Resource List: 40+ Sites For Writers

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We’ve complied a list of 40+ sites where writers can publish their work without needing to have their own website.

Over the next month or so, we’ll post to all the sites on this list to see which ones it’s actually worth taking the time to submit your content to.

We decided to include some older sites, such as, EzineArticles and to see how they compare with some of the newer sites for writers.
We’ve divided the sites into two categories:

  • Articles sites - non-fiction article writing
  • Creative writing sites – poetry, short stories, screenplays etc..

There are a couple of sites on the list where you can write articles along with creative writing, such as, and We’ve included these in the creative writing section.

We thought the most valuable thing a writer can receive is feedback on their work, so, we’ll look at the number of comments each article/story/poem receives to determine what sites it’s worth submitting your content to.

Although you don’t need your own website to write for these sites, we’ll also look at the traffic your own website can expect to attract from each site.

If there are any other factors you think we should include then please leave them in the comments section at the end of this article.

Also, if you know of any other sites where you can submit your own written content that are not on this list then please leave a link in the comments section below.

Article Writing


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If you are tired of having to read publishers’ minds for query letters that get ignored or if you want to break into freelancing but don’t have a body of clips to show yet, Helium’s Marketplace is for you. is great place for communication, discussions, meeting new friends, liberalizing, getting famous on the web, making posts on YST and earning money from Google AdSense ad rotations!
AC invites you to participate. Contribute content on any topic you choose, get discovered by a new audience and even earn payments.
Welcome to HubPages, where you can easily publish information on a topic you love to write about.
Create a “lens” on any topic
A social network that puts 100% ad revenue in your pocket. We’ve built the tools for you to share your videos, photos, and blogs. Your place to make friends, earn money, network and more.
Xomba is an online community for people to share ideas, make friends and get paid to write. Xomba has been designed for people looking for information and aspiring writers who are trying to get published.
You may create interesting content on any topic, in any language, and in any media format. You can submit articles you have written, videos and pictures you have shot, and podcasts or original music that you have recorded.
Oondi is a place for writers to publish their work, without having to worry about anything else. This allows them to focus on the writing itself instead of having to build a website, find visitors, find a reliable host, monetizing the traffic and so on. Readers get free and easy access to all this information.
Scribd is a Silicon Valley startup creating technology that makes it easy to share documents online. You can think of Scribd as a big online library where everyone can publish original content, including you!
Let us distribute your article to hundreds more quality articles directories like this one.
We’re looking for passionate people to write interesting articles that stir the reader’s emotions. It must come from your heart and it should make your readers feel more hopeful, connected, thankful and better about life in general. Engage your readers. Inspire them and leave them with a valuable lesson in the end.
Expert Authors & Writers are able to post their articles to be featured within the site.
Business owners, want to promote your business or Web site? Establish yourself as an expert in your industry by submitting articles in your area of expertise.

Creative Writing

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Gather is a place where you can share what inspires you. Meet others whose interests overlap with your own, or learn something new. Your unique voice will be heard through the articles, images, or video you publish on the very things you know and love.
Share Your Poems, Short Stories, and Novels with the world.
Poetry community site.
Collaborative writing site. is a website that promotes excellent writing. anyone can sign up and write. the community votes on the best content.
Upload your writing in minutes, receive peer feedback from other writers, poets, authors, then get your work published out there in the real world.
Free international poetry community
Writing forums
The idea behind Great Writing is simple; sign up, submit a piece of creative writing, and allow others to offer advice and constructive criticism. This is supported by a general discussion area where you can promote your work, ask questions about all aspects of writing and publishing, or just chew the fat with friends.
publish your short stories, poems, articles and book chapters for review and critique.
Writing community for women
one of the fastest growing writing communities on the web
Protagonize is a creative writing community dedicated to the (nearly) lost art of the addventure, a type of collaborative interactive fiction. One author writes a story, and others post branches to it in different directions. The result is an organic, evolving story where everyone can participate.
We are a free creative writing community. Register for free to submit your writing. Talk to fellow users to grow & critique each other as writers.
GS Poetry is a poetry-social networking community where poets and poetry fans can read, submit and perform poetry. We have 20 categories to choose from to submit poems, upload audio recordings and create collaborative works. Registered members can submit, rate, comment and rank poems.
Sky-Tribe is a Writing Community for lovers of Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Urbis is a creative community with three types of users: creative people, those who love and support creative people, and those who have opportunities for creative people.
LifeLenz is where families, professionals, non-profit organizations, creative types like writers and artists, and just “plain folk” can get together, share their stories, and see life from a new perspective.
For readers and writers of short stories
community for writers and filmmakers
Writing forums
On this website you can tell (or “raconter”) us short stories, cheerful anecdotes, profound poems, or whatever. Your published texts can be read and commented by every visitor.
One Stop Write Shop is an online writing community where writers can publish short stories, poetry and novel chapters.
Online Community For Writers
Writing.Com is the online community for writers and readers of all interests and skill levels.
Writers-Network allows you to write online and publish your poems in our free writing community!
StoryMash is where authors start new stories, continue existing stories, or take a story in a different direction by adding a chapter to its middle! All the while earning money for every chapter they publish on StoryMash.
Humble Voice is a community of artists and those who appreciate them
The site where you can explore and develop your creative writing skills, get support from our editors, publish your short stories and poems online, get feedback and writing tips and meet fellow writers, all for free.

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24 Readers have left their thoughts

  1. Good list. A number of sites I haven’t seen before that look like good content sources.


  2. I’ve just finished re-working my creative writing site and I’m looking for new writers:

    The goal for the site is to give new writers some exposure and feedback on their work.


  3. Great list. Good work!

  4. I really liked your list. I wanted to also offer a site called
    It’s a community for women that covers everything from relationships, kids, careers, entertainment, travel, home, food…you get the idea. You can publish articles, stories, musings all in a professional context. The content is reviewed but not edited. A nice place for writer’s voice to come through.
    Again great list!

  5. It’s a good list that cannot be complained about. It’s good to know that there are so many supporting sites for article writers.

  6. Right now I could use some feed -back on my article Write for the Throne. Whenever the timing is right give it a review. It isn’t too long. And I think it’s nicely written. But right now I am unable to work steadly at writing.

  7. Your’e right. It’s a very good list. And I wonder which writer would have enough time to fill them all. We’ll never have to worry about running out of places to advertise.

  8. Kate I will visit Devine Caroline. It sounds like a site that you feel is worthwhile. Thanks! for sharing your discoveries with me.

  9. great list. i’ve bookmarked it… i love the classification and the fact that these can be my top article sites now.


  10. Isabel

    This list helps, but doesn`t narrow anything down.

    I still need help — I am a writer because I love to write. I want a site that`ll give me feed back and constructive criticism. Which site is the best?

    Please help.

  11. You should also check out is a social network for both professional and aspiring writers. More than just a social network, we offer tools, tips, contests, author interviews and the opportunity to become a published author.

    Each month the staff at WritingRoom will be scouring the thousands of fabulous writings posted at to find our next Discovered Author to publish. We are looking for a vast collection of inspirational poems, creative short stories or the next great novel.

  12. Mimi

    Steer clear of While they have a flashy look and they “sound” good, payments have dropped to the point of pennies for hundreds of posts. The also have a reputation of hiring people to “boost their community”, squeezing them for all their creative ideas and dropping them. I have firsthand knowledge of a woman who worked for them and did such a great job she was offered several jobs WHILE working for them. Then out of no where they dropped her, to their loss, she has now gone on to be very successful as a community manager. Long story short, if you are going to post quality articles, post them on a site that appreciates you and compensates you accordingly. A word to the wise, this company may look good but scruples are lacking.

  13. Thanks for listing first in your top 40 article-writing websites. I’m on staff at Helium, and if anyone wants to know more about writing opportunities there, my inbox is always open:

    Some highlights:

    * Unlimited publishing for non-exclusive content on topics you choose and titles you can suggest. Upfront payments, ad revenue, plus other bonus opportunities.

    * About 20 writing contests weekly, with $130 payout for each one. (no limits to participating)

    * Freelance gigs from over 500 publishers from the magazine, Internet and newspaper publishing world.

    * The largest — and many say most supportive — writing community in the world.

  14. bob schmidt

    I have earned $100. in the past month at Helium in the Political Writing Contests. It is a great site for both learning, and earning.

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