For Writers

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

**Publisher’s Marketplace

In print and at: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/

**Preditors and Editors – Lists of agents, editors, lawyers, warnings, contests, jobs and much more.

http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/

**Writer Beware – Warnings for writers.

http://www.sfwa.org/Beware/

**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.

http://www.absolutewrite.com/

**HiPiers – Piers Anthony reviews online/e-publishers.

http://www.hipiers.com/publishing.html

**Agent Query – List of literary agents

http://www.agentquery.com/

**Association of Author Representatives –  Organization for legitimate author representatives/agents.

http://www.aar-online.org/mc/page.do

**Romance Writers of America – Professional organization for authors of romance, women’s fiction, chick lit, etc.

http://www.rwanational.org/

**Mystery Writers of America – Professional organization for mystery authors

http://www.mysterywriters.org/

**Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America – Professional organization for authors of science fiction and fantasy

http://www.sfwa.org/

**Horror Writers Association – Professional organization for horror authors

http://www.horror.org/

**Academy of American Poets – Professional organization for poets

http://www.poets.org/

**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.

http://www.nanowrimo.org/

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