Maintained by David Hoover at NYU.
A comprehensive listing of calls for conference papers, special-topic journal issues, collections of essays, etc. Emphasis is mainly on literary studies and theory, across a broad range of subspecialties.
Great comprehensive list of resources for all the humanities.
A non-profit independent press and literary arts association, Spartanburg-based Hub City publishes local writers, provides both a virtual and real community for South Carolina writers, and has become a national model for community-based writers programs all over the nation.
Contests, grants, projects, events... if it has to do with the South Carolina literary scene, you can get the scoop here.
A statewide organization that promotes and celebrates the reading, writing, and performing of poetry in South Carolina. Sponsors a number of workshops, retreats, and contests for poets.
A literary arts organization serving both new and established writers, the SCWW hosts a major writers conference every fall in Myrtle Beach, and the SCWW website, with its blogs, chatrooms, and online publication of members work, is a great place to connect with other writers.
A free, searchable database of literary agents.
An incredibly comprehensive list of places to publish your work, updated daily, plus lots of nifty data and search tools, and the option of creating your own submissions log make this site indispensable.
A crash course in the hows, whys and wherefores of getting published.
A venerable, nearly indispensable resource for writers looking to publish their work in any genre.
Ever had a great idea for a novel but struggled to get it off the ground? The folks at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) will happily hold your feet to the fire.
Need a prompt to get you started? How about 340 million of them?
Is your muse being cranky today? If so, butter it up with a writing prompt from this clever site, which allows you to tailor your prompt to your mood, your interests, etc.
"I'll be damned," says one USC MFA student in creative writing, "if this blog post of his isn't the best thing I ever saw for advice on how to submit material to agents and decipher/handle their replies."
One of the best publishing/media-related sites out there. Keep up with all the latest industry news, find out about journalism and freelance gigs, and network with other writers from around the world.
Want to find a contest? A comprehensive resource for info on conferences, contests, advice, jobs, etc. for creative writers.
A great comprehensive compendium of all things literary.
Feeling down about all those rejection slips? Take heart by dipping into this blog by an assistant at a big literary agency, who writes about the many manuscripts (95% of whats submitted to her) that she rejects... and then take note of the tips she offers about how to get your work out of the reject pile.
Tips, articles, interactive Q&A, prompts, online writing critiques, blogs, and more from one of the nations leading publications for writers of all stripes.
Academic Discussion Groups and Internet News Groups
An extremely valuable resource, but must be accessed via the library because it's a licensed site. Click here to log in through Thomas Cooper.
Online editions of Shakespeare, Spenser, and many others.
Affiliated with NCA; strong argumentation and debate focus.
Convention held in May; paper proposals due early November.
Convention held in November; paper proposals due early February. The NCA Newsletter, Spectra, contains conference announcements and job postings.
Sponsors Rhetoric Society Quarterly, biennial conference.