- Looking for writing inspiration?
- Looking for a writers' organisation?
- Want to take classes in memoir writing?
- Need to know which magazines are accepting articles and how much they pay?
- Worried that you might have split an infinitive?
- Need an online dictionary that explains what an infinitive actually is?
On this page we'll share useful sites for writers and authors, and we'll be adding new sites regularly.
If you find a useful site that you'd like to share with other writers, drop us a line at: editor (at) writerscompetitions (dot) com
The Free Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
Dictionary.com - also has Thesaurus and Quotes tabs plus free word games for we word nerds.
Magazines and Periodicals
Poets & Writers - this magazine has a very useful website, especially the Tools for Writers page.
Writers Digest magazine (USA)
Writing Magazine (UK)
90 Secrets of Best-selling Authors
The Macquarie Dictionary site has one of the clearest guides to simple punctuation problems. If you're unsure of how to use an apostrophe, this is the place to go.
Database for Paid Writing
Writing For Dollars has a free database of magazine, book, e-book and greeting card publishers with links to their submission guidelines. You can search on variables including how much they pay, the type of market (eg travel, business, pets) and the type of submission (eg fillers, fiction, non-fiction). There's also an extensive library of "how to write" articles. You can subscribe for regular updates.
Writers' Organisations & Associations
Australian Society of Authors' list of Writers Centres
Australian Society of Authors
The Poetry Foundation
Poetry Society of America
The Playwright's Forum
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Newspaper article - Guide to Writers Festivals Around the World
European Literary Festivals
Australian & New Zealand Literary Festivals Calendar
UK Literary Festivals
International Poetry and Writers Festivals
The Association of American Publishers
Australian Publishers Association
The Publishers Association (UK)
Free iTunes Apps
Dictionary.com - Dictionary & Thesaurus - free
Macquarie Little Australian Dictionary
Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus
Webcast Talks by Authors
Read.com author webcasts