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Prizes. Publication. Recognition. The opportunities are out there—and we're here to help you organize your submissions and meet deadlines through our database of literary awards, grants for writers, and creative writing contests and competitions.

Faculty. Location. Funding opportunities. Our database includes the most relevant information about low- and full-residency graduate creative writing programs in the United States and beyond.

Looking for writing-related employment? Begin the search in our frequently updated Job Listings.

Scholars at Risk at New York University

Summer and/or Fall Development & Communications Intern

posted June 30, 2015

  • Scholars at Risk (SAR), based at NYU, is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities, and promoting academic freedom worldwide.

Where can you publish your work? What are journals and magazines looking for? How do you reach them? Find answers in our database of literary journals and magazines. And get practical advice and tips from their editors.

Body Parts Magazine is an online literary magazine of horror, erotica, speculative fiction and dark fantasy. Each themed issue honors Eros and Thanatos, the Greek gods of libido and mortido—life and death. We celebrate the vast and various...

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It’s largely the small, independent presses that publish and consider work from new and emerging writers. Find the right places to send your manuscript in our database.

Sage Hill Press

Sage Hill is not looking for any one thing. The books we have published represent a broad range of styles and voices. Above all we seek work that sings and attempts to transcend the limited context of the lyric speaker. The poems should be big, in voice or vision or style, but not be bombastic or clever. Make us want to keep reading. We believe beauty exists, and that poetry can and should embody beauty in any number of ways. We are also interested in beautiful books, and will make every effort to ensure the design of the book is as appealing as the poems.

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Looking to meet agents and editors, join a writing community, or find the perfect writing retreat? Our database includes details about over two hundred of the best writing conferences, writers residencies, and literary festivals in this and other countries.

 

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Need help honing your writing practice? Check out The Time Is Now, our weekly offering of poetry prompts and fiction and creative nonfiction exercises, the best books for writers, and advice from published authors on how to stay inspired and committed to your writing practice.

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Ready to sell your book? The Literary Agents database includes the best literary agents who represent poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, plus details about the kind of books they're interested in representing, their clients, and the best way to contact them.

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Whether you're looking for literary destinations in your area, seeking out the literary life elsewhere, putting together a book tour, or interested in researching literary archives, our database of literary places will help you make it happen. Don't forget to save your favorites to a personalized Google Map!

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Book reviews can be an indispensable asset to writers and their careers. Our Book Review Outlets database is an excellent platform for authors—from self-published independents to household names—to research and discover a spectrum of book review options.

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Our series of subject-based handbooks provide information and advice from authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers. PDF format; $4.99.

The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal

Before sending your book to publishers, there are a few things you should know.

The Poets & Writers Guide to Literary Agents

Increase your chances of landing the right agent.

The Poets & Writers Guide to MFA Programs

Find the best graduate creative writing program for you and your work.

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The insights begin here.

    • Introduction
    • The World of Literary Journals and Magazines—Determining Which Are Right for Your Work
    • Submission Guidelines
    • Simultaneous Submissions
    • Cover Letters
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Small Presses vs. Large Publishers
    • Chapbooks
    • Submission Guidelines
    • What to Expect From Your Publisher
    • What to Expect From a Standard Book Contract
    • Book Promotion, Marketing, and Distribution
    • Vanity and Subsidy Publishing
    • Recognizing Scams
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • What a Literary Agent Can Do for You
    • Finding the Right Literary Agent
    • The Query Letter
    • What You Should Know Before Signing a Contract
    • Literary Agents and Poets
    • Fee-Charging Agents
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Recognizing Scams
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Glossary of Rights
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Developing a Mailing List
    • Creating a Website
    • How to Set Up a Reading Tour
    • Hiring an Independent Publicist
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • The Benefits of Attending a Writers Conference or Colony
    • Writing Workshops and Writing Groups
    • Online Writing Workshops
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • What an MFA Degree Can Offer
    • How to Choose an MFA Program
    • Low-Residency MFA Programs
    • Other Resources
    • Introduction
    • Other Resources
    • Overview
    • Vet Your Manuscript
    • Set a Budget
    • Create the Project
    • Establish Goals
    • Choose a Platform
    • Devise a Marketing Strategy
    • Enjoy the Ride

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