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Resources for Writers, Artists, and Creative Professionals

See also Publisher's Resources and Research Resources & Regional Publishing Associations on this site.

Addresses on the Web

AuthorLink
The online information service for editors, literary agents and writers. Features major publishing industry news and markets ready-to-publish manuscripts to editors and agents worldwide. We are not an agency or editorial service. We are a manuscript clearing house and news service for editors and agents.

Art Xpo - Graphic Artists & Illustrators
Art Xpo displays the work of graphic artists and illustrators who are interested in marketing to publishers.

Association of Author’s Representatives (AAR)
This is the primary organization for literary agents. Member agents must adhere to strict guidelines. Most professionals recommend that you choose an agent who is a member of AAR

Big Bad Book Blog
Blog with lots of short articles on writing, editing, book design, publishing, and marketing. Plenty to read here, opinions you may like or not, and short, sweet articles. From Greenleaf Book Group.

Book Information on the Web
BookWire offers a searchable database for book reviews, bestseller lists, and author events. It includes recent articles from Publishers Weekly, along with links to thousands of publishing resources.

Bookstores on the Web

Brenner Books
Brenner Books publishes the up-to-date going rates for editing, typesetting, writing, creating Web pages, Web page maintenance, and any such work.

Coverscript.com Adaptation
If you have a manuscript, novel, novella or short story you would like to see adapted to screenplay form then our professional screenplay service can help you.

Computer Help on the Web
PCWebopaedia offers links to sites with answers to your computer questions and problems.

Customized Page at Yahoo
http://my.yahoo.com

Fiction on the Web

FictionWriters.com
Helps new members improve their writing and learn how to get published. Benefits include some free critiquing, a newsletter, free consultation, discounts on email courses (query letter writing, synopses, etc) and more.

Find-A-Publisher.com
Publishers'Database with 10,000+ entries, Revolutionary Co-authoring programme, Minimum cost critique service, Sign up for freelance JOBS

Grants - Funds For Writers            

Goodies on the Web

Internet for Beginners

Indexers
The American Society of Indexers.

Legal Information

Script Werx
Script Werx customizes Microsoft Word for writing film and video scripts.

Jobs on the Web
Technical Standards Inc., an employment agency for technical writers and documentation specialists, has a website at http://www.tecstandards.com with lots of information about what computer "killer skills" companies currently hiring writers and artists are looking for, how to solve software or technical writing problems, and software reviews.

Marketing Resources

Media Email Addresses

National Writers Union
The National Writers Union is an organization dedicated to writers. Among the benefits, you will find The Job Hotline, an up-to-date listing of freelance, contract, and permanent jobs for writers of all types.

Newsletter Resources
This is a really ugly site offering good information on newsletters: how to, why, how often.

Patricia Fry’s Publishing Blog
An informative blog that is rich with resources for the author and freelance writer at any stage of their passion.

Publishing Services
Creating Authors One Book at a Time... through cost-effective printing options.

Publisher's E-Zine, Pubmart
Books and reports on publishing city & regional magazines, weekly newspapers, guidebooks, specialty books, etc. Author: "Kitchen-Table Publisher: How to Start, Manage and Profit from Your Own Home-Based Publishing Company", "How to Publish Your Poetry".

Publishers

Publishing Resources

The Book Consultant Articles
Articles focusing on self-publishing and online marketing. The Web site has more than 200 articles on publishing, marketing, writing, graphics, printing, layout, design, Web sites, ecommerce and more.

Research Resources

Screenplay Info
For novelists, screenwriters and filmmakers, www.screenplay.com features reviews of many software programs formatted to streamline writers' labor.

SilverSweetheart
Silver Sweetheart offers unique sterling silver gifts. You can find personalized Lucy Ann sterling silver pendants and charms, Otis sterling silver pens, all handcrafted silver.

Software for Screenwriters
Original Vision sells specialized books and software. Their focus is the screenwriter, the multimedia designer, and the Internet Web publisher. Original Vision also includes links to various job sites on the Web. The sites do offer contract and permanent positions for writers, editors, and artists, as well as technical jobs.

Travel on the Web

Techwriters.com
Where you get a Technical Writer, contract or staff, or many technical writers, plus technical writing classes, technical writing training, and an online technical writing course.

Web Sites for Small Publishers
CogniText designs and builds Internet Web sites for small publishers who want to market and sell their books online.

Webzine Word
The Webzine Word is a collection of literature and social commentary on view at www.word.com. Visitors number 100,000 per day at this 'zine that was launched after its two founders/co-editors met online.

WritersMonthly.com
WritersMonthly.com: The magazine for Southern California's writers, publishing tomorrow's best writers, today.

Writer's Digest Publisher's Guidelines for Writers
Writer's Digest gives you over 1,100 publisher guidelines, "prepared by book and magazine editors themselves."

Writer's Audio Shop
WAS publishes live recordings of the country's top writers, literary agents and editors teaching the ABCs (art, business and craft) of writing. The recordings provide information and inspiration and expand the oral history of literature. So if you're a writer or want to be one, be sure to check out their valuable library of audiocassettes for writers.

Writing World
Writing World is a comprehensive writing resource offering interviews, writing tips, articles, networking opportunities, ans resource links for writers.

Writers Net
Lists over 600 agencies along with numerous articles and other information about hiring and working with an agent.

 

 

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