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Billed as "the world's most popular eBook community", Wattpad allows its members to upload original work and download/read/rate what members have written--all done conveniently with your cell phone.
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The mission of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs is to foster literary talent and achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and to serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. (from website)
Professional organization for writers of horror fiction.
The IWWG, founded in 1976, is a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing and open to all regardless of portfolio. As such, it has established a remarkable record of achievement in the publishing world, as well as in circles where lifelong learning and personal transformation are valued for their own sake. (from 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. (from website)
The National Writers Union is the trade union for freelance and contract writers: journalists, book authors, business and technical writers, web content providers, and poets. With the combined strength of nearly 2,000 members in 16 chapters nationwide, and with the support of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), the Union works to defend the rights and improve the economic and working conditions of all writers.
PEN USA is a non-profit membership organization made up of writers of every stripe working west of the Mississippi.
Whether you write poetry, read poetry, or simply want to widen your literary horizons, the Poetry Society of America has readings, seminars, and competitions intended to challenge and inspire.
Poets & Writers, Inc. is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. (from website)
This "facebook for authors" aims to connect authors to their fans. Share reading lists, find reviews, and follow your favorite authors through blogs, videos, and podcasts.
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 10,000 members in over 130 chapters offering local or special-interest networking and education. (from website)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Americahas brought together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world, and has grown in numbers and influence until it is now widely recognized as one of the most effective non-profit writers' organizations in existence. Over 1200 sf and fantasy writers, artists, editors, and allied professionals are members. Each year we present the prestigious Nebula Awards® for the sf or fantasy best short story, novelette, novella, and novel of the year. (from website)
Writers' Resources
EasyBib offers a user-friendly web-based interface for boht automatic generation of citations and manual entry of citations. It's free for MLA format and is fee-based for APA and Chicago.
This gateway provides one-stop shopping for resources on all phases of the writing process, from creating a thesis to citing sources.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. In addition, we invite users to submit brief, writing-related questions to our OWL Mail Tutors. You may also find our new grammar blog useful. (adapted from website)
Although intended for a student audience, general readers will also find the wealth of writing guidelines and other information very useful.
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