Writing Resources

Cool Tools and Stuff

The Global Haiku Project—write collaborative haiku with people around the world

Language is a Virus—Great for text manipulation tools. I love the cut-up machine to randomize text and create interesting juxtapositions. The site also offers daily writing prompts and links to various text generators.

TagCrowd–an easy basic word cloud generator. This is great for discovering titles or visualizing trends in a manuscript-in-progress.

Poet Tips— suggestions on what poets you might like based on who you read

Visuwords–fun, interactive thesaurus that gives you a web of synonyms and related phrases

Poetry News in Review–Prairie Schooner edited poetry news

Poets&Writers Daily News

Literary Journals and Rejections Wiki— a list of standard rejection forms by journal, including that journal’s tiered rejections

2021 Literary Magazine Rankings–Clifford Garstang’s ranking of literary magazines based on the Pushcart Prizes

Poets Q&A –Smartish Pace hosts poets answering questions

Sestina Generator—plug in your six end words and it gives you the form

Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Writer’s Digest list of 101 Best Websites for Writers

For Better Verse–Practice scanning a poem’s meter! This site gives you a famous poem. Mark feet in the line, stresses above it, identify meter and rhyme scheme, and then check your answers. 

Eat a Persimmon–Carla Sofia Ferreira’s free chapbook of poetry prompts for high school student, teachers and everyone!



OmmWriter–If you are writing with headphones and miss the click and clack of keystrokes, try “experience one.” Cut and paste your text when you’re done.


Calls for Submissions

New Pages

Literary Mama Calls for Submissions

Trish Hopkinson’s Calls for Submissions

The Review Review

Entropy Magazine’s Where To Submit

Women Arts Literary Grants for Individuals

Directory of Haiku Magazines

Published to Death


Writer Blogs

Better View of the Moon — Karen Craigo

Divedapper — poets interviewed by Kaveh Akbar

Jamie Ford

The Friday Influence — Jose Angel Araguz



Poetry Foundation

Verse Daily

Rattle’s Poets Respond

Poetry Daily


Small Presses

Glass Poetry Press


Literary Journals

Glass: A Journal of Poetry

The Indianola Review

Ranking of Literary Magazines based on 2021 Pushcart Prizes

BookFox Ranking of Literary Journals



Haiku Society of America

Idaho Commission on the Arts

Lambda Literary

Poetry Out Loud



Montana Book Festival

GetLit Festival–Spokane

Storyfort Boise

Dodge Poetry Festival–check out the site for poetry resources and videos of past talks


Additional content coming soon