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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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Writing Goals and Intentions: 25 Prompts

Writing Goals and Intentions: 25 Prompts

Make this year your most successful writing year ever by considering the following questions to set your goals and intentions.

Is a Personal Essay Considered Journalism?

Is a Personal Essay Considered Journalism?

Journalist Alison Hill answers the question of whether or not the personal essay is considered journalism by defining the genre and offering examples. Plus, outlets for you to publish your own personal essay.

Forth vs. Fourth (Grammar Rules)

Forth vs. Fourth (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use forth vs. fourth in your writing with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Bad Place

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Bad Place

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, make the setting the antagonist.

Gaslighting in Romance: From Jane Eyre to the Present Day (and Why Writers Should Care)

Gaslighting in Romance: From Jane Eyre to the Present Day (and Why Writers Should Care)

Gaslighting can work its way into the backstory of a character, but it can also be misused. Here, author Emma Barry discusses gaslighting in romance.

Brad Taylor: On Real-Life Threats Inspiring Thriller Novels

Brad Taylor: On Real-Life Threats Inspiring Thriller Novels

Author and veteran Brad Taylor discusses the research that led to his new thriller novel, The Devil’s Ransom.

How Roleplaying Helps Our Writing—and Our Marriage

How Role-Playing Helps Our Writing—and Our Marriage

As co-writing partners who fully embody the stories they tell in their writing process, authors Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka share how role-playing helps their writing, and their marriage.

How To Get Started in Copywriting

How To Get Started in Copywriting

From writing and reading to majoring outside of journalism, copywriter and author Robert W. Bly shares how to get started in copywriting.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 640

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a pursuit poem.