101 Best Websites for Writers

We are pleased to announce that our site has again been named as one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” in the newest issue of Writer’s Digest (May/June 2020).

This annual list, now in its 22nd year, is a great resource. This year’s collection has 40 new additions (which makes it even nicer to continue to be included). It’s organized into ten categories with our site in the category of “Genre/Niche” under the subheading of “Spiritual.”

I scour many of the sites in this list already, most by using an RSS reader. It is truly remarkable how much great material is available with the click of a few keys.

Included in this year’s list are a few of our friends!

  • Fight Write by Carla Hoch. (She is a client and her book Fight Write came out from Writers Digest recently. If you write fiction that has fight scenes, you need this book!
  • Go Teen Writers hosted by Jill Williamson, Stephanie Morrill, and Shannon Dittemore (Jill is one of the authors for Enclave Publishing).
  • The Kill Zone hosted by 11 top writers, including James Scott Bell who posts once a week.
  • The Write Conversation hosted by Edie Melson, author and co-director of the Blue Ridge Christian Writers conference. Many wonderful writers from our industry contribute every day.
  • Author Media by Thomas Umstattd, Jr. who hosts our Christian Publishing Show podcast every Tuesday.

Other great sites include those from Jane Friedman, Joanna Penn, Writer Unboxed, and many more. Writers Digest does not post the list online for free. You have to subscribe to the magazine or buy the individual issue, which you can do at this link for $6.99 (price is current as of this writing). But it may be worth the investment to create your own catalog of must-read blogs, sites, and resources.


5 Responses to 101 Best Websites for Writers

  1. Lyvita May 23, 2020 at 7:46 am #

    I am so happy that Writer’s Digest has included Thomas Umstattd and Joanna Penn. I listen to them regularly. The information they provide through their podcasts has helped me tremendously as an indie writer and publisher. And Steve, thanks for keeping me abreast of the bookselling industry because your blogs, are insightful.

  2. Roberta Sarver May 23, 2020 at 11:47 am #

    Congratulations! I’m glad to see the good news.

  3. leanrogers@aol.com May 24, 2020 at 8:45 pm #

    is it pointless to sent now since you said on the podcast you were knee deep in manuscripts?

    • Steve Laube May 25, 2020 at 5:18 pm #


      I’ve been knee-deep in proposals and mansucripts for nearly 30 years.

      Nothing has changed or is any different today.

      As of this afternoon there are over 300 proposals in the queue, a combination of physical and email submissions.

      And that does not include any of my client’s submissions. I don’t count those as unsolicited.

  4. Tanya Wilson December 12, 2021 at 7:16 pm #

    Glad i found your site from a link posted on Christian Book Store site. Im Tanya Wilson, published author of “Living The Mango-licious Life: Sips & Tips on Surving & Thriving Beyond Seasons of Adversity”
    Im a new author still learning the book industry and would love to explore methods to get my book in Christian book stores. Thanks for any tips you can offer. Tanya

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