I came across two websites that I think you’ll find interesting and useful – FirstWriter.com is packed full of publishing resources while The Written Road provides a wealth of information on how to go about becoming a travel writer.
This site does require a subscription but it is very modest at only $2.99 but you get full access to a whole range of literary services. I particularly liked the very neat search engine for picking out magazines, newspapers and agents that may be interested in your work. With the search engine facility, you can narrow down a publication that accepts unsolicited approaches, work out how much you’ll be able to charge for your work – personally I think this alone is worth the subs.
Fiddling around the site, I checked out the writing competitions on the search facility and I was simply stunned at the number of poetry competitions that are being run both in the UK and the US. In the UK alone, for the month of December I counted over 20 before giving up and there were even greater numbers of fiction writing contests. Unfortunately for me, I don’t produce fiction and wouldn’t know a haiku if it stood up and bit me.
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