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Books AtoZ

Links to related publishing sites, academic research, a calendar of book events, experimental online publications, and advice.

Everyone Who's Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing

Directory of contact information for literary agents, editors, and book publishers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada

Publishers Marketplace

Online database for publishing professionals. From PublisherLunch.

Writers Publish

Resource for authors and publishers featuring news, e-books, freelance jobs, writing contests, and advice.


The Publishing Portal. Provides the tools, the community, and the knowledge to make book publishing simpler, rewarding, and profitable.


Offers a searchable directory of the catalogs of major play publishers.

ITI's Literary Market Place.com

Directory of American and Canadian book publishers. Helps publishing professionals, authors, and those looking for industry data.

Writer’s Resources

BellaOnline: Writing

Danielle Hollister writes articles, reviews links and hosts an email newsletter, and discussion forum.


The writers’ area is devoted to writers, published and unpublished. Advice, regular updates from the book business, a calendar of literary dates, and links to other sites.


Ideas to make better writers. Writers’ bookshop, discussion forums, eZine and newsletter, competition, plus writing, computing, and word processing help.


Offers forums and interviews with published authors. Also paying market and contest listings in a weblog format.


Aims to make writers feel better about procrastinators. Features ongoing commentary, diversions, and resources.

Resource Central

Links and resources for writing. Improve your writing skills, library skills, writing style, grammar. Fiction and nonfiction resources.

Scrawl: The Writer's Asylum

Provides writing workshops, story critiques, publication and support information, weekly flash fiction workshops, on-site e-zine publication, and discussion forums.

The Writer at Work

A free, weekly comic, by Richard Krzemien, for writers and creative people of all ages. The Writer mixes the working world of Dilbert with the absurdity of The Far Side.

Website Ideas for Writers

Every writer today needs an effective website as part of a complete marketing plan.

Writer Beware

Warnings and cautions for writers about literary frauds, scams, deceptions, and pitfalls.


Ideas, information and inspiration for writers.

Writers Write

Weekly magazine. Features author interviews, articles and daily editorial and publication news. Includes research, genre and marketplace links, as well as forums and archived issues.

Writing Corner

Resources, event listings, feature articles, newsletters and email lists. A site about the art, craft and business of writing.

Writer Beware

Warnings and cautions for writers about literary frauds, scams, deceptions, and pitfalls.


Writing articles and resources. Tips about how to become a better writer, get published and find writing markets. From Moira Allen.


Find creative writing articles, prompts, ideas, reviews and other resources for writers.


How to compare book editors

How to compare book editors

A good book editor is essential to an excellent finished product. Besides, without their assistance your book may never make the shelf. However it can be difficult to find the perfect one that is suited to you from all the choices available today. Many may seem to...

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How to Accept or Reject Track Changes

How to Accept or Reject Track Changes

Your editor will have edited your documents using the Microsoft Word Track Changes tool. This retains your original document while enabling you to see the amendments marked in red. The document will automatically open revealing these. Once you have had the chance to...

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The ampersand is friend to punctuation lovers, store owners with limited signboard space, and lazy people who can’t take the time to spell out “and” – for “and” is the meaning of this symbol, widely recognized visually but not always identified by name. Interestingly,...

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How and When to Use Ampersand

How and When to Use Ampersand

The ampersand (&) is a symbol for “and”. With the growth text messaging it has found new uses in SMS language, but how and when should you use the ampersand. Unlike the percent or degree symbol, the ampersand is generally not used in editing except in very...

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Using a thesaurus to improve word choice

Using a thesaurus to improve word choice

A thesaurus—a collection of synonyms and antonyms—can be an excellent way of improving word choice in your document. The thesaurus provides a variety of word choices as suggested replacements that may help you better describe a feeling, a landscape or an event. This...

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How to Use Chicago Style in English Writing

How to Use Chicago Style in English Writing

As most non-fiction authors know, there are many citation styles available. Many of them are discipline specific (e.g., Modern Language Association for the humanities, American Psychological Association for the social sciences, etc.), and they vary in many different...

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