This guide provides a compilation of resources to assist new and experience writers on their path to productivity and publication.
Provides librarians, booksellers, and other information seekers with comprehensive and detailed coverage of U.S. and Canadian publishing operations.
Provides an invaluable and comprehensive directory of American and Canadian book publishing. Can be consulting for a variety of industry data – from publishers and literary agents, to distributors, wholesalers, book producers, and more.
Writer’s Digest has been helping authors polish their prose, edit their editions and broaden their bylines since 1920. Whether you are a first time author or a bestselling novelist, you’ll find something of value here.
Offers publishing opportunities for writers including listings for book publishers, magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. The go-to source for writers looking for an agent and the right publishing house to send manuscripts and/or proposals. Writer's Market also has separate genre editions, such as Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, Guide to Self-Publishing, and Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, for niche markets.
A no-fee agent directory for authors and playwrights.
Copyright and your legal rights as a writer are discussed in depth here.
Ohio-based group that promotes Ohio's book culture and literary heritage. Provides links to Ohio publishers.
The website for Poets & Writers magazine. Follow the links to information about literary journals, small presses, awards, conferences, organizations, and more. *Poets and Writers magazine is also offered in print at Centerville Library.
A book review site for librarians, book groups, and bibliophiles.
The Services for Authors menu will be of particular help. Kirkus provides step-by-step information about how to get your book reviewed, how to promote the review, and how to find an editor.
A trusted publication for the library community.
A weekly magazine focused on the book publishing world.
Publisher's Weekly provides step-by-step instructions for those wanting to self-publish electronically.
A non-profit group formed to help the independent publishing community through advocacy and education.
Possibly the best free online resource to assist you with writing formats. The website is reliable and current for MLA, APA, Chicago Style, and more.
Christian-focused writers association that provides writing courses, critique groups, local chapters, and contests to members.
Organization that provides resources to independent nonfiction writers and freelancers.
A resource for writers' conferences and writing programs.
Provides writers with resources on building an authentic platform and increasing their social media presence. Includes articles and a weekly podcast.
Website of author Joanna Penn that provides insight on self-publishing, marketing, writing fiction or nonfiction. Also includes a weekly podcast.
Nonprofit international literary society that provides resources for writers of historical fiction.
Worldwide nonprofit organization of professional writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting the Horror and Dark Fantasy genres.
Mystery-based writers association that provides scholarships opportunities, programs, and conferences to members. Home of the Edgar Awards.
A November activity to get creativity flowing and writers' pens on paper.
Ohio-based association dedicated to provided support to professional and emerging writers.
National non-profit writers association that provides networking and support to individuals pursuing a career in romance fiction. Home of the RITA Awards.
Local Chapter of the international Shut Up & Write organization, which provides support to writers throughout the worldwide community. Meet with fellow local writers for an hour of writing weekly.
Written by professionals who aim to help writers reach success, this blog features timely posts concerning every aspect of the writing and publishing journey. Refer to the Blog Index for a full list of topics.
For over 20 years, Women Writing for (a) Change has provided a safe and non-competitive environment for individuals to develop their writing skills, cultivate their creativity and strengthen their voices. At WWf(a)C, our writers, whether first-timers or the more experienced, find community, connection and meaningful conversation within our writing circles.
Organization that provides a diverse international community for writers of women's fiction that offers programs and contests to members. Home of the STAR and RISING STAR awards.
Western-based writers association that provides conferences and symposiums to members. Home of the Spur Awards.