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Agonia is an international interactive website for writing and literature, formed by numerous cultural communities and languages. It is a platform where writers around the world publish their works, engage in providing constructive feedback critique oriented towards honing skills in the writing process. The language versions of Agonia (Romanian, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Armenian) have an interconnecting facility that enables links to the translation of any text in another language version.
Agonia contains poetry, prose, articles, essays, reviews, screenplay and community articles of general interest on socio-cultural topics. Most of these texts come along with polemics (the comments of the members). The website also contains a virtual library, with thousands of texts written by classic authors.
Agonia’s editorial board members permanently verify, proofread texts and promote texts in the recommended reading list and upgrade the members’access level.
The membership access is free of charge and consists of creating a member account on the portal.

The Annandale Dream Gazette

With exclusive columns and author interviews—along with constantly updated links to the latest literary news and reviews, videos related to the craft and business of writing, author quotes and poetry. AuthorScoop is a one-stop shop for both information and inspiration.


Blogging for Books
Eavesdrop (and chime in) on the ongoing conversation about the behind-the-scenes world of books, publishing and reviewing.

The Blue Hour Collective

Book Bench, the blog from the New Yorker books department.

A book club that meets once a month to discuss a book. Unlike a regular book club, their discussions are all done online.


Booktrust (UK)
Booktrust is an independent UK-wide charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to enjoy books.

British blogs, a searchable database. BritBlog




Diaries; online diaries, literary diaries, journals

American Civil War Women. Diaries, papers, letters.

American immigrants, diaries of the1800s along the Western Trails.

The Diary Review
With over 300 articles, The Diary Review is one of the most important sources of information about diaries anywhere on the internet. They always refer to original sources, provide links, and try to quote actual diary texts. Articles include:

A Pole in America - about Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, a great Polish patriot and writer.
Alfred Kazin, one of the most important American literary critics of the 20th century.
The Great Exhibition - Queen Victoria praising Prince Albert
Ford Madox Brown at work

Diary Junction Blog
Occasional posts on diaries in the news. A database of information about celebrated and obscure diaries from all historical periods, with referrals to the dates the diaries cover, where the originals are held and bibliographic information on published versions.

Diary Junction
An internet resource for those interested in historical and literary diaries and diarists. Over 300 diarists which can be accessed alphabetically, chronologically, by nationality, by profession and description.

Jonathan's Corner
Hurry is not  of  the Devil.Hurry is the Devil.This site is not in a hurry. Writings to read on an aeroplane.Meditations, journal writings, articles, thoughts on web design.

The Open Diary,
an interactive diary community on the Internet. Read about the lives of people from around the world.

DoveGrey Reader
One of the most popular and influential literary blogs in the world, by Lynne Hatwell.


The Elegant Variation, by Mark Sarvas.

A selective, Twitter-based review of brief (140 characters or less) poetry and prose (including fiction and nonfiction).


Fantastic Metropolis


Recite/Write Poetry and Stories Forum
Captain Cynic Forums and Discussion


Galerie Alain Paire
Reviews, views and news on French literature and art.

Harriet, a blog from The Literary Foundation.

HTML Giant




Moby Lives

Maud Newton

The Millions
A popular online magazine offering coverage on books, arts and culture.

For the person with nothing better to do.

Neil Gaiman's Journal

New Directions Publishing

New Yorker blogs.

A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

Pierre Joris: Meanderings & mawqifs of poetry, poetics, translations y mas.


Open Directory Project link directory of weblogs.


Paper Cuts Blog. The New York Times

Philobiblos Blogspot
Reviews of books old and new; news and commentary on book history, library culture, archives and related subjects. Written by Jeremy Dibbell, a Boston bibliophile and haunter of used bookstores.

A Piece of Monologue
A Piece of Monologue is an independent website that examines literature, film and contemporary issues in critical theory. The site offers a broad selection of news, commentary, and analysis, spanning a wide range of cultural texts - in particular, those pertaining to modernism, continental philosophy and the work of Samuel Beckett.

The poetry discussion community POETREE @ Dreamwidth features content by poets, amateur and professional, as well poetry enthusiasts. Past weekly hosts include Rabbi Rachel Barenblat (Velveteen Rabbi blog), Luisa A. Igloria, and Dave Bonta, as well as a mix of artists, spoken word performers, translators, editors, and others. One need not be a Dreamwidth user in order to participate; comments are open to OpenID ( and anonymous commentators, and guest hosts can send content to one of the admins to post on their behalf.

Powell's Books Blog


The Rumpus


Stephen Fry's blog.

Syllable Fingers
Syllable Fingers is a growing analecta of contemporary poems, quotes and literary clippings that are shared in the hope of tapping a smile, a frown, or a small gasp.


Teddy Crispin
Poet Teddy Crispin, who lives in Paris, shares his poetry, his ideas and thoughts about today's world with all poetry and literature lovers, as well as good-willed people from all over the world.

This is Not the Six Word Novel


Where literature and art intersect, with an emphasis on W.G. Sebald and novels with embedded photographs.

Vispo.  Langu(im)age:
Experimental visual poetry, literary programming, and essays on new media by the poet Jim Andrews.
Vispo Blogspot
Works in Progress, by Taylor Altman.

The London Review of Books 
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