Creative Writing Web Links


The Electronic Poetry Center poets and resources online resources, exercises, poems, contests, etc.

Poetry Daily a new poem every day

The English Server Poetry Collection famous poems online

The Poetry Society of America

Academy of American Poets special exhibits and links to poets online

The Favorite Poem Project nominate your favorite poem

Magnetic Poetry Online

Ekphrastic Poetry

Poetry Writing Prompts



The Personal Essay useful advice and tips

10 Secrets of Successful Memoir Writers a journal devoted to the genre

100 Personal Essay Topic Ideas


Character Sketch as distributed in class; pdf file for download

The Poets and Writers Web Page resources for creative writers from Poets and Writers Magazine

Baby Names and Meanings names for your fictional characters

Victorian Era Names, A Writer’s Guide popular names from the 1840’s-1890’s

Behind the Name: the Etymology and History of Surnames

World Baby Names names from around the world

Most Popular Baby Names By Year Search for popular names from the 1900’s all the way up to now; great for writing historical fiction


Guide to Grammar and Writing

Grammar Handbook Basic information on parts of speech, clauses, and common usage problems


Exercises to Fuel Your Creativity online literature, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, quotations etc.

The Internet Public Library

Writing Corner

Writers Digest online version of popular magazine

101 Best Websites for Writers selected by Writers Digest, 2015, pdf file


Tones TZ’s award-winning literary magazine

Merlyn’s Pen publishes teen writing

Teen Ink publishes teen writing; see their submission guidelines as posted here on this website, or go to their website for further information

Cicada Magazine publishes teen writing

Famous Writers Published in Their Teens be inspired!


List of Contests for Teen Writers

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


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