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6 Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2021

Here are the top websites by and about agents as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.
6 Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2021

Here are the top websites by and about agents as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Lit Rejections
LitRejections.com

Lit Rejections catalogs stories of authors and other creatives who have faced rejection in order to inspire others to keep going even when it seems tough. View their craft blog and interviews with agents to help possibly turn rejections into acceptances.

Manuscript Wish List
ManuscriptWishList.com

Manuscript Wish List is an online database of agents and editors where they can answer the question, “What do I want to see in my inbox?” Writers can use their free search tools to review publishing professionals or peruse the blog to learn the dos-and-don’ts of the publication process.

Paula Munier
PaulaMunier.com

Paula Munier is a literary agent, bestselling author, and a fan-favorite writing instructor so it’s no surprise her website continues to appear on this list. Her blog tackles writing from all three angles so you know the information is thorough. Plus, there’s a special section on mindfulness for writers that’s particularly helpful during times (or years) of stress.

Pub Rants
NelsonAgency.com/pub-rants

In between reading submissions, the agents of Nelson Literary Agency pen articles for this blog offering advice on how to improve your craft and queries.

Query Shark
QueryShark.blogspot.com

Another annual staple on this list is literary agent Janet Reid’s Query Shark blog. Read the blog thoroughly to get many of your query letter questions answered. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, submit your query letter for the Shark to offer public suggestions for improving your query.

Query Tracker
QueryTracker.net

Made for writers searching for a literary agent, this free site features a database of more than 1,500 agents, a hub where you can organize and track your queries, and data on an agent’s response time, acceptance rate, and more. For more features, a free account can be upgraded to a premium account for a fee.

Getting Started in Writing

When you take this online writing workshop, you'll discover your voice, learn the basics of grammar and examine the different types of writing. No matter what type of writing you're planning on crafting—nonfiction or fiction—you'll need guidance along the way.

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Working With a Nonfiction Book Publisher Throughout the Process

Working With a Nonfiction Book Publisher Throughout the Process

A publisher accepting your manuscript is just the beginning, not the end. Author Rick Lauber discusses how to work with a nonfiction book publisher from query letter to release date and beyond.

From Script

Writing Empowered Superhero’s in CWs Supergirl and Understanding Animation From the Trenches (From Script)

In this week’s round-up In this week’s round up brought to us by Script Magazine, story editor Katiedid “Did” Langrock speaks with Reckless Creatives podcast. Plus, one-on-one interview with CWs Supergirl actress turned scribe Azie Tesfai about her groundbreaking episode and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: The Characterless Character

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: The Characterless Character

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is writing a characterless character.

When Is My Novel Ready to Read: 7 Self-Editing Processes for Writers

When Is My Novel Ready to Read: 7 Self-Editing Processes for Writers

Fiction editor and author Kris Spisak ties together her seven processes for self-editing novels, including editorial road-mapping, character differentiation analysis, reverse editing, and more.

Poetic Forms

Englyn Unold Crwca: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the englyn unold crwca, a Welsh quatrain form.

5 Things for Writers to Keep in Mind When Writing About Spies

5 Things for Writers to Keep in Mind When Writing About Spies

A spy thriller requires more than a compelling story and clever plot twists—the characters need to feel real. Author Stephanie Marie Thornton offers 5 tips for constructing believable spy characters.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unexpected Team Up

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unexpected Team Up

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, it's time for a little unexpected team work.

Taylor Anderson: On Creating Realism in the Weird

Taylor Anderson: On Creating Realism in the Weird

New York Times bestselling author Taylor Anderson discusses the process of writing his new science fiction novel, Purgatory's Shore.

6 Books Perfect for Fall Reading

6 Books Perfect for Fall Reading

Whether you're looking for something cozy or a little spooky, these books are perfect for the fall season.