I get asked about how to find information on writing, finding a critique group, joining organizations with like-minded writers, and learning about agents and publishing. Here is a collection of writing websites that should help on your path to writing and publishing.
Writer’s Digest Magazine
This magazine and online publication offer everything from writing tips and advice from established authors to learning how to navigate the business side of things. There are even lessons for freelance writers!
Lots of writing advice and a listing of who's buying and what they are looking for. They buy articles as well.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Founded in 1965, SFWA is an organization for published authors and industry professionals in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres.
Mystery Writers of America
MWA is the premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction.
The professional network for career novelists. They offer an outstanding conference every fall.
Romance Writers of America
RWA is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre.
Sisters in Crime
The international, inclusive community for all who write and love crime fiction, mystery, thrillers, and suspense.
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Writer Conferences and Workshops
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Publisher's Lunch/Publisher's Marketplace
Reporting on everything publishing, plus job openings.
A book and online site listing markets for writing, from book publishers to magazines. They also list places that offer literary contests.
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