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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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David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.

Lisa Jewell | Writer's Digest Interview Quote

The WD Interview: Lisa Jewell

The New York Times-bestselling British author discusses creating thrilling plot twists and developing characters in her 19th novel, The Night She Disappeared, in this interview from the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

Author Anat Deracine found her agent at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Now she’s sharing what she’s learned to help other writers become authors. Here are her 5 tips for successfully pitching literary agents in person.

Tips for Reading Poetry in Front of an Audience

8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience

Poet's Market editor and published poet Robert Lee Brewer shares eight tips for reading your poetry in front of an audience.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character lose their powers.

Sharon Short | Point of View Quote 1

Managing Point of View: Mythbusting

In the first of this three-part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short breaks down 7 of the most common myths about choosing which POV is right for your story.

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your book find its readers.

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Award-winning author, playwright, and journalist Mark Kurlansky discusses the experience of channeling Ernest Hemingway in his new memoir, The Importance of Not Being Ernest.

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

Congratulations to Alyssa Rickert, Grand Prize winner of the 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's her winning essay, "In Between."