Writer Sites of Interest

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1001 Ways to Market Your Books

  • 1001 Ways to Market Your Book is a site that offers a book-marketing newsletter, consulting services, and book-marketing updates. Other topics include success letters, author biographies, sample chapters, and table of contents.

Authorlink: About Writers, Writing, Editors, Literary Agents

  • This information service for editors, literary agents, and writers boasts more than 165,000 loyal readers per year. Features include a “Manuscript Showcase” that contains 500+ ready-to-publish, evaluated manuscripts.


  • BIG PULP is an internet magazine featuring a wide range of pulp fiction and genre artwork. Our definition of genre fiction is very broad, running the gamut from literary fiction and experimental poetry to locked room mysteries, sword and sorcery, and space opera.


  • With Blurb, you’ll find all the tools you need to make your own photo book, whether you’re making a personalized wedding album, cookbook, baby book, travel photo book, or fundraising book. Count on bookstore-quality printing and binding, and a range of choices from Hardcover photobooks to Softcover paperbacks in an array of trim sizes.


  • Bookwire is a comprehensive online portal into the book industry. Their mission is to provide librarians, publishers, booksellers, authors, and general book enthusiasts with the resources they need. Users benefit from access to various tools and services. The site provides links to an array of Bowker products, including Booksinprint.com and Ulrichsweb.com. In the “Demand Depot” section, users can request obscure titles and subscribe to the site’s free newsletter, BookWire Monthly. BookWire provides articles on the latest industry news, access to literary journals and reviews, and an expansive directory of book sites around the world. Users can also search updated bestseller lists, find listings of literary events, and read author interviews.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • The works of Edgar Rice Burroughs will endure as classic tales of adventure, romance and wonder. Tarzan has been swinging through the trees since 1912 and remains one of the best-known literary characters in the entire world. Edgar Rice Burroughs also wrote thrilling adventures set on other planets and in lost lands and civilizations.

Emerging Writers Network

  • The EWN was created to develop a community of emerging writers, established writers deserving of wider recognition, and readers of literary writing, in order to develop as large an audience as possible for those writers

First Writer

  • For hundreds of literary agents, book publishers, writing competitions, and magazines, visit firstwriter.com! Improve your chances of publication with daily email alerts of new and updated markets, and submit to the online magazine for free.

H.P. Lovecraft

  • A site dedicated to the master of weird horror fiction.

Horror Writers Association

  • HWA is a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting the interests of writers of Horror and Dark Fantasy. It was formed in the 1980’s with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Joe Lansdale, Robert McCammon, and Dean Koontz. HWA now has members throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Bestower of the Bram Stoker Awards, HWA offers a newsletter, late-breaking market news, informational e-mail bulletins, writers’ groups, agents FAQ, and links.


  • Lit.Org is a community site for writers by writers. Your work gets seen and often commented on by writers giving you advice, praise and criticism. This open forum style lets you get your works out fast and get feedback instantly. Readers also get a good bit out of the site. They get the newest stories from aspiring writers delivered quickly. Readers get to give feedback to the Writers and Writers get to talk to their audience. It’s a win win situation.

Lulu Self-Publishing

  • Lulu.com brings the world of online book publishing to you. Looking to self-publish? Lulu’s print on demand (POD) solutions make it quick and easy. Create a book in minutes, publish with the click of a mouse, distribute, sell and print books to order.

MacArthur Grants

  • The MacArthur Foundation is known for the MacArthur Fellows Program, which celebrates individual creativity. Each year, 25 people in diverse fields receive a phone call out of the blue granting them a $500,000 no-strings-attached grant. This is the grand-daddy of all grants. Writers and film makers dream about getting this.

Mystery Writers of America

  • Mystery Writers of America “helps to negotiate contracts, watches developments in legislation and tax law, sponsors symposia and mystery conferences, and publishes books.” The site includes mystery links, awards, a calendar of events, writers discussions, and a new on-line mystery every day. It was established to promote and protect “the interests and welfare of mystery writers and to increase the esteem and the literary recognition given to the genre.”

PEN American Center

  • PEN is an international “membership organization of prominent literary writers and editors. As a major voice of the literary community, the organization seeks to defend the freedom of expression wherever it may be threatened, and to promote and encourage the recognition and reading of contemporary literature.” The site links to information about several PEN-sponsored initiatives, including literary awards.

Poetry.Com: Free Poetry Contest, Poems, Publishing, Links and Chat

  • The International Library of Poetry Web site offers information about its writing competitions, which focus on “awarding large prizes to poets who have never before won any type of writing competition.” The site also includes Internet links, a list of past winners, anthologies of winning poems, and chat rooms.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

  • SFWA has brought together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world, and has grown in numbers and influence until it is now widely recognized as one of the most effective non-profit writers’ organizations in existence. Over 1200 sf and fantasy writers, artists, editors, and allied professionals are members. Each year they present the prestigious Nebula Awards™ for the sf or fantasy best short story, novelette, novella, and novel of the year.

The Authors Guild Online

  • For more than 80 years the Guild has been the authoritative voice of American writers…its strength is the foundation of the U.S. literary community. This site features contract advice, a legal search, information on electronic rights, details on how to join the organization, a bulletin index, publishers row, a listing of board members, and current articles regarding the publishing field. There is also a Back-in-print.com, an on-line bookstore featuring out-of-print editions made available by their authors.

The Booktalk Web Site

  • This site is a publishing insider’s page where you’ll find out who’s hot and what’s up. It features links to get in touch with authors, agents, and publishers, as well as a slush pile and bookstores.

The Page of Fu Manchu

  • The Page of Fu Manchu represents an ongoing effort by scholars and readers around the world to create a definitive Sax Rohmer bibliography, reference and archive.

The Small Publishers Association of North America

  • (SPAN) is the premier voice of independent publishing and the second largest such association in the world. They concentrate on your need to sell more books. Faster. Smarter. Easier. Newsletter offered.

Top 100 Speeches of the Twentieth Century

  • Speechwriting is an art. Check out the top 100 speeches of the 20th Century.

U.S. Copyright Office Home Page

  • Secure and register your work here. On-line forms available in Adobe format.

Writers Write -- The Write Resource -- Books, Publishing and Writing

  • This “mega-site” provides an array of services including workshops, personalized tutoring, and critique groups. “Write Links is designed to be of value to all writers, regardless of their experience, genre or focus.”

WritersNet(sm): Internet Directory of Published Writers, Literary Agents, Editors, and Publishers

  • This site consists of two main sections; The Internet Directory of Published Writers, which includes a list of published works and a biographical statement, and The Internet Directory of Literary Agents, which lists areas of specialization and a description of the agency. Both are searchable and include contact information. This is a free service!


  • “WWA was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the western field.” The site offers information about Old West topics, a listing of past Spur Award Winners, and opportunities to learn about WWA and the Spur Award, to apply for membership in WWA, to subscribe to Roundup Magazine, or contact western authors whose work interests you.

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