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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

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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: Blackmail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Blackmail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, one character blackmails another.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

30 Poetry Prompts From 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Get all 30 poetry prompts from the 15th annual November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge here. Actually, 35 prompts if you're counting Two-for-Tuesday prompts!

How to Stalk Publishing Professionals on Social Media in an Appropriate Way

How to Stalk Publishing Professionals on Social Media in an Appropriate Way

Many people are self-professed "stalkers" on social media, whether they're following life events of friends or celebrities. But writers can learn quite a bit on social media by stalking publishing professionals too, and this post covers the appropriate way to do so.

Vérant

Samantha Vérant: On Romance and Recipes

Author Samantha Vérant discusses how her writing process changed while writing her new contemporary romance novel, The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 633

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 warm up poem.

Do I Pitch Different to Agents vs. Editors?

Do I Pitch Different to Agents vs. Editors?

Every so often writers ask if they should pitch different to agents vs. editors. This post answers that question and provides some extra help on how to successfully pitch both.

Urban Legend

Urban Legend

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, feature an urban legend in your story.

Grose, 12:6

Jessica Grose: On the Unsustainability of Parenting

Opinion writer and author Jessica Grose discusses the complicated subject of modern motherhood in her new nonfiction book, Screaming on the Inside.

Elizabeth Shick: On Research Through Immersion

Elizabeth Shick: On Research Through Immersion

Award-winning novelist Elizabeth Shick discusses the complete rewrite she devoted to her debut novel, The Golden Land.