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Free Guide to Publishing
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First Lines: everything you need
Creating Your Magical
The Most Amazing
Market Listings on the Web
Kids Can Get Published
Book Review Markets
for Adults and Kids
Other Great Writing
Books on Writing
The Hero's Journey: My Monomyth Page
and Grammar Tips
Great Literature and Poems
A Glossary of Literary Terms
Virtual Classroom Glossary of Literary
Recommended Reading (Fiction)
has the web's most popular listing of sf/f/h magazines and open anthologies.
is a database of over
2050 current markets for short fiction, poetry, and novels/collections.
Use this page to search for markets that may make a fine home for the piece you
Mary Anne Mohanraj, former editor of
Strange Horizons Magazine maintains
a great online list of
and their contact info.
More literary journals listed at
is an excellent source of market information and includes min/avg/max response
There's a wonderful
list of new
anthologies and markets at Livejournal.
invites you to design your perfect market and then finds it for you.
Factor lists all types of writing markets.
offers thousands of markets
Gazette: over 550 paying markets.
Datlow has a list of zines.
Marketplace has book publishers and editors.
British Sf/f/h Market Information is posted on the British Fantasy Society
Poets & Writers
has over 400 literary journals, plus conferences and awards.
has an incredibly comprehensive list of workshops and resources.
Digest has lots of helpful tips and sites plus monthly contests and a free
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America also has great writing tips,
along with lists of workshops.
The Critters Writers'
Workshop is an excellent on-line f/sf/h critique club. It also offers
the Black Holes
submission tracker. If you join, make
sure to look up my stories. See my
Holly Lisle's site
has lots of writing help, writing classes, and a free e-book on writing.
There's a good
discussion for sf/f/h writers.
For great help with poetry terms visit
The Forest of Rhetoric
Rhetoric offers the most famous American speeches, along with audio lessons
Common Writing Mistakes.
Lists of Agents are available at the
Literary Agents Directory and
An incredible list of links and info appears at
Advice on genre writing at
How to write and sell and market a book-- everything in
one writer's story.
The AutoCrit Editing Wizard analyzes your manuscript, looking for a wide
collection of writing errors and weaknesses.
Where to write and submit kids' stories:
publishes only stories and poems from kids under 13.
Likewise, Kids' Own
publishes children's works.
encourages stories from all kids.
Try these review markets:
they'll print anything automatically.
publishes material from artists and
authors in grades K-8.
Publish your stuff at
New Moon is the magazine by and for girls, age 8-14.
Merlyn’s Pen also
showcases young writers’ works.
Children's Library - find
new and original children's stories and plays.
Chunky Monkey Fan Club - cartoon and drawing lessons
for kids, original stories, and a showcase for kids' art. There are also other
Fun House - read other kids stories and poems or
submit your own.
International Kids' Space - browse, search, or submit
your own stories, pictures, and music to this international web gallery designed
to show off your talents!
Kids World from Tandem House - read stories written by kids, submit your stories for
prizes, read the joke of the week, get advice, or make new keypals.
Young Writers' Resources
Junior Writers Foundation
teen writing contests.
A wonderful article full of markets
on where kids can get published.
And don't forget
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy: A free online course for young writers.
Try publish Kids.com!
|The following magazines welcome submissions
from students. Check the writer's guidelines for each magazine to find out
what they want specifically and how they want it submitted to give your
student writers and artists the best chance possible to see their work in
print. Good luck!
Pleasant Company Publications
8400 Fairway Place
Middleton, WI 53562
1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane
PO Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015
Cricket Magazine Group
Carus Publishing Company
315 Fifth Street
Peru, IL 61354
PO Box 83
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
New York, NY 10012
How to write a book review
Share What You're Reading -
find out what other students are reading and what they thought of the books.
Book Nuts' Reading Club - visit this place where you
can talk about the books you like to read. Includes suggested book lists,
reviews by kids, and more.
BookHive - offers children and parents reading
recommendations at a variety of skill levels.
BookHooks - read book reviews written by kids from
all over, write some of your own, or try your hand at some of the fun games
and activities on this cool site.
Booklist: Books for Youth - read 2002 reviews from
the American Library Association of books for younger and older readers.
Chantessy's Book Reviews - reviews for kids of all
ages and reading levels.
cool-reads - this site, run by two teenagers,
provides reviews of a variety of books, organized by topic and written by kids
Flamingnet Book Reviews - get reviews and opinions
on a variety of books for 8-16 year olds.
Here Come the Tickle Bugs - meet the Tickle Bugs,
read book reviews, and play related games!
ILS Literature Group - brief book reviews written by
students in a school literature group. Includes an author of the month feature
KidsBookshelf - read lots of book reviews, enter
writing and drawing contests, and find fun stuff like games, print-outs to
color, and addresses to write to authors and illustrators!
KidsReads.com - meet Booker T. Worm! Read about your
favorite books and authors or join the reading club!
- Kids Review
a great UK site
Matson, Nancy - this childrens' author offers lesson
plans, book reviews, and information about her novel, The Boy Trap.
Mrs Mad's Book-a-Rama - get ratings and reviews of
lots of children's books, sorted by author, title, reading level, and more.
Read Write Now! - search for and read book reviews
written by other kids. Part of the America Reads program through the U.S.
Department of Education.
Reading Room, The - find book reviews and enjoy
recess with activities like coloring, origami, letter sounds, and more.
Includes info about this show that airs in northern California too.
Scoop: Children's Book Review Newsletter - reviews
of children's books, activities, interviews with authors and illustrators, and
Spaghetti Book Club - book reviews for kids by kids.
Check out a list of reviews by author, title, or the reviewer's grade level.
Stories from the Web - if you like books and stories
then come on in! You can read stories, learn about authors, write reviews, and
even write your own stories.
Youth Wired A great place to send small reviews
How to write and submit reviews:
These sites will publish reviews by anyone-- useful for
building up your credits.
Other Book review sites:
is a good place to start, since they're always looking for reviewers.The Green Man Review is another good
An enormous list of magazines seeking book reviews
Write movie reviews
Become a writing mentor or mentee!
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First Lines: everything you need
Patricia C. Wrede's Fantasy Worldbuilder can help you design your own world.
Fiction Writer's Character Chart--
something every writer needs.
Character Building Workshop--
wonderful, thought-provoking detail.
Seventh Sanctum offers
name generators in any genre.
Starters for Writers
Over two hundred
And more great
Interactive Writing Prompts.
Joseph Campbell. The Hero With a Thousand Faces.
Essential information on the components of heroism and plot structure.
Orson Scott Card. How to Write Science Fiction and
Rules of fantasy written by a master of the craft.
Dianna Wynne Jones
The Rough Guide to Fantasyland
A hilarious romp through all the
horrible clichés of fantasy worlds.
Donald Maass. Writing the Breakout Novel.
How to write a plot and concept big enough to interest an agent or publisher
J. N. Williamson. How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy,
and Science Fiction.
Essays by all the masters.
Raymond Obstfeld. Novelist's Essential Guide to Crafting
One of the best guides to writing fiction out there.
Christopher Vogler. The Writer's Journey.
Campbell's theories distilled into practical analysis and application.