Marketing and Career Resources:
The Publishing Process Overview- Lucienne Diver
Writing Retreat in a Box- Blair Thornburgh: A video writing course. You’ll learn how to write more, better, and more fulfilling work; how to put your writing time to good use—whether it’s 10 minutes or 10 hours; how to uncover what truly moves and inspires you, and connect it to everything you write; and even how to stab a sword into the black heart of anxiety and imposter syndrome.
Prose and Storytelling Resources:
Starting Out in the Industry:
Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Posts by agent Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary Management. This blog in particular contains a wealth of information and blunt advice for writers.
Rachelle Gardner: Posts by Rachelle with Books and Such Literary Agency. Many of these posts contain enormously helpful information on the daily life of a successful author- taxes, social media, and the changing publishing landscape are all covered.
Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents Blog featuring new agent alerts, “How I Got Published” stories, conference/event spotlights, and author interviews.
Publishing Crawl: authors and industry professionals who blog about all things writing, publishing, and books.
The Oral History Podcast: Each episode tackles a tough topic about sexual content in books, like first times, cheating, body image, and illicit relationships. The podcast offers book recommendations, asks tough questions, and works through the content from frank, sex-positive, feminist perspectives. Sponsored by The Booklist Reader, a book blog from the American Library Association's Booklist Publications.
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom. Her unorthodox vision helped create such classics as Goodnight Moon, Charlotte's Web, Where the Wild Things Are, Harold and the Purple Crayon, and The Giving Tree.
On Writing Inclusively:
Disability in Kidlit: dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature.
Writing with Color: a blog dedicated to writing and resources centered on racial & ethnic diversity.
The Gay YA: dedicated to everything LGBTQIA+ in YA
Diversity in YA- founded by Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon
Rainbow Book List: created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. An annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content
Writing in the Margins: pairs an emerging author from a marginalized social group with an experienced editor or traditionally published author to work closely on preparing an unpublished manuscript to submit for publication. Also includes a sensitivity readers for hire database.
How To Disable Your Text: A blog dedicated to helping aspiring writers create disabled characters and write about disability with care and respect