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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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How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Award-winning author Nick Petrie discusses how he listened to the story that wanted to be told in his new Peter Ash thriller novel, The Runaway.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 596

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 punishment poem.

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Award-winning novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard discusses the chance meeting that led to her new novel, The Good Son.

Sea Bound

Sea Bound

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about someone connected to the sea.

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Michigan Quarterly Review: Market Spotlight

Michigan Quarterly Review: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at Michigan Quarterly Review, the flagship literary journal of the University of Michigan.

Desperate vs. Disparate (Grammar Rules)

Desperate vs. Disparate (Grammar Rules)

This post looks at the differences between desperate and disparate with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

What Is Pastiche in Literature, and Why Is Sherlock Holmes Perfect for It?

What Is Pastiche in Literature, and Why Is Sherlock Holmes Perfect for It?

What has made Sherlock Holmes so adaptable and changeable throughout the character’s original inception? Author Timothy Miller explains.