of Authors' Representatives
an organization whose
memebers include many of the major, notable literary agents in the
country. This website includes names, addresses, phone numbers of agents,
as well as further detailed information on the agencies in the organization.
further list of agents
The professional directory of the American Literary
Marketplace. This guide is used in the industry and is a complete listing
and resource for locating agents, editors, publishers, associations, book
manufacturers, distributers, artists, awards, grants, contests, clipping
bureaus, translators, publicists, book-oriented radio and TV programs, and
magazines, newspapers and new syndicates featuring books as well as many
other services. The listing includes names, addresses, phones numbers,
and pertinent information about making contacts.
Literary Agents: The Essential Guide for Writers
published by Poets
Literary Agents: A Writer's
published by PEN.
a directory and
Research and Evaluation
on request, and for a
fee, tracks the performance and employment records of an agent. Publishes
a newsletter on new agents.
commercial resource site for selling your book, on spec, to the
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The Authors' League
330 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
1285 Avenue of the Americas, NYC 10019
California Lawyers for the Arts
a compendium of
information on current books and publishing, including literary periodicals,
reviews, events, when and where your favorite authors are appearing, etc.
distinguished independent publisher, known in particular for its southern
a very good, midsize, literary publisher.
Press a very
good, small press.
a fine, longtime literary house, one of the last independents.
James Laughlin's venerable avant-garde press, responsible for initial publication
of many now famous works and authors that the big presses wouldn't
for authors who want to publish.
FOUNDATIONS, GRANTS, AWARDS FOR WRITERS
Writing Programs (AWP)
AWP is the professional organization of teachers and students of creative
writing in U.S. colleges and universities. The organization publishes an
informative newsletter, including notices of grants, awards, writing conferences,
and calls for manuscripts. AWP members are eligible to receive a periodical
listing of teaching and writing job opportunities.
P&W publishes a magazine of interest to working writers
and writing students. With the AWP newsletter (above), P&W magazine comprises
a reasonably thorough entry to many aspects of the writing life.
Novelists the international, professional organization of writers
and editors, active in supporting freedom of speech and related rights around
Since 1912, an advocacy group for writers, with concentration on fair
compensation, copyright protection and freedom of expression.
the Modern Language
Association, the professional association of college and univeristy literary
Grants and Awards Available to
a very complete directory published by PEN, with submission information,
honors established and emerging writers of distinctive literary merit
by conferring grants and awards.
fellowships in the humanities and arts for established artists and
Endowment of the Arts
government grants to writers.
a source of info on grants, awards, and programs for writers and
National Book Award
Marsha J. Shapiro Books
Bought & Sold: Old, Rare, or Out of Print Books.
355 W. 85th St., Apt. 7
212-595-4219; fax 212-875-1948
an excellent online source
of rare, hard-to-find, and out of print books.
Alibris another online source of
hard-to-find, and out of print books.
The Elements of
and White. The all-time
favorite style book for writers.
the Alpha and Omega of English language lexicography.
of Small Press and Magazine Editors and Publishers
Directory of Little Magazines and Small
to Write a Book Proposal
Great Books Foundation
a resource for finding book discussion groups.
On-line Books Page
includes more than eleven thousand texts (Balzac, Conrad, Dickens,
Eliot, Flaubert, and so on).
Bartleby great books online.
Plumb Design Visual
Thesaurus uses web animation to illustrate the latticework of
language. Enter a word, and the thesaurus will create a solar system
of similar words orbiting around the sun for the original term; click on
one of those words, and the system will reorganize.
the preeminent website
of literary masterworks and classics published in their entirety on-line
(Shakespeare, Spinoza, Dickens, Wilde, and many more.)
links to places that figure in the lives and works of great writers;
includes many photos.
site with links and info on myriad Mississippi writers, indlucing Faulkner,
Welty, and many others.
Federation of Nova Scotia
writers' organization in the U.K.
phone 202-707-9100 for forms, or 202-707-3000 for answers to
of Literary Magazines and Presses CLMP is the national membership
organization dedicated to supporting and promoting literary publishing in
the United States. A good source of information on little magazine and small
CLMP is the national
membership organization dedicated to supporting and promoting literary publishing
in the United States.
rejectioncollection.com a site where authors can post
and share their rejections, their responses to their rejections, and provide
their accounts of overcoming rejection.
Litfict a listserv
created to promote and discuss issues related to the writing of literary
fiction, including publishing, rejection, motivation, research questions,
and contests. Subscribers can choose individual messages or digest