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This bustling writing community has over 28,000 members. Forums are organized and monitored and encourage friendly community interaction and useful feedback.
Absolute Write Water Cooler
The Absolute Write Water Cooler is a great place to chat with other writers and learn about the creative writing craft. Membership is at 25,000 and growing daily.
Writing.com is an online writing community that has been operating for a decade. Users can post stories, store work and take part in other community activities.
This site hosts a small, but tight-knit writing community that welcomes all sorts of authors.
First Writer is the ideal website for any writer who is interested in searching for magazine publishers, book publishers, agents and writing contests.
With the largest searchable database of literary agents on the web, Agent Query is the place to go when you're looking for representation.
Literary Marketplace is a 50-year-old organization that serves as a directory of book publishers in the U.S. and Canada.
Full texts of classic stories, essays, drama, and more, to help you learn from the most-respected names in writing.
Post short stories, articles, novel chapters, and poetry; get feedback from fellow writers, both novices and old pros.
Explore fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction writing.
Storybird is a rather interesting collaborative storytelling project, focused around picture books.
As those of you who frequent Protagonize may know, roleplaying can be a valuable tool for writing stories that have a larger number of characters.
Creative Writing Now
You can also sign up for our free online creative writing courses. ... Use the menu at the top to find exactly what you need for your writing
National Novel Writing Month
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a nation-wide coordinated effort each November to write an entire novel in a month.
Funds for Writers
Considering a career in freelance writing? This site can help you find legitimate contests, contract jobs and other paid gigs, all screened for scams by the Funds for Writers editors.