Helpful Links

Here you’ll find a collection of links leading to other blogs, websites, sources, etc. that are relevant to English and writing. Suggestions are welcome.

Ball State Department of English – Ball State English’s official website provides students with degree information and course descriptions, as well as general information about the department.

Visual Catalog – The Visual Catalog is a website where students can browse upcoming courses and view the time/dates, professors, and course description. Students can search courses by area or level to find exactly what they are interested in.

The Writing Center – The Writing Center is where students, faculty, and staff at Ball State turn for writing support. If you are working on a writing project and looking for individualized feedback, you can make an appointment for a free one-on-one tutoring session. For additional information, follow their blog.

The Broken Plate – The official website for Ball State’s national, undergraduate-run literary magazine.

Digital Literature Review – The DLR is an academic journal edited, produced, and published by undergraduate students partnered with the English Department at Ball State. Their goal is to showcase the valuable contributions of hardworking, creative students from all over the world.

Midwest Writers Workshop – MWW offers 35+ different instructional sessions with top quality faculty during their three-day program on everything from fiction to nonfiction, marketing, and ways to get your creative juices flowing.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) – If this site is not your go-to for citing sources in the assembly line of research papers you’re cranking out, it should be.

Dear English Major – Created by a former creative writing major, this blog is a place for current or recently graduated English students to gain knowledge and a sense of direction regarding their careers. A big part of this includes featuring stories from people who are pursuing writing and editing careers. What’s the difference between copywriting and marketing? Check out this website to see.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs – Features a wealth of resources for writers, including a searchable database for grad programs in Creative Writing.

Writing Forward – Named in 2009 as one of the best web sites for writers, this site is all about aiding writers from various genres, such as creative nonfiction, fiction, screenwriting, and journal writing. Writing Forward also provides writing prompts to help spark ideas.

Community of Literary Magazines and Presses – The CLMP provides a detailed directory of literary magazines and presses, providing writers with the information they need to choose the right publisher for their work.

Newpages.com –  New Pages reviews literary magazines and posts calls for submissions and contest deadlines on their blog, which you can subscribe to through an RSS feed.

Duotrope’s Digest – Duotrope is a database of literary magazines and presses that publish poetry and fiction. This tool can be used to track your submissions to markets as well as find out acceptance and rejection statistics, response time, submission guidelines, and the markets’ websites.

CRWROPPS-B –  This group posts calls for submissions and contest information for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Subscribe to daily digest or receive individual posts. An average of 3-5 new calls for submissions each day!

Poets & Writers –  Newsletter that announces new literary magazines and contests, as well as featuring a site that has great news, tools, and information regarding all things writerly.

Writer Unboxed – A great blog for aspiring fiction writers. Full of interviews with authors and other members of the industry along with advice, anecdotes, and fun miscellanea.

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