25 Twitter Accounts to Help You Get Published
We here at the ol’ Online Education Database can’t promise that following these Twitter feeds by periodicals, bloggers, agents, editors, and writers will score you a coveted publishing contract. But we can promise that you’ll more than likely find at least one of them extremely useful when researching the five Ws (and one H) of getting your name out there as an author. And if these don’t work, chances are they link up to a microblog that does. And if that doesn’t work, then the blame probably sits with you.
One of the best routinely released resources for authors provides updated information about the state of the publishing industry, generating ideas, self-editing, and everything else they need to know.
Follow this absolutely essential Twitter feed for all the latest news and trends regarding the publishing world; after all, knowing how it works is half the battle (Disclaimer: It might be a little more or a little less than half).
Media Bistro’s GalleyCat blog (and, of course, accompanying Twitter) focuses on delivering the headlining stories about publishing today and tomorrow. Also probably the next day and the day after that.
She didn’t write THE book on how to get published, but this literary agent wrote A book on how to get published. Head to her Twitter for expert advice regarding the writing and submission process.
Publishing and other media collide in one illuminating resource for writers and wannabe writers trying to make it in the business as it transitions fully into the digital age.
As the co-founder of Writer Beware, this veteran writer knows what her fellow artists need to look out for to prevent being preyed upon by publishing scams.
The Self-Publishing Review posts up advice, reviews, and other resources devoted to helping writers launch their careers autonomously.
New Pages catalogs literary journals looking for submissions, so it would behoove every short-form writer out there to check them out regularly and see what new opportunities pop up.
Like the name says, this is one of the top resources where writers head to find themselves some gigs to launch their careers. It might not be about publishing what they want, but it still provides links to numerous opportunities as well as advice.
Another fully fab resource where writers turn to for advice and publishing news as well as information about what relevant jobs are currently available around the United States.
One of the most popular bloggers on publishing pulls from his extensive experience as a literary agent, author, and social media guru.
Every publishing topic, from DIY to the latest news and trends from the Big Six, receives thorough coverage at the Publishing Talk blog and magazine.
One of the biggest resources for professional and wannabe publishers takes to Twitter to exchange news and views from across the industry.
Booksquare welds technology to publishing and reading and fearlessly picks apart both with the hopes of unveiling the truths behind them.
This St. Martin’s Press editor and literary magazine publicist knows quite a bit about what makes a great submission, so pay attention to her advice and commentary.
Former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers Michael Hyatt offers up tips for authors and other professionals to stand out amongst the millions of other Twitter users. Getting noticed means increasing the chances of a contract, after all!
The New Yorker’s book blog provides thrilling insight into “books that matter” in addition to publishing news and trends.
The Paris Review:
Since 1953, this literary superstar has published interviews with some of the most influential members of the writing world, making it an essential read for hopeful authors looking for a few tips from their favorites.
Digital Book World:
Interested in publishing through more technological means? Visit Digital Book World’s Twitter and network for an in-depth look at the changing shape of publishing through simple strategizing.
AGENT OBVIOUS founder Laurie Abekmeier boasts experience as both an agent and an editor, and her site and social media presence bursts with advice for writers, editors, agents, and publishers alike.
Hear what The Guardian’s team of literary buffs have to say about the latest book releases, today’s most successful writers, and other stories relevant to the bibliophile’s dream industry.
New York Times Books:
Knowledge is power, and while The New York Times can’t hook you up with personalized advice, its respected author interviews, reviews, and news provide opportunities to glean inspiration. Which is knowledge.
L.A. Times Books:
On the other coast sits this essential resource covering reviews and commentaries of the latest releases and news about all the latest publishing goings-on.
Cheryl Klein works as an editor at Scholastic as well as a writer, so she peers into publishing from multiple perspectives.
OK. So she won’t help you get published. But the Grammar Girl’s signature “quick and dirty” advice can help you clean up the errors in your manuscript before submitting it to agents and publishers.
*Today’s article by Online Education Database
Thanks, Monica, but the image wasn’t supposed to be a link. I needed an opening photo and that was the first thing I saw.
Very useful blog. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for this!
I had understood there was a point to Twitter but “got it” more during the election coverage. Still studying.
Btw, Lee, the image of the twitter bird above is only a jpg, doesn’t link to twitter. Just FYI.
Brilliant! Thanks for the great list. Followed all those I wasn’t already following. Gee, I should make sure I’m following you, too…
Great post! Thanks for the advice.
Thank you for these tips, Lee. Much appreciated.
May I have permission to pass them onto a few writers I know?
Thanks…My November Resolution is to embrace Twitter. This is a great start!