 Massie Court, Sacramento, CA. Admission: $10.00 (916) 681-2555.
Contact: Terry Moore (916) 208-POET

BlazeVOX is a wonderful online journal of voice. Articles of submission depend on many criteria, but overall items submitted must conform to one ethereal trait, your work must not suck. http://www.blazevox.org

Brown Bag Poetry Reading, every third Thursday, noon. Bring your favorite poems and lunch. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA. (916) 979-9706 www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

The Blue Moon Literary & Art Review publishes fiction and poetry of all genres, from serious fiction to murder mystery. They are especially interested in short stories and excerpts from novels in progress, and they are dedicated to high quality, interesting, and unusual works. They also consider reviews of art, books, and plays, as well as literary essays of any kind. http://www.bluemoonlitartreview.com

Book Aid International increases access to books to support literacy, education, and development in sub-Saharan Africa. http://www.bookaid.org

Book Aid International increases access to books to support literacy, education, and development in sub-Saharan Africa. http://www.bookaid.org

Book Burro is the book browsing companion extension for FireFox and Flock web browsers to save you time and money when browsing books.

The Book Design Review: The Book Design Review is a blog dedicated to the best, and sometimes the worst, of book design, book covers, and book jackets. http://nytimesbooks.blogspot.com

BookExpo America http://www.bookexpoamerica.com

Book Glutton: A place to share your manuscript with others.

Book Marketing Buzz is a blog dedicated to bringing you the latest in book promotional techniques to help you market your book. Book promotion tips, ongoing promotional series geared toward the published author to help them market their books, and even a few SEO tips thrown in to help you optimize your author website or blog. http://bookmarketingbuzz.com

Booksinmyphone is a pocket library that provides ebooks you can read on your mobile/cell phone. Hundreds of books are available.

BooksShouldBeFree.com is a source for free audio books. Download books in mp3, iPod, and iTunes. http://www.booksshouldbefree.com

Booksquare: The whole truth and nothing but the truth, unless making it up is easier or funnier. Dissecting the publishing industry with love and skepticism. http://booksquare.com

BookYards.com is a web portal public library in which books, education materials, information, and content is freely provided to anyone who has an internet connection. http://www.bookyards.com

Brick http://www.brickmag.com

Brown Bag Poetry Reading, every third Thursday, noon. Bring your favorite poems and lunch. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA. (916) 979-9706 www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

California Beat Era-CA Palm Educational Non-Profit: CA Palm, based in California, produces documentaries on the avant-garde aspect of American culture, past and present. The focus is on the underground perspective that certain individuals maintain in order to create away from the mainstream. This aesthetic had strongly influenced our cultural life in the middle of the last century but in recent years there has been an increasing loss of integrity; affecting the art, music, and literature produced today. In America, commercialism has taken over with an increasing tendency to make everything, including art, into a product to sell. Making culture a business enterprise kills the pure spirit so essential in making good art, music, or poetry. CA Palm strives to keep this spirit alive. http://www.beatera.org/capalm.html

California Lawyers for the Arts is to establish a bridge between the arts and the legal communities so that: artists and art groups may gain greater competence in handling legal and business aspects of their creative activities; the legal profession may become more aware of and involved in issues affecting artists and the arts community and, the law may become more responsive to the needs and interests of the arts community. http://www.calawyersforthearts.org

California Lectures is a public service literary arts organization based in Sacramento, California. The organization presents speaking engagements by distinguished novelists, poets, filmmakers, historians, journalists, and cultural figures who talk about themselves, their work, and issues of contemporary culture. The presentations take place at the Crest Theatre and many are broadcast on National Public Radio affiliate stations in Northern California and Nevada. In addition to lectures, the organization provides education and outreach services benefiting the greater Sacramento Region.

CanLit Poets is a freely available, ongoing, online archive geared towards motivating the next generation of Canadian poets. The poems in this archive have all been published in the pages of Canadian Literature, and the response questions have been answered by the poet themselves.

Capitol City Young Writers, El Dorado Hills, California is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring young writers up to and including high school. Their goal is to educate today's youth on the art and craft of writing, so as to encourage their own love of writing. Students are exposed to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, screenplay, broadcast radio, songwriting, and many other forms of creative writing.

Carve Magazine (or Carvezine) is an online literary magazine that publishes short fiction on a quarterly basis. http://www.carvezine.com

The Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) is an international non-profit training, project development, and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives. Their focus is on partnering with community, educational, and business institutions to develop large-scale initiatives using methods and principles adapted from their original Digital Storytelling Workshop. They also offer workshops for organizations and individuals and serve as a clearinghouse of information and resources about storytelling and new media. http://www.storycenter.org

Chinese Poetry: Classical Chinese poems in English translation.

Children's Book Press makes a difference in the world. Their books help equip children with a love of reading and a sense of possibility.

City Lights (San Francisco, California) is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics.

Clapboard House: Literary Journal – Artful Short Stories and Poems.

Classic Short Stories is dedicated to the wonderful world of the short story and to all who enjoy reading shorts stories. http://www.classicshorts.com

Crimespree Magazine covers crime fiction in all it's forms and this blog is an extension of that. http://centralcrimezone.blogspot.com

Coconut Fourteen http://www.coconutpoetry.org

Conservatree: Expert Advice & Leadership on Paper Choices (San Francisco, CA.) http://www.conservatree.org

c o n v e r g e n c e: an online journal of poetry & art.

Cool Plums is a new interactive web-zine with monthly themes, literary contests, and writerly book excerpts. The best submissions will be carried nationally in a special section of the well read and highly regarded print magazine, Rosebud. http://http://coolplums.wordpress.com

COPYRIGHT: The official USA government website for copyright information featuring recent publications, forms, law resources, and registration information.


The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) serves one of the most active segments of American arts and culture: the independent publishers of exceptional fiction, poetry, and prose. Literary magazines and presses accomplish the backstage work of American literature: discovering new writers; supporting mid-career writers; publishing the creative voices of communities underrepresented in the mainstream commercial culture; and preserving literature for future readers by keeping books in print.

Independent literary publishing requires a unique balance of art and business. Organizational strength and good business practices are as necessary to the survival of these publishers as their editorial work is to the vitality of American letters.

As the service organization to these publishers, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses guides literature through the business of publishing.

CLMP believes that stronger organizations and operations result in their members' literature reaching a larger and more diverse audience. CLMP's practical approach to this philosophy is two-tiered. Their services and resources are designed to develop each member's publishing capacity through increased marketing and organizational skills, while CLMP also serves as a nexus of communication, promoting shared learning across the entire field.

The field of literary publishing incorporates a wide diversity of presses and magazines: those with budgets of less than $5,000 to those of more than $1 million; publishers working in large cities, rural areas, and every place in between; and representing an astounding array of aesthetic and editorial missions.

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses unifies the strengths of this diverse field by serving literary publishers' common needs and goals while celebrating their independent voices. http://www.clmp.org


Court Green is a poetry journal published annually in association with the English Department at Columbia College Chicago. Email submissions are not accepted. Review their website for submission guides. http://english.colum.edu/courtgreen

THE CREATIVE WORK FUND http://creativeworkfund.org/index.html

Creative Writing Contests: Information about creative writing contests, literary magazines theme issues, writing residencies, etc.

Critique Circle, a free site that offers writing workshops for authors, whether they write literary fiction, genre fictions, articles, or short stories. This is a place where writers give and receive feedback on their work. http://critiquecircle.com

Critique Groups for Writers, a community of novice to expert writers. Members form critique groups to support one another in the pursuit of writing excellence. They collaborate to produce quality work for agents and editors.

CUTTHROAT: A Journal of the Arts, publishes high-quality poetry and short fiction from well-known as well as previously unpublished authors. They offer two literary prizes yearly: The Joy Harjo Poetry Award and The Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award. First place winners receive $1250 plus publication. Second place winners receive $250 plus publication. They also publish the Honorable Mentions in both genres. Additionally, they feature a “Discovery Poet.”

DailyLit: Great stories and knowledge in under five minutes a day.

digihitch: Beat Generation and bohemian culture stories, articles, links, and reviews. Featuring Jack Kerouac, beat era information, history, and cool resources.

Dogwood Alliance brings together the voices of thousands of individuals, local and regional grassroots partners, and national and international organizations. Together we create powerful leverage on companies whose practices destroy millions of acres of Southern forests every year. We bring skilled negotiators into corporate boardrooms to pursue win-win solutions that ensure the future of natural and native Southern forests. We also work to create financial incentives for positive change by creating market demand for environmentally sound paper products. http://www.dogwoodalliance.org

Duotrope's Digest http://duotrope.com

The Dusty Library: A collection of free online public domain books for your reading pleasure. http://www.dustylibrary.com

Edit Red: Where writers come for fun, peer critiques, publishing tips, and a free dynamic web base that allows them to promote their writing, connect with publishers, attract readers. and more.

Editor Unleashed (Maria Schneider) http://editorunleashed.com

empty mirror: Here you'll find biographies and information links about various Beat Generation writers and artists, their friends, families, and associates. http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/beat/beats.html

The English Pen Online World Atlas: Everything you need to know about the world's great writers and emerging voices is on this site, created by PEN, the worldwide writers' association. http://penatlas.org/online/index.php


Environmental Paper Network website—a resource for purchasers, environmental organizations, industry, and individuals. The Environmental Paper Network is a diverse group of environmental organizations joined together to support socially and environmentally sustainable transformations within the pulp and paper industry. The Network developed the Common Vision as a framework to guide necessary shifts in production and consumption.

The Common Vision for Transforming the Paper Industry presents goals for transforming the way in which paper is produced and consumed and consists of:

1. A treatise that is meant to unify the efforts of environmental organizations in advancing environmental and social responsibility within the paper production and consumption cycle.

2. A guidance to best practices for manufacturers, governments, purchasers, and suppliers.

3. Guidelines for environmentally preferable paper purchasing.

4. A hierarchy of pulping and bleaching processes.



Eskimo's Poetry Calendar http://www.eskimopie.net/calendar.htm

FairyTaleCollection.com is a wonderful collection of the world's fairy tales. http://www.fairytalescollection.com


Fairy Tale Review Press is dedicated to helping raise public awareness of the literary and cultural influence of fairy tales, and to appreciating their power and depth as an art form. It celebrates fairy tales as one of our oldest and most underestimated pleasures. Fairy Tale Review Press seeks to improve the critical understanding of new works sewn from fairy tales, and welcome the public to revisit old tales across borders and time, to celebrate their transfixing power, and to protect them for future generations of readers.

Fairy Tale Review Press also publishes Fairy Tale Review, an annual literary journal devoted to contemporary fairy tales. (Review website for complete submission guidelines.) Founded in 2005 by Kate Bernheimer, the journal provides an elegant venue for both established and emerging authors of poetry and prose.

Fairy Tale Review is not devoted to any particular school of writing, but rather to fairy tales as an inspiring art form. Fairy tales represent hundreds of years of stories based on thousands of years of stories told by hundreds, thousands, perhaps even millions of tellers. The mind reels at their influence, omnipresence, phosphorescence: like a star or a planet, they shine, ubiquitous and necessary as gravity, as air or ice. Lovers of fairy tales, myth, fabulism, magical realism, or simply contemporary literature in general will delight in its pages.


Famous Poets and Poems: A free site dedicated to poetry and to the people who make poetry possible: poets and their readers. On the site you will find poems and quotes from 500+ poets. http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com

The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting, and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives. Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997.

Feedbooks provides thousands of public domain books and original books from new authors that you can read on any mobile device. http://www.feedbooks.com

Five Thousand Poets Under One Roof: http://dkozubei.com/5000poets.html

Fiction Collective Two is an author-run, not-for-profit publisher of artistically adventurous, non-traditional fiction. FC2 is supported in part by the University of Utah, the University of Houston-Victoria, University of Alabama Press, Illinois State University, and private contributors. FC2 sponosrs the RONALD SUKENICK AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW INNOVATIVE FICTION PRIZE.

Flarestack Publishing has been publishing grass-roots poetry pamphlets since 1995.

Flashlight Worthy: Handpicked book recommendations on hundreds of topics. http://www.flashlightworthybooks.com

FlashPoint: A multidisciplinary journal in the arts and politics.

Flux: A new imprint dedicated to fiction for teens. http://www.fluxnow.com

ForestEthics exists to protect Endangered Forests, wild places, wildlife, and human wellbeing. Our innovative, inspiring, and effective campaigns challenge corporations and catalyze environmental leadership in industry, governments, and communities. Our work creates solutions that last for generations to come and emphasizes addressing climate change, which compromises all of our efforts if left unchecked. http://www.forestethics.org

Freelance Writing Organization-International. This is an impressive and free online writing resource database. http://www.fwointl.com/index.html

Frog Poetry Contest. http://www.savethefrogs.com/poetry/index.html

The Georgia Review: Since its inception in 1947, The Georgia Review has grown steadily to its current position as one of America's premier journals of arts and letters. Each quarterly issue offers a rich gathering of stories, essays, poems, book reviews, and visual art orchestrated to invite and sustain repeated readings. http://www.uga.edu/garev/#

Getfreeebooks.com is a site where you can download ebooks totally free. http://www.getfreeebooks.com

Ginosko Literary Journal, semiannual ezine--summer and winter (circulation 2200+) accepts short fiction and poetry submissions, artwork, photography, CDs to post on website, and links to exchange. Moving towards printed version to be distributed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Downloadable issues on website. http://www.ginoskoliteraryjournal.com

Golden Handcuffs Review does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. It is a fantastic literary journal, read it. http://www.goldenhandcuffsreview.com/index.html

Grammer Book: Grammar and Punctuation. http://grammarbook.com

Great Works is a site for innovative writing: modernist, postmodernist, archaic. It proclaims the need to let a thousand flowers bloom, and rejects any single definition of what writing is. It welcomes alternative poetries and other writing. Work is invited or submitted: poetry, prose, or any other operations of language considered that encounter or question contemporary experience and language. http://www.greatworks.org.uk

Greek Poetry Now!
A directory for contemporary Greek poetry, including news, biographies, and reviews. http://www.greekpoetrynow.com

Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. (We went by the name "Co-op America" until 01-01-09) Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. http://www.greenamericatoday.org

Glimmer Train Press, Inc. http://www.glimmertrain.com

Granta http://www.granta.com


The Great First Impression Book Proposal by Carolyn Howard-Johnson primarily focuses on the nonfiction author but has tips that can be applied to queries and submissions for fiction. It is available as a $0.49 Amazon Short.

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Griffin Lounge Poetry, First Tuesday, from 7:00-10:00 P.M. Featured poets, open mic, musicians, and singers. Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus, Davis, CA. Phone: (530) 752-2525

Hedgebrook, Women Authoring Change: Hedgebrook invests in women who write by providing them with space and time to create significant work, in solitude and community, and by developing an international network to connect writers and audiences. The Hedgebrook Retreat is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, the retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two weeks to two months, at no cost to the writer. Residents are housed in six handcrafted cottages, where they spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on the property, on nearby Double Bluff beach, or trails around the island. In the evenings, they gather in the farmhouse kitchen to share a home-cooked gourmet meal, their work, their process, and their stories. The women who come to Hedgebrook are writing in all genres, and are of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and levels of writing experience. http://www.hedgebrook.org

How Beat Happened by Steve Silberman. Steve Silberman studied at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs in 1977. He edited the text of Ginsberg's Snapshot Poetics, is a frequent contributor to national magazines, and wrote Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads (Doubleday) with David Shenk. A version of this article first appeared in the SF Weekly. http://www.humblevoice.com

How2: Kathleen Fraser launched HOW(ever) in 1983 as a journal for experimental women's poetry that subscribers received in the mail. Between May, 1983 and January, 1992, two dozen print-on-paper issues of HOW(ever) were created. How2 is the continuation of that project. How2 is happy to consider proposals for new writing features, critical features and articles, new media work, and conference papers. To avoid disappointment, please bear in mind the style and scope of the journal before sending your proposal.

H.O.W. is an art and literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of today's prominent writers and artists alongside upcoming talents with a effort to raise money and awareness for the fifteen million children throughout the world that have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The subject matter of the work is vast and varied: the only common element its quality. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. A Starry Night Productions urges you to send a donation even if you are not submitting. Visit their website to learn more about their important work with innocent children. http://www.howjournal.com

Holly Rose Review (HRR) began in July, 2008 and is the first online poetry & tattoo literary journal of its kind. In December, 2008 the first issue was released, with the theme of peace. http://www.hollyrosereview.com/Submitjune.html

The Horror Zine is an e-zine seeking submissions of dark short stories, poetry, and artwork from morbidly creative people. Their guidelines include no harming of children, no splatterpunk, no erotica, and no gore just for gore's sake.

Humble Voice showcases music, art, photography, writing, and video work.

The Intern: Straight dope on publishing. http://internspills.blogspot.com

The Internet Public Library.

Invisible Empires of Beatitude: These exhibits offer a representative sample of the overwhelming and ongoing influence of the Beat Generation on the American Mind. http://www.poetspath.com/exhibits/invisibleempiresofbeatitude.html

Iodine Poetry Journal http://www.iodinepoetryjournal.com

The Iowa Review http://www.uiowa.edu/~iareview/mainpages/current_issue.html

International PEN: A place where writers from all cultures meet to discuss, debate, and communicate. http://www.internationalpen.org.uk

Jack Magazine: Webzine of poetry, essays, art, reviews and commentary.


Jacket Magazine, founded by Australian poet John Tranter in 1997, is an amazing free literary magazine that appears two or three times a year, distributed to every town, city, and country in the world via the Internet. It features thousands of pages of poetry, creative prose, reviews, interviews, author photos, and informative articles. The magazine is sponsored by Australian Literary Management.

John Tranter/Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tranter


Jobs for artists and writers. http://www.artistresource.org/joblinks.htm

John Natsoulas Press in Davis, California is a video and print publisher focusing exclusively on California art. The gallery continues its leadership role in art education. In publishing monographs, catalogs, and definitive retrospectives, the Press has featured major artists Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly, Clayton Bailey, Barbara Spring, Hassel Smith, Camille Claudel, and David Hollowell. The press has also published gallery histories of the 6 Gallery, the Spatsa Gallery, and a general history of the Beat Generation galleries.

The Journal: Established in 1972, The Journal is the nationally distributed, prize-winning literary journal of the Ohio State University. We publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews (of new books of poetry) by both emerging and established authors. Our taste is eclectic; excellence is our only criterion. Work published in The Journal has been awarded the prestigious Pushcart Prize and has been noted in the Best American series. We have published such diverse authors as Brenda Hillman, Carole Maso, Carl Phillips, Erin Belieu, T.R. Pearson, Dionisio Martinez, Cornelia Nixon, John D'Agata, Barbara Hamby, Mary Grimm, Lia Purpura, Kay Ryan, and Pinckney Benedict.

Kartika Review publishes literary fiction, poetry, and essays that endeavor to expand and enhance the mainstream perception of Asian American creative writing. The journal also publishes book reviews, author interviews, and artwork relevant to the Asian Diaspora or authored by individuals of Asian descent. Kartika plans to sponsor readings, panel discussions, writing contests, and other creative activities for the Asian American community in New York City and the Bay Area.

Ken*again is a quarterly, nonprofit e-zine presenting a hearty, eclectic mix of prose, poetry, art, and photography: accessible, obscure, soothing, disturbing.

Jack Kerouac Alley (formerly Adler Alley or Adler Place) is a one-way alleyway in Chinatown, San Francisco, California that connects Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, running between "Vesuvio Cafe" (255 Columbus Ave.) and Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "City Lights Books" (261 Columbus Ave.). The Beat Generation at Kerouac Alley website is a directory of articles and resources for authors of the beat generation. http://kerouacalley.com/beatgeneration.html

Carol Kluz: Resource list for writers. http://carolkluz.homestead.com/index1.html


KNOCKOUT Literary Magazine is edited by Jeremy Halinen and Brett Ortler. It is a bi-annual literary magazine published in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2007. It is known for the wide range of styles it publishes, and for its dedication to social causes.

KNOCKOUT'S inaugural issue featured National Book Award winners (Robert Bly), former US Poets Laureate (Billy Collins), U.S. State Poets Laureate (Marvin Bell, Iowa; Robert Bly, Minnesota), as well as winners of other major awards, including the $100,000 Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Prize (Thomas Lux) and the Lamont Poetry Prize (Marvin Bell). In addition, several of the poets published in KNOCKOUT have been awarded the Pushcart Prize. The second and third issues include work by other notable poets and award winners, including a Nobel Prize for Literature recipient.

KNOCKOUT features a nearly 50/50 mix of LBGT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual people) and straight writers in each issue. Discussing this in an interview with The Minnesota Daily, Halinen said, "It's something that I don't see a lot of other magazines doing, having a diverse group of writers, working to bring them all under one cover."

KNOCKOUT donated 50% of the proceeds from its first issue to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, a 501(c) non-profit which aims to support educational opportunities for those in Southern Sudan.


LearnOutLoud.com is a one-stop destination for audio and video learning. Browse 20000+ educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos.

Library Thing: World's largest book club. http://www.librarything.com

Lincoln Poets Club monthly meetings, featured readers and open mic, second Sundays monthly, 2:00-4:00 PM, free. The Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library. Contact (916) 434-9226, or E-mail: sjclark@psyber.com

Literary Kicks: A free-form study of Beat Literature, literary community, and underground culture. http://www.litkicks.com

Lithuanian Poetry in English translation. http://www.efn.org/~valdas/poetry.html

The Little Magazines Project: A bibliographic research project enabling anyone interested in poetry to find information about UK poetry magazines.

Litsum provides free literature summaries, study guides, enotes including chapter summaries and analysis, topics for discussion, quotes, style, and themes/character analysis. http://litsum.com

Livepoets.com began in 2000 and has grown to become one of the largest collection of freely streamed poetry slam videos on the net, in conjunction with Poetry Slam, Inc. It is currently a membership-based site designed to be a clearinghouse of some of the best spoken word in the nation. It is meant to be affordable to artists, and accessible to those who may not be able to attend national poetry slam events. Questions, requests, critiques, suggestions, complaints, and recipes may be directed to Gabrielle Bouliane at multimediagrl@hotmail.com. http://www.livepoets.com

Lodi Arts Commission: The City of Lodi, CA. has always recognized the importance of the arts in the lives of both its citizens and visitors. The Lodi Arts Commission plays a critical role in translating that commitment into action… but they cannot do it alone. Without the support of the City of Lodi, the Lodi Arts Project Fund, and the tireless efforts of countless volunteers, they would be unable to provide the robust and diverse arts and culture environment that enriches the community. They envision unlimited opportunities and resources available to further the arts so that access to participation by all community members is not hindered by economic, social, or cultural barriers. Through the arts, the local economy and culture is invigorated for the benefit of their collective future. To learn about Art on the Square, First Friday Art Hop, Smooth Jazz Series, Open Studio Tours, Artisan Masters, Arts Education, Grants, Scholarships, and more please visit their website. http://www.lodiarts.org


Lodi (California) Public Library Programs: Kidspace, Teen'Scape, Adult Literacy, Small Business Rescources, Computer and Internet Access, Ongoing Events such as Art Hop and Brown Bag Book Club, etc. http://www.lodi.gov/library

Adult Literacy
Small Business Rescources
Computer and Internet Access
Art Hop
Brown Bag Book Club


Lodi Community Art Center: The Lodi Community Art Center in Lodi, CA. is a California Public Benefit Corporation that was formed to encourage an interest in, and a study of, the arts: To provide a meeting place for the members of the organization; classrooms for art instruction; and to sponsor the services of a gallery or exhibition place for the display of arts and crafts. http://www.lodiartcenter.org

Long Short Story, Inc. is a terrifc writer's ezine. They publish the best work of writers — from beginners to established authors. LSS editors reply personally to each author. When they find writers with potential, they work with those authors, critiquing and offering suggestions to improve the writing in preparation for publication. http://longstoryshort.us

The Los Angeles Review, established in 2003, is the voice of Los Angeles, and the voice of the nation. With its multitude of cultures, Los Angeles roils at the center of the cauldron of divergent literature emerging from the West Coast. Perhaps from this place something can emerge that speaks to the writer or singer or dancer or wild person in all of us, something disturbing, something alive, something of the possibility of what it could be to be human in the 21st century. http://redhen.org/losangelesreview

Luciole Press is an international publication dedicated to all arts and cultures. Submissions are accepted, of either a creative writing, artistic, or journalistic nature. https://luciolepress.com

Lyrikline: Poems read by authors. http://lyrikline.org

Luna's Cafe and Juice Bar in Sacramento, CA. features great creative arts opportunities. Please visit their website and click on their "Entertainment Calendar" link for information about art, music, comedy, and poetry readings. http://www.lunascafe.com

Mahogany Urban Poetry Series, Open Mic Poetry & Music every Wednesday, Poetry Slam the last Wednesday monthly, 9:00-11:00 PM, $5.00. Hosted by Malik Khiry. All ages, restaurant offers a $6.99 dinner special for poetry night only. Queen Sheba Restaurant, 1704 Broadway at 17th Street, Sacramento, CA. http://www.myspace.com/mahoganyurbanpoetryseries

Main Street Rag is currently reading poetry, short fiction (for the magazine), essays, interviews, and reviews. The last two items are email only and you NEED to inquire prior to emailing so they can let you know if they are interested. They are also ALWAYS looking for images (photographs, paintings, and computer generated art). Again, inquire first before sending attachments—or, better yet, send them a website address where they can view your work.

Manzanita Writers Press: A literary press devoted to publishing and promoting authors in the California Gold Country region and beyond.

McSweeney's http://www.mcsweeneys.net

Medusa's Kitchen: Daily news from the Snakepit of Rattlesnake Press (poetry with fangs!) and the cauldron that boils over with the rich poetry stew that is Northern California. Feel free to become a SnakePal and send your poetry and art to the Kitchen: that's kathykieth@hotmail.com or P.O. Box 762, Pollock Pines, CA 95726 (find the SNAKE ON A ROD in the green box, click on "Placating the Gorgon" for more info). And scroll down to their bulletin board on the right for more poet-phernalia than you can shake a snake at! http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

Midnight Street (UK) is a tri-annual magazine of short stories, covering horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, and slipstream genres. Though primarily a fiction magazine, they will consider articles on any aspect of the genres covered. They are also looking for articles about writers. Interviews with writers, in any format will also be considered. ARTWORK: They are looking for imaginative black & white or greyscale illustrations for interior and colour for cover. Nothing too sordid or perverted. Send JPEG attachments samples (good quality photocopies). Don’t send originals. http://www.midnightstreet.co.uk

Michigan Quarterly Review http://www.umich.edu/~mqr

The Joe Milford Poetry Show archives readings and interviews from acclaimed and established poets as well as up-and-coming poets from America and Canada. The Joe Milford Poetry Show prides itself on its candid and organic nature infused with a lively discussion of poetics, genre, the writing process, and myriad theories and movements of poetry. Join them once a week for regularly scheduled shows on Saturdays at 5pm Eastern Time, and watch for special edition shows by announcement. Add The Joe Milford Poetry Show to your MySpace Friends by going to the links page. http://joemilfordpoetryshow.synthasite.com

milkmag magazine was created in 1999 by Larry Sawyer and Lina ramona Vitkauskas. It stemmed directly from the creation of milk magazine in its print incarnation by Larry Sawyer. As a past editor of Nexus magazine, Larry was fortunate to work with/publish distinguished poets such as Jack Micheline, Ira Cohen, Gerard Malanga, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gustaf Sobin, Frank Lima, Paul Violi, Sheila E. Murphy, Linda Lerner, Paul Bowles, and Charles Henri Ford. With milkmag.org he hopes to make contact with the spirit of poetry via the electronic pulse of this strange contraption called the Internet, infusing it with a life it lacks, the creative sweat and blood of the inspiring artists contained herein. http://www.milkmag.org/aboutmilk2.htm

The Miracle Shirker: A blog by a recovering and relapsing rhymester with room to comment, post your own work, and to be commented on.

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people. The MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to community development and well being. As a community non-profit arts organization, MCCLA prides itself in enriching, in a most unique way, the cultural and artistic life of the Mission, San Francisco, and Bay Area residents as well. http://www.missionculturalcenter.org

Mississippi Review http://www.mississippireview.com

Missouri Review http://www.missourireview.com

Modesto Poetry Slam, second Wednesday monthly, sign up 6:30 PM, show 7:30 PM, $5.00 for competing poets and general admission; limited to first 100 people. Cash prizes, hosted by Sam Pierstorff. Prospect Theater Project, 520 Scenic Drive, Modesto, CA. www.slamonrye.com

Munyori Literary Journal http://www.munyori.com

My Writers Circle http://www.mywriterscircle.com

Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is an organization for mystery writers, crime writers, and readers. They present the prestigious Edgar® Awards and sponsor MWA: Reads (a vibrant youth literacy program). http://www.mysterywriters.org

Narrative Poem of the Week

National League of American Pen Women consists of women who have demonstrated creative talents in art, letters, and music composition. There are Pen Women branches throughout the United States. In some states, there are state associations of affiliated branches. http://www.americanpenwomen.org

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing each year on November 1st. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by midnight, November 30. In 2008, they had 119,000+ participants. More than 21,000 writers crossed the 50k finish line by the midnight deadline. http://www.nanowrimo.org
How Nano Works: http://www.nanowrimo.org/hownanoworks

The National Poetry Review: http://nationalpoetryreview.com

National Resources Defense Council http://www.nrdc.org

National Storytelling Network works to bring together and nurture individuals and organizations that use the power of storytelling in all its forms.

NEW is a literary magazine based in Paris, France subtitled International Visual and Verbal Communication. http://www.new-mag.com/about.htm

THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM: Our mission is to help Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice. We work with individuals, institutions, communities, and businesses to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, and promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed. http://www.newdream.org

NEW FREE BOOKS provides links to complete free ebooks still covered by copyright. Novels, mystery, romance, thriller, history, spiritual, and more. They are legal and in most cases from the author's website. http://newfreebooks.com

New Hope International is a magazine and chapbook publisher based in the UK. Includes samples, reviews, and links. http://www.geraldengland.co.uk/nhi/index.htm

New Letters, a magazine of writing and art. http://www.newletters.org

NewPages Blog: Literary magazines and publishing, alternative media, and links to good reading. http://newpagesblog.blogspot.com

Nimrod http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Ninth Letter Arts & Literary Journal (published by the University of Illinois Department of English) is truly collaborative; a chaotic, energizing, by-the-seat-of-our-pants labor of love made possible by a small group of devoted faculty and a slightly larger group of amazing students - graduate students and advanced undergrads. http://www.ninthletter.com

Ning: Create a new social network. http://www.ning.com

NO: A Journal of the Arts http://www.nojournal.com

The North American Review

Northern California Open Mics, Open Readings, and Poetry Slams

New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre: Electronic gateway to poetry resources in New Zealand and the Pacific region. http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz

O'Reilly has published a number of Open Books--books with various forms of "open" copyright--over the years. The reasons for "opening" copyright, as well as the specific license agreements under which they are opened, are as varied as O'Reilly authors. http://oreilly.com/openbook


100 Thousand Poets for Change is listed under "O" for One and under "T" for Thousand.

Poets and other creative artists united for a historic global event to make 09-24-11 the largest poetry reading in history to promote environmental, social, and political change. Poets, writers, artists, and humanitarians will create, perform, educate and demonstrate, in their individual communities, and decide their own specific area of focus for change. http://www.100TPC.org


One Look Dictionaries http://www.onelook.com

One Story is a non-profit literary magazine that features one great short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks. Their mission is to save the short story by publishing in a friendly format that allows readers to experience each story as a stand-alone work of art and a simple form of entertainment. One Story is designed to fit into your purse or pocket, and into your life. http://www.one-story.com


Open City Magazine & Books are published by Open City, Inc., a nonprofit corporation based in New York City. The editors, Thomas Beller and Joanna Yas, strive to keep the literary journal vital for each new generation by publishing a dynamic array of poetry and prose with a daring, youthful, spirit. The editors aim to add a voice to the culture that values wit, depth, and ingenuity, and, in particular, the exposing and elucidating of the human predicament which is often devalued by commercial publishers. Many writers featured in Open City's pages are being published for the first time.

The magazine was founded in 1990 by Thomas Beller and Daniel Pinchbeck and the book series was founded in 1999 by Robert Bingham. The magazine is published three times per year, and at this time Open City Books releases one book per year. The magazine and books are distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West.


Open Directory Project: Beats

Open Library is a project designed to create a comprehensive online database of books. They have 30+ million items in their database, about 20 million of which are accessible on-line, and about one million Public Domain books available as scans. http://openlibrary.org

The Other Voice, poetry features plus open mic, third Friday. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, CA. The reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road. E-mail: allegras@dcn.org

Our House Gallery Poetry Series open mic, third Wednesdays monthly, 7:00 PM. Sign up by 7:00 PM to read. Our House Gallery, 1004 White Rock Road #400, El Dorado Hills, Montano de El Dorado Center, south of Highway 50, Latrobe Road at White Rock Road. (916) 933-4278

Our Stories: A Unique Literary Journal
Committed to publishing the best fiction on the web. In each publication, you’ll find new stories, a letter from the editor, and an author interview in our Interview with a Master Series. http://www.ourstories.us

OPIUM POETRY BLOGZINE http://opiumpoetry.wordpress.com


Outta the Blue Poetry Series is a wonderful new series (as of January, 2010) in Roseville, CA. It is held at Roseville Arts Blue Line Gallery, a non-profit vibrant community center for the arts.

Roseville Arts! (formerly the Roseville Arts Center) is an active community resource. Established 40+ years ago to promote the arts in its many formats, Roseville Arts supports local artists and brings artwork from around the world to the area. As a non-profit organization, Roseville Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund raising events, and other donations. With the dramatic growth in Placer County, the Roseville Arts Center's board of directors recognized that the center had to change significantly to successfully continue its mission. Following the sale of its former facility, the Haman House, the center temporarily moved its operations and exhibits to 405 Vernon Street. The Vernon Street facility, a former restaurant and bar turned office space, was transformed into the functional 405 Gallery with the generous assistance and dedication of volunteers. The 405 Gallery has been demolished to make way for a new City of Roseville parking structure. Roseville Arts now occupies the main floor in a handsome new arts venue within the structure fronting Vernon Street. The new Blue Line Gallery of over 5,000 square feet, showcases the works of regional as well as national artists and feature a state-of-the-art gallery complete with flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, demonstrations, and poetry readings. A special children’s gallery will provide a dedicated location for children’s programs, exhibits, and workshops. http://www.rosevillearts.org


Page By Page Books provides hundreds of classic books free in convenient page-by-page format. http://www.pagebypagebooks.com

PAGE ONE: Literary newsletter. http://pageonelit.com

The Page: Poetry, essays, language, and ideas. http://thepage.name

PANDORA INK BOOKS http://www.pandoraink.com

Paper Portitude - The Library of Classic Literature: Full books and more.

PaperBack Swap club members swap, trade, and exchange books for free. They also have a huge selection of hardback and audio books.

THE PARIS REVIEW http://www.parisreview.com

Patrick Martin's Poetry Resource: This site is offered as a public service to poets and lovers of poetry. It is an extensive collection of poetry links that are continually updated. Patrick Martin's goal is to help make the internet a more useful place for poets and lovers of poetry. http://www.pmpoetry.com

Pedestal Magazine is a webzine of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and interviews. http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com

PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world’s oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. The Center has a membership of 3,300+ distinguished writers, editors, and translators. In addition to defending writers in prison or in danger of imprisonment for their work, PEN American Center sponsors public literary programs and forums on current issues, sends prominent authors to inner-city schools to encourage reading and writing, administers literary prizes, promotes international literature that might otherwise go unread in the United States, and offers grants and loans to writers facing financial or medical emergencies. In carrying out this work, PEN American Center builds upon the achievements of such dedicated past members as W. H. Auden, James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Thomas Mann, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Susan Sontag, and John Steinbeck.

PEN American Center: PEN West based in Berkeley, California is a branch of PEN American Center and was begun in the 1980’s with Robert Hass as President. After a brief lapse, it was revived by Valerie Miner in 1988-89. PEN West has been in operation with a widening membership ever since with program emphasis on literary readings/discussions, translation events, and Freedom-to-Write. There is an average of eight events a year, including panels and bookstore readings, co-sponsored by the local bookstores, U.C Berkeley, or The Townsend Center for the Humanities, which are open to the public. Each September, PEN West hosts a Banned Book Event at Black Oak Books planned to coincide with public programs at other PEN centers across the country. In honor of PEN translation month in May, PEN West often mounts several events in bookstores and has recently begun to partner with the Center for Art in Translation in picking the winner of the yearly Northern California Book Reviewers Award for translation. The branch has also helped support POETRY FLASH, an important Berkeley literary magazine without whose help the other NCBR awards for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature would be impossible. Every Spring PEN West hosts a members-only reception honoring PEN Members and Friends who have published a book in the past year, giving branch authors an opportunity to display their books and meet each other, in addition to meeting selected editors and agents.

PEN Canada works on behalf of writers, at home and abroad, who have been forced into silence for writing the truth as they see it. PEN Canada is for debate and against silence. They lobby governments in Canada and internationally; organize petitions; send letters, faxes, and postcards for the release of persecuted writers; and conduct public awareness campaigns about freedom of expression. They work for the release of imprisoned writers internationally, against censorship nationally, and for networking and professional opportunities for writers living in exile in Canada. http://www.pencanada.ca

PEN Center USA, one of two centers in the United States and the third largest in the world, was founded in 1943 and incorporated as a nonprofit association in 1981. PEN USA’s membership of more than 800 writers includes poets, playwrights, essayists, novelists (for the original letters in the acronym, “PEN”), as well as television and screenwriters, critics, historians, editors, journalists, and translators. http://www.penusa.org

PEN Oakland (a chapter of Pen Center USA) is the brainchild of writer and activist Ishmael Reed, was launched in fall, 1989, at the Asmara Restaurant on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland at a lunch meeting hosted by Ishmael with soon-to-be co-founders Floyd Salas, Reginald Lockett and Claire Ortalda. http://penoakland.org


PEN: Sierra Leone PEN Objectives:

1. To bring together published and unpublished Sierra Leonean writers as well as those interested in supporting creative writing.
2. To encourage and promote the production of suitable materials for publication.
3. To organise conferences, workshops, and seminars for training in writing skills and techniques of preparation of materials for publishing.
4. To set up a Publishing House to promote writers and their works and to collaborate with supportive organizations outside Sierra Leone for the attainment of our goals.
5. To recognise and award excellence in the profession.
6. To advocate for free expression while opposing such evils of a free press as mendacious publication, deliberate falsehood, and distortion of facts for political and personal ends. http://sierraleonepen.org


Pimp My Novel: This is a GREAT resource. This blogger works in the sales department of a major trade book publisher and reveals what happens to our books after they are acquired by a house. http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com

Persimmon Tree: Founded in 2007 by former Tikkun Magazine publisher Nan Gefen, Persimmon Tree is an online magazine of the arts by women over sixty featuring stories, articles, art, and poetry by emerging and established women writers and artists. http://www.persimmontree.org

Pindeldyboz http://www.pindeldyboz.com

Pirene's Fountain http://www.pirenesfountain.com

Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press is a scholarly publisher with distinguished books in several academic areas and in poetry and short fiction, as well as books about Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania for general readers, scholars, and students. The Press was founded in 1936 with funding from the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, the Buhl Foundation, the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh. http://www.upress.pitt.edu/upressIndex.aspx

Ploughshares: Award-winning poetry, fiction, essays, + memoirs.

Poecology: A literary e-journal for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction about ecology, place, and the environment. In an age of increasing disconnection from the physical world and the myriad communities of people, plants, animals and topographies, Poecology seeks to revitalize interconnectedness. The writing published here will meditate on human responses to ecological and place-based themes from various perspectives and aesthetics, pushing boundaries and experimenting whenever possible. They publish emerging and established writers from around the world. Each fall they will hold literary readings in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, where the journal is based. http://poecology.org


POEMS-FOR-ALL (Richard Hansen) Sacramento, California: They're scattered around town -- on buses, trains, cabs, in restrooms, bars, left along with the tip; stuffed into a stranger's back pocket. Whatever. Wherever. Small poems in small booklets half the size of a business card. A project of the 24th street irregular press, which cranks them out to be taken by the handful and scattered like seeds by those who want to see poetry grow in a barren cultural landscape.

Poems-For-All is essentially one guy --Richard Hansen-- making little poetry booklets as fast as he possibly can within those moments wedged between work (running a bookstore) and family. http://sacfreepress.com/poems

Note: Starry Night staff thinks Richard Hansen is rather amazing.


Poet's Corner Press: http://www.poetscornerpress.com

Poetry Flash is dedicated to providing the widest possible access to poetry and literature. Unique in format and in community support, Poetry Flash is an important communication forum and vehicle for generating audience and interest in literary issues and events. Poetry Flash publishes quality reviews, poems, interviews, essays, and trade, submission, and award information for all creative writers---poetry and fiction. Poetry Flash also carries the most comprehensive listing of literary events in the West: the Calendar is an indispensable guide to the literary scene in all of California, and offers Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and selected national event listings. Although poetry is the editorial focus, interviews with novelists and writers of experimental fiction are featured. Poetry Flash, an essential tool for writers, publishers, and readers, has built community through literature for twenty-seven years. http://www.poetryflash.org

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. http://www.poetryfoundation.org

Poetry International Web is a worldwide forum for poetry on the internet. PIW shares news, essays, interviews and discussion, and hundreds of poems by acclaimed modern poets from around the world, in original language and in English translation. This international collaboration has 20+ editors in 20+ countries. Each country maintains its own national domain within PIW, with its chosen “Poet(s) of the quarter”, interviews, and other relevant articles. The Poetry International Foundation in Rotterdam has provided a substantial amount of the poems from its archive, as well as an interesting collection of poetry clips. The Defence of Poetry lecture series, given and simultaneously published on-line during the annual Poetry International Festival, invites poets of world-renown to defend their discipline. http://international.poetryinternationalweb.org

The Poetry Kit puts the world of poetry at your fingertips. http://www.poetrykit.org

Poetry Magazine http://www.poetrymagazine.org

Poetry Mongolia: A collaboration with Mongolian women poets. Mongolian poetry translated into English, with audio in English and Mongolian.

Poetry Night at Bistro 33, features and open mic, hosted by Dr. Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson, first and third Wednesday nights monthly, 9:00 PM.
Bistro 33, 226 F Street, at Third, Davis, CA.

POETRY OUT LOUD: A national recitation contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. http://poetryoutloud.org

Poetry Portal is a directory of worldwide poetry online and a simple-to-use detailed overview of the fascinating variety of literary productions on the Internet. http://www.poetry-portal.com

The Poetry Project: Founded in 1966, the Poetry Project is now one of the premier forums for innovative poetry in the United States. On their website, you will find their webzine Poets & Poems, The Tiny Press Center (a resource for small publishers), reviews, books and artwork for sale, links to other poetry sites, and much more. http://poetryproject.org

Poetry Santa Cruz (California): http://www.baymoon.com/~poetrysantacruz

Poetry Slam Incorporated (PSI) promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statement, and engage communities worldwide in the revelry of language. http://www.poetryslam.com

The Poetry Society advances the study, use, and enjoyment of poetry.


Poets.Org from the Academy of America Poets: Supports American poets at all stages of their careers and fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

A Brief Guide ot the Beat Poets http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5646


Poets & Writers Magazine: Poets & Writers Magazine is a trusted companion to writers who take their vocation seriously. Within its pages, their readers find provocative essays on the literary life, practical guidance for getting published and pursuing writing careers, in-depth profiles of poets, fiction writers, and writers of creative nonfiction, and conversation among fellow professionals.

In addition, Poets & Writers Magazine provides the most comprehensive listing of literary grants and awards, deadlines, and prizewinners available in print. With a circulation of 60,000 copies nationwide, Poets & Writers Magazine is published by the nonprofit organization Poets & Writers, Inc. Those interested in writing for the magazine will find submission guidelines on their website.

Poets & Writers Magazine can be heard on the telephone by persons who have trouble seeing or reading the print edition. For more information contact the National Federation of the Blind NFB-NEWSLINE® service at (866) 504-7300 or go to http://www.nfbnewsline.org


Poets In Need is a non-profit 510 (c) (3) organization providing emergency assistance to poets who have an established presence in the literary community as innovators in the field and a substantive body of published work. Assistance is give only in cases of current financial need that is in excess of and unrelated to the recipient’s normal economic situation and that is the result of recent emergency (due, for example, to fire, flood, eviction, or a medical crisis). Your donation is tax-deductible. http://www.poetsinneed.org

Beautiful Shawls made by Maria Damon to support Poets In Need.


Poets on the Roof in Stockton, California: Poets on the Roof workshop writers enjoy the creative process of writing collaborative poems and enjoy sharing moments of life and friendship. Originally "The Breakfast Club" formed in 2003, the group has explored a variety of venues. For more information please visit their website. http://poetsontheroof.com

poetsespresso: Poetry, Arts, and Publishing http://sunshadowmountain.ning.com

POOL http://www.poolpoetry.com

Portitude - The Art of Learning: The Portitude Forums is a growing community of people devoted to and attracted to all things of the arts and technological fields.

Preditors & Editors, a guide to publishers and writing services for serious writers.

Prison Arts Coalition: The Prison Arts Coalition is a network of those creating art in and around the criminal justice system. Share information and resources, and learn from others. http://theprisonartscoalition.wordpress.com

Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks). Their books were previously published on paper by bona fide publishers and digitized by Project Gutenberg with the help of thousands of volunteers. All their ebooks can be easily downloaded: Choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML, and simple text formats. No fee or registration is required, but if you find Project Gutenberg useful, they kindly ask you to donate a small amount so they can buy and digitize more books. Or you can help digitize books or help record audio books. Over 100,000 free books are available through Project Gutenberg partners, affiliates and resources. Their books are free in the United States because the books have expired copyrights. The books may not be free in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing Project Gutenberg ebooks. http://www.gutenberg.org

Publicliterature.org ontains novels, poems, and religious texts with audio.

Publishers Lunch http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/lunch/free
Publishers Lunch is shared with nearly 30,000 publishing people every day. Each report gathers web stories and print of interest to the professional trade book community, original reporting, a little perspective, and occasional wisecracks.

Publishers Marketplace (A service of Publishers Lunch.)

Publishers Weekly, an international news website of book publishing and bookselling. http://www.publishersweekly.com

Publishing Trends, a monthly newsletter featuring news and opinion on the changing world of book publishing. http://www.publishingtrends.com

Puerto del So is the journal of the English Department at New Mexico State University dedicated to providing a forum for innovative poetry, prose, drama, criticism, and artwork from emerging and established writers and artists. http://www.puertodelsol.org

PUSHCART PRIZE: One of the most honored literary projects in America. Countless presses and writers of short stories, poetry, and essays are represented in annual collections. http://http://www.pushcartprize.com

QueryTracker: Free database of literary agents, track queries to literary agents. http://querytracker.net

Ragged Sky Press, founded in 1992, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books.

Rainforest.org promotes local and global projects and provides links to numerous art and poetry sites. http://www.rainflowers.org

Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants, and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

Rare Book Room is an educational website for the repository of digitally scanned rare books made freely available to the public. Starting around 1996 the California based company Octavo began scanning rare and important books from libraries around the world. These scans were done at extremely high resolution using high-quality equipment, with some pages at over 200MB each. They were sold by Octavo as commercial products on CD-ROM. In 2006 the "Rare Book Room" website was created which contains the complete collection in medium to medium-high resolution freely available to the public through a web browser or as a PDF file. Some high resolution versions are still being sold by Octavo through a separate website. As of April, 2010 "Rare Book Room" offers 558 books. The repository includes books by Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, Kepler, Einstein, and Darwin. It includes most of the Shakespeare Quartos from the British Library, the Bodleian Library, the University of Edinburgh Library, and the National Library of Scotland, as well as the First Folio from the Folger Library. It includes Library of Congress copies of Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin, and other rare editions: a Gutenberg Bible of 1455, Thomas Harvey's book on the circulation of blood, Galileo ’s Sidereus Nuncius, the first printing of the United States Bill of Rights, and the Magna Carta. http://rarebookroom.org

Rattlesnake Press (Poetry with Fangs!) publishes poetry from people of all ages and styles, with a concentration on the Northern California community, centering in Sacramento. http://www.rattlesnakepress.com

Rattlesnake Readings, read-around follows the feature, second Wednesday monthly, 7:30 PM. Hosted by Kathy Kieth. The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J and K Streets, Sacramento, CA. (916) 442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com

Raving Dove (A literary journal against violence): Their mission is to share thought-provoking poetry, prose, and art that champions human rights and social justice—and opposes physical and psychological violence in all its forms, including war, discrimination against sexual orientation, and every shade of bigotry. Published quarterly, Raving Dove showcases original poetry, nonfiction essays, fiction, photography, and art. http://www.ravingdove.org

Read Print is a online library that puts 8,000+ online books at your fingertips. WARNING — The surgeon general reports that having this many free books at your disposal can be highly addictive. http://www.readprint.com

The Real Eight View http://www.realeight.com/rev/ezine

Recycled Products Cooperative http://www.recycledproducts.org


Red Hen Press is a non-profit press specializing in the publication of literary fiction and poetry located in Pasadena, California. Founded by Kate Gale, the mission of Red Hen Press is to discover, publish, and promote works of literary excellence that have been overlooked by mainstream presses, and to build audiences for literature by fostering the literacy of youth and by bringing distinguished and emerging writers to the public stage. http://www.redhen.org

Benjamin Saltman (September 7, 1927 - January 9, 1999) was an American poet and professor of verse writing and contemporary American literature at California State University, Northridge. The Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award is given annually by Red Hen Press in his honor.


Red Rock Review (CSN College of Southern Nevada)

Red Room is the online home of many of the world's greatest writers (some of whom haven't even been discovered yet). They provide their members and authors with elegant, easy-to-use online homes where they can express themselves, promote their work, and connect with other writers and book lovers. Red Room is a social hub, a place to discuss and buy books in every genre, and a destination for exclusive content that will entertain and inspire you. http://www.redroom.com

Reed Magazine (San Jose, California State University English Department) is one of the oldest student publications west of the Mississippi. http://www.reedmag.org

Reely's Poetry Pages http://www.reelyredd.com/allpoets_wall.htm

Rethinkpaper.org http://www.rethinkpaper.org


RHINO is a non-profit literary organization based in Evanston, Illinois, with a central-Illinois presence in Normal, Illinois. They are primarily devoted to the publication of RHINO, an annual journal featuring high-quality, diverse poetry, short/shorts, and translations. They also support a community of writers by presenting readings and workshops, and by awarding cash prizes to poets through two annual programs. They are a proud contributor to the vitality of Illinois’ literary community.

The Poetry Forum, Inc. was founded in 1976 as a poetry workshop, and RHINO was started as an outlet for the work of members of The Poetry Forum. Since then, it has become a regionally and nationally recognized annual collection of literature by new and established writers. RHINO occupies a niche somewhere between academia and the emerging Chicago poetry scene – devoted to printing work that tells stories, provokes thought, and pushes the boundaries in form and feeling – while connecting with an audience. http://www.rhinopoetry.org


RNR music and poetry, every first Saturday, 7:00 PM. Butch-N-Nellie’s Coffee Company, 1827 I Street, Sacramento, CA. http://www.eskimopie.net/calendar.htm

Roan Press's mission is to introduce readers to deserving, talented, and ambitious writers from the greater Sacramento, California area and beyond. They produce high-quality books in any genre: poetry, fiction, essays, memoir. They currently publish one to two books per year, with plans to grow the list in the future, and they are actively seeking new manuscripts from writers everywhere. http://www.roanpress.com


ROCKPILE is a collaboration between David Meltzer — poet, musician, essayist, and more — and Michael Rothenberg of Big Bridge Press. David and Michael will journey through eight cities in the U.S. to perform poetry and prose, composed while on the road, with local musicians and artists in each city. ROCKPILE will serve to educate and preserve as well as to create a history of collaboration. It will help to reinforce the tradition of the troubadour of all generations, central to the cultural upheaval and identity politics that reawakened poets, artists, musicians, and songwriters in the mid-1960s through the 1970s. The project will end with a final multimedia performance in San Francisco.

ROCKPILE ON THE ROAD http://www.bigbridge.org/rockpile/?cat=3

ROCKPILE ON YOU TUBE http://www.youtube.com/user/ROCKPILErocks

FRIENDS OF ROCKPILE http://www.bigbridge.org/rockpile/?page_id=437

BIG BRIDGE PRESS http://www.bigbridge.org/rockpile/?page_id=346

DAVID MELTZER http://www.meltzerville.com

MICHAEL ROTHENBERG http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/rothenberg_m

THE CREATIVE WORK FUND http://creativeworkfund.org/index.html

THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.com


Romance Writers of America http://www.rwanational.org

Roseville Arts! (formerly the Roseville Arts Center) is an active community resource. Established 40+ years ago to promote the arts in its many formats, Roseville Arts supports local artists and brings artwork from around the world to the area. As a non-profit organization, Roseville Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund raising events, and other donations. With the dramatic growth in Placer County, the Roseville Arts Center's board of directors recognized that the center had to change significantly to successfully continue its mission. Following the sale of its former facility, the Haman House, the center temporarily moved its operations and exhibits to 405 Vernon Street. The Vernon Street facility, a former restaurant and bar turned office space, was transformed into the functional 405 Gallery with the generous assistance and dedication of volunteers. The 405 Gallery has been demolished to make way for a new City of Roseville parking structure. Roseville Arts now occupies the main floor in a handsome new arts venue within the structure fronting Vernon Street. The new Blue Line Gallery of over 5,000 square feet, showcases the works of regional as well as national artists and feature a state-of-the-art gallery complete with flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, demonstrations, and poetry readings. A special children’s gallery will provide a dedicated location for children’s programs, exhibits, and workshops. http://www.rosevillearts.org

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), established in 1977, is a public agency devoted to supporting, promoting, and advancing the arts in the region. Funded by the City and County, they provide funding to local artists and arts groups; promote the arts through marketing, outreach and education initiatives; provide resources to support and increase regional arts education activities; and serve as a community partner and resource.


THE SACRAMENTO POETRY CENTER: Since 1979, the Sacramento Poetry Center has been a major force for literary artists in Northern California. Though primarily serving as the literary center for the greater Sacramento metropolitan area, SPC's publications are recognized nationally for their quality and literary content and its annual writers' conference has featured some of the most important poets of our time, including Pulitzer Prize winners Gary Snyder and Philip Levine, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, and other poetic luminaries such as Galway Kinnell, Robert Bly, Robert Creely, Diane DiPrima, Carolyn Forche, Lucille Clifton, Anne Waldman, Jack Hirschman, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Dorianne Laux, Kim Addonizio, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Jose Montoya, Robert Creeley, Robert Peters, and many others.

Unique among literary centers in that it is not affiliated with a university, the Sacramento Poetry Center, while maintaining close ties with the area's universities and colleges, affords associated artists the opportunity to explore the medium unrestricted, empowering literary artists to improve their work and performance.

Sacramento Poetry Center, featured poets and open mic, every Monday, 7:30 PM, free. Headquarters for the Arts, 1719 25th Street, at R Street, Sacramento, CA. (916) 979-9706


Salon: A online arts and culture magazine, with regular features on or by various literary luminaries. http://www.salon.com

Chuck Sambuchino, Guide to Literary Agents

The San Francisco Arts Commission is the City agency that champions the arts in San Francisco. They believe that a creative cultural environment is essential to the City’s well-being. Their programs integrate the arts into all aspects of City life. The Commission was established by charter in 1932. http://www.sfartscommission.org

Santa Monica Review http://www.smc.edu/sm_review

Science Fiction Crowsnest: Science fiction and fantasy news, reviews, and articles. http://www.sfcrowsnest.com

SFSCOPE: News about the speculative fiction fields. http://sfscope.com


Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. provides information and advice about the practical aspects of being a writer. http://www.sfwa.org

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
WRITER'S BEWARE: http://sfwa.org/beware


Victoria Strauss-Evaluating Agents:

Victoria Strauss Website:

Miss Snark's First Victim: A blog for aspiring authors.
(We LOVE this blog and you must read it.)


SFC Newsletter for Writers (VS Grenier, Author & Editor)
SFC Newsletter for Writers was created for children's writers or anyone who loves to write. Each newsletter contains tips on writing, how other writers started down the road to success through trial and error, success stories on being published, contest, and writing markets. This is a GREAT newletter.

Shadowtrain magazine is a bi-monthly gathering of poems, translations, articles and other writings, from the lyrical to the innovative, whatever stings and stuns the editor. http://www.shadowtrain.com

Shaw Guides: Writers Conferences and Workshops. http://writing.shawguides.com The Shit Creek Review is a bi-monthly ezine of edgy poetry, prose, criticism, and art. http://shitcreek.auszine.com

The Shit Creek Review is a bi-monthly ezine of edgy poetry, prose, criticism, and art. http://shitcreek.auszine.com

Short Story http://www.shortstoryreview.org

The Show Poetry Series at New Dimension formerly known as the Wo'se Community Center, spoken word poetry with open mic and live band, last Saturday monthly, 7:00-9:00 P.M. Admission $5.00, all ages. 2863 35th Street, off Broadway, Sacramento, CA.
Contact: Terry Moore (916) 208-POET http://www.mybmsf.com/terrymoore

SickSpits’ Open Mic Nite, usually every first Tuesday, 7:00-10:00, free. Spoken word, rap, music. Technocultural Studies Building, Art Annex, UC Davis Campus, Davis, CA.

Sleet Magazine hails from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. They love language and the written word, and welcome both the beautiful and anti-beautiful. http://sleetmagazine.com

Small Publishers, Artists. and Writers Network (SPAWN):
Provides opportunities for everyone involved in publishing. SPAWN encourages the exchange of ideas, information, and other mutual benefits. This site offers information on writing and publishing, links to research sources, publishers, printers, and the media. http://spawn.org

Small Spiral Notebook http://www.smallspiralnotebook.com

Soapstone, a Writing Retreat for Women: Soapstone provides women writers uninterrupted time for their work and the opportunity to live in semi-solitude close to the natural world. In addition to a quiet space away from jobs, children, and other responsibilities—Soapstone provides validation and encouragement. Located in Oregon’s Coast Range, nine miles from the ocean, the retreat stands on twenty-two acres of densely forested land along the banks of Soapstone Creek and is home to much wildlife. Writers in residence enjoy a unique opportunity to learn about the natural world and join Soapstone staff in conscious stewardship of the land. Soapstone is available to two writers at a time, each with her own writing studio. From an applicant pool of 300-400, approximately thirty writers each year are awarded residencies of one to four weeks. http://www.soapstone.org

The Song of the San Joaquin http://www.chaparralpoets.org/SSJ.html

The Southern Review http://www.lsu.edu/thesouthernreview


A Starry Night Poetry Series: Featured and open mic poets.
2:00-4:30 P.M. @ Lodi Public Library 201 West Locust Street, Lodi, CA.
Email: starrynightpoetry@gmail.com


Starving Artists Law.Com and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: Believe it or not, there are dozens of legal organizations that provide free legal services to nonprofit arts organizations and to artists who can't afford legal services. Issues often handled include contract negotiations, mediation services, nonprofit incorporation, copyright information and infringement lawsuits, tax information, estate planning, and lease review. VLA organizations also provide education programs, including seminars, publications, and the maintenance of art law libraries.

SwapTree is an online site where you can swap books, trade CDs, DVDs, and video games with other users for free. You list the books, CDs, DVDs, and video games that you want to trade and the books, CDs, DVDs, and video games that you want to receive and Swaptree shows you all of the items that you can receive for your items. Clicking on a "GET NOW" link next to an item provides information about both the item and the trader you will be receiving the item from. Once the other traders accept, the trade is complete and you will then be provided the shipping address where you need to ship your item. Your only expense is paying for shipping of the item you're sending. There are no fees to list items or to trade items. Use the post office's Media Mail service and you can send almost everything (within the USA) for less than $2.50. In accordance with SwapTree's partnership with Muze, your information will not be revealed to third-party vendors or to advertisers, and nothing you provide to SwapTree will been shared with other members. Muze doesn't collect your personal information however, they do log your IP address. This is done for statistical reasons - they want to know how long members stay on the site, the various sections of the site that are most popular, and what pages aren't frequented as much so that they can make changes for a better user experience. http://www.swaptree.com

Susurrus: The Sacramento City College Literary Journal.

The Talking Stick is a Minnesotan collaboration literary journal of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. They award winners $500 in each category. The journal is written and entirely produced by writers and artists of Minnesota.

Tarpaulin Sky: Interviews, poems, reviews and poetry news.

Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments.
A theme-based literary and technical journal published twice per year and using editorials, poetry, essays, fiction, articles, reviews, interviews, artwork, and case studies to explore the nextus between our built and natural environments.

Thema (Many plots/one premise.) Each issue of THEMA is based on a different unusual theme. The journal is designed to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary artists, to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing, and to provide readers with a unique and entertaining collection of artistic theme interpretations, in the form of stories, poetry, black-and-white artwork, and photography.


100 Thousand Poets for Change is listed under "O" for One and under "T" for Thousand.

Poets and other creative artists united for a historic global event to make 09-24-11 the largest poetry reading in history to promote environmental, social, and political change. Poets, writers, artists, and humanitarians will create, perform, educate and demonstrate, in their individual communities, and decide their own specific area of focus for change. http://www.100TPC.org


360 Boom is listed under "T" for three.

360 Boom is an e-zine, a resource portal, a 24/7 news channel, an advertising medium, and a collection of article content for intelligent baby-boomers and those who wish they were. 360 Boom is looking for editorial pieces 500 words, 750 words, and 1300-1500 words in length relevant to the content of the zine by previously published writers and journalists. http://http://360boom.com


The Threepenny Review: http://www.threepennyreview.com

Today in Literature began in 2001. It was a weekly radio series in Canada before moving to the internet, on Salon.com, and several other sites. It is now an independent web-site and subscription service with 25,000+ visitors daily.

Tin House http://www.tinhouse.com

Tule Review: The Sacramento Poetry Center welcomes submissions for the Tule Review — now 40-50 pages and perfect bound. They consider poetry of all styles and forms (except Haiku).

Turkish poetry in translation. http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~sibel/poetry

TWO LINES: TWO LINES publishes literary translations of poetry and fiction by international authors — into English. http://www.catranslation.org

Ubu: Recordings of classic poems as well as ethnopoetics: translated into English poetry from remote regions such as Siberia, Greenland, and Tibet.

Underground Books Poetry Series, featured readers and open mic, every third Saturday monthly, 7:00 PM. Hosted by Terry Moore, $3.00 Underground Books, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento, (916) 737-3333 www.mybmsf.com/terrymoore

United States Artists (USA) is a public charity and grant making organization dedicated to arts advocacy, support, and funding of America's finest living artists.

The Universal Digital Library: For the first time in history, all the significant literary, artistic, and scientific works of mankind can be digitally preserved and made freely available, in every corner of the world, for our education, study, and appreciation and for future generations. The mission of the Universal Digital Library is to create a universal library which fosters creativity and free access to all human knowledge. They have created a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, available via the Internet. This is a unique resource accessible to anyone in the world. http://www.ulib.org

Vanitas Magazine: A journal of poetry, writings by artists, criticism, and essays. Vanitas comes out annually, a forum for international voices with an emphasis on coming to grips with current world situations. Each issue contains writings by artists whose primary modes are non-literary and features the work of a visual artist. http://vanitasmagazine.blogspot.com

Visual Arts Junction: A group of professional visual artists from many venues banded together to offer a one-stop resource site. Visual Arts Junction concentrates on writing and photography, but also covers artists of all genres.

The Virginia Quarterly Review http://www.vqronline.org

Wake Forest University Press was established in 1976 by Professor Dillon Johnston, with the support of Provost Edwin Wilson and the university administration. Wake Forest University Press is the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America. They publish five to six titles a year, all from native Irish poets.

Web Del Sol, an online resource for writers featuring contemporary literature and poetry. Contains chapbooks, photography, small presses, art, and poetry. Beginning in late 1994, WebdelSol.Com (WDS) undertook a mission to effectively utilize the Internet in the marketing and web-publishing of independent literary journals. WDS was the second organization to place a literary journal on the web--the first being Mississippi Review. Since that time, WDS has served content to millions of readers worldwide, and links lead to WDS content from over 40,000 other websites. http://webdelsol.com

Wildflowers is a Woodstock Mountain Poetry Anthology published by Shivanstan Publishing, Woodstock, New York. http://www.shivastan.org/Wildflowers.htm

Meredith Sue Willis (Author and Teacher)
No resource list for writers would be complete without Meredith on it.

With Our Words, Inc. is a nonprofit collective of educators, performing artists, business owners, community activists, even decorated military personnel who believe in the power of the artistic spirit. Since 2003, WOW has been providing a uniquely creative environment in California's Central Valley.

Winning Writers finds and creates resources for poets and writers. Get access to detailed profiles of 150+ free poetry contests when you subscribe to their free email newsletter. http://winningwriters.com

Word Central http://wordcentral.com

Word Riot http://www.wordriot.org

The WordTemple Poetry Series is Sonoma County's first long-term, ongoing poetry reading series. Founded and hosted by poet Katherine Hastings, the series kicked off in February of 2006 with readings by Jane Hirshfield and David St. John to a standing-room only audience. Also, the first ten minutes of each evening is devoted to a local poet with a good body of work who has not yet published a book. http://www.wordtemple.com

The Write News: Writing, publishing, and Internet news. http://writenews.com

Writer Advice: http://www.writeradvice.com
Writer Advice not only promotes authors through its interviews but also publishes both experienced and emerging writers, showcasing fresh ideas and high quality writing. Review their guidelines to learn more. They accept book reviews, prose, and poetry. Because reading onscreen is 25% harder than reading on paper, they prefer shorter pieces.

Writer Unboxed http://writerunboxed.com

WRITER'S BEWARE: http://sfwa.org/beware


Writer's BBS (International Writers Community):
50+ active forums. http://writersbbs.com

THE WRITER'S CHATROOM http://writerschatroom.com

The Writers Corps is a joint project of the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Public Library, places professional writers in community settings to teach creative writing to youth. Since its inception in 1994, the program has helped over 16,000 young people from neighborhoods throughout San Francisco improve their literacy and increase their desire to learn. WritersCorps publishes award-winning publications and produces local and national events featuring young people. The program is part of a national alliance with sites in the Bronx and Washington, D.C., whose shared vision is to transform and strengthen individuals and communities using the written word. http://www.sfartscommission.org/WC

Writer’s Digest, a magazine offering information and resources.

Writers Guild of America, West: The official site of the labor union representing screenwriters for television and film. http://www.wga.org

WritersMarket: Where and how to sell what you write.

The Writers' Police Academy offers the most hands-on, interactive, and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. http://www.writerspoliceacademy.com

WritersWeekly: The highest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world. http://writersweekly.com

Writing.com, an online community for writers and readers of all interests and skill levels. Free membership includes an online writing portfolio, numerous writing tools, email services, etc.

Writing Forward: This site features creative writing tips, ideas, and articles on grammar, fiction writing, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They promote events, such as National Grammar Day, National Poetry Month, Read Across America, and National Novel Writing Month. http://www.writingforward.com

Writing Shaw Guides: Writers Conferences & Workshops

Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, & Thought. The title Yellow Medicine Review is significant in that it incorporates the name of a river in Southwest Minnesota. The Dakota came together at the river to dig the yellow root of a special plant that was used for medicinal purposes, for healing. Such is the spirit of Yellow Medicine Review. The journal opens a new pathway for scholarly and creative expression. New paths lead to new places, into the territory where emerging voices and visions are beginning to take their places among already established indigenous writers, artists and scholars. They encourage submissions from indigenous perspectives in the area of fiction, poetry, scholarly essays, and art. We define indigenous universally as representative of all pre-colonial peoples. http://www.yellowmedicinereview.com

Your Dictionary http://www.yourdictionary.com

Youth Speaks is the premier youth poetry, spoken word, and creative writing program in the country. Founded in San Francisco in 1996, Youth Speaks has helped spark the next generation of poets and writers lighting up stages and pages in all corners of the land. Youth Speaks is building the next generation of l eaders through the written and spoken word. Their innovative programs nurture and develop the youth voice and promote positive social dialogue across boundaries of age, race, class, gender, culture, and sexual orientation. By coupling public performance and publication opportunities with educational workshops, mentoring programs, and cooperative learning, Youth Speaks encourages active literacy, honest writing, and critical thought. http://youthspeaks.org/word

Vianu, Lidia: Lidia Vianu is a very interesting site with interviews and articles. http://lidiavianu.scriptmania.com

Zoetrope: All-Story http://www.all-story.com

The Zone http://www.zone-sf.com

Zone 3 http://www.apsu.edu/zone3

ZYZZYVA http://www.zyzzyva.org