Here are some things that are worth your time:
- William Shunn’s Manuscript Formatting Guide – If someone wants you to submit in manuscript format, this is what they are talking about.
- Duotrope’s Digest – An excellent resource for finding markets to submit to (with lots of information about the specifics of those markets) as well as tools for keeping track of your submissions.
- Goodreads – Because if you write, you read.
- Olympia Views – An excellent blog that focuses on issues local to Olympia, WA.