If you haven't yet, go ahead and read Dave's intro
In an effort to keep this page
as useful as possible, I will update it as often as possible. If
you have a site in your bookmark file that I don't have here, please
email me, and I will include it as soon
as possible. Thank you!
- SFWA -- Science Fiction and Fantasy
Writers of America.
- HWA -- Horror Writers Association.
- NESFA -- New England Science
Fiction Association. Boskone information, book publisher, much more.
- SFF Net -- An online writer's community,
plus much, much more. Join the fun!
- The Market List -- You must have
this. Complete guidelines to tons of SF/F markets.
- Writer's Market Webzine -- This
site blew me away. Complete guidelines to just about every market,
plus cover snapshots and reviews of selected magazines. AWESOME.
- Market Response
Times -- Find out what's par for the course concerning response
- Speculations -- The magazine
that keeps tabs on the markets, plus much more.
- Tangent -- SF/F short fiction
review. Reviews every story in ever issue of every major publication.
Sightings -- Find out if anyone else has seen your favorite market
- Clarion East
-- So big it deserves it's own section. If you don't know what it
is, you haven't been an aspiring SF/F writer very long!
- Clarion West -- "Separate
but equal" is the phrase that best describes these two workshops.
Here is the west coast version.
- The Clarion Call
by Clarion alumni Michael A. Burstein -- This is a must read for those
of you who still wonder just what Clarion is all about.
These books are available for purchase.
Click for more information.
- Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card -- If it
hasn't happened already, somebody, somewhere, at some time, is going
to encourage you to read this book. Pick it up now and save yourself
the hassles later. It's interesting to note that every other entry
in the "Writer's Digest Genre Writing Series" is currently out of
print. Go Orson! Go Orson!
- The Writer's Digest Guide To Manuscript Formats -- I'd be lost
without this book. Everything you need to know on manuscript formats,
for everything from short stories and novels to audio-visual scripts.
A must have.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Sourcebook -- Market and agent
listings geared towards us, for a change. Instead of getting the
full-blown "Writer's Market" you can just get this.
- 1998 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market -- Just what it sounds like.
- The Writer's Guide To Creating a Science Fiction Universe by George
Ochoa and Jeff Osier -- Great book that gives you the information you
need to know to create believable SF settings. Includes the math you
need to know to figure out things like orbital velocity and
relativistic time dilation but explains everything in layman's terms
for ease of digestion.
- On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner -- This is geared toward
the "serious" novelist, and he even runs down Harlan Ellison at one
point during the book. But if you're thick-skinned enough, it's well
worth the read. Unfortunately, amazon.com cannot guarantee delivery
of this book, as it is out-of-print, but they try their best.
Elements of Fiction Writing Series --
This is an excellent series. The titles are self-explanatory. If you
have a weakness as a writer, they have a book to help
Science Fiction Writing Series --
Another great series. Check them out.
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