Web portals provide convenient one-stop gateways to special interest topics. The world of writing and publishing is no exception, and student and teacher authors of all ages and abilities can find a host of resources online.
This site offers editing services from more than 250 professionals, automating the editing process by providing a virtual gateway to document submission, cost calculations, and editing reports.
- eTeachers Portal.com
Offering practical advice to educators who teach literacy, writing, and English, eTeachers Portal also provides space at Kids on the Net where children can publish their writing; read book reviews and advice from established authors; and explore stories and poems written by peers.
- Google Directory: Blog Publishing
Learn virtually everything there is to know about blog publishing at Google's Blog Publishers directory.
- Inspirational Poetry Online: A Guide to Internet Resources
At this directory of worldwide poetry online, there are resources galore! Find out about poetry events, courses, competitions, and magazines. Read poet biographies and featured poems, learn about the poetry publishing world, and get help at the Help Centre.
This portal provides access to nearly 3,200 theme-based sites offering tips, advice, discussion forums, support communities, and just about any resource a writer could need.
Thinking about having your students start a magazine? When it comes to the business of online magazine publishing, MagazineLaunch has tips on getting started, circulation management, content and design, marketing, and publicity.
- My Paradigm: Online Writing Community
The Paradigm Online Writing Assistant provides writing help in the form of an interactive, menu-driven, everything-you-wanted-to-know free guide to writing.
- NetRead: The Publishing Portal
This commercial site provides Web-based marketing services for publishers, but it also has a free tool called EventCaster to help you get the word out about book signings and literary events (for example, readings).
- Transitions Abroad
At this portal you'll find helpful tips about travel writing from folks who write while they travel. There is also information about working, studying, and living abroad; general book publishing and marketing information; press trip resources; and sample writer's guidelines for print and digital travel magazines.
- Writing-Portal.com Directory
At this no frills directory of nearly 3,000 sites geared toward writing and publishing, you'll find a list of resources organized alphabetically into 26 categories.