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Literary Links A NewPages Guide includes review sites, publishing news, podcasts Image, videos Image, and audio programs Image from literary magazines, book publishers, alternative magazines, universities, and bloggers; these include poetry readings, lectures, author interviews, academic forums, and news.

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AbeBooks Online marketplace for books, fine art and collectibles.

Academy of American Poets Founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry— the producer of Poets.org, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month, Poetry Coalition, and more.

Alberta Magazine Publishers Association sustains a healthy and thriving magazine industry by serving the people who publish, create, print and distribute an uniquely Albertan view of the world

All Lit Up readers of emerging, quirky, and unabashedly Canadian literature can find and purchase the best books this country’s independent publishers have to offer.

AlterNet Books section. AlterNet is an online community that publishes original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources.

American Booksellers Association Helping indie bookstores thrive since 1900.

American Library Association 

Arts & Letters Daily Links to more than 17,000 articles, book reviews, and essays, an archive that adds up to a thinking person’s guide to the world of art and ideas.

ArtsJournal Arts, Culture, Ideas.

Asian American Writers’ Workshop A national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans. 

The Atlantic – Books Expanded books coverage: essays, criticism, fiction, poetry, and recommendations from our writers and editors.

The Authors Guild Supporting working writers and protecting authors’ rights since 1912. Their Calls for Submissions page is here.

AWP – The Association of Writers & Writing Programs AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing. Their writing calendar is here.

Banned and Challenged Books (American Library Association) 

BBC World Book Club The world’s great authors discuss their best-known novel Image

Best American Poetry Blog 

Between The Covers One of the most notable book podcasts for writers and readers around. Today’s best writers in conversation with Host David Naimon Image

Beyond Baroque Foundation Beyond Baroque is one of the United States’ leading independent Literary / Arts Centers and public spaces dedicated to expanding the public’s knowledge of poetry, literature and art through cultural events and community interaction.

Big Other An award-winning online arts and culture magazine, published since 2009. It features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, reviews, essays, interviews, a podcast, and more. Big Other is edited and managed by John Madera.

The Big Read The NEA Big Read exposes people to new genres and ideas and challenges their current tastes in literature

Blog Critics: Books Online magazine covering the arts, culture and society.*

Book Browse Your guide to exceptional books

Book Reporter A place online to talk about your last great read — and find your next one.

Book Riot a direct, honest, fun, and often funny source for knowing what to read and what is new in the worlds of books and comics

Book TV Book TV features programming on a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more.

Book Bub A free service that helps you discover books you’ll love through unbeatable deals, handpicked recommendations, and updates from your favorite authors.

BookFox I help authors write better fiction.

BookLife taps the experience, integrity, and authority of Publishers Weekly to help indie authors.

Booklist (ALA) As the book review journal of the American Library Association, Booklist connects library and education workers to the books and resources needed to support and enrich their communities.

Bookmarked Poetry & Literary Blog from Library of Congress

Booknet Canada a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards, and education to serve the Canadian book industry.

BookPage BookPage highlights the best new books across all genres, as chosen by our editors.

The Bookstore Training Group Interested in owning a bookstore? Start here.

BookTrib BookTrib.com was created as a news source for people who love books, want to find out what’s happening in the book world and love learning about great authors of whom they may not have heard.

Bookwire – Bowker guide to new books

Bookworm – KCRW Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations (archives) Image

Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene poetry, reviews, interviews

Boston Review A political and literary forum, independent and nonprofit since 1975.

Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, and more.

Brooklyn Poets Celebrating and cultivating the poets, poetry and literary heritage of Brooklyn, the birthplace of American poetry.

Button Poetry production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry

BuzzFeed Books Section

Canadian Book Review Annual Online database provides access to more than 30,000 reviews of Canadian-authored books.

Canadian Literature A Quarterly of Criticism and Review

Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar 

Cave Canem Foundation A home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

Center for the Art of Translation Dedicated to finding dazzling new, overlooked, and underrepresented voices, brought into English by the best translators, and to celebrating the art of translation

The Center for Book Arts Promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object

Chicago Alternative Comics Expos (CAKE) a weekend-long celebration of independent comics.

Chicago Reader Books

CHOICE (ALA) Choice supports the work and professional development of academic librarians by providing tools and services that help them become more effective advocates for their patrons.

College Book Art Association Supports and promotes academic book arts education by fostering the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund The CBLDF exists to fight censorship and defend the first amendment rights of comic book professionals and readers throughout the United States.

Comics Online 

The Complete Review A selectively comprehensive, objectively opinionated survey of books old and new, trying to meet all your book review, preview, and information needs.

The Compulsive Reader Reviews of books by some of the hottest writers working today, exclusive author interviews, literary news and criticism.

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] We help independent literary publishers thrive to ensure a vibrant, diverse literary landscape.

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast weekly podcast showcasing leaders in narrative journalism, essay, memoir, documentary film, and radio hosted by Brendan O’Meara Image

Creative Writing EDU Creative Writing Classes, Courses, Workshops, and Degree Programs

Creepy From creator Jon Grilz, a collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Image

CRWROPPS Creative Writing Opportunities

The Daily Vonnegut “Reviews, Interviews, Trivia, and all things Kurt Vonnegut”

Danny Yee’s Book Reviews Over 1500 book reviews, covering all kinds of books —
fiction and nonfiction, with a broad range of genre and subject.

The Drunken Odyssey with John King weekly writing life podcast Image

Electric Lit We are committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious, to elevating new voices, and to examining how literature and storytelling can help illuminate social justice issues

Entertainment Weekly Books

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art We collect, preserve, and present picture books and picture-book illustrations for audiences passionate about children’s literature.

Erica Verrillo – Calls for Submissions Blog 

Essay Daily A space for conversation about essays & essayists, contemporary and not

Facebook Group – Calls for Submissions Public group

Facebook Group – Calls for Submissions (Erica Verillo)  Private group

Favorite Poem Project Dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives, as well as to strengthening communities through the art of poetry.

Federation of BC Writers British Columbia Community of Writers

FiveBooks “The best books on everything”

Freelance Writing – Writing Contests 

From the Fishouse free online showcase of emerging poets reading their work (archives) Image

Full Stop focusing on debuts, works in translation, and small press books

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

FUSE The Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors

Fusion Berklee College of Music’s global art, words & music.

Galleyway Each month we spotlight opportunities for writers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Geraldine R Dodge Poetry Festival  Biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, which features several dozen of our most widely recognized poets alongside newer voices and is recognized as the largest poetry event in North America.

Get Lit Los Angeles-based nonprofit harnesses the power of Spoken Word, technology, and community to ignite student engagement, literacy, and young voices around the globe, launching impassioned futures that contribute to a better world.

Girls at Library literary interviews and book recommendations by a diverse group of women with a passion for reading.

Goodreads “World’s largest site for readers and book recommendations”

Grammar Girl series of five-minute grammar tips hosted by QD Image

The Grinder Brewing your submissions into something useful

The Guardian – Books

H-Net Reviews Online scholarly reviews

Haiku Foundation an indispensable resource for English-language haiku.

Haiku Society of America The HSA has been meeting regularly since its inception and sponsors meetings, readings, publications and contests.

Harriet – Poetry Foundation A literary blog about poetry and related news. News page is here.

How a Poem Happens Contemporary Poets Discuss the Making of Poems (archives)

Huffington Post Books

Hugo House If you love to read or write, there’s a place for you at Hugo House.

The Idea Logical Company Blog from widely acknowledged thought leader Mike Shatzkin about digital change in the book publishing industry.

Independent Book Publishers Association Mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success

The Independent Bookseller Resources, statistics, opportunities, and inspiration
​for independent booksellers

Independent Bookstores Trade Associations – California, Great Lakes, Midwest, Mountains and Plains, New Atlantic, New England, Pacific Northwest, Southern, Canada

Independent Publishers Caucus We formed the Independent Publishers Caucus to foster a sense of community among those dedicated companies helping to keep the written word alive.

IndieBound A Community of Independent Local Bookstores

IndieReader New Authors, Self-Published Books

Indigenous Editors Association a membership organization that was formed by Indigenous editors and publishing professionals in lands claimed by Canada as a mutual support network.

Indigenous Nations Poets In-Na-Po A national Indigenous poetry community committed to mentoring emerging writers, nurturing the growth of Indigenous poetic practices, and raising the visibility of all Native Writers past, present, and future.

Inpress Books UK – The Online Bookstore for Independent UK Publishers

Interesting Literature A Library of Literary Interestingness

offers commentary on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics

Jane Friedman Reports on the book publishing industry and helps authors understand the business.

January Magazine Book, Authors, Entertainment, More

Journal of the Month putting new literary magazines in your mailbox on a regular basis

Just Buffalo Literary Center Mission is to create and strengthen communities through the literary arts.

Just Publishing Advice Practical Advice for Writers and Authors

Kelly Writers House Founded by students, faculty, and staff of University of Pennsylvania, hosting hundreds of public programs and projects throughout the year, Image

Kundiman Dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.

Lambda Literary leader in LGBT book reviews, author interviews, opinion, news.

Largehearted Boy Books & Music Author Playlists. The newsletter Largehearted Ledger is here.

Law and Politics Book Review Sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

Letras Latinas Blog literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

The Letter Review dedicated to assisting writers to get published, performed, and produced.

Library Journal In the 140 years since it was created, Library Journal has been inspired by the belief that libraries transform lives, at every stage of life. 

Library of Congress Poetry & Literature Home The Library of Congress promotes poetry and literature year-round through our online and in-person programs, our honors and prizes, and our ambassadors.

Library Reads LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction.

LibraryThing Enter what you’re reading or your whole library.

Lit Mag News Roundup Substack newsletter from Becky Tuch. Readers receive a bi-weekly newsletter with all the latest goings-on in the world of literary magazines.

Lit Up a podcast about books conducted by Angela Ledgerwood Image

Literacy in Place Where the teaching of reading and writing are grounded in the where of learning.

Literary Hub Lit Hub is a site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books.

The Literary Saloon  Offers opinionated commentary on literary matters, as well as news from and about the complete review, literary news, links, musings, and the occasional tirade. *

Litquake San Francisco’s Literary Festival

Littsburgh celebrating Pittsburgh’s vibrant literary scene.

Locus Online Covering the science fiction and fantasy field since 1968. *

The Loft Literary Center A nonprofit arts organization offering services for readers and writers at every level.

London Review of Books Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas.

Los Angeles Review of Books A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and disseminating rigorous, incisive, and engaging writing on every aspect of literature, culture, and the arts. Image

lyrikline an international database for experiencing the diversity of contemporary poetry.

Magazines Canada – Protects and supports the interests of the Canadian consumer and business media magazine industry.

Mass Poetry – Mass Poetry envisions a world where poetry catalyzes understanding & connection.

Masters Review – What’s New 

McSweeney’s Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Midwest Book Review an organization committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing.

The Millions Our mission is to give our readers something interesting every day and to help them find great books to read.

The Missouri Review Soundbooth audio interviews ImageImage

Mizna A critical platform for contemporary Arab film, literature, and art.

Montreal Review of Books Your source for intelligent conversation about English-language books from Quebec.

The Moth “True Stories Told Live” Image

Motionpoems A project of Todd Boss Originals turning poems into short videos. Image

Moving Poems The best poetry videos on the web Image

MSU Libraries Events, Seminars & Workshops Michigan State University

Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast readings of mystery short stories and novel chapters by local actors. Image

National Book Critics Circle Honoring outstanding writing and fostering a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature since 1974.

National Coalition Against Censorship NCAC is a national non-profit committed to protecting and defending First Amendment and free expression rights, focussing primarily on youth, artists, teachers, activists, curators, journalists and others facing direct censorship issues.

National Public Radio Book section presenting authors reading & discussing new books.

National Undergraduate Literature Conference 

Neon Books Big List of UK Literary Magazines You find other lists of mags and publishers on their blog.

The Nervous Breakdown Online culture magazine, lit community, & indie publisher.

NetGalley We help book advocates and industry professionals discover and recommend books to their audiences. 

New Books Network A consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media.

New Republic Book Reviews

The New Verse News Politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues.

New York Journal of Books Consists of a broad team of reviewers with combined expertise that is unique among exclusively online book reviews.

New York State Literary Tree Created to serve NYSCA-funded organizations with literary programs, their curators, and the poets and writers they present.

New York Times Book Review 

New York Times Book Review Podcast Image

New Yorker Books & Culture 

NewYorker Page-Turner Criticism, contentions, and conversation inspired by books and the writing life.

New Yorker Podcasts  including The Writer’s Voice, Fiction Podcast, Poetry Podcast Image

NewPages Guide to Independent Bookstores Indie bookstores in the U.S. and Canada.

Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore online anthology of nonfiction works about beliefs, myths, and narratives in Southern culture over the last fifty years.

The Open Book Blog A blog on race, diversity, education, and children’s books.

OTHERPPL With Brad Listi. A literary podcast featuring conversations with contemporary authors. Image

The Page “Poetry, essays, language, ideas”

Paris Review The Daily Blog

PBS News Hour Poetry ImageImage

PEN American Center The Freedom to Write

PennSound Center for programs in contemporary writing. Ongoing project of the University of Pennsylvania. Image

Perpetual Folly literature, writing, lit mags, opinion, review.

Poem Elf A blog of poems released from books and sent out into the world.

Poem Hunter Best poems by famous poets all around the world. Downside is the site is full of spam commercials and popups, but once you close those you can read the poems.

Poem Talk Poetry Foundation podcast Image

Poetry 180 A Poem a Day for American High Schools Hosted by Billy Collins. (archive)

The Poetry Archive non-profit producing, acquiring, and preserving recordings of poets reading their work aloud. Image

Poetry Bulletin – Emily Stoddard A project to make poetry publishing friendlier, easier, and more transparent. Tracking 175+ reading periods, with tools to revise and publish your book.

Poetry Center at SFSU One of the most long-lived and nationally renowned literary arts institutions in the United States.

Poetry Centered Podcast Curated selections from the University of Arizona’s voca audiovisual archives. Image

Poetry Daily Our purpose is to provide readers with a window on a very broad range of poetry offered annually by publishers large and small.

Poetry Film Live We want to widen participation, opening doors for anyone eager to learn the craft of weaving words and images into captivating poetry films.

The Poetry Foundation Publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. ImageImage

Poetry International Web An international webzine and a poetry archive put together by a collective body of editors around the world.

The Poetry Question How will you poetry today?

Poetry Society of America The nation’s oldest poetry organization, was founded in 1910. 

Poets.org The Academy of American Poets

Poets & Writers Supporting creative writers since 1970! The classified section is here.

Poets House A national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.

Poets Weave 5-minute weekly program featuring poets reading their own poems. Image

Powell’s Books Blog Keep up on the best new books, timely features, and special offers.

PR Newswire: Books Latest news about books and literature, including fiction, non-fiction, educational and children’s titles.

Practicing Writing Features opportunities and resources for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction from Erika Dreifus.

Previews World Upcoming comics, toys, games, apparel, and related merchandise!

Prisoners Literature Project an inclusive, all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage reading, the pursuit of knowledge, and self-determination among incarcerated people.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Publishers Weekly reviews, bookselling, news. *

Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity 

Publishing Perspectives Online business magazine that covers the trends, people, and companies shaping the global book industry.

The Pushcart Prize The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America.

Quill & Quire Monthly magazine of the Canadian book trade.

Reedsy Blog “A trusted place to learn how to successfully publish your book.” Their list of writing contests is here.

Reluctant Habits Devoted to books, films, arts, technology, culture, politics, and journalism.

RISE Bookselling Upscaling, reinforcing and maximising the capacity and resilience of the European bookselling sector.

The Rumpus We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere. *

Salon – Books

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Our mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Selected Shorts weekly public broadcast radio of several fiction stories around a theme. ImageImage

SFWA – Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association Informs, supports, promotes, defends, and advocates for speculative fiction writers.

Shelf Awareness Publishes two newsletters, one for general readers and one for people in the book business.

Six Questions For… Where editors and publishers discuss writing flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and novels.

Slate Book Review

The Slowdown Podcast Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Image

Small Press Picks recommended fiction titles from small presses.

Smashwords Blog Distributor of indie ebooks.

Spectator USA Books Section

Split This Rock Cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change.

Student Press Law Center promotes, supports and defends the First Amendment and free press rights of student journalists and their advisers.

Tanka Society of America

Telegraph U.K. Books

Three Percent a place for students to present their translations and reviews with a weekly(ish) podcast hosted by Chad W. Post and Tom Roberge Image

Times Literary Supplement (UK)

Trish Hopkinson Writing resources specifically for no fee submission calls, publication tips & poetry news.


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University of Arizona Poetry Center  Connects the University of Arizona with the greater literary community in Tucson and beyond. We have amassed one of the finest and largest print/digital collections of contemporary poetry in America, with an active schedule of acquisitions.

Urban Word Collaborates with over 100 New York City schools and programs annually to provide a wide variety of arts to students in NYC as well as professional development workshops to educators on site in schools and youth organizations.

Unterberg Poetry Center The Poetry Center is where the community connects — through the voice of literature — to history and to what Tony Kushner has called “the clamorous, contentious, vital present moment.”

Virtual Memories Show monthly podcast about books with author interviews Image

Vulture Books Section

Washington Independent Review of Books A nonprofit website dedicated to book reviews and writing about the world of books.

Washington Post book reviews, news

We Are Bookish We Are Bookish is the editorial blog for NetGalley members, presenting an independent voice to highlight books and a bookish lifestyle. 

We Need Diverse Books Advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

Where to Submit – Heavy Feather Review 

Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University Promotes educational and artistic opportunities for emerging and established poets and poetry audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Winning Writers 

Winston-Salem Writers helping writers improve their craft and realize their goals.

Women Writers, Women’s Books an online journal dedicated to encouraging & promoting the visibility of women writers.

Woodland Pattern Book Center Dedicated to the discovery, cultivation, and presentation of poetry, independent literature, and the arts.

The Word Our mission is to promote voices from underserved communities and diverse backgrounds, to honor the stories of those who have faced adversity and injustice, and to provide a sanctuary space where these groups will see themselves in literature.

WOW! Women On Writing Free eZine that promotes the communication between women writers and readers.

Write Minded a weekly podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life.

Writer Beware A publishing industry watchdog group.

Writers and Company The home of CBC Books, Canada Reads. ImageImage

Writer’s Digest Writers helping writers improve their craft, achieve their goals and recognize their dreams—since 1920.

WritersCast interviews, readings, and discussions with writers. Image

Writers in Conversation featuring some of today’s best writers reading from their work and talking about their writing lifestyle Image


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Youth Speaks We create spaces that challenge youth to develop and amplify their voices as creators of societal change.

Zine Festivals and Small Press Fairs collection of zine fairs, festivals, DIY and small press related events

3 Quarks Daily We present eight to twelve interesting items from around the web each day, in the areas of science, design, literature, current affairs, art, politics, philosophy, and anything else we deem inherently fascinating, including a daily poem chosen by our poetry editor, Jim Culleny.

49 Writers Nurturing emerging and established writers in a place increasingly recognized as a home to literary excellence.

826 Valencia A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their writing skills.