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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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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.

Writing Light When the World Is Heavy

Writing Light When the World Is Heavy

Author Audrey Burges makes a case for spending time with details when writing light when the world is heavy.

Winter Woes

Winter Woes

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character is not happy with the cold weather.

Richard Hurowitz: On Finding Heroism in History

Richard Hurowitz: On Finding Heroism in History

Author Richard Hurowitz discusses the process of writing his new history book, In the Garden of the Righteous.