As-salamu Alaykum (peace be upon you), Dear Readers...

NEW for September 18, 2016:

This blog has MOVED to the Muslim Writers Club, a new website dedicated to all of your writing needs.

Here are some of the pages you will find on the new site:

Jobs and Internships for Muslim Writers – Check out the latest opportunities.

Freelance Markets for Muslim Writers – A list of magazines, newspapers, and websites that want to work with YOU, insha'Allah. Includes many paying markets.

Book Publishers of Interest to Muslim Writers – Have you written a book? Start your search for a publisher here.

Contests & Events for Muslim Writers - Competitions, courses, webinars, and more. Don't miss the fun!

Writing Activities for Muslim Children – Coming Soon!

Q&A Page - Get your questions about the art (and business) of writing answered.

Articles and Other Resources – Even more resources for Muslim writers.

Hope to see you at the new site, Insha'Allah!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Writer's Digest Annual List of the 101 Best Websites for Writers for 2010

Earlier this week, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this blog (Resources for Muslim Writers) has been selected by Writer's Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers for the third consecutive year—no small feat when you consider that more than 3,500 writing blogs and websites were nominated for the honor in 2010. Thank you to those who nominated this blog and continue to visit. I have received many e-mails this year from people who say that this blog has helped them find their first writing gig or gain enough confidence to query magazines.

While I still have much to do in terms of improving this blog and making it a richer source of knowledge and information for my visitors, I am happy that the blog is at least fulfilling some of its goals. I hope you will continue to write to me with suggestions and feedback on how to make the blog more useful.

Writer's Digest is already accepting nominations for 2011.

If you'd like to see this blog stay on the list for next year, please consider sending in feedback and a nomination.


1. Send an e-mail to with "101 Websites" as the subject line.

2. Write a short note asking the recipient to check out the site for possible inclusion.

Make sure to specify the name and url of the site:

Resources for Muslim Writers

3. If you have time, please mention why you think the site should be included.

wa jazzackum Allah khair. All nominations should be received by January 1, 2011.


Saara (UmmahReads) said...

Assalamu 'alaykum:

Eid Mubarak Sis Amel!

Mabruk on your blog's inclusion on the WD's Best Websites for Writers List! MashaAllah!

Your site is a fantastic resource for Muslim writers indeed! May Allah reward you with the best in this world and the next for the work you do in supporting and informing Muslim writers

I review books for Muslim teens and kids especially Islamic Fiction. I've had a few aspiring authors asking for information about publishing and writing. I've referred them to this site as well as to the IWA (of which I am a member). In light of this, I've a post about resources for Muslim writers scheduled on my blog soon and I'm including a link to your site here.

Keep up the excellent work!


precisiontext said...

As-salamu Alaykum, Sr. Saara,

Thank you for your support. I really appreciate you letting your readers know about this resource.

I have been enjoying your informative blog and am glad to see more Muslims writing about education and literacy.

I hope you had a wonderful Eid holiday.

This blog is maintained by Amel Abdullah, a freelance writer, editor, and Arabic to English translator.