Writing Communities

Where two or more are gathered together….

BookRix

A free online community where writers can receive responses to their work. Offers several contests throughout the year, with prizes up to $1,000 and winners chosen by members’ votes.

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

A conference designed to help poets work on a manuscript through to publication. Led by award-winning poets, the conference includes meetings with editors from leading poetry presses. The Concord Poetry Center website provides information on upcoming readings, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Freelance Folder

A community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, work-at-home business owners, and web-workers. Provides articles, information, and forums.

Goodreads

A free membership site that helps readers find books in various genres, per their interests. Supports an online community of readers and provides authors with tools to promote their books.

Helium

An online writing community for freelance journalists and essayists. Free membership, with possible payment for articles published on the site. Also provides contest listings and publishers’ guidelines.

KBoardsWriters’ Cafe

An online community dedicated to Kindle readers and writers. Offers a directory of writers’ services, a bazaar to sell books, and discussion boards.

LibraryThings

An online community for readers and authors, aiding members in finding works that suit their interests. Free membership.

Media Bistro

A community for those working in the communications industry: journalism, publishing, social media design, and more. Job-based forums (and job listings), courses, and news. Free and fee-based services.

Online Literary Forums

Forums for writers to post their work for public critique.

the Protagonize blog

A blog for a collaborative creative writing community of over 23,000 authors, from around the world. An emphasis on the future or publishing.

Thresholds

Based at the University of Chichester, an online community based on writing the short story. Offers discussion forums, writing exercises, author interviews, and submission opportunities.

Widbook

An online platform for writing critiques, networking, and collaboration. Sort of a Facebook for writers and their readers.

WriteWords

An online writing community that includes job listings, an events calendar, writer interviews, and a forum.

Writing.com

An online community for writers at various stages in their careers. Free memberships include an online writing portfolio, writing tools, e-mail services, and opportunities to engage with other writers.


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