Publishing

Avoid scams, literary fraud and pitfalls with SFWA’s warnings.

Copyright laws from the U.S. Copyright office.

Literary agents:
Publishersmarketplace.com, and Agentquery.com are good places to begin your search. See agent Rachelle Gardner‘s blog for lots of insider info about the agent/writer relationship.

Oversimplified steps to publishing a book by yours truly.

Publishing Leads: Duotrope’s Digest is a free database of over 2575 current publications for short fiction, poetry and novels/collections.

Writing to Heal has an exhaustive list of paying markets for first person essays.

Ed2010.com provides a job list, advice, and other support for those who dream of writing and/or editing for magazines.
Fundsforwriters.com
Editor Hope Clark offers free newsletters with extensive listings of markets, contests, fellowships and grants. 

Mediabistro.com provides job listings and more for media professionals. Check out their “How to Pitch” articles. 

MovieBytes.com screenwriting contests and markets online.

Newspapers a searchable database of world newspapers by Nettizen.com.

U.S. newspapers, magazines, radio and TV by newslink.org.

Personal essays, an extensive list of paying outlets by writingtoheal.com.

Tips on getting published, see Tracy Culleton’s www.fiction-writers-mentor.com.

Tips on how to write a book proposal. A must for non-fiction.

Tips on how to write a Promotion plan for your book.

Tips on selling to magazines and periodicals from writing-world.com.

Tips on query letters, see Wendy Tokunaga‘s blog for an example of a successful query letter. See Query Shark for tips on what not to do.

The best books on publishing
Writer’s Market, by Robert Brewer. A guide to agents and more.
How to Write a Book Proposal, by Michael Larsen.
Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual, by Dan Poynter.

A list of books on publishing from Jody Rein Books.

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