1. Poets & Writers http://www.pw.org/ is a huge one.
They offer daily emails for your poetry fix as well as offer informative links for online and in print journals looking for submissions, some of which even offer pay.
2.Winning Writers http://winningwriters.com/index.php
Awesome resource for writers with current submission calls and contests.
Is being a writer/poet anything like you imagined it would be?
Have you figured out a way of making money as a writer or poet? Elaborate, not just yes, no.
It should not be about that, really. Any money I have made has been minimal and has been on the publishing end of things, which allows for my website to publish other writers and keep the site free. EdgarAllanPoet.com is a site dedicated to preserving the integrity of poetics in art, culture and community and strives to support contemporary writers and artists. It is a site that has grown from one page to several hundred since 2007.
Now a full blown publishing outfit, Edgar& Lenore’s now has 10 titles, the tenth to be released this January 2013 – Men in the Company of Women with over 100 male writers edited by myself, Apryl Skies & Alicia Winski.
Having said that, it is always hard work and dedication and its reward has not been in income, but in heartfire.
What inspires you to write and do you remember the exact moment you knew you wanted to be a writer?
I love writing with an imagistic sway, lyricism, writing that offers an element of simplistic wisdom and depth. Something I can sink a fang into.
Can you tell me what tools, resources, or how or your working to grow as an artist? Please list their names, websites and links.
I guess reading books would be the first tool to use if you want to grow as a writer, but that seems far too obvious.
Cenotaph of the Swallowtail http://www.redfez.net/poetry/1708
That Whiskey Blue Sway (With Original Artwork by Carlos Scalise)
Nominated for poem of the year by Muses Review