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By Writers, For Writers | Markets | Organizations | References and Resources

By Writers, For Writers

- Science Fiction Writer's Workshop: An Introduction to Fiction Mechanics by Barry B. Longyear, now available online from BiblioBytes.

- Opinionated Riffs on Writing by Sherwood Smith:
- Pitfalls of Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy by Vonda McIntyre - funny, opinionated, and right on the money!

- For Writers Only has links to references, markets, resources, agents, and authors.

- "Plot", an excerpt from Creating Short Fiction, by Damon Knight.

- The Science Fiction Worlds of Jeffrey A. Carver. Advice from the author of Strange Attractors.

- Speculations' website is full of useful news and links for genre writers


- The Gila Queen's Guide to Markets features comprehensive submission guidelines for writers and artists. New URL


- HWA, Horror Writers Association

- SFWA, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

- The Internet Chapter of Sisters in Crime

- ASJA, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (for freelance nonfiction writers)

- The International Arthurian Society is now publishing its journal Arthuriana online.

References and Resources

- Dictionary and thesaurus searches at Merriam Webster Online. Updated

- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, the 1900 edition, as hypertext (Columbia University)

- Roget's Thesaurus

- Gopher List of Historical Documents

- The CIA World Fact Book

- NASA Thesaurus

- Xerox PARC Map Viewer, zoomable maps on demand

- USGS Geographical Names Information Service

- Northwest Science Fiction Resources Writer Resources Page

- The Curmudgeon's Stylebook is part of The Slot, a Spot for Copy Editors

- The SFWA Bulletin

- The Heliocentric NetPage is an online resource for horror and other genres

- Search 26 years of patent data at the IBM Patent Server.

- The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by E. Cobham Brewer, a searchable hypertext version of the revised and expanded edition of 1894.

- Legends has access to primary texts and research materials on King Arthur, Robin Hood, pirates, swashbucklers, swordfighting, ballads, medieval romances, myths, and legends. Includes a page of Legendary Resources on the ancient and medieval world, myths, and folklore.

- Renaissance: The Elizabethan World features A Compendium of Common Knowledge, 1558-1603: Elizabethan Commonplaces for Writers, Actors, and Re-enactors.
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