7 Writing Newsletters You Should Subscribe to

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Sure, emails can be annoying. Filling up your inbox every day with dozens of promotions and marketing content isn’t ideal. However, you may want to reconsider when it comes to writing newsletters.

Newsletters often contain valuable resources that can help you improve your craft, find publication opportunities, and even pin down your next read. Being selective and choosing ones that are relevant to you and your goals can make a full inbox exciting instead of dreadful.

For this post, I’ve put together a list of seven writing newsletters you can subscribe to for valuable resources and information. Let’s get to it!

1. P&W Weekly Update

Poets & Writers is an excellent writing resource site. It includes databases of literary magazines, small presses, agents, MFA programs, and more:

The Poets & Writers homepage.

The P&W Weekly Update newsletter provides the latest literary happenings, job listings, publication opportunities, and more right to your inbox every Thursday. If you’re looking to start a new career or struggle with finding the right homes for your work, this little publication could help.

2. Submishmash Weekly

Submittable is one of if not the most popular submission software for literary magazines, presses, and more. Submishmash Weekly is its corresponding email newsletter:

The Submittable homepage.

Each weekly email includes some literary news, a list of upcoming submission opportunities, as well as reading and podcast recommendations. It’s a nice update regardless of whether you’re looking to publish a piece or if you’re just on the hunt for some new media.

3. The Write Life

The Write Life publishes articles on craft, blogging, freelancing, and more to help writers excel. It also offers plenty of advice for both traditional and self-publishing:

The Write Life homepage.

The Write Life’s weekly email newsletter collects the top posts from the past seven days and delivers them right to your inbox. Whether you’re trying to write a novel or hoping to boost your freelancing career, you’ll find handy resources here.

4. Writer’s Digest

Especially if you’re feeling stuck, writing prompts can be a useful tool to spur your work forward. Writer’s Digest provides plenty of them, as well as tutorials, webinars, contests, and other resources:

The Writer's Digest homepage.

Catering to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays, the Writer’s Digest email newsletter includes prompts, craft and publication tips, and recent posts. Plus, you can always check their website for chances to enter writing competitions.

5. PW Daily

As a writer, staying on top of publication news can help you navigate the industry when it comes time to market your work to agents and editors. To that end, tuning in to Publisher’s Weekly is wise if you want to advance your writing career:

Publisher’s Weekly has several writing newsletters you may be interested in. The PW Daily reports on recent sales, personnel moves, and more. However, be ready for a lot of reading if you sign up for these emails. They’ll arrive in your inbox every Monday – Friday.

6. PW Tip Sheet

Another Publisher’s Weekly writing newsletter you may want to check out is the PW Tip Sheet:

The PW Tip Sheet newsletter.

It includes upcoming book releases, editor’s top picks, author interviews, essays, and more. This is ideal for anyone looking for reading recommendations or who wants to keep up with the latest happenings in the publishing world.

7. FundsforWriters

While we’d all love to sit around and pluck away at our keyboards all day, the truth is that we each have to keep the lights on somehow. FundsforWriters attempts to help its subscribers do both:

The FundsforWriters homepage.

This popular weekly writing newsletter and blog includes myriad opportunities to make money with your writing. Whether you’re looking for a grant, contests with cash prizes, or some other chance to make writing your career, you’ll likely find help here.

Conclusion

There’s no doubt that too many emails can become annoying. However, when you subscribe to writing newsletters, you’re signing up to receive valuable information you might actually be able to use – not just another batch of promotions.

Here are seven writing newsletters you might want to consider:

  1. P&W Weekly Update
  2. Submishmash Weekly
  3. The Write Life
  4. Writer’s Digest
  5. PW Daily
  6. PW Tip Sheet
  7. FundsforWriters

If you want even more writing advice and book recommendations, make sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter, too!

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Molly Tyler
Molly Tyler

Molly received her B.A. in English in 2016, and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 2019. She now works full time writing blog posts and web copy for small businesses.

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