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Online Resources

*Updated January 2020

These are just a sampling of the many great (and some of my favorite) sites out there for writers. 

Must-Visit Writing Sites


Agent Query
Author Marketing Experts (Penny Sansevieri)
Duotrope
Miss Snark (she's retired now, but the site is still packed full of good info)
Miss Snark's Crap-O-Meter Archives (a must for anyone trying to learn how to write query letters)
Mystery Writers of America
Query Shark
Query Tracker
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Southern Breeze (AL, GA, FL Panhandle chapter of SCBWI)
Women's Fiction Writers Association
Writer's Knowledge Base

A Great Round Up of Writing-Related Sites from OEDb

Agents and Querying Resources


Agent Query (great database of agents)
Query Tracker (another great querying resource)
Agent in the Middle (Lori Perkins)
Books and Such (Janet Kobobel, Wendy Lawton, Mary Keeley, Rachel Kent, Rachelle Gardner)
Book Ends (Jessica Faust, Kim Lionetti, and Jessica Alvarez)
Greenhouse Literary
Janet Reid
Jennifer Jackson
KT Literary (Kate Schafer Testerman, Sara Megibow, Renee Nyen)
Lucienne Diver
Pub Rants (Kristen Nelson)
Rachelle Gardner

Writers' Conference (more to come)


Here's a fantastic site with a monthly breakdown of tons of conferences from Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity

Blue Ridge Writers' Conference
SCBWI-FL Conferences
Sleuthfest
Springmingle
Surrey International Writers' Conference
Writer’s Digest Conference


Book Festivals (more to come)


African American Children’s Book Fair, Philadelphia, PA
Bay Area Book Festival , Berkeley, CA
Chippewa Valley Book FestivalEau Claire, WI
Faye B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Kennesaw State University (KSU) Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults, Kennesaw, GA
Library of Congress National Book Festival, Washington, DC
San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, TX
Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ
Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Editors and Writing Services


Dario Ciriello
Maria D'Marco
Ava Jae
Anita Mumm
Reedsy
Sweeny Writing Coach 
Think Story 

KM Weiland had a great list as well.

Publishing Sites


Publishing Trends
Publishers Weekly

Community Sites


Absolute Write
National Novel Writing Month
WANATribe

Critique Blogs/Sites


Critique Circle
Critters Workshop
Ladies Who Critique
Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Scibophile
The Writing Life: 40 Places to Find a Critique Partner Who Will Help You Improve Your Writing

Writing Blogs


Anne R. Allen
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
Between Fact and Fiction
Dive Into Worldbuilding
Helping Writers Become Authors (KM Weiland)
Jami Gold
Jodi Hedlund
Karen Woodward
Kristen Lamb
Literary Rambles 
Middle Grade Mafia
Mystery Writing is Murder
Nail Your Novel
The Blood-Red Pencil
The Creative Penn
The Write Life
Writing Forward
Writers Helping Writers
Writers in the Storm
Writer Unboxed
YA Highway 


Blogging Blogs


ProBlogger
Copyblogger 
SiteBeginner.com

Interesting Resource Sites


All About Dragons