Organizations That Help Writers

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Just a short post today with some resources you may find helpful in your search for critique partners, advice from writers further along the career path, or people who might review your book when it’s published. Writing organizations are a great way to network, find out about writing conferences, get feedback from others familiar with industry standards for your genre, find a writers’ group, and get support when you’re feeling discouraged. Check out these sites, and you might be surprised at how not  alone you suddenly feel.

Children’s (picture books and beginning readers), YA, and Middle Grade

SCBWI is THE organization for anyone wanting to publish children’s material.

Romance and Women’s Fiction

Romance Divas is about support in writing romance, not competition.

Romance Writers of America hosts more than 10,000 members supporting each other in romance writing. They also sponsor writing conferences focused on the genre.

WOW! Women on Writing is about women writers supporting each other.

American Night Writers Association is an organization all about LDS women writers supporting each other and networking.

Thriller, Mystery, and Horror

Horror Writers Association has been helping horror writers for 20 years.

Mystery Writers of America is a boon to mystery and suspense writers everywhere—published or not.

International Thriller Writers boasts some of the biggest names in writing, but the site is focused on helping everyone succeed.

Fantasy/Sci-Fi

SFWA boasts big names and is highly beneficial for those published in this genre, but there is much on the site available to the novice and professional alike.

Nonfiction/Creative Nonfiction

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Poetry

Poets.org is The Academy of American Poets website.

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Short Stories

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Magazines

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General Fiction/Literary

Authors Incognito (started at the LDStorymakers writers’ conference)

luwriters.org is where you can find the League of Utah Writers. They offer support, education, and opportunities for Utah writers.

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Scripts

Script Writers Network is where to meet scriptwriting contacts who can help you along.

Christian

Christian Story Teller helps Christian writers network and support each other in finding markets.

American Night Writers Association is an organization all about LDS women writers supporting each other and networking.

If you have suggestions for organizations we need to add to the list, please let us know!

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