Academy of American Poets, The - Encourages the study and writing of poetry. Sponsors National Poetry Month, poetry readings, high school workshops, and other programs designed to build a larger poetry readership.
Anne Frank - A German-born diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously following the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl. Also see:
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference - Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference in a different region of North America in order to celebrate the outstanding authors, teachers, writing programs, literary centers, and small press publishers of that region. The Annual Conference typically features 300 presentations: readings, lectures, panel discussions, and Forums plus hundreds of book signings, receptions, dances, and informal gatherings. The conference attracts more than 5,000 attendees and more than 400 publishers. It's one of the biggest literary gatherings in North America.
artessimo - Provides publishers with a professional contact forum and provides a comprehensive database of international literary rights.
Associated Writers Programs (AWP) - AWP has supported writers and writing programs around the world and currently supports over 20,000 writers at over 320 member colleges and universities and 60 writers' conferences and centers.
Author's Alliance - Provides information and tools designed to help authors better understand and manage key legal, technological, and institutional aspects of authorship in the digital age.
Chicago Manual of Style - Reference for all who work with words - writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers - covering style, usage, procedure, and technology.
Citation Styles (University of Illinois Urbana-Champlain) - Summarizes and illustrates the bibliographical formatting rules for two different citation styles: the American Psychological Association (APA) style and the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Other useful sites on citation include:
Cowbird - Providing storytelling tools and space, allowing people to find and share stories they might otherwise not discover.
Creative Freelancers - Directory and representation of freelance web designers, illustrators, programmers, photographers, creatives of all types. Advertising, sales promotion, architectural, editorial, book, charts, maps, and technical areas.
Guide for Bloggers - This is a guide for bloggers and non-profit organizations about writing with libel considerations in mind. The guide discusses the elementary principles of libel law and explains how to prepare for and conduct a pre-publication libel review. It is particularly important to have a third party, not otherwise involved in the preparation of a report or blog post that criticizes individuals or organizations, compare all possibly-defamatory statements with the sources for those statements.
Hemingway App - Points out excessive adjectives, tiresome uses of the passive voice, passages that are too long or complex, grammatical errors, etc.
Internet Resources for Writers - Classified directory of links for writers: research, markets, writing exercises, writing for children, genre fiction, copyright law, nonfiction, newsletters, journalism, search engines, poetry, publishers, agents, submissions, grammar and editing, more.
It's Only Words - A web site designed to provide an opportunity for writers to easily publish their works on-line and gain copyright protection under Australian Copyright Law and International Copyright Treaties.
iThenticate - The leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology.
Kelly Writers House - A 13-room house on University of Pennsylvania's campus that serves as a center for writers of all kinds from Penn and the Philadelphia region at large. Each semester the Writers House hosts approximately 150 public programs and projects - poetry readings, film screenings, seminars, web magazines, lectures, dinners, radio broadcasts, workshops, art exhibits, and musical performances- and about 500 people visit the House each week. They work, write, and collaborate in seminar rooms, a publications room, the "hub" office, a cozy living room, a dining room, a kitchen with plenty of space for conversation, and the Arts Cafe. Also see audio and video offerings at Medialinks page.
Language is a Virus - Overcome writers block with writing games and tools to inspire your creativity. Includes: poetry generator, character name generator, creative writing exercises and more.
Legal Forms Archive - A selected annotated bilbiograhy prepared by of Cornell Law School's Brian Williams.
Literary Market Place (LMP) - Worldwide resource for the book publishing industry. Locate publishers by type of publications they publish. Choose an agent. Find a PR firm. Look up book trade associations and organizations. See what industry services and suppliers have to offer.
Literative - Writing prompts, contests, exercises, and self publishing tips.
Naropa University Archive Project - Preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S. literary avant-garde.
Narrative - New literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers.
New York State Writers Institute - The heart of the Writers Institute's programming is its Visiting Writers Series, one of the most comprehensive offerings in the U.S. of readings and lectures by writers of international acclaim. Each year the Writers Institute brings 30 to 35 novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, and nonfiction writers to Albany from all over the world. In addition to reading from their work and conducting craft seminars, the visiting writers may discuss contemporary issues and literary culture.
Northwest institute of Literary Arts (NILR) - Create and supports a diverse community of established and aspiring writers by providing education, communication, encouragement, and access to professional literary resources.Located on picturesque Whidbey Island, Washington, in the U.S.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) - OWL offers composition advice, grammar help, and referrals to other information sources and contains downloads on a wide range of writing topics.
PEN Oakland - PEN Oakland, the brainchild of writer and activist Ishmael Reed, promotes works of excellence by writers of all cultural and racial backgrounds and to educate both the public and the media as to the nature of multi-cultural work. See PEN Oakland Award Winners.
Penn Sound - University of Pennsylvania's Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing's ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives.
Plagiarism - Resources on plagiarism, copyright and intellectual freedom, plagiarism detection tools, ethics.
Poetry Magic - Resource center for the theory and craft of writing poetry.
Poetry Project - Housed in the landmark St. Mark's Church in the center of New York City's East Village, the Poetry Project offers three weekly reading series, writing workshops, a bimonthly newsletter, and annual literary magazine.
Small Press Traffic (SPT) - Since 1974 SPT has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area writing scene, bringing together independent readers, writers, and presses through publications, conferences, and an influential reading series.
Society for Technical Communication (STC) - STC's 23,000 members include technical writers, editors, graphic designers, multimedia artists, web and Intranet page information designers, translators and others whose work involves making technical information understandable and available.
UND Writers Conference Archives - Since 1970, the University of North Dakota has hosted an annual writers conference, bringing some of the most important writers of the past few decades together to discuss their art. Former attendees include Allen Ginsburg, the Beats, Harlan Ellison, and many more. The Chester Fritz Library Department of Special Collections is digitizing recorded readings, panel sessions, and lectures of these conferences.
West Wing Writers - A group of former White House speechwriters offer their services as well as news and comments on current speechwriting and related resources.
WordCounter - Ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text. Use this to see what words you overuse or to find keywords in a document.
Write News - Writing, publishing and Internet news.
Write Science Right - English-speaking professional scientists with experience conducting scientific research as well as reading, writing and publishing scientific articles provide scientific editing services.
Writer Classifieds - Free and enhanced classified ads for writers and editors. Categories include writers wanted, writers available, merchandise, personals, professional services and announcements.
Writers Write - Information about books, writing, and publishing.
Writing About Poetry - Tips for writing about poetry, which "can be one of the most demanding tasks that many students face in a literature class." Topics include reasons for writing about poetry, having a specific argument about the poems, what to write about (such as figures of speech and cultural context), and standard conventions for writing about poetry. From the Writing Lab and The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue, both of Purdue University.
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