Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Links you might find useful

This will be added to over time. This does not include website such as writelink or twitter which have great potential, but could individually use their own posts.

Official bodies: The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society - Public Lending Right – re books borrowed from UK libraries. Don’t forget to register your book!

Markets and opportunities Preditors and Editors, so you can check out that literary agency or publisher to make sure they're not rip off merchants. Very useful for guidelines and submission details for fiction in women's magazines. - BBC Writers Room - Constantly updated list of anthologies and submission requirements/payments details. - The Duotrope Digest is a searchable writers' resource of over 3200 pro- to non-paying publications which accept submissions. It is updated almost daily and you can subscribe to feeds. - Magazine and periodicals directory (UK)

Competitions - Sally Quilford's calendar of forthcoming writing competitions. - lists and lists of competitions to enter

Software for writers: - Open Office word processing - scriptwriting - novel writing

Selling books - To check if Waterstone’s stock copies of your book(s).

d=localbookshops&s=C&r=10000020&ui=0&bc=0 - To search for books and local bookshops and order from them.

Etymology - for useful phrases and proverbs, including the Bible, Shakespeare; and American, French and Latin.

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