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Writers' Resource Sites; Alternative Publishing; Agents;
Book Distribution; Groups & Organizations; Market Lists; Information for Writers; Protect Yourself from Scams; Screenwriting; Motley Resources


WRITERS' RESOURCE SITES
Absolute Write (also offers newsletters)
AuthorsDen.com "Where authors and readers come together!"
Author Network (UK based)
Brady Magazine
Burning Void Writer Resources An extensive writer's resource site
Fiction Addiction.NET (also offers newsletter)
Fiction Factor
Robert Sawyer's How to Write series
Speculations – for writers who want to be read
Write4Kids.com The Children's Writer's Supersite
Writers' Dock
Writing-World.com (also offers newsletter)

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ALTERNATIVE PUBLISHING (including but not limited to
E-PUBLISHING, POD PUBLISHING, SELF-PUBLISHING)
"Confessions of an E-author" by M.J. Rose describes how she broke into traditional publishing by self-publishing her first novel.
10 Do's and Don'ts for Self-Publishers
Editorial Freelancers Association Some Common Rates for Editorial Services
Mary Wolf's Guide to Electronic Publishers
Mary Wolf's Book Length E-Publishers– Non-Subsidy, Pay Royalties
Piers Anthony's Internet Publishing information page
Q&A POD for Me?
Xerox's POD (Print on Demand) Service providers list, US & Canada
Crew Publishing a new Canadian mainstream publisher that partners with authors in the publishing of their books
Looking Glass Press also assists its self-published authors with marketing and promotion
Trafford Publishing Canadian POD publisher

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AGENTS
The Association of Author's Representatives
Bloomsbury.com Literary Agents- UK & Ireland
Bloomsbury.com Literary Agents – US
Canadian Literary Agents (from the Writer's Union of Canada)
FictionAddiction.NET Literary Agents A-Z
Todd James Pierce's Guide to Literary Agents (offers newsletter)

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BOOK DISTRIBUTION FOR SMALL & SELF-PUBLISHERS
Ingram Book Group has distribution programs for self-published authors and small presses, as well as some resources. Scroll down to "Publishers with Less Than Ten Titles in Print."
Amazon Advantage
Independent Publishers Group caters specifically to independent publishers.

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GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
Canadian Society of Children's Authors
Critters Writers' Workshop (sf/f/h critique group)
Editors' Association of Canada
Horror Writers' Association
National Writers' Union (US)
Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror (critique group)
Romance Writers of America
Science Fiction & Fantasy Workshop
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
SFWoE contest
SPAWN: Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network
The Writers' Union of Canada

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MARKET LISTS
forwriters.com Markets
The Market List (genre fiction)
Ralan's Webstravaganza (sf/f/h/humor)


SpecFicWorld.com
Spicy Green Iguana (sf/f/h)
The Writer's Place Guidelines Database
Writers Write Guidelines Directory

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INFORMATION FOR WRITERS
Bibliographywrite.com great resource for creating a bibliography
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse (understanding intellectual property laws)
CIPO – Canadian Intellectual Property Information
US Copyright Office
"Elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr.
The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Cliches
The Midwest Book Review (read book reviews, have your book reviewed)
PRW Press Release Content Basics
World Publishing Industry Global Search
Contracts Tara K. Hepper's FAQ
Improving Your Book Contract: Negotiation Tips for Nine Typical Clauses
yourDictionary.com
Published.com
MW Dictionary  


  


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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS
ASJA Contract Watch
Speculations Rumor Mill (see "Caveat Scrivener" section)
Absolute Write Water Cooler Bewares Board
SFWA Writer Beware Index Page
Preditors & Editors Warnings

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SCREENWRITING
How to Write a Screenplay
Scriptologist.com Screenplay Formatting.
Screenplay Treatment — an approach for writing treatments for feature and TV scripts.

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MOTLEY RESOURCES
Verbatim IT  transcription service. Owner/operator Alan Kelly is a freelance transcriber experienced in working with published authors.
Chronos: The Future of Time Travel
Freedom, Democide, War home page
Quotes for Writers
The World Time Server
Universal Currency Converter


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