Beautiful Blogroll

Lit mags

Lists: Tania Hershman — lit mags in the UK and Eire. Poets and Writers.

Writing competitions

Lists: Prizemagic, Thresholds, and Poets and Writers.

Some favourites.

Portals & other

Amazon: Author central. Submissions: Submittable. Website design: The Theme Foundry.


I use Twitter lists:

Children’s books // Education // Writers, poets and bloggers and again here.  

Articles of interest

A handful of  brain rattlers: 

2019 There are no true synonyms – Cracked article, that’s not what it’s called but check out the line and try not to remember it. No true synonyms? And yet it makes sense.

2019 Children’s Reading for Pleasure: trends and challenges, Egmont Publishing UK (research website).

2014 The Psychology of Flow: What Game Design Reveals about the Deliberate Tensions of Great Writing by Maria Popova — Brain Pickings (5 Dec 2014).

2012 Your Brain on Fiction by Annie Murphy Paul — The New York Times Sunday Review (17 March 2012). Neuroscience — how our brains handle fiction.  

2012 The Science of Storytelling by Leo Widrich — Lifehacker (12 May 2012), the effect of a story on our sensory registers.