Freelance Writing Organization - Int’l is a free Canadian-based website for international writers regardless of their ability level.
I signed up for a free weekly newsletter Writers Site News that gave me membership and instant access to the website and its monthly IN (Inkwell Newswatch). It also delivered a trial membership for an eBook Publishing Software Package along with eBook collections by Mark Twain and William Shakespeare. I have an unpublished poetry manuscript that has given me a bit of a headache in formatting so I’m going to try this out to see if it might help.
This is one of the first and best sites I have discovered to date. Every possible genre you’d ever want to write for is listed, over forty in total. Other areas cover copywriting, freelance, funds for writers, writing blogs (no restrictions on participation) and jobs and journalism to name a few. This site also boasts that it has 'the world’s largest reference library.' There is even an area for free portfolio listings.
I found myself comparing this site to the idea of public access television in the USA where a musical performance occurs with a short intermission to ask for donations. This site functions on donations, selling through its onsite store and with the help of a pool of volunteers.
Because the site is jam-packed with writing links to other international websites, I return again and again to hunt freelance projects through its links with craigslist and JournalismJobs to name a few.
The website was 'Named #1 Writing Resource Site (by) The Writer Magazine Sept. , 2005' and made 'Writer’s Digest Top 101 Site (list) May 2005.'
The resources are well worth the visit. I’ve been in and out of the site constantly for research and I will continue to make it one that I visit often.
I did find one problem in linking through the site to craigslist. In the craigs’ jobs category of the city I searched under, a particular job listing linked to an empty page, then forced me to close directly out of craigs. I discovered multiple city listings of the same job placement attached to various cities in the USA and Canada. I was not able to access a link that would take me directly to what this actually was. I hope that this problem will be rectified soon.
This site is truly 'One of the World’s Largest, Free, Online Writing Resource Sites'.