Some On Line Writing Contests and Other Info for Writers


Some On Line Writers’ Contests

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award page

          Next contest closes ~ Jan-Feb 2015

NAESP Children’s Book of the Year Contest

          Next contest closes ~ March 2015

Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society 

          Next contest closes ~ April 15, 2015

The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competion

          Next contest closes October 31st, 2014.

          (Note that entries must be received by mail by this date.)

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future First Novel Award

          Next contest closes November 01, 2014.


On Line Writers’ Groups 

Absolute Write

A forum that’s a great resource.

Stephie Smith’s Contest Chart for Writers

Writers and Poets Writing Contests

LovetoKnow Freelance Writing contests

Canadian Authors’ Association

A List of Online Writers’ Contests


Websites Listing Agents

The Writers’ Union of Canada

Writers Service:


Help for Query Letters

Query Shark

This is a website by an agent, Janet Reid, where you can send your query letter and it will be critiqued online

Guide to Literary Agents’ Editor’s Blog

This is a website by Chuck Sambuchino. At the bottom of this website there are some really good links.

Getting Started Writing:

Author, Tamara Pierce:

There are some good tips on this website about how to get started writing (how she chooses characters, etc.)

There are several places that list really good websites for writers.

Critique Circle




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