Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Most Epic List of Blogs Ever!

Remember when we promised we'd provide an epic list of blogs and blog resources from our blogging panel at SCBWI Poconos? it is! And this list IS crazy!

Because there are four of us, we follow a lot of blogs, and yet we can't possibly even come close to listing them all. (Check our profiles for the complete list.) Also, my brain could only handle a certain amount of linkage before it wanted to explode.

So this isn't at all a final list and if we didn't mention your own awesome blog, please please please pimp your blog in the comments section, or pimp a friend's blog who is awesome. So be sure to check the comments for more awesome. We love finding great blogs and just couldn't possibly list them all or anywhere near that, but here's a pretty awesome list for you.

Query Critiques/Advice

KT Literary ("About My Query" feature)

Query Shark

Miss Snark (archives)

Evil Editor

Agent Blogs
(super incomplete -- check out the last list in the post for sites with more linkage)

Dystel and Goderich

Suzie Townsend

Nathan Bransford

Kristin Nelson

Rachelle Gardner

Janet Reid

Mark McVeigh

Sara Crowe

Jill Corcoran

Elana Roth

Book Bloggers

The Story Siren

Bloody Bookaholic

Books By Their Cover

Bookworming in the 21st Century

Edge of Seventeen

Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

Mindful Musings

Persnickety Snark

Presenting Lenore

Reverie Book Reviews


Steph Su Reads

The Bookologist

The Compulsive Reader

The O.W.L. (middle grade reviews)

The Page Flipper

Tynga's Reviews

Aspiring/Debut Writers

Between Fact and Fiction

Kiersten Writes

Myra McEntire

Elana Johnson

Hey! Teenager of the Year

Lisa and Laura Write

Literary Rambles (fantastic agent spotlights!)


See Heather Write

Sarah With a Chance

Shannon Whitney Messenger

The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler

The Insanity of Writerhood

The Secret Adventures of Writer Girl

Writing It Out

Writer Musings (has great advice)

Writing Advice

The Other Side of the Story

Market My Words

Help! I Need a Publisher

The Blood-Red Pencil

Lisa Gardner's Writers' Toolbox

Industry Knowledge/Anonymous Publishing Professionals


Guide to Literary Agents blog (has a long list of links in the left sidebar)

Alice's CWIM Blog

Editorial Anonymous

Editorial Ass

The Rejectionist

Pimp My Novel

Getting Past the Gatekeeper blog

Jacket Whys


Group Blogs

Blue Rose Girls

Books, Boys, Buzz

MTV Books

2010: A Book Odyssey


The Novel Girls

YA Highway

The YA 5

The Elevensies

Blogs with Helpful Lists of Other Blogs -- Agents, Editors, Authors, Book Bloggers, etc.

The YA Book Blog Directory

Kidlitosphere Central

Agent Query

I think we will periodically update this list to include more, but at the moment, temporary brain explosion!


  1. Great list! I have found some new resources to check out. I especially like the YA Blog Directory. Anyone know of a MG Blog directory? (or for that matter, it'd be awesome to get a directory for every genre)

  2. Thanks for linking to my blog! You rock. And I am off to check out the ones I am unfamiliar with...

  3. Could I be added to your aspiring/debut list? My first MG comes out Sept 2011.


  4. Great list! I will be bookmarking!

    I'd love it if you'd add my blog. It's pretty new, but I'm very dedicated to it and I'd love if more people knew how to find it! :)

  5. I'm a long time follower of your blog. Love it. And love the list. Wonder if I could also be added as a debut author? Dogsled Dreams comes out January 2011.

  6. Im glad you're all enjoying the list and once my brain finishes exploding from all the linkage, you all got it! I will include everyone who asks.

  7. Frankie et al,

    Thank you so much for this! I have spent the last hour reading through / contacting book reviewers. This is golden.


  8. What a great resource! Thanks for sharing!

  9. recognise a few you got there really good list :P

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  11. For the Query Critiques/Advice list: Jodi Meadows was the slush reader for an agent for a while, and she does the Query Project every Saturday. She puts her comments in-line like Query Shark. Her insights are great.


  12. Awwww! I made the blog list!! *dances* Thanks guys! I'll have to check out some of the aspiring writers.

  13. Thanks for posting this. I follow some of the same ones as you and am going to check out some of the ones I don't know of.

  14. thanks for the linky love! :D I keep doubling checking to make sure I'm not seeing things ;P

  15. wow! i'm so thrilled that you linked my blog and the YA directory! thanks so much! i am definitely going to have to check out the ones that i haven't heard of! fantastic!

  16. Great list girls! And thanks for including us! I'm going to send this to our writing class. I'm sure they'll find the list of industry blogs very helpful! You guys rock!

  17. What a great list!
    And thank you so much for including my blog *Happy Dance*

    You might wanna take a look at Abigail's blog at she is really awesome!

  18. That's a great resource! I'd love Plotting and Scheming to be added to your aspiring writer list.

    Dawn Simon

  19. Awesome list! I will definitely keep this bookmarked!

    Here is my blog:

  20. Another treasure to add to the trove! Thanks again for providing such a great resource for all of us. One omission though. I was surprised not to see Cynsations listed.

    Talk about treasure troves. Book reviews, agent interviews, author interviews, announcements of readings, conferences, etc., this website/blog is chock full of great information. Sara Crowe alerted me to it at last year's Poconos retreat. It was the most helpful website as I started sending out queries last spring (even if I found my own agent through different channels).

  21. What an awesome list. I've discovered a few new blogs. Thank you for including me!

  22. Hey! Hey! That's my name up there :) Thanks for including me, guys!!! :)

    And AWESOME list. I had most of these, but there's a few I'm going to need to start following, stat!

  23. how fantastic! i am also a first time novelist (historical fiction with touchstone, simon and schuster) and am so pleased to have found your blog! you might also want to tell aspiring writers to check out any agents they are querying on goodreads. my agent writes extensive reviews and it really can give anyone querying a good idea of her taste!

  24. OMG Amazing. It's fantastic to have this resource to reference forever! Thanks for taking all the time to compile it!

  25. EPIC list is right, OMG!

    Please post my HeyWriters! blog to inspire us and keep us going. You four inspired me at the Pocono retreat thjis year. Thanks!


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