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Writers Resources Organizations

About Independent Publishers Group - Book Distributors - A description of the book distribution and marketing services available from Independent Publishers Group for independent and small presses

ACT Writers Centre - The Centre is a non-profit organisation, promoting writing-based culture and supporting the professional rights and interests of writers in the ACT and region. Canberra, Austraila.

African American Online Writers Guild - Information resource and networking organization formed to educate, inform, support and encourage aspiring and published African American writers while promoting the Internet as a tool for research and fellowship among the writing community.

The All New Romance Authors Page - Resources for writers, research info, newsletters, and meet your friends on our real-time chat.

The Amateur Writers Guild - A place to meet fellow writers, chat, post your work, and read others. Includes a message board and java chat.

American Copy Editors Society - The page is a site for those journalists, editors and others interested in copy editing and related topics.

American Crime Writers League - The ACWL was formed in the late 1980s by a group of writers who wanted a private forum for exchanging ideas, complaining about almost everything, and trying to understand this decidedly wacky business.

AMWA, Northwest Chapter - Medical Writers in the Northwestern U.S. and the Vancouver Canada area can discuss issues, pose questions, and share tips and job information.

Australian Chapter of Romance Writers of America

Australian Writers'Guild

The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society - The ALCS is the British collecting society for all writers. The principal purpose of ALCS is to ensure that hard-to-collect revenues due to authors are efficiently collected and speedily distributed to ALCS members.

AuthorWorld - exists for the goal of creating an online community for writers and people interested in publishing.

The Burry Man's Writers' Resources - An online center of writing resources for the working professional and the new writer, freelance writing resources and research sites, with a special slant towards writing about Scotland

Cambridge Writers - Hosted by Teresa Benison, established writer and teacher, this site contains a wealth of opportunity and interest to the budding scribe.      

Centre for Australian Language and Literature Studies - Established in 1989 to co-ordinate and promote the research into and teaching of Australian Language and Literature, and to encourage Australian writing.

Coffeehouse for Writers - Step into our Coffeehouse and smell the aroma of a fresh-brewed cup o' joe. Stay a while and share your experiences with writers from around the globe.

Dimsum Magazine - Online writers workshop and forum from Hong Kong.

The Displaced Writers' Network - Writers banding together to chat and find success.

DreamWeavers Web Writers Union - Organization of Web based writers of genre fiction and fanfic.

Echo's Fantasy - New group for writers. Support for new writers and a monthly contest.

Edgewise ElectroLit Centre - Non-profit organization and electronic forum for virtual poetry and writing workshops. Site includes an ezine, bulletinboard and chat.

Education Writers Association - The Education Writers Association, the national professional association of education reporters, was created in 1947 to improve education reporting to the public.

Eratosphere - A literary discussion forum for post critique of poetry, especially formal poetry, fiction, non-fiction and arts and photography.

European Federation of Freelance Writers

Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers - The Fed’s aim is to further working class writing and community publishing, and has a Membership of independently organised writers’ workshops and community publishers in Britain and abroad.

6' Ferrets Writers' Group - Links, events and other resources for writers.

FicTech Inner Circle Writers Club - Free international writers' correspondence and critique group offering support and creative writing techniques. Has over 1,500 members from around the world.

Fiction & Poetry Society - A society that instills interest in fiction writing and poetry compsing. And dedication to the beaty of a language.

The Frustrated Writers Society - Home Page and email list for aspiring writers seeking publication. Site is from London, UK.

Garden Writers Association of America - The Garden Writers Association of America (GWAA) is an organization of over 1500 professional communicators in the lawn and garden industry.

Harry's Place - Personal site of a writer in the UK. Links to many writers sites from around the world.

Heartland Writers Guild

The Hong Kong Writer's Circle - Workshop, forum, email list and get togethers for writers in Hong Kong.

HWA: Horror Writers Association - In HWA we're devoted to helping writers at every point in their career. Whether you're an aspiring writer trying to make that first sale, or a seasoned novelist with a dozen books to your name, we have something for you.

Independent Newspapers Limited, NZ
- Corporate website of New Zealand's largest newspaper group, Indpendent Newspapers Limited

International Federation of Journalists

Internet Writers and Artist Guild - The Guild promotes the art of creative writing and visual media through member organizations and distributors. IWAG's goals are to support and foster the continuing presence of electronic magazines, periodicals and journals in the arts.

Investigative Reporters and Editors - IRE is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting within the field of journalism.

Irish Writers Centre - Workshops, courses, events listings, and a newsletter.

Magazine Writers' Network - Writers guidelines, feature articles and online classes

Momwriters - Writers and Writing Information.

Mystery Writers of America - MWA helps negotiate contracts, watches developments in legislation and tax law, sponsors symposia and mystery conferences, and publishes books, including the Mystery Writer's Handbook.

Mystery Writers of America - MWA watches developments in legislation and tax law, sponsors symposia and mystery conferences, presents the Edgar Awards, and provides information for mystery writers.

National Association of Science Writers

The National Writers Association - A Community of Creativity lies in this exciting new site from the 63 year old National Writers Associaiton. A service, resource and friend for the writing community.

National Writers Union - The trade union for freelance writers of all genres (journalism, books, poetry, technical, business, instructional, electronic). We are committed to improving the economic and working onditions of freelance writers through the collective strength of our members.

The New South Wales Writers' Centre - A resource and information centre for professional and aspiring writers.

Official Misc. Writing Web Site - The Official WWW Site of the Misc.Writing Newsgroup

One Of Us - We are a British site aiming to bring together writers from around the world to help each other with their writing.

PEN American Center - PEN American Center, the largest of nearly 130 Centers worldwide that compose International PEN, is a membership association of prominent literary writers and editors. As a major voice of the literary community the organization seeks to defend the freedom of expression wherever it may be threatened, and promote and encourage the recognition and reading of contemporary literature.

Poets & Writers Online - Poets & Writers is a nonprofit organization that exists to foster the professional development of writers, to promote communication throughout the U.S. literary community.

PPA - "The PPA (Periodical Publishers Association) is the association of UK magazine publishers, and its 200 members are responsible for over 80% of magazines published in the UK today." Wonderful site. You must go to this offshoot page if you are at all interested in writing for magazines:

Project O One - A Community Literature Project in Haslingden, Lancashire. Writers' Groups, Creative Writing Workshops, Open Floor Poetry Events Writers in Performance, Exhibitions, a Writers' Advice Service and a Writers Resource Centre.

The Queensland Writers' Centre - Resources, projects, calendar of events, news and membership services. From Queensland, Australia.

The Quill Society - The Quill Society is a communication center for adept writers wishing to refine their writing skills, and novice writers to step into the realm of their imagination.

Scribe & Quill Society - The place where writers no longer dream of writing, they do it. Chat room and newsletter too. - A platform for contemporary Irish writers both professional and amateur. It is a non-profit project which will give Irish writers a world wide platform for their works.

The Silver Quill Forum - An online writing community where members discuss the craft and the publishing market. Both aspiring and published writers are welcome.

Society of Authors: Index - The Society of Authors is the leading association for writers of fiction and non-fiction in the United Kingdom. Its members also include artists, illustrators, playwrights, and scriptwriters (for both radio and television).

The Society of Women Writers and Journalists - Founded in 1894 by Joseph Snell Wood, a newspaper proprietor. Over 100 years later, the SWWJ is an international association of writers, affiliated to other worldwide women writers associations.

Southeastern Writers Association - Non-profit organization supporting, instructing and enhancing the careers of writers. SEW's annual conference offers a week of intensive study under highly qualified instructors.

SPAWN - The Small publishers, Artists, and Writers Network provides information and contacts for everyone involved in publishing.

Stratford-upon-Avon Writers' Circle - Lists poems, short stories  and essays written by the group, as well as by online viewers in their guest pages.

SWET (Society of Writers, Editors & Translators) - Membership is defined less by occupation than by a desire to share experience, information, and expertise involving English writing and publishing.

The T Party - Home site for the T Party, a writers' group based in London and South East England. Site includes members' details along with extracts of work and complete stories.

Teachers & Writers OnLine - A nonprofit organization founded in 1967 by a group of writers and educators who believed that writers could make a unique contribution to the teaching of writing.

Transmogrify I - The homepage for the Transmogrify I group of writers. Including regular editions of Polyte's Cart, their online magazine.

Tulane Literary Society - An online source for information relating to the Tulane Literary Society, such as readings, open-mike events, lectures, etc., and information about Tulane Review, our literary and art publication.

The Verulam Writers' Circle - Founded more than forty years ago as a forum for writers to meet to discuss matters of common interest and to learn from each other. Located in St. Michael's Parish Hall, St Albans.

Wild Poetry - Wild Poetry Forum is an online, interactive community of writers and poets striving to improve their writing skills and share their creative thoughts with others.

Worcester Writers' Circle - Members work covers a wide range of subjects, held a Writers Conference on 10th April 1999.

World Science Fiction Society - Science fiction, fantasy and horror writing conventions. - -- when you have more dependents than independence, you need support.

The Writers' Block Pod - Newsletter, messageboard and selection of sites on Lycos.

Writers Brew Club - Writers Brew Club newsletter, Writers Cauldron magazine and more at this site.

The Writer's Center - Non-profit writing organization dedicated to promoting participation in the creation, distribution, and enjoyment of literature. The Writer's Center is the designated Literary Resource Center for Maryland.

Writers Club - Writers Club is the online writing resource for writers, literary agents, editors and publishers. Bringing nine years of the AOL Writers Club to the web, we offer a members only section, author interviews, genre specific newsletters, articles, live chats and conferences, an online university, book reviews, horoscopes for writers, and more.

Writers Club - Writers Club at the Xoom site.

Writers Club Romance Group - The Writers Club Romance Group, in an effort to give you the most out of your online writing experience, has expanded it's boundaries to the internet! :-) Naturally, you'll find the same great chat schedules, weekly news, etc. But, you'll also have some new things to see and the WCRG Contest Reactions area.

Writers Groups - This page lists writers groups that meet face-to-face, by their location. Listings are free, as a service to the writers. If you have information about a group, please let me know.

The Writer's Ring - A free online community and resource center for literary agents, publishers, editors and writers of all genre.

The Writing Parent - Site for writing parents to gain helpful advice and such to help reach success in the writing field while taking care of children. Access to subscribe to free TWParent e-mag found here.

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