Saturday, October 15, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #68 - The Writer Magazine

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

The Writer Magazine

Before the age of the Internet, writers and those who wanted to be professional writers often had to get their information about the publishing industry from magazines. One of the oldest of those magazines is The Writer, originally published in 1887.

The magazine is still around and still strong, but it also has a strong Web presence. One can subscribe to the magazine, and/or become an online member of the site, but if you don't there is still plenty of free information available at The Writer Magazine online.

There are plenty of Articles, covering Fiction and Non-fiction alike, as well as Freelance WritingGetting Published and more.

There are also Columns from professionals, information about Writing Resources, and an active online Community.

In my opinion, one of the strongest elements of this site is the Market Directory, in which writers can search for publishers and agents who are in need of work from writers.

You can also do a bit of Shopping, all book and magazine related, of course.

Don't forget to find out more about the actual Magazine. You might want to check out some of its features, such as the Classifieds section.

Being that The Writer Magazine is the oldest magazine about writing still being published, it is a solid source for all updated information concerning writing and publishing. Writers who are serious about their craft and business should give it a look.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I read the WRiter regularly in my first years of writing, which I got from my university library. I lost track of following it eventually. Not sure why.