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A few writer's resources reviewed...





sandyclaus
I work freelance and I always find new websites and resources. Here are a few:

http://www.sfwa.org/beware/
Whether you are writing Science Fiction or just about anything else, this page on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America website is a real treasure. It tracks various questionable markets, agents contracts, clauses and other services preying on the hard work of writers. Just look it over for some idea of the scams and shenanigans that await you in the publishing world.

http://www.nwu.org/nwu/
The National Writers' Union offers a number of benefits to members including a press pass, contract advice and health insurance in a few regions of the USA including NY, NJ, CA, CT, Chicago metropolitan area & Indiana, FL. Writer Alerts and guidelines are also available. Membership is prorated based on your writing income and begins at $120 a year.
sandyclaus
http://www.asja.org/
The American Society of Journalists and Authors offers benefits including access to exclusive markets and paycheck reports documenting the rates fellow writers are actually being paid. Access to discounts with other websites and members only workshops are another benefit along with access to health insurance. Some plans are limited. Annual membership is $205 and there is a $100 initiation fee and $25 application fee. Read the qualifications carefully. They only accept members with published work in large, mainstream publications. Regional journalists and newspaper writers need not apply.

http://www.absolutewrite.com/
Absolute Write offers a clearing house of information and mailing lists for freelance, screen and literary writers. In addition to help finding agents, they have lists touting opportunities, updates to guidelines and links for about every kind of writing you can imagine. They offer writer's software through their store.
sandyclaus
Hello freelancers! Are there any others out there?
sandyclaus
http://www.fundsforwriters.com/
Grants, contests and markets that pay cash are the bread and butter at Funds for Writers. They host chats online as well as newsletters. They list markets, offer resources for young writers, and have an affiliate program on their available ebooks. This site will help you bring home the bacon... mmm bread, butter bacon... need breakfast...

http://www.baensuniverse.com/subguide.html
Jim Baen's Universe is a surprisingly well-paying market for science fiction, paying anywhere from $.06 to .$25 a word depending on whether the story was submitted to the slush-pile or commissioned. Two slots are reserved for new writers each issue. The guidelines detail how to submit them and detour around the regular slush-pile.
sandyclaus
http://www.writing-world.com/
Writing World has a number of resources for the beginning writer, links to paying markets, tips on various writing fields and industries, a contest database, and a newsletter. Articles from working writers illuminate the art of writing for both novice and seasoned veteran alike.

http://www.writer-on-line.com/index.html
WriterOnLine is a professional ezine for writers. They were named one of the top 101 web sites for writers for 2005. Articles cover everything from general to genre writing. Technical and screen writing are covered as well.
sandyclaus
http://www.writing-world.com/
Writing World has a number of resources for the beginning writer, links to paying markets, tips on various writing fields and industries, a contest database, and a newsletter. Articles from working writers illuminate the art of writing for both novice and seasoned veteran alike.

http://www.writer-on-line.com/index.html
WriterOnLine is a professional ezine for writers. They were named one of the top 101 web sites for writers for 2005. Articles cover everything from general to genre writing. Technical and screen writing are covered as well.
sandyclaus
http://www.sunoasis.com/
This website offers listings for writing jobs and a newsletter. They aggregate feeds from Craigslist and pile them together. Outside of that, I'm missing anything else if it is there.

http://www.writefromhome.com/
Writing with children would be an appropriate subhead for writing from home. The Jabber Jaw section reprints the funniest things spouses and children have said. It won a FaithWriters nomination which is a red flag for me.
sandyclaus
http://www.freelancewriting.com/
A how-to and jobs site for freelancers featuring guidelines, newsletters and commentary. They link to a number of writer's podcasts, videocasts, host author interviews. They have contest lists and a recent page that links you to new information under the various subheadings.

http://parapub.com/sites/para/
This is a site for authors with a book in mind. Resources are organized from thinking and planning through fulfillment, shipping and marketing the book. Some documents are free, others are available for a fee. Classes are also offered for a fee.

http://www.helenginger.com/
Helen Ginger is a freelance editor living in Texas who teaches workshops, blogs, and offers a newsletter. She mentions contests and opportunities she hears about while offering up her own observations on writing, or those out of her writer's mailbag.

http://www.caderbooks.com/
This website offers a job board as wells as the Publisher's Lunch newsletter touted as "the industry's "daily essential read," now shared with well over 24,000 publishing people every day." The link to publisher's marketplace is worth the entire web-site's existence.

http://www.frihost.com/
Participate in a web community and get free server space. Very useful for mockups or floating an idea. The forums aren't bad either.

http://www.woodenhorsepub.com/
The main feature at this website is the database. You can subscribe for anywhere from 24 hours to a year for anything from $.47 to $2 a day. It is very reasonable when you consider this database gives you 2,000 print magazines' contact and publishing information, editorial calendars, reader demographics, editorial concepts and writer's guidelines. A newsletter offers information on new magazines and industry news.
georgeodowd
Oh, this looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I have niggling hopes of becoming a freelance writer within the next five years... but given how little time I have to work on anything breakthrough, I'm not sure how it will all pan out.
Might I ask - how did you get started, and what sort of writing do you do?
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