Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pub Life: 20 Websites & Blogs You Shouldn't Miss

Before I started seriously pursuing publication, I sent out a truly horrible query letter.  I broke every rule in the book without even realizing it.  To this day, the sight of that first query letter makes me cringe. Sound familiar? We've all been through the newbie phase at one point or another.  Industry blogs & websites are one of the best resources for learning how to take your writing career to the next level.  Here is a list of some of the great blogs and websites I've used.  They've provided invaluable tips and information for learning more about the industry. They've also helped me become a better writer.

There are so many other wonderful online resources for writers.  What other publishing blogs/websites do you follow?

Industry Blogs & Websites
Absolute Write
Galley Cat
Lit Reactor
NA (New Adult) Alley
Publisher's Weekly
Writer's Digest
Writer Unboxed
YA Lit Chat

Literary Agent Blogs
Jennifer Laughran (Andrea Brown Literary Agency)
Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency)
Rachelle Gardner (Books & Such Literary Agency)

Query/Submission Blogs & Websites
Agent and Editor Wishlist
Agent Query
Literary Rambles
Query Shark
Query Tracker

Writer/Editor Blogs
Rachel Russell
The Bookshelf- Kate Brauning
The Daily Dahlia- Dahlia Adler
The Inbetweeners

Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romance and Young Adult thrillers.  Her New Adult debut, I SEE LONDON…, will be released by Harlequin (HQN) in January 2014, followed by a sequel later in the year.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.  You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook or on her own website.


  1. I've cut back on the industry blogs that I follow, but that's not saying much. I still have to read them for my QT Publishing Pulse posts. :)

    Great round up, Chanel.

    1. Thank you! And thanks for all of your hard work with QT!

  2. Awesome round-up, Chanel! I love this. What a great reference tool.