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sfwa.org — SFWA is a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres.  Esteemed past and present members include Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury, and Andre Norton.   SFWA informs, supports, promotes, defends and advocates for its members. We host the prestigious Nebula Awards, assist members in legal disputes with publishers, and administer benevolent funds for authors facing medical or legal expenses.  Novice authors benefit from our Information Center and the well-known Writer Beware site.   SFWA members look out for each other and provide assistance, mentorship, and cameraderie. Between online discussion forums, private convention suites, and a host of less formal gatherings, SFWA is a source of information, education, support, and fellowship for its authors.   SFWA Membership is open to authors, artists, editors, and other industry professionals who meet our eligibility requirements.   Click here to Join SFWA
mysterywriters.org — Mystery Writers of America (“MWA”). Come and explore our website. MWA is the premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction. In these pages, you will learn about MWA, our programs, our authors and their books, including frequently updated calendars of events, announcements about our authors, their tour dates and their new releases. Founded in 1945, MWA is a storied organization with a golden past and an exciting present. Each Spring, we present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. We sponsor MWA Literacy where we help to rebuild libraries around the US and as well as numerous other symposiunms and events designed to enlighten and inform authors and fans alike. If you’re an author in the mystery or crime genre or an allied professional, you’ll find important services and benefits here. If you’re a reader, fan, librarian, journalist or anybody else interested in learning more about the genre, you’ve come to the right place. We hope you’ enjoy our site, learn a lot and keep coming back for more.
horror.org — Horror Writers Association - An organization to bring writers and others with a professional interest in horror together and to foster a greater appreciation of dark fiction in general.
rwa.org — Romance Writers of America is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. The association represents more than 10,250 members in 145 chapters offering local or special-interest networking and education. Learn more.   Romance Writers of America® (RWA) was chartered in 1981 to serve as a nonprofit trade association for romance writers. The mission of Romance Writers of America is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements his/her main income. More than 10,000 romance writers and related industry professionals are members of Romance Writers of America. Although the association is called Romance Writers of America, membership is not limited to individuals living in the United States. Approximately 900 RWA members live outside the U.S., and RWA fosters connections between its members through the RWA Web site, www.rwanational.org, and its 145 local, online, and special-interest chapters. RWA's chapters provide opportunities for members to come together to discuss the industry and build connections with fellow romance writers. Romance Writers of America hosts an annual conference that provides the perfect opportunity for authors to increase their knowledge of the business and network with industry professionals and fellow writers. The conference offers more than 100 workshops with topics ranging from beginning writing skills to the business side of writing. Romance fiction editors and literary agents search for new talent in scheduled one-on-one interviews, give workshops, and network with attendees. RWA also sponsors the romance publishing industry's prestigious awards for published and unpublished romance writers — the RITA Awards and the Golden Heart Awards. These awards recognize excellence in romance fiction. As one of the largest writers associations, Romance Writers of America leverages its influence and credibility to advocate for improving business conditions in the romance publishing industry. Also, RWA promotes the romance genre through outreach programs for librarians and booksellers. The outreach doesn't stop with librarians and booksellers, however. Romance Writers of America also sponsors an academic grant annually to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers, as well as romance reader surveys and statistics reports. If you are interested in becoming a part of this diverse and growing community, visit the Become a Member section for more information.
2898 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writers Union  Tags: authors guild copyright contracts professional organization writers authors 
authorsguild.org — The Authors Guild has been the nation's leading advocate for writers' interests in effective copyright protection, fair contracts and free expression since it was founded as the Authors League of America in 1912. It provides legal assistance and a broad range of web services to its members.
wgaeast.org —  What is the Writers Guild of America, East? The Writers Guild of America, East, (WGAE) is a labor union of thousands of professionals who are the primary creators of what is seen or heard on television and film in the U.S., as well as the writers of a growing portion of original digital media content. Our members write everything from big budget movies to independent films, late night comedy/variety shows to daytime serials, broadcast and radio news, web series, documentaries, and animation. The WGAE works on their behalf to promote and protect the professional and artistic interests of this diverse community. On joining the Guild, writers from an extraordinarily vast range of backgrounds and abilities unite to promote, protect, and maintain important artistic and professional principles. The Guild’s assistance is provided regardless of the writers’ degree of success. Who Runs the Guild? A union is the sum of its members; the leadership and participation of our members are the lifeblood of the Guild. The officers and council of the WGAE are elected from the membership, by the membership. The WGAE is a democracy and the votes of our members are central to the union’s direction. Each member operates under the one person, one vote system that has been a core operating tenet of the Guild since its formation.The current President of the Guild is writer Michael Winship and you can read about the members of the Guild’s Council here. Lowell Peterson is the Guild’s Executive Director. A full directory of staff can be found here.Members also serve on the committees and caucuses that help shape the Guild’s actions. The combination of diverse talents in the WGAE has helped maintain, uphold, and improve the professional and artistic pursuits of our members for more than half a century.   Writers Guild of America East
wga.org — Writers Guild of America, West - As the world leader in online screenplay registration, the WGAW represents  writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries.
2950 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writers Union  Tags: nwu national writers union professional organization 
nwu.org — National Writers Union:  The union for freelance writers working in U.S. markets. Offering include grievance resolution, industry campaigns, contract advice, health & dental plans, member education, job banks, networking, social events, and much more. Membership dues are based on your annual writing income.
pred-ed.com — Preditors & Editors: A guide to publishers and writing services for serious writers. Their sole purpose is to provide writers with information and contacts for the purpose of seeking publication of their work. There's an enormous amount of important information on this site, including lists of agents, publishers and editors to avoid. Highly recommended!       What's on this Site? Information for Artists, Composers, Game Designers, Poets, and Writers of all persuasions. Following is a detailed description of Preditors & Editors' contents, most of which you can reach using the menu options above. Some features are linked from other pages. As well, some browsers may display the colors differently. This page (light blue pages) What's on this Site? Descriptions of menu options. About Preditors & Editors. Our purpose, who we list, and why. Also an explanation of the colors used and information about the editor of P&E. Link Back Emblems. Attention Authors! How to advertise your first book for free on P&E. Rating Criteria for all sections of P&E. Writing On The Fly, the P&E bulletin board for readers and writers sponsored by Cybling. That board appears to have been lost somehow. Nonetheless, we thank Cybling for all the support they lent us. The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. Agents (ivory pages) How Do Agents Work? Linked listing of literary and other agents. Legal services are also listed in this section. Art (light grey pages) Linked listing of businesses offering or accepting art for sale. Awards (gold pages) Literary Industry AwardsEligibility for Preditors & Editors' awards and Nomination Instructions. Nominated sites for an award from Preditors & Editors. Sites of Distinction. These are linked sites honored with an award from Preditors & Editors. Certified Web Ranger award. Awards received by Preditors & Editors. Editor's Award Recipients. Book Publishers (silver pages)Linked listing of book publishers and distributors. Chats (light grey pages)Linked listing of chat rooms for writers, artists, and composers to enter. Contests (light grey pages)Linked listing of contests for writers, artists, and composers to enter. Conventions (light grey pages)Linked listing of conventions for writers and fans. Definitions (burlywood pages)Listing of publishing terms and their meanings. Editing & Software (coral pages)Linked listing of editing services, indexing services, and software for writers. Email. How to contact Preditors & Editors. Comments, Questions, Updates, and Insults. Also, how to be listed in P&E. Game Publishers (silver pages)Linked listing of game publishers. Jobs (green pages)Linked listing of jobs and job services for writers, composers, and artists. Journalism (light blue pages)Linked listing of newspapers and journalism resources. Magazines (light blue pages)Linked listing of magazines and magazine publishers. Music (beige pages)Linked listing of magazine, publishing, and resource sites for music and composing. New (light blue page)Linked listing of new entries to be found within the regular pages of P&E.Copyright Protection Letters Letter templates for use when a writer's work is copied without permission.New Books Announcements of first books by new authors. Opinions (beige pages)Listing of posted opinions in Preditors & Editors about writing, art, music, and the business of publishing. Organizations (wheat pages)Linked listing of organizations having to do with publishing or writing, drawing, and composing. Promotional (burlywood pages)Linked listing of promotional and marketing services, reviewer sites, and conventions. Related Sites (wheat pages)Linked listing of entries bearing some relation to the business of publishing, writing, art, and composing, such as bookstores. Resources (light blue pages)Linked listing of web sites containing writer or artist resources. Screenwriters (silver pages)Linked listing of screenwriter resources. Signings and Readings (light grey pages) Listing of authors who will be on hand publicly to either sign and/or read their work. Submissions (cyan pages) Copyright, patent, and trademark information. Sample query letter. Proposals. Sample synopsis. Submission formats. Sample screenplay. Sample cover letter. Submission checklist. Submission tracking. What Does Rejection Mean? Sample inquiry letter. Sample author's biography. Guidelines for opinion submissions to Preditors & Editors. Warnings (white pages) Warnings about some publishing and writing service activities. Generally, warnings are posted beside the appropriate entries within the P&E listing pages. Linked listing of other web sites with important info about scams or threats. Workshops (light grey pages)Linked listing of workshops for writing, composing, art, and so forth.  
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