Favorite Links

Association of Writers & Writing Professionals:  AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.

All Things Writerly Blog:  Patricia Ann McNair’s fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in various anthologies, magazines, and journals.  She’s received numerous Illinois Arts Council Awards and Pushcart Prize nominations in fiction and nonfiction as well as a Rubin Fellowship to Ragdale.

Brain Pickings:  "The core ethos behind Brain Pickings is that creativity is a combinatorial force: it's our ability to tap into our mental pool of resources - knowledge, insight, information, inspiration, and all the fragments populating our minds - that we've accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world, and to combine them in extraordinary new ways.

Brevity:  For more than a decade now, Brevity has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews.

Creative Nonfiction:    True stories; well told

Duotrope :  Duotrope is an established, award-winning writers' resource, and we're here to help you spend less time submitting so you can focus on writing. Whether you're an experienced writer or just getting started... whether your creative leanings are literary or genre, factual or poetic... our listings cover the entire spectrum.https://duotrope.com/

Funds for Writers:  Tips and tools for serious writers to advance their careers!

GoodReads:  Find your newest good read; see what your friends are reading.  Gain access to a massive audience of more than 30 million book lovers. Goodreads is a great place to promote your books.

Poets and Writers:  The nation's largest nonprofit serving creative writers.

Solstice:  Solstice Lit Mag is published three times a year and is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to promote diversity of all types in literature and photography.

Writer Unboxed:  About the craft and business of fiction.

"The Writing Life" Blog:  Katey teaches workshops, mentors via correspondence, freelances, and travels for her work. In September 2013, her debut short story collection, Flashes of War, was awarded the Gold Medal Book of the Year in Literary Fiction by the Military Writers Society of America. Currently, Katey is writing a novel set in Afghanistan. She lives in a 1970 Airstream trailer bordering the Pisgah National Forest.