For info on literary magazines currently looking for submissions (often on a particular subject), as well as info about contests and fellowships, click on Poets & Writers classifieds here.
Resource list for Chicago writers is here. Calendar of live lit events is here.
Warning to freelancers who are used to writing for money: In this strange world of literary publishing, in which you might spend years forging in the smithy of your soul the uncreated conscience of your race, you might get paid bupkis. For writing jobs that pay, click here.
For a list of print and digital literary magazines, click on the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses here. There's another list here, from 17numa.
For creative writing contests, click here.
To receive multiple daily reports about literary deadlines, send an email to the Creative Writers Opportunities List at crwopps-b-subscribe (at) yahoogroups.com. You may be overwhelmed by messages unless you create an email address that you use only to receive these CWROPPS notices. Or you can go directly to the CRWOPPS site, which is offered as a free service by poet and editor Allison Joseph.
For the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' literary calendar, click here. AWP also has a searchable database of college and university MFA programs.
If you would like to receive one literary notice a day, "like" Red Fish Studio Writing Workshop on Facebook.
For reviews of magazines as well as books, and submission deadlines and more, check out New Pages.
And if a bookstore (in Nebraska and Beyond Nebraska), magazine, writing program, artist colony, literary publisher or contest isn't listed on the Nebraska Center for Writers site, it might not exist. When you get to the site, look to the right for contents.
If you're looking for a writing coach or an editor, you've come to the right place. I meet with writers in person in the Chicago area, and by phone, email and post with writers who aren't. First 20-30-minute consultation is free. Contact me at SLwisenberg (at) sbcglobal.net .
Resources on productivity--let me know what's helpful:
Allison Williams, "Tricks are for Writers" Brevity blog, http://tinyurl.com/zdqtopc
"How to creae a writing ritual," Debra Eve, http://writeitsideways.com/writing-rituals/