Sunday, January 4, 2009

Links of Mention

okay, I said I would. This list is by no means exhaustive, however, these are the big ones that I can't live without. In addition, I watch any agent or editor that I'm interested in submitting to and look for blogs, newsletters etc. that will give me a better idea of who they are and what they're looking for. Keep an eye out for those fabulous lists of what "not to do." I love those.

First, and most important are the links to scam alerts and warnings for writers.
http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/
http://www.sfwa.org/beware/agents.html

Preditors and editors (first link) is invaluable. They also list the best of the best along with the worst offenders. They have publishers, agents, e-publishers listed by sales and categories voted on by readers as well. Check them out, or suffer the consequences! Buwahahaha

The next two are agent queries and directories. Looking for an agent? Check here to find the right one. You know, the one that's looking for exactly what you have to sell. Then google them and look on Preditors just to be sure.
http://www.agentquery.com/
http://www.writers.net/agents.html

Okay, skipping the agent? Go straight to market with Duotrope and Ralans. These are incredible searchable databases, they are updated frequently and contain: zines, publishers, contests, anthologies, you name it.
http://www.ralan.com/
http://duotrope.com/

Need to get writing? Take the great insane Nano step!
http://nanowrimo.org
http://nanocomo.org/
http://www.nanoedmo.net/xoops2

Wrimo is the big one and the original. Como is monthly, starts every month and has a different theme each month. Edmo is a new find and I'm diving in this year. Take a month and edit that manuscript with a couple thousand friends.

Critique:
http://www.fmwriters.com
http://museitupclub.tripod.com/To%20Join.htm

Online writer's conference:
http://www.freewebs.com/themuseonlinewritersconference/

Okay, Ive got pages and pages of links, but these are the ones I fall back on over and over.
I'm sure there are more out there just as important. Let me know if you find any gems.

~Frances
P.S. just for fun check out: mycathatesyou.com and search up "tubber" :-)
I love that site.

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