Through all the years I’ve pursued writing, one theme has been common among all the new writers I’ve known: how can one tell if a publisher/editor is legitimate. Here is a list I compiled that may be of help in answering that question, including various professional resources and links to help develop your craft.
Resources for Writers
In print and at: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/
**Preditors and Editors – Lists of agents, editors, lawyers, warnings, contests, jobs and much more.
**Writer Beware – Warnings for writers.
**Absolute Write – Described as a one-stop web home for beginning and professional writers. Contains job listings, warnings, and a forum for writers to share information.
**HiPiers – Piers Anthony reviews online/e-publishers.
**Agent Query – List of literary agents
**Association of Author Representatives – Organization for legitimate author representatives/agents.
**Romance Writers of America – Professional organization for authors of romance, women’s fiction, chick lit, etc.
**Mystery Writers of America – Professional organization for mystery authors
**Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America – Professional organization for authors of science fiction and fantasy
**Horror Writers Association – Professional organization for horror authors
**Academy of American Poets – Professional organization for poets
**National Novel Writing Month – Non-profit group with charitable goals. NaNoWriMo is a one-month program encouraging writers to complete 50,000 words of a novel. For entertainment and motivation purposes only. They do not buy or sell books.