Creative Writing and the Web: Resources for the Literary Arts
Reference Librarian, Copley Library
University of San Diego
From the Guide:
Writing can be at once exhilarating and exasperating, and getting your poetry, prose, or script noticed can be the most frustrating part of the process. As a writer and librarian, I understand the difficulty of sifting through online sources for everything from agents to submissions guidelines. Both the beginning writer and the seasoned veteran may find it challenging to determine the best venues for their work. The following resources represent a cross-section of sites aimed at authors investigating publications, searching for contests, looking for new writing, or simply seeking inspiration from a community of literary artists. The resources often cross the categories I’ve created, but I’ve placed them according to the needs I believe they serve best.
These resources should prove useful for teachers and librarians, but they are intended primarily for writers themselves. Of course, the list is not in any way exhaustive. However, most sites include further links to long lists of publications, publishers, contests, graduate programs, and professional organizations. The Internet offers a vast array of materials. My hope is that this compilation will cut down on the amount of time writers spend on information seeking, so that they can spend time on what’s most important—writing.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.