Inspiration

  • [PANK] Magazine
    An online literary magazine featuring experimental prose and poetry. Expand your mind, man.
  • Ascent
    Lots of great short fiction, poetry, and essays here.
  • Cowbird
    Cowbird allows you to keep a beautiful audio-visual diary of your life, and to collaborate with others in documenting the overarching “sagas” that shape our world today. Sagas are themes and events that touch millions of lives and shape the human story.
  • Exquisite Corpse
    Self described as a “Journal of Letters and Life” this site looks like a newspaper but it is not. Oh boy, is it not. Full of stories, poems, multimedia, book reviews, and other goodies.
  • Grantland
    An offshoot of ESPN, this site combines sports and all things pop culture (movies, music, TV, fashion, etc) in some really fantastic writing.
  • Kill Author
    A literary journal for the mostly alive. Wait, what?
  • McSweeney’s
    So much great writing here. Funny, witty, and always interesting. One of my favorite sites on the Internet.
  • Shorpy
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Check out these beautifully old photos and see if you can write a thousand words.
  • Teen Ink
    Online literary magazine for teens, by teens.
  • Twelve Stories
    Every time the editors find twelve great stories, they put out an issue showcasing the works. All stories are under 1,500 words, making for a quick read!
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