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Blithe House Quarterly: A Site for Gay Fiction new and established authors are featured here.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes

Exquisite Corpse An online version of the literary magazine.

NewPages - Alternatives in Print and Media Users in search of new and interesting journals, weeklies, and publishers would be hard-pressed to find a better starting point than this site.

The Writer's Almanac Garrison Keillor's daily NPR segment.


Books online

American Folklore retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, Tall Tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each of the 50 states.

Bartleby.com :  Great Books online

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts a fine site for those looking to explore the vast world of folklore and its many manifestations through a number of varying cultural traditions

JustFreeBooks JustFreeBooks search the content of more than 450 web sites, including gutenberg.org, wikibooks.org and archive.org. With JustFreeBooks you can find public domain texts, open books, free audio books, ad-supported books and more. (IRN)

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture [QuickTime, RealPlayer] Not only is the full text of the book offered here, but audio recordings of the hymns, prefaces by H. B. Stowe, and commentary on the effects of the book on American Society.


Book Events

Book Expo The Biggest Book Event in the US

Book Fairs and Other Literary Events Extensive listing of U.S. and international book fairs and other literary events (such as poetry and storytelling festivals). Provides contact phone numbers and websites, and month of the events. Listed alphabetically and by state. From the Library of Congress Center for the Book.


Book Awards

Michigan Notable Books from the Library of Michigan

The National Book Foundation visitors can peruse a listing of all of the award winners, learn about the annual National Book Month (celebrated in October), and explore the many other offerings of the foundation including workshops, writing camps, and available resources.

The Pulitzer Prize This site is the official Pulitzer Prize site, and has all the winners along with a one sentence summary of the works of the winners and finalists.


Other Book Sites

Book Arts Web

Book Browser

Book Mooch Trade books with people around the world.


Classics Unveiled information on classical Greece and Rome, including a section on Greek gods and heroes.

Free Book Notes an index to study guides for over 250 classic novels

Michigan Authors and  Illustrators

PEN American Center 'the PEN American Center works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship.'

Story Arts Online Storytelling hints and techniques.

Women Writers Project -- Brown University. Pre-Victorian literature written by women.

A World of Books: Annotated Surveys of Noteworthy Books from Around the Globe from the Library of Congress, A series of annual pamphlets first started in 1998, featuring some of the most important and interesting books published abroad that an American public may have overlooked.