Writer's Resources/ Guides

BellaOnline
"The voice of women."

Duotrope's Digest
"A database of over 825 current markets for short fiction and poetry. We update about once a day, and we check all the listings at least once a week to ensure the most up-to-date database possible."

Midwest Book Review
"The Midwest Book Review is an organization of volunteers committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. We accept no financial donations from authors or publishers in exchange for our services, in order to avoid any conflict of interest issues. All of our services and resources are provided free of charge to writers, publishers, and the general public."

NewPages
"News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary periodicals, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more."

Writer's Beat
Forums and extensive market listings.

Libraries/Reference

American Authors on the Web
Web index of American authors, arranged chronologically from Nathanial Ward (1578-1652) to the present.

British & Irish Authors on the Web
Web index of British and Irish authors, arranged chronologically from Beowulf to the present.

British Library
"The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest libraries. We receive a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland. The collection includes 150 million items, in most known languages."

Dictionary.Com
Online dictionary.

Internet Public Library
"The first public library of and for the Internet community."

La Bibliothèque nationale de France
National library of France.

Library of Congress
"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves."

New York Public Library
"The New York Public Library comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City."

Project Gutenberg
"Is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts). Project Gutenberg is the brainchild of Michael Hart, who in 1971 decided that it would be a really good idea if lots of famous and important texts were freely available to everyone in the world. Since then, he has been joined by hundreds of volunteers who share his vision."

Thesaurus.com
Online thesaurus.

Victorian Women Writers Project
An alphabetical listing of Victorian women writers, with access to all (or most) of their works.

Art

Erotic Art of Ancient Rome
Roman painting achieved a level of perfection that wasn't recovered until centuries later; but, centuries later, the subject matter wasn't close to being as sexually engaging as that presented by the Roman artists. Included here are frescoes, sculpture, and mosaics.

La Coste
Take a graphic stroll of the Marquis de Sade's home.

The Louvre
Take a virtual tour.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
"View more than 3,500 works of art in our online collection."

The Munch Museum, Oslo
Dedicated to the work of the Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch.

Roman Painting: Frescoes From Campania
A fine gallery of Roman paintings, accompanied by explanatory text.

Vatican Museums Online
The Sistine Chapel, Raphael's rooms, Gregorian Egyptian and Etruscan collections, Pinacoteca...

Versailles
Official site of the Chateau de Versailles.

Web Gallery of Art
Most comprehensive Web gallery of European art in existence: "The Web Gallery of Art contains over 10,100 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1800. A considerable number of the pictures are commented and biographies of the significant artists are given." Immaculate reproductions, easy to access A-Z index of artists.

Health & Nutrition

American Botanical Pharmacy (Dr. Richard Schulze)
Official Website of Dr. Richard Schulze, the sort of sensible and direct practioner of natural healing and herbal medicine the Webmaster's been searching for. The stress is on prevention, with no sentimental slop attached -- none of the politically correct trash (Since when do political affiliations have anything to do with living a healthy life?) that give natural healers a bad name. Common sense, pure and simple.

Dr. Joseph Mercola
Natural health information and newsletter.

Green Med Info
The world's most widely referenced, evidence-based natural medicine resource, available to everyone.

Marks Daily Apple
"Our ancestors evolved over millions of years under certain environmental conditions. These conditions (the foods they ate, the amount of sun they got, the sort of movement that was required of them to survive, etc.) shaped their genome. While the world has changed in innumerable ways in the last 10,000 years (for better and worse), the human genome has changed very little and thus only thrives under similar conditions. Simply put, if you want a good future you better listen to the past."

Paleo Diet
The Paleolithic Diet Nutrition Page. What Our Hunter/Gatherer Ancestors Ate.

Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey
The Paleo Diet In Six Easy Steps, A Motivational Guide


Online Erotic Magazines

Bust
"For women with something to get off their chests."

Clean Sheets
Updated weekly, this sizable magazine is "devoted to encouraging and publishing quality erotic fiction, poetry, and art, providing honest information and thoughtful commentary on sexuality to the public, and fostering an ongoing discussion of sexuality." Endless archives; well worth repeated visits.

Freddy and Eddy
A fabulous couples-oriented site. Freddy and Eddy, a couple in a long term monogamous relationship, say: "creating and maintaining this site helps OUR sex lives"; and that's what comes across: they appear to be having a great deal of fun while educating others along the way. Many informative articles, both original and carefully selected from around the Net; plus product, book, video, and site reviews. Also, message boards, picture galleries, and many many links.

Libido: The Journal of Sex and Sensibility
Founded in 1988, Libido was one of the first, and is one of the best, erotica magazines. Included is fiction, photography, essays, news, and poetry that is "sex-positive, gender-equal, and all embracing in terms of sexual orientation."

Mind Caviar
"Food. Sex. Literature. Art."

Nerve
"We have created Nerve because we think sex is beautiful and absurd, remarkably fun and reliably trauma-inducing. In short, it is a subject in need of a fearless, intelligent forum for both genders."

Ophelia's Muse
"A Tiny Webzine of
Erotic Tragedies."

Sex Education

Ask Uncle Terry
"Uncle Terry (Terrance Lile) is not your typical writer and advisor on adult relationships. He serves frank, down to earth, sometimes brutal advice on sex and life. He uses humor and knowledge gained through extensive reading and personal experience. He has the support of advisors from medical and mental professionals to educators and clergy and pornographers to prostitutes."

Scarleteen
Best sex education site for teens in existence. This site "educates in ALL aspects of positive sexuality, including birth control, safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases, masturbation and self-pleasuring, anatomy, diverse sexual orientation and identification, sexual and romantic relationship and communication tools, and care and compassion in sexual technique and practice."

Spirited Loving
"On this site you will find educational information and resources to help you experience and appreciate the miracle of your sexuality in many and profound ways."

Erotic Weblogs

Eros Blog
"Sex Blogging, Gratuitous Nudity, Kinky Sex, Sundry Sensuality."

Sexoteric Blog
"Erotic curiosities for adults."

World Trade Center

Great Buildings Online: World Trade Center
Includes architechtural information and many photos of the World Trade Center, including some taken during its construction.

The World Trade Center Observatory
"In the wake of this tragic event, it is important to remember what we lost. I believe it would be foolish to just remove our PhotoTour of one of our landmarks and pretend it was never there. We want to let people around this country and around the world see what it was or remember their visit here."

 


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Online Literary Magazines

Bookslut
"Bookslut is a monthly web magazine and daily blog dedicated to those who love to read. We provide a constant supply of news, reviews, commentary, insight, and more than occasional opinions."

Dogmatika
"Is a litzine dedicated to our diverse tastes, but makes occasional forays into film, music and art as we see fit."

Eclectica
"A quarterly World Wide Web journal devoted to showcasing the best writing on the web, regardless of genre. 'Literary' and 'genre' work appear side-by-side in each issue, along with pieces that blur the distinctions between such categories."

ForeWord Magazine
"Reviews of good books independently published. We work toward making the publishing community and world of readers a richer place with the discovery of great books through reviews and feature stories exclusively showcasing independent presses."

Hackwriters
"The online portfolio of good writing whether fiction, travel, comment or lifestyles. Hackwriters is a free internet magazine devoted to interesting writing, on any subject. It is completely independent and receives no money for advertising or opinion. It has no bias."

Istanbul Literature Review
Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

LauraHird.Com
The name is deceptive; this is far more than an author's individual site. Many other authors are (quite thoroughly) showcased; also contains reviews, a gallery, and lists contests and events. As the homepage states: "Regular pick of the best new writing & stuff."

New York Review of Books Electronic Edition
"The present editors, Robert Silvers and Barbara Epstein, and their friends, decided to create a new kind of magazine—one in which the most interesting and qualified minds of our time would discuss current books and issues in depth."

The Pedestal Magazine
"Is the vision of published writer and entrepreneur John Amen. Mr. Amen’s mission for the magazine is to publish a premier literary journal, exclusively online, featuring new and established writers and visual artists."

ShatterColors Literary Review
"Exists to further the cause of shameless displays of emotion, of whatever hue, in literary endeavor. The sensibility of SCLR is entertainment-oriented as well as literary; far from finding these two qualities incompatible, SCLR feels one cannot exist without the other."

Shit Creek Review
Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

Sonnet Central
"An archive of English sonnets, commentary, and relevant web links and a forum for poets to share and discuss their own work."

Stickman Review
"An online literary journal."

2 Fork Hwy
"Is a website run by two very different writers and two good friends, Katie Arnoldi and Kris Saknussemm. It’s a mindscape where the language fetish is openly celebrated - where we support and promote the work of friends and fellow travelers - and where we investigate and discuss the lives and achievements of some major figures in the arts and sciences."

Yankee Independent
Magazine of Aspiration, Innovation, and Success

Literature & History

The Cervantes Project
Site dedicated to the author of Don Quixote, just about the best novel ever written.

Decameron Web
"A growing hypermedia archive of materials dedicated to Boccaccio's masterpiece."

Lord Byron
Any man who storms about the house firing pistols into the ceiling as his wife's giving birth is OK by us. Site contains many letters and journal entries, chock full of wisdom such as: "And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description."

Marie Antoinette Online
An accurate (unprejudiced) bio, picture gallery, explanation of the "Diamond Necklace Affair," and selected correspondence between Marie Antoinette and her mother.

Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
Even-handed bios of all, with full citation of ancient and modern references; plus family trees, maps, and imperial battles. Choose between a chronological and alphabetical index (the latter includes some empresses). While away time at the office reading of assassinations, incest, insanity, intrigue, and lust.

New York, New York

Central Park: Official Website
Maintained by the Central Park Conservancy.

Computer Camaraderie
For New Yorkers: the Webmaster unreservedly recommends Matthew Nadelson of Computer Camaraderie for quick and efficient solution of IT problems. He really knows his stuff, and will save your cyber-life!

Gawker

Gothamist

Trapeze, Pole Dancing,
Gymnastics, Yoga

Bikram's Yoga College of India
The Bikram yoga workout is 26 different postures (designed to ultilize every muscle in the body) done twice apiece in 100+ degree heat for an hour and a half. New Yorkers, check out: Bikram Yoga NYC

New York Yoga
Another great place to practice yoga in New York, with both hot and regular studios and a great staff. Also, the "first online yoga classes in the whole world."

NYPole

TSNY

 

 

 

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