Monday, November 07, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #74 - Poets & Writers

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

Poets & Writers

For more literary writers, the Poets & Writers, Inc., nonprofit organization has offered plenty since its creation in 1970. This group is probably best known for its nationally distributed Poets & Writers Magazine, but it has served writers and poets in many different ways throughout the years.

The website itself for this organization offers plenty of potential, from its Directory of Poets & Writers to extensive information about Literary Magazines and JournalsMFA ProgramsLiterary Agents and more. There is even a national literary Calendar of events, and a Forum.

And all of that is just the website.

The Poets & Writers organization itself also provides Readings & Workshops throughout the U.S. at all times of the year. If you need to work on your writing skills, or just want to brush up, one of these workshops could be right for you. Or you could attend a reading to hear some fine literature being read by an author. Find out more on Readings & Workshops at the FAQ.

Also, this organization hosts a number of awards, including the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, the Amy Award for women poets, the Jackson Poetry Prize, and the Writers for Writers Award and the Editor's Award.

As if all of that were not enough, the Poets & Writers organization does much, much more, such as working to connect writers with the literary writing community, fostering writers and poets, championing those who use the pen for literary purposes, and ... I could go on.

Seriously, if you have serious dreams of taking your writing to the literary level, the Poets & Writers organization is worth your considering. Registration is free for the site.

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