Here’s a quick round-up of writers’ resources I recently pointed to on Twitter that have proven popular retweets:
My How to find grants for writers contains links to both US and Australian foundations and funding bodies and was my most popular tweet of last week, followed by the brilliant
Poets & Writers resource Top Ten Topics for Writers which has a bounty of practical advice covering topics ranging from copyright and getting an agent, to publishing and promoting your book, as well as exhaustive lists of writers conferences, creative writing contests, MFA programs and literary journals.
A detailed list of 2012 events from the membership organization Writers’ Conferences and Centers.
If you have a more global outlook, consider res artis, the worldwide network of artist residencies, representing more than 400 centers and organisations in over 70 countries. You can search by country, duration of residency, discipline (111 in Literature alone), whether or not artists’ expenses are paid, and whether or not companions are allowed.
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One last tip: if you’re a writer and a regular user of Twitter, you should be following publishing guru Jane Friedman’s list Best Tweets for Writers. It saves me a lot of time and I’m sure I’m not alone. Thanks Jane!