Writers Digest bring out an annual list of the best websites for writers, I have four you may find useful. I have added 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 lists here:
I thought I would highlight a few that I thought looked useful:
29. Agent Query agentquery.com
Search this free database of more than 900 literary agents and what they’re cur- rently seeking.
44. The Market List marketlist.com
Writing mystery, young adult, fantasy or other category fiction? This invaluable site specializes in market listings and resources for genre writers of all sorts
56. Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog jwikert.typepad.com
O’Reilly Media publisher and general manager Joe Wikert shares experience- based predictions on the future of print publishing and online media to help you position yourself for success.
59. Publetariat publetariat.com
Founded by April L. Hamilton (author of The Indie Author Guide, from WD Books), Publetariat is one of the leading online communities and news hubs spe- cifically for self-published authors and small presses. Check out the “Publish” section, which offers helpful articles on getting your work out there.
62. Resources for Children’s Writers resourcesforchildrenswriters.com
Author and editor Rachelle Burk shares links to hundreds of articles for children’s writers, covering every- thing from craft tips to publishing advice to strategies for networking with other authors.
95 Writers-Networks writers-network.com
Poets and writers are invited to join this free community to share work, get feed- back and discuss writing-related topics. Members can also participate in contests and live chats, and earn points (the site’s currency system, redeemable for ad space or special contest entry “fees”) for reviewing others’ works.
92. National Novel Writing Month nanowrimo.org – my personal favourite challenge
Join more than 250,000 writers annu- ally and take part in the NaNoWriMo marathon by cranking out a 50,000- word novel in November. (Also offered: Camp NaNoWriMo, which hosts smaller versions of the challenge in July and August.) This site helps you track your book’s progress with its online word counter, and connects you with other participants for support.