Kathy Kubik


Resources for Writers & Artists

826 Chicago

A Writer's Group - Joan's blog and Sweethearts of the Rodeo writing group

Absolute Write

Assoc. of American University Presses

Authors Den

Beach Poets

Bibliophilia -  an online members-only writers’ workshop where critique is exchanged, a place for writers and readers of all interests and skill levels. Registration is free and works are private, with copyrights remaining with the authors.


Celebration of Women Writers

CHICAGO POETRY.COM - the center of Chicago's cyberspace poetry

Chicago Writes


Critique Circle

Duotrope's Digest
, a wonderful submission tracker and market listing

Editor Unleashed

Funds for Writers, a great resource listing grants, contests and more.

Funky Dog Publishing

Golden Pencil

Grants: Writing & Translation


Illinois Arts Council

Illinois State Poetry Society

Ink in my Coffee - a writer's blog

Juniper Press

Link Tiles

Literary Encyclopedia

Literary Ezines and Journals

Literary Marketplace

Literary Saloon

Literary Traveler

LitLine, includes listing of Illinois writers

Lit Mag Central

Media Bistro

Midwest Book Review

The Monster Whisperer - Taming the Day Job Monster and other Monsters!

NaNoWriMo - national novel writing month

NaNoFiMo - national novel finishing month

Nebraska Center for Writers, a great resource for writers with information, advice and links

New York Times Books

The Next Big Writer

Outsider Writers

Persist and Publish Novel Study Group Website

The Poetry Center of Chicago

Poetry Society of America

Poets & Writers

Preditors & Editors

Press 53

Puddinhead Press

SPAWN: Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network

Star Wallpaper

Weekend Novelist

Westmont Area Friends of the Arts

WOMAN MADE GALLERY supports and cultivates the diverse contributions of women artists.

Writer Beware

Writers Net

Writer's Toolkit

Writers Write

Zona Rosa

Writing Retreats!

Alliance of Artists Community Websites

Berkshires Travel Planner
- there are a few writing retreats in the Berkshires.

Get Thee To a Writer's Colony - a great article by Edward Gauthier about how to apply for, and attend a writing retreat.

Poets & Writers
listing of conferences and residencies

Ragdale Foundation

Shaw Guides of writing retreats.

Windbreak House - writing retreats for women.

Writers' Resource Center - includes listings of retreats

Writing Retreats with Meditation