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Writer's Digest Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2022

Here are the top websites by and about agents as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

Here are the top websites by and about agents as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

Writer's Digest Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2022

Agents + Books
KateMcKean.substack.com

Kate McKean, VP of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, answers questions about agents and the business of publishing. With posts twice a week (Tuesday’s info is free for everyone and Thursday is for paid subscribers), you can pick your level of engagement.

Manuscript Wish List
ManuscriptWishList.com

This site makes finding a literary agent easier, faster, and less daunting. It features a comprehensive database of editors and agents, updated by the professionals themselves, as well as a free newsletter so you always know when new profiles are listed.

Pub Rants
NelsonAgency.com/pub-rants

Established in 2006, this blog discusses everything and anything related to the craft and business of writing. While some posts focus on the personal aspects of writing, like how to set an achievable goal, others dissect topics like the importance of bestseller lists and include plenty of interviews of authors and agents.

Query Shark
QueryShark.blogspot.com

If you are either a) having trouble starting your query letter or b) haven’t been getting any bites, devour Janet Reid’s blog. Brave writers send her their queries and she breaks down what’s working and what’s not. She’s matter-of-fact, but also offers detailed examples for working through her suggested revisions.

Query Tracker
QueryTracker.net

The ultimate data-based resource for that all-important next step after the manuscript is completed: finding the right literary agent for you. Listing top agents and publishers that are actively accepting queries, Query Tracker is determined to find your story a home.

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Writing Online Content with Naveed Saleh

This course pays special attention to the most notable form of online article writing: the blog posting. Publications of all types have enlisted the aid of bloggers to help disseminate information. Blogs incorporate characteristics from other article types—news, feature articles, and opinion pieces. Learning to write blog postings is a marketable skill, and the writer of online content should have a strong understanding of blogs.

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Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.

From Script

Art and Independence (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” television writer Vanessa Benton, Allegoria writer-director Spider One, Hulu’s Prey screenwriter Patrick Aison and director Dan Trachtenberg, and more!

Steven Hartov: On Shocking Truths in Historical Fiction

Steven Hartov: On Shocking Truths in Historical Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Steven Hartov discusses the surprising truths he discovered when writing his new historical fiction novel, The Last of the Seven.

Larry Beinhart: On Rejection Leading to Mystery

Larry Beinhart: On Rejection Leading to Mystery

Award-winning author Larry Beinhart discusses what he learned in the process of writing his new mystery novel, The Deal Goes Down.

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WD Presents: A Competition Announcement, 6 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our self-published e-book awards, 6 WDU courses, and more!

Leah Franqui: On Killing Our Critical Inner Voices

Leah Franqui: On Killing Our Critical Inner Voices

Award-winning playwright and author Leah Franqui discusses how she examined her life through a fictive lens with her new novel, After the Hurricane.

Pacing Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Pacing Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch discusses how to pace your story's fight scene and shares three examples from writers who tackle pacing differently.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Rushing the Drafting Process

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Rushing the Drafting Process

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 mistake is rushing the drafting process.

Kwana Jackson: On Finding the Right Home for Your Story

Kwana Jackson: On Finding the Right Home for Your Story

USA Today bestselling author Kwana Jackson discusses writing her new romance novel, Knot Again.