Here are the top creativity websites as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.
1. Electric Literature
Beginning as a quarterly journal in 2009, Electric Literature grew to become a nonprofit digital journal in 2014. In addition to publishing essays, criticism, and literary news, Electric Lit also publishes two literary magazines: Recommended Reading for short stories and novel excerpts and The Commuter for flash fiction, poetry, and graphic narratives.
2. Fantasy Name Generators
What started as a simple name generator for fantastical people and places, this site has expanded exponentially. Now you can find random generators for everything from creature names to descriptions of weapons and settings to riddles, swear words, and calendars.
Inkarnate is a map-making platform for writers to create beautiful visuals for everything from world and region maps to city layouts to battle maps. While there is a free version of the site, Pro subscribers will get access to incredible amounts of textures, stamps, and fonts, as well as allow users to upload custom art to use on their maps.
4. Literary Hub
Literary Hub is the place to go for inspiration and ideas about the cross section of literature and contemporary culture. Featuring reviews of and excerpts from new books, criticism and theory of older works, plus author interviews, craft articles, and reading lists, your creative wheels will start turning.