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Organizations for writers, editors, and publishing professionals

January 4, 2012

Tags: directory, writers, editors, publishing professionals

My Writers and Editors website is a little like Fibber McGee's closet, so I created a directory for myself, which I realized might be helpful to others. Here it is: a list of lists with links, by type:
• Agents
• Arts and poetry
• Awards, grants, and fellowships
• Biographers, memoirists,and other life story writers
• Copyright and intellectual property discussion groups and listservs on
• Corporate, government, and technical communicators
• Editors, indexers, and other publishing professionals
• Fiction writers and editors
• Freelancers, contractors, and telecommuters
• Job banks and publishing marketplaces
• Journalism and journalists
• Local and regional writers organizations
• Major writers organizations (fighting for creators' rights, interests, and ethical behavior)
• Media pros and other allied professionals (translators, indexers, designers, photographers, artists, illustrators, animators, cartoonists, image professionals, composers)
• Medical, health, and science writers and editors
• Narrative nonfiction and long-form journalism, sites and resources
• Other storytelling venues
• Online writers groups, critique groups, and communities (connect with other writers and editors)
• Publishers and booksellers
• Thoughtful radio and TV talk shows
• Rights holders (licensing organizations and rights clearinghouses; organizations for clearing rights in visual arts, music and sound, books, scripts, and screenplays)
• Screenwriters, playwrights, documentary filmmakers, and critics
• Other specialties and niches (groups for writers who specialize in animals, autos, bowling, children's books,food, gardens, family history, jazz, résumés, sports, travel, Web writing, wine, etc.)
• Social networking for readers
• Translators and interpreters
• Writers workshops, conferences, and other learning places