"The call," as many have labeled it can cause hearts to pound and brains to go blank. Here's some advice from a writing workshop:
Please Note: I am not promoting or endorsing one linked site over another. I did, however, want to provide as many links as possible for all needs and tastes. It's up to you to thoroughly check out the sites of interest to you and decide if they have what you need and are looking for.
We provide links to various publishers, who will often state their guidelines for submission. Some may offer writing how-to's and tips as well.
A Hint Of Seduction is a subscription newsletter that offers workshops, critiques, you can submit a short story, and more.
Absolute Write offers market listings, eZines, news, writers directory, and more.
Agent Research & Evaluation offers information on the agents you're looking into.
All About Romance offers many articles on writing and much more.
All Romance Writers offers writing resources, reviews, newsletter, and more.
AspiringAuthors.net offers options to the aspiring and published author such as getting your book proofread, critiqued, and promoted. Other things offered are, wrtiers toolkit, writers review, eZine, and much more. Note: There may be fees with some of the options.
Author Mania offers writing tips, articles, contests, the writing markets, and much more.
Author Network offers competitions, interviews, links, writing news, and much more.
Authors On The Web offers news, book biz, adbertising opportunities, web development, and much more.
Authors Sound Relations offers a range of services to authors wanting promotional, administrative, research, or creative help.
Backspace - The Writer's Place offers articles, newsletter, contests, info on agents, reviews, and more.
Booktalk offers info on agents, publishers, the slushpile, contest, and more.
Book Promotion Newsletter offers articles, and ideas for promoting books, links, rates, and more.
Breakthrough Promotions offers resources, services, testimonials, and more.
Christian Romance offers writer's help, publishers, newsletter, authors links, and more.
Critique Circle offers a way to have your work critiqued online, character workshop, writing exercises, forums, and much more. Sign up for free.
Easy Way To Write offers resources for writers of all genres, contest, writing articles, and more.
eBooks 'N Bytes offers information of the world of eBooks; resources, publishers, articles, eZine, and more.
Eclectics.com offers tips on writing, message boards, author site links, and more.
EPIC offers author services, awards program, chats, articles, and much more for the electronically published author. There is a fee.
Fantasy Name Generator offers a way to generate a name for any of your fantasy fiction.
Fiction Addiction offers articles, workshops, contests, links, and much more.
Fiction Factor offers interviews, how-to articles, writers alerts, market listings, and much more.
Firstwriter.com offers writing contests, literary agent info, newsletter, writing tips, and much more.
For Writer's.com offers resources, market info, writing forums, and more.
Happily Ever After offers tips, resources, online story challenge (you're invited to submit a chapter to the ongoing story), reviews, links, and much more.
Historical Romance Writers offers info on publishers, interviews, reviews, resources, newsletter, fun and games, and more.
Learn To Write (Harlequin) offers their guidelines, writing exercises, resources, grammar, and much more.
Long Story Short - eZine For Writers offers submission guidelines, writing contests, newletter, interviews, poet's challenge, and much more.
Manuscript Format; by William Shunn offers visual and written instruction on the formatting of a manuscript, short stories, a novel, and more.
Mystery Writers Resources offers info on forensics, agents, police, publishers, and more.
Nancy Berland Public Relations offers full-service promotional services. Call or contact via email.
Novel Advice offers a critique board, message board, articles, guidelines, and more.
Once Upon A Time offers children's writers and illustrators excerpts, submissions, sample artwork, columnists, and more.
One Of Us (UK) offers writer's directory, discussion forums, writing tips, articles, and more.
Passionate Pen offers agent FAQ's and listings, submission checklist, workshops, artilces, and much more.
Press Kit Previews! is a resource for authors. Binnie Syril Braunstein works tirelessly to help you promote your book. Email her at: Bsbgc AT aol DOT com
Proofreaders' Marks shows symbols, meanings and examples from the proofreader.
Robin's Nest offers links, resources and workshops which may require a fee, and more.
Romance Central offers forums, workshops, reviews, and much more.
Romance Fiction Factor offers writing courses, articles, publishers, resources and links, and more.
Romantic Times offers information on writing, agents, publishers, research, book news, and much more.
Rose Colored Glasses offers writer's resources, online workshops, writer stuff, newsletter, and more.
Tameri Guide offers forums, great articles on writing, grammar, word usage, and more.
The Literary Times offers articles, writing contests, book releases, industry news, reviews, and much more.
The Romance Authors Page offers reviews, postcards, research index, articles on writing and publishing, and much more.
The Writer Gazette offers info publishers, articles, reviews, and more.
The Writer's Life offers lots of info on the world of e-publishing.
The Writing Life offers tips on how to get started, writing exercises, checklists for style, editing, characters, tips on the synopsis, newsletters, and more.
Time Travel Romance Writers offers scenarios, publisher information, interviews, resources, and much more.
Tips: Avoid the Pitfalls of Publishing offers advice for when you go to sign that contract or get your book published.
Virtual Reference Desk offers a plethora of reference material.
WeWriteRomance.com offers reviews, chats, feature articles, contests, and more.
Women on Writing offers columns on writing, articles, writers resources, message boards, reviews, interviews, and much more.
WordCounter lets you know if you've been "speaking" reduntantly.
WordSmithShoppe offers articles, writer's resources, newsletter, character worksheet, and more.
Write To Inspire offers the Christian/Inspirational author guidelines, links, newsletter, articles, and more.
Writer's Digest offers resources, writer's workshops, info on getting published, and more.
Writer's Guide offers tips, articles, markets guidelines, and much more.
Writer's Market offers all the info you need to know before submitting your MS.
Writer's News (UK) offers courses, competition, member's news, and more.
Writer's Space offers author services (fees are involved), contests, message boards, breaking news, and much more.
Writers.com offers a newsletter, classes, services, tips and resources, and more.
Writers Net offers writing resources that includes info on editors, publishers, agents, as well discussions, a newsletter, and more.
Writers Unlimited offers online reads, reviews, newsletter, online classes, contests, and more.
Write Your Novel Now offers a complete writing course...fees are involved.
Writing Classes.com offers you online writing classes and workshops on all aspects of writing. Note: There are fees involved.
Writing Corner offers writing tips, news, events, writers corner, newsletter, reviews, and much more.
Writing For Success offers inspiration, tip sheets and archives, newsletter, articles, FAQ's, and much more.
offers classes (fees are involved), contests, a lot of tips and articles from how to write the
synopsis to queries and submissions. Lots to offer the author of every genre.