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
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
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
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 is an independent UK-wide charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to enjoy books.
blogs, a searchable database. BritBlog
Diaries; online diaries, literary diaries, journals
Civil War Women. Diaries, papers, letters.
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.
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.
Hurry is not of the Devil.Hurry
Devil.This site is not in a hurry. Writings to read on an aeroplane.Meditations,
journal writings, articles, thoughts on web design.
an interactive diary community on the Internet. Read about
the lives of people from around the world.
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).
Harriet, a blog from The Literary Foundation.
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.
Directory Project link directory of weblogs.
Paper Cuts Blog. The New York Times
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.
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
(http://www.dreamwidth.org/openid/) and anonymous commentators, and
guest hosts can send content to one of the admins to post on their
Powell's Books Blog
Stephen Fry's blog.
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.
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.
Experimental visual poetry, literary programming, and essays
on new media by the poet Jim Andrews.
in Progress, by Taylor Altman.