A Page Just for Speculative Fiction Writers


 

I hope to load this page with links and advice for my fellow spec fic writers.

 

 

 

Have you ever searched for market lists, or articles and blogs discussing some specific aspect of speculative fiction writing? If you have, you already know that search engines like Google usually respond with 500-5000 URLs, mostly on engineering, genealogy, accounts of high school games or just about anything else you can imagine - and don't want.

Isn't it weird how a handful of key words can generate such a variety of responses? Even eliminating certain words via a Google advanced search may not solve the problem.

A few months ago, Google created their Co-op  - Custom Search Engine feature. I think it one of their best innovations.

Directly below are two Custom Search Engines designed for Speculative Fiction Writers. The locations in their carefully built databases include market information, blogs about writing kept by writers, links to essays or discussions about speculative fiction as an industry, resources that address style, grammar, voice and the other basics of writing, & sites with warnings for new (and seasoned) writers.

If things work out and the creeks don't rise, you should be able to enter your writing-related keywords and be 99 per cent sure that the resulting urls won't be for engineering treatises, transfats in fries or Betty Sue's cousin Malcolm.

With time, these engines should get even better at their jobs - I'll be adding additional resources to their respective databases and maybe removing broken links or sources that have changed their focus. You can help! If you have a suggestion, write to me (see below)

Happy Hunting! SherryT    

 

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New Fantasy Author's Resource Search Engine

(customized search engine)

A specialized search engine designed for speculative fiction writers who are just getting started.

FOCUS:  Articles and Blog Entries on Speculative Fiction Writing, the mechanics of writing, SF Markets and Forums.

This search engine currently searches 67 sites. 

Want to try it?

Click here --->   Search Engine for Novice SpecFicWtrs

Or use this --->    http://google.com/coop/cse?cx=000931812961063534100%3Ar2sx3os5fx8

                                                                                                                                            (Its "tiny url" = 
http://tinyurl.com/yhw824)     

Don't forget to bookmark this site before you do a search!



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"Search Best Spec Fiction sites"

(customized search engine)

This engine searches Award-winning & Highly Recommended sites for all writers of speculative fiction.

TAGS:  speculative fantasy writing writer resource markets essays links SF genre    (Database = 103 sites, so far)

                                                                                             (http://google.com/coop/cse?cx=000931812961063534100%3An2yezt8f7za)

 Click here ---> Best Resource Sites

Don't forget to bookmark this page before you try it out!


 

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 Do you have a suggestion or comment?  Write me!   KhivasMommy AT gmail DOT com

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P&E Truly Useful Site Award Winners

http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/peasdt.htm   (Preditors and Editors)

Author Message Board                http://melsauthorboard.proboards106.com/index.cgi
Internet-Resources.com   http://www.internet-resources.com/writers/
Wednesday Links            http://wednesdaylinks.blogspot.com/
Natalie R. Collins' Agent Information   http://www.nataliercollins.com/agents.php
Brady Magazine                  http://www.bradymagazine.com/


Deborah Ng's Freelance Writing Jobs
              
http://writersrow.com/deborahng/freelancewritingjobs.html
Finding Go! Matching Questions and Resources in Getting Published
                                           
http://www.publishingquestions.com/


Nebraska Center for Writers        http://nebraskacenterforwriters.org/
Winning Writers                             http://www.winningwriters.com/
Backspace - The Writer's Place          http://www.bksp.org/


Carnival of Wicked Writers      http://freezenerve.proboards32.com/index.cgi
RockWay Press                               http://www.rockwaypress.com/
Zoetrope                                      http://www.zoetrope.com/
Colorado Springs Fiction Writer's Group http://www.csfwg.org/


The MuseItUp CLub                         http://museitupclub.tripod.com/
SFF Net                                        http://www.sff.net/
Juiced Consulting                           http://www.juicedconsulting.com/
BOOST                                         http://www.boost4writers.com/
Romance Divas                              http://www.romancedivas.com/
Critters™ Workshop                         http://www.critters.org/


Gary Kessler's Author Support Services http://www.editsbooks.com/
Apollo's Lyre Zine                           http://www.apolloslyre.com/
Corollary Theorems                         http://www.corollarytheorems.com/
Hands for Hope                              http://www.handsforhope.com/


Grimm Perspectives - Publishing, Culture & Whatnot
      
http://hitchcocksmacguffin.tripod.com//blog/
Gerard Jones                                http://everyonewhosanyone.com/
likha ni Zarina N Docken                 http://www.zarinadocken.com/
Inspiration for Writers                    http://tritt.wirefire.com/


All Info-About Freelance Writing  http://freelancewriting.allinfoabout.com/
Novella Studios    http://www.novellastudios.com/
My Writer Buddy    http://writerbuddy.com/wbhome/
Quiet Storm Publishing   http://www.quietstormpublishing.com/


The Rose & Thorn - A Literary E-zine http://www.theroseandthornezine.com/
RomanceJunkies    http://www.romancejunkies.com/
The Fiction Forum    http://www.fictionforum.net/
Success Literary Services   http://www.successliterary.com/
A Romance Review    http://www.aromancereview.com/
All Info-About Poetry    http://poetry.allinfo-about.com/


How To Get Published   http://freereads.topcities.com/fictionwritingtips.html
Florida Writers Association, Inc.  http://www.floridawriters.net/
The Author's Almanac   http://www.literary-websites.org/authorsalmanac
The Scriptorium Webzine for Writers http://www.thescriptorium.net/
WritersWall     http://writerswall.tripod.com/
WoW ~ Women On Writing   http://www.womenonwriting.com/


Online Writing Workshop for Horror  http://horror.onlinewritingworkshop.com/
Little Behemoth's Corner   http://www.littlebehemoth.com/
Eternal Night     http://www.eternalnight.co.uk/
E-Books Rock     http://www.ebooksrock.net/
Ralan.com     http://www.ralan.com/
FictionAddiction.NET   http://www.fictionaddiction.net/


Gary Kessler's Editorial and Writing Services
      
http://www.editsbooks.com/
Gotta Write Network... Online  http://members.aol.com/gwnlitmag/
Fables      http://www.fables.org/
Fiction Factor     http://www.fictionfactor.com/
Bard's Ink     http://www.iprimus.ca/~pjduane
LitDotOrg     http://www.lit.org/
Writing-World.com    http://www.writing-world.com/
Writers Manual    http://www.writersmanual.com/
Net Author Writers Community  http://www.netauthor.org/
Literature Awards.com   http://www.literature-awards.com/


WriteWolves (formerly InkSlingers)  http://www.moonkids.net/writewolves/index.htm
The Passionate Pen    http://www.passionatepen.com/
I n d e x W e s t    http://www.indexw.com/
HandHeldCrime    http://www.handheldcrime.com/
Literary Liaisons, Ltd.    http://www.literary-liaisons.com/


The Rejection Slip    http://www.hopefulwriter.co.uk/
Twilight Times    http://www.twilighttimes.com/
DandieOnline - Dandie Dinmont Terriers http://www.dandie-dinmont.de/
Mystic Visions    http://www.mysticvisions.com/


Guide to Grammar and Writing    
http://webster.commnet.edu/HP/pages/darling/original.htm
Write Advice     http://www.writead.com/
Author, Author    http://www.author-author.net/
Dragonlaugh     http://www.freeyellow.com/members6/dragonlaugh


Amazing Authors E-Zine   
http://members.aol.com/AmazingAuthors/index.html
Absolute Write    http://www.absolutewrite.com/
Writers' Getaway    http://www.writersgetaway.net/
You Can Write.Com    http://www.youcanwrite.com/


Useful Links for Romance Writers and Readers
      http://www.inficad.com/~jacreding/links/index.html
Mystery Writers' Forum   http://www.zott.com/mysforum/
Just Write     http://members.home.net/justwrite
Awe-Struck E-Books    http://www.awe-struck.net/


Welcome to the Dark Side   http://members.aol.com/YESZNA/Darkside.html
Women Writers Network Homepage  http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/mqdwyer


Alternate Realities Webzine   
http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/hillcrest/376/AlternateRealities2.html
The Worlds of Fantasy   http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shire/1524/index.html
Heartland Romance Authors   http://hera.romance-central.com/


The Novel Workshop    http://www.ameritech.net/users/novelshop/index.htm
The 6' Ferret Writers' Group Home Page http://pages.cthome.net/6ft_ferrets/index.html


Ralan Conley, Writer of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, & Humor
http://www.ralan.com/
Bookbug on the Web    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/8078/home.html


Curious Cat Productions    
http://www.datasync.com/CuriousCatProductions/writer.htm
Exodus Magazine    http://www.blindside.net/Exodus/
Mary Anne's Homepage   http://www.iam.com/maryanne
DreamSong Fantasy Writers Resource http://www.tac.com.au/~sduncan


Greg Costikyan    http://www.crossover.com/costik//index.html
Garbl's Writing Resources   http://www.netcom.com/~garbl1/writing.html
World of Words    http://www.web.netactive.co.za/~chrisj
Graham Literary Agency   http://grahamliteraryagency.com/home.shtml
The Writer's Den    http://members.aol.com/eternityol/writersden.htm
For Writers Only     http://www.webwitch.com/writers/

 

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Sci Fi Editor resource links

http://www.scifieditor.com/links.htm
Go to SciFiEditor – Links and  SciFiEditor – Index for current information and live links.


Writers's Resource/Information/News Source...

 

AbsoluteWrite http://www.absolutewrite.com 
Absynthemuse
http://www.absynthemuse.com 
AgentQuery.com
http://www.agentquery.com 
ArticlesOnWriting.com
http://www.articlesonwriting.com 
Author Society
http://authorsociety.proboards103.com 
Author! Author!: Anne Mini's blog
http://www.annemini.com 


Backspace: The Writer's Place http://www.bksp.org/ 
BookEnds Literary Agency Blog
http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/ 
Books We Love
http://www.bookswelove.net 
Buzz, Balls & Hype
http://mjroseblog.typepad.com/buzz_balls_hype/ 


Children's Writers & Illustrators Chat Board http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php 
Coffee Time Romance
http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/ 
CompuServe Books and Writers Community
http://community.compuserve.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=start&webtag=ws-books 
Critique Circle
http://www.critiquecircle.com 


Dean Wesley Smith http://www.deanwesleysmith.com 
Duotrope Digest
http://www.duotrope.com/ 
Dusk Peterson's Nonfiction
http://www.duskpeterson.com/nonfiction.htm 
DynamicWriters
http://www.dynamicwriters.com/Index.html 


EPIC http://www.epicauthors.com 
Erin Hartshorn 
Evil Editor
http://evileditor.blogspot.com/ 
Evolution Writers
http://www.evolutionwriters.com/ 
Expressions Newsletter
http://www.samsdotpublishing.com 


Fiction Factor http://www.fictionfactor.com 
Flogging the Quill
http://www.floggingthequill.com 
Forward Motion for Writers http ://fmwriters.com 


Internet Resources http://www.internet-resources.com/writers/ 
Isn't it Romantic
http://romancebooks.splinder.com/ 
Karen Bledsoe 


Laurie Muchnick 
Leanna Shuster 
Litopia
http://litopia.com 
Lulu.com
http://www.lulu.com 


Michael Flynn 
Michelle M Pillow Research Links
http://www.michellepillow.com/research_links.htm 
Miss Snark
http://misssnark.blogspot.com/ 


Naughty Words http://naughtywords.blogspot.com/ 
Novelspot
http://novelspot.net 
Once Written
http://http://www.oncewritten.com/ 


Passionate Ink http://www.passionateink.org 
Passionate Pen
http://www.passionatepen.com 
Piers Anthony's Internet Publishing
http://www.hipiers.com 
POD Database
http://dehanna.com/database.htm 
PubRants
http://pubrants.blogspot.com 


Ralan.com http://www.ralan.co 
Readers Station
http://www.readersstation.com 
Realms of Fantasy
http://www.rofmagazine.com/ 
Resources for Romance Writers (Charlotte Dillon's)
http://www.charlottedillon.com/WritingRomance.html 
reviewing the evidence.com
http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com 
Risky Regencies
http://www.riskyregencies.blogspot.com 
Romance Divas
http://romancedivas.com/ 
Romance Junkies
http://www.romancejunkies.com 
Romance Worth Killing For
http://romanceworthkillingfor.blogspot.com 
RWU (Romance Writers Unlimited)
http://www.rwunlimited.org 


Science Fiction Poetry Association http://www.sfpoetry.com 
Selena Thomason 
SFReader
http://www.sfreader.com 
ShortStoryCompetitions.com
http://www.shortstorycompetitions.com 
SORMAG Blog
http://sormag.blogspot.com 
Spirit-Led Writer
http://www.spiritledwriter.com 
Star Publish Times
http://starpublishnews.tripod.com 

 
Tess Gerritsen
http://www.tessgerritsen.com/blog/ 
The Erotic Literature League (TELL)
http://www.literature-league.com/ 
The Erotica Readers and Writers Association
http://www.erotica-readers.com 
The Eternal Night
http://www.eternalnight.co.uk/ 
The Life of a Publisher
http://www.karensyed.blogspot.com/ 
The Literary Bone
http://www.myspace.com/theliterarybone 
The MuseItUp Club
http://museitupclub.tripod.com/ 
The Pink Heart Society
http://www.pinkheartsociety.blogspot.com/ 
The Road to Romance
http://www.roadtoromance.ca 
The Romance Studio
http://theromancestudio.com 
The World of Calithwain
http://www.calithwain.com 
The Writer's Chatroom
http://writerschatroom.com 
The Writers' Group
http://writersgroupblog.blogspot.com 
Toasted Cheese
http://toasted-cheese.com 
TRI Studio LLC
http://tri-studio.com/ResourcesforWriters.html 


Vicki M. Taylor's Writers' Forum http://www.vickimtaylor.com/forums/index.php 
Wednesday Links
http://wednesdaylinks.blogspot.com/ 
Winning Writers
http://www.winningwriters.com 
Words / Myth / Ampers & Virgule
http://ampersandvirgule.blogspot.com/ 
Write and Earn
http://write-and-earn.com 
Write Stuff
http://www.take2max.com/writing 
Writer Unboxed
http://writerunboxed.com 
Writer's Planner (track and plan submissions)
http://writersplanner.com 
Writer2Writer.com
http://www.writer2writer.com 
Writers articles at spacejock.com.au
http://www.spacejock.com.au/Articles.html 
Writers Diner
http://writersdiner.com