Useful Links

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Grants and Awards

MFA Programs

Education/Career Building


Jobs, Freelance Markets, and Contract Writing Jobs


Agents, Pitches, and Queries

About Finding an Agent

About Submission

Query and Cover Letters

Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Pitch versus query
Pitches/Queries | The Graceful Doe’s Blog

Pitching Your Novel – Rachelle Gardner

Creative Artists

Creative Media

Richard Curtis

DHS Literary

Laura Dail

Ethan Ellenberg

Nicholas Ellison

Bob Erdmann

Fogelman Literary Agency

Scovil Chichak Galen

Sanford J. Greenburger

Frances Goldin

Reece Halsey

Richard Henshaw

Intellectual Property Management

Natasha Kern

Harvey Klinger

Knight Agency

Albert LaFarge


Doris S. Michaels

Kristin Nelson

Aaron M. Priest

PMA Literary and Film

Gail Ross

Marly Russoff

Sagalyn Agency

Victoria Sanders

Trident Media Group

Venture Literary

Vines Agency

Ted Weinstein

Small Presses

Advance Books Company

Centerpoint Press

Panther Creek Press

Stone River Press

Texas A&M University Press

Texas Tech University Press

Top Publications

University of Texas Press

Wings Press

Avocet Press Inc

Cadmus Editions

Catbird Press

Cyclops Press

Four Walls Eight Windows

Frederic C. Beil

Graywolf Press


Latin American Press

Laughing Owl Publishing

Orange Frazer Press

Permanent Press

Serpent’s Tail

Soho Press

Steerforth Press

Water Row Books

Yardbird Books

Yellow Moon Press

Promotion and Publicity

Publishing, Copyright, and Contracts

Indie Publishing

What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too?
Skip all the Jack blog:
Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki:
Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible by David Caughron, and his blog:
1001 Ways to Market Your Book by John Kremer, and his website (featuring the best resources and lists ever):
Self-Published Author website (run by Bowker):
Writing, Reading, and Publishing in the Digital Age:
The Writings and Opinions of Dean Wesley Smith blog:
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing blog:
Molly Greene: Writer blog:
Indie Publishing Services including cover design and formatting for Amazon, Smashwords, and more MPP Freelance

Conferences and Residencies

Skipjack Publishing

Spider Road Press

Inklings Publishing

Chart House Press


Winning Writers

Million Pound Story

Slush Pile

Writers Groups

Abilene Writers

Authors and Publishers

Bay Area Writers

Chattanooga Writers

Derbyshire Writers

Heartland Writers

Key West Writers

Lopez Writers

Missouri Writers

Nebraska Writers

Pierce County Writers

San Antonio Writers

So. Oklahoma Writers

Space Coast Writers

Texas Authors

Texas Coalition of Authors

Texas Mystery Authors

Wilamette Writers

Williams Writers

Writers League of Texas