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Writer's Digest Best Job and Market Websites 2021

Here are the top job and market websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Here are the top job and market websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Writer's Digest Best Job and Market Websites 2021

Duotrope
Duotrope.com

For a fee of $5/month or $50/year, Duotrope offers an active list of publishers and agents for fiction and nonfiction authors, as well as poets and artists, a personal submission tracker, a calendar of upcoming submission deadlines, and more.

Freelance Writing Jobs
FreelanceWritingGigs.com

This site aims to provide writers with the information they need to be successful, whether they are beginners or seasoned professionals. Find a blog about improving your writing and growing your business, freelance writing job board, list of 100 websites that pay writers, roundup of writing contests that pay cash prizes, and more from Freelance Writing Jobs.

Funds for Writers
FundsForWriters.com

Sign up for C. Hope Clark’s popular newsletter for a weekly dose of writing advice, inspiration, and opportunities. Each newsletter includes an article on the business of writing as well as a roundup of the latest paid opportunities for writers, including contests, calls for submissions, and freelance markets.

Journalism Jobs
JournalismJobs.com

Where will journalism take you next? Search for jobs in the industry by state or country; post your résumé; sign up for new job alerts; and read career advice articles.

New Pages
NewPages.com

Visit New Pages for a guide to getting published, including calls for submissions, writing contest listings, a directory of literary magazines and independent publishers, reviews of literary magazines, and young writers’ guides to publications and contests.

Where to Pitch
WhereToPitch.com

Where to Pitch is a resource for freelance writers that provides information on where to pitch your writing, how to find alternative outlets that might give your story a home, and helps you get inspired to write about new topics and new markets. The free newsletter also offers access to a community of freelancers.

Who Pays Writers
WhoPaysWriters.com

Find out which publications pay writers and how much with information submitted by the writers. You’ll also get hints about how the writers were successful with their pitches and how long it took to get paid. An invaluable resource for when exposure doesn’t pay the bills.

Pitch an Article

This intensive two-week course will teach you how to craft a good pitch letter and do it well. Be ready to mine your life for ideas. Start thinking about a great spin on a topic or an unusual personal experience that you'd like to write about in class.

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David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.

Lisa Jewell | Writer's Digest Interview Quote

The WD Interview: Lisa Jewell

The New York Times-bestselling British author discusses creating thrilling plot twists and developing characters in her 19th novel, The Night She Disappeared, in this interview from the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

Author Anat Deracine found her agent at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Now she’s sharing what she’s learned to help other writers become authors. Here are her 5 tips for successfully pitching literary agents in person.

Tips for Reading Poetry in Front of an Audience

8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience

Poet's Market editor and published poet Robert Lee Brewer shares eight tips for reading your poetry in front of an audience.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character lose their powers.

Sharon Short | Point of View Quote 1

Managing Point of View: Mythbusting

In the first of this three-part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short breaks down 7 of the most common myths about choosing which POV is right for your story.

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your book find its readers.

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Award-winning author, playwright, and journalist Mark Kurlansky discusses the experience of channeling Ernest Hemingway in his new memoir, The Importance of Not Being Ernest.

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

Congratulations to Alyssa Rickert, Grand Prize winner of the 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's her winning essay, "In Between."