Tools & Tips for Writers

The Grinder: The grinder is a submission tracker and market database for writers of fiction. Use their extensive and powerful search engine to find a home for your work. With new features being added periodically we hope to provide a permanent and stable home for your submission tracking.

DuotropeDuotrope 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.

WritersMarket: Find places to sell your writing, whether you’ve got a book, manuscript, or article idea. Manage your submissions with our easy-to-use record keeping tools.

Grammarly: An instant grammar check.

Luciferous Logolepsy: A collection of over 9,000 obscure English words

English Idioms:’s Idiom & Idiomatic Expressions.

Word Roots: Quick Reference to Root Words & Prefixes.

The Annual Raymond Carver Short Story Contest: The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2000 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world. The contest opens each year April 1 – May 15 and winners are published in the following fall issue in October.


Writer Meetups and Groups


The New York Writing Club




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