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Agent Referrals

Association of Authors Representatives (AAR)
Website: www.aaronline.org
Directory of agents nationwide, FAQs, canon of ethics, etc.
Contact: (212) 840-5770

Website: www.agentquery.com
Directory of agents who’ve been screened before being added.

Guides to Publishing

Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers, 4th Edition by Tad Crawford with Stevie Fitzgerald and Michael Gross (June 2015)

Children’s Writers and Illustrator Market (current year)Provides directory of publishers and magazines focused on the children’s market as well as helpful articles and interviews.

Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry: From Negotiations to Final Contracts, 3rd Edition by Mark Litwak (2009)

The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, 5th Edition by Mark Levine (2015)

The Writers Legal Guide, 4th Edition by Tad Crawford and Kay Murray (2013) Provides extensive information on copyright, limitations on free expression, book contracts, electronic rights, agency agreements, taxes, and estate planning. Currently out of print, so we recommend a used copy or library. Members can access this resource online here.

Writers Market (current edition)
Provides directory of agents, publishers, trade journals, and consumer publications, as well as helpful articles on breaking into the publishing industry, marketing your work, writing query letters, etc.


Copyright Office
Website: www.copyright.gov
Register work. Register online for $35 (basic claim). If mailed in, the cost is $85, depending on the form. For more detailed fees, see: www.copyright.gov/docs/fees.html. The website also has a directory that allows you to look up who owns the rights to a particular work.

E-book/POD Companies

52 Novels
Website: www.52novels.com

ACX (Audio Book Creation Exchange)
Website: www.acx.com

Website: atavist.com

Website: www.bookbaby.com

Create Space
Website: www.createspace.com

Kindle Direct Publishing
Website: kdp.amazon.com

Lightning Source
Website: www.lightningsource.com

Website: www.lulu.com

Open Road Media
Website: www.openroadmedia.com

Nook Press
Website: www.nookpress.com

Rosetta Books
Website: www.rosettabooks.com

Website: www.smashwords.com

Editorial, Ghostwriting, and Freelance Services

ASJA Freelance Writer Search
Website: www.freelancewritersearch.com

Editorial Freelance Association (EFA)
Website: www.the-efa.org
Directory and referral for ghostwriters, proofreaders, editors, translators, researchers, and transcribers.
Contact: (212) 929-5400; office@efa.org


Editorial Freelance Association (EFA)
Website: www.the-efa.org/res/rates.php
Includes fees for copyediting (basic and heavy), developmental editing, indexing, layout (books and newspapers), project management, proofreading, researching, substantive/line editing, transcribing, translating, and writing.

Who Pays Writers
Website: whopayswriters.com
Collects and reports information from writers about how much magazines and websites pay.

Foreign (non-US) Writer Associations

ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors)
Website: allianceindependentauthors.org
A non-profit professional association for author-publishers organized across eight publishing territories.

Australian Society of Authors
Website: www.asauthors.org
The ASA acts as an advocate for the rights of professional authors in Australia.

Norwegian Authors Union
Website: www.forfatterforeningen.no/english
Association of Norwegian authors, protecting Norwegian authors' professional and economic interests.

Professional Writers Association of Canada
Website: www.pwac.ca
Serves Canadian non fiction freelance writers across the country.

Society of Authors
Website: www.societyofauthors.org
UK organization similar to the Authors Guild. Benefits include contract advice, special discounts, etc.

Swedish Writers Union
Website: www.forfattarforbundet.se/in-english/about-us
Professional organization for writers and literary translators in Sweden.

Union of Finnish Authors
Website: www.kirjailijaliitto.fi/in-english
Professional organization of Finnish-speaking writers of fiction.

Writers Guild of Great Britain
Website: www.writersguild.org.uk
Trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film, online, and video games.

Writers Union of Canada
Website: www.writersunion.ca
Organization of professional writers dedicated to improving the conditions of Canadian writers.
Contact: (416) 703-8982

Information About Publishing

Absolute Write
Website: absolutewrite.com

CJ Lyons’s No Rules Just Write
Website: www.norulesjustwrite.com/blog

The Creative Penn
Website: www.thecreativepenn.com

Website: www.duotrope.com
Subscription-based service for writers that offers a searchable database of current fiction, poetry, and non fiction markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, submissions trackers, and more.

Poets & Writers
Website: www.pw.org
Includes excerpts from the bimonthly magazine as well as listings for literary journals, small presses, conferences, book review outlets, and other helpful tips.

Predators & Editors
Website: www.pred-ed.com
Provides writers with information and contacts for the purpose of seeking publication of their work, including tips on how to avoid scams, etiquette on contacting agents, submission checklists, and more.

Publishers Marketplace
Website: www.publishersmarketplace.com
Primarily for publishing professionals, includes daily book deals, an up-to-date listing of who represents whom, industry contacts, publishing news, and more. Membership: $25/month.

Publishers Weekly
Website: www.publishersweekly.com
Daily source of industry news, bestseller lists, interviews, book reviews, and more.

Website: www.publetariat.com

Who Reps Whom?
Website: querytracker.net/clients.php
Listing of which agents represent which authors.

Writers and Editors
Website: www.writersandeditors.com

Writer Beware                                                
Website: www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/about
Run by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, provides information about writing scams, schemes, pitfalls; maintains an extensive database of questionable literary agents, publishers, editors, etc.

Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing
Website: thewritersguidetoepublishing.com

Legal Referral Services/Directories

Website: www.martindale.com
Online attorney directory, can search by area of practice, geography, etc.

New York City Bar Association
New York Metropolitan Area ONLY. No cost for a legal referral.
Contact: (212) 626-7373

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Website: www.vlany.org
New York residents ONLY. Free legal help for low-income authors.
Contact: (212) 319-2787 x1
For a list of volunteer lawyers in other states, visit the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts website, under resources: www.vlany.org/resources/index.php#bs

Libraries & Library Associations

American Library Association (ALA)                                                                                     
Website: www.ala.org
Association for librarians. Library advocacy.

Library of Congress                                                                                                  
Website: www.loc.gov
Contact: (202) 707-5000

New York Public Library
Website: www.nypl.org
Contact: (917) 275-6975

Marketing & Publicity

Biggs Publicity
Website: www.biggspublicity.com

Goldberg McDuffie
Website: www.goldbergmcduffie.com

JKS Communications
Website: www.jkscommunications.com

Julia Drake PR
Website: www.juliadrakepr.com

Laura Rossi Public Relations
Website: www.laurarossipublicrelations.com

Lucinda Literary
Website: www.lucindaliterary.com

Tandem Literary
Website: www.tandemliterary.com



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Stu Taylor Radio
Website: www.stutaylor.com
Provides author interview services for promotional purposes.

Other Professional Artist & Writer Associations (U.S.)

Academy of American Poets
Website: www.poets.org
Contact: (212) 274-0343

American Society of Journalists and Authors
Website: www.asja.org
Professional organization of independent nonfiction writers.

American Society of Media Photographers
Website: www.asmp.org

American Translators Association
Website: www.atanet.org
Organization dedicated to advancing the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.
Contact: (703) 683-6100

Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Website: www.awpwriter.org
Provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to writers, college and university creative writing programs, and writers’ conferences and centers.

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses
Website: www.clmp.org
CLMP is a service organization for independent literary presses and magazines.
Contact: (212) 741-9110

Dramatists Guild
Website: www.dramatistsguild.com
Professional association for playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.
Contact: (212) 398-9366

Independent Book Publishers Association
Website: www.ibpa-online.org
Serves independent publishers.
Contact: (310) 546-1818

National Coalition Against Censorship
Website: www.ncac.org
Group of organizations dedicated to fighting against censorship and protecting First Amendment Rights.

PEN America
Website: www.pen.org
Dedicated to ensuring that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, with a focus on the broader international community.
Contact: (212) 334-1660

Poetry Foundation
Website: www.poetryfoundation.org
Literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.
Contact: (312) 787-7070

Poetry Society of America
Website: www.poetrysociety.org
Contact: (212) 254-9628

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)                              
Website: www.scbwi.org
Professional organization for children’s and young adult writers and illustrators.
Contact: (323) 782-1010

Society of Illustrators
Website: www.societyillustrators.org
Devoted to the promotion of the art of illustration.

Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Website: www.songwritersguild.com
Songwriting services and advocacy. Basic and Professional memberships available for aspiring and established songwriters.

Writers Guild of America, East
Website: www.wgaeast.org
Professional organization promoting and protecting the career and artistic interests of screenwriters (television and film).
Contact: (212) 767-7800

Writers Guild of America, West
Website: www.wga.org
Professional organization promoting and protecting the career and artistic interests of screenwriters (television and film).
Contact: (323) 951-4000

Speakers Bureaus & Author Bookings

Creative Well, Inc.
Website: www.creativewell.com/New_CreativeWell/about.html

Dayton Bookings
Website: www.daytonbookings.com/bookanauthor.html

Lavin Agency
Website: www.thelavinagency.com

Leigh Bureau
Website: www.leighbureau.com

Red Brick Agency
Website: www.redbrickagency.com

Writers' Rooms

The Writers' Room
Website: www.writersroom.org
The Writers Room is the nation’s oldest and largest urban writers’ colony. In the 37 years since its founding, the Room has provided affordable workspace—24 hours a day, 365 days a year—to some 50,000 emerging and established writers.

The Attic Institute
Website: atticinstitute.com
SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97215

Brooklyn Creative League
Website: brooklyncreativeleague.com
540 President St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Brooklyn Writers Space
Website: brooklynwriters.com/wp
185 1st Street, 2nd Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Casa Libre en la Solana
Website: www.casalibre.org
228 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705

Cross Campus
Website: www.crosscamp.us/writers-junction-is-now-cross-campus
1001 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ditmas Workspace
Website: www.ditmasworkspace.com/home
535 E 17th St
Brooklyn, NY 11226

The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
Website: library.nyu.edu/alumni/access.html
70 Washington Square South, Room 1116
New York, NY 10012

The Grotto
Website: www.sfgrotto.org
490 2nd Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107

The Loft Literary Center
Website: www.loft.org
1011 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Website: theofficeonline.com
256 26th Street, Suite 101
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Paragraph, Workspace for Writers
Website: www.paragraphny.com
35 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011

Room 58, A Writers Space
Website: www.room58.org/index.htm
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sydney Writers’ Room
Website: www.writersroom.org.au
Trades Hall Inn
4 Goulburn St
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Toronto Writers' Centre
Website: www.writerscentre.ca
627 Bloor St W (Canada)
Toronto, ON M6G 1K8

Website: www.writebynight.net
247 West 76th Street, Suite 4
New York, NY 10023

Website: www.writerhouse.org
508 Dale Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Writers Room at the Betsy
Website: www.betsywritersroom.com
The Betsy Hotel 1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Writers Room DC (WRDC)
Website: writersroomdc.com
4000 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, DC 20016

The Writers’ Studio (The Center for Fiction)
Website: centerforfiction.org/forwriters/workspace-for-writers
17 E 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

The Writers Workspace
Website: www.writersworkspace.com/index.htm
5443 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60640

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