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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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How to Write a Compelling Premise for a Thriller

How to Create a Compelling Premise for a Thriller

Learn how to create a compelling premise for a thriller or mystery novel by asking a simple question and tying it to a specific circumstance to set the stage for a thrilling read.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Plan

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Plan

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have your characters make a plan.

3 Tips for Writing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

3 Tips for Writing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

If you've ever heard it said that there's no new way to write a story, let author Julian R. Vaca tell you otherwise. Here, he shares 3 tips for writing dystopian young adult fiction to help silence our inner critics.

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Author Rimma Onoseta discusses how seeing other Black female authors on bookshelves encouraged her to finish writing her contemporary YA novel, How You Grow Wings.

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover Reveal

Writer's Digest is excited to announce our Sept/Oct 2022 issue featuring our Annual Literary Agent Roundup, an interview with NYT-bestselling YA horror novelist Tiffany D. Jackson, and articles about writing sinister stories.

Your Story #120

Your Story #120

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

Author Sarah Grunder Ruiz shares how she fits writing into her life and offers 5 tips on how to achieve a sustainable writing life as a parent.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 621

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an animal poem.

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.