Tuesday, August 6, 2013

69 Organizations For Writers & Publishers

If you are a writer or publisher, consider joining any of the following dozens of organizations that may be great places to network:

1.      American Medical Writers Association: www.AMWA.org
2.      National Writers Association: www.NationalWriters.com
3.      Association of Jewish Book Publishers: www.AvotayNU.com/ASPB
4.      Association of Writers and Writing Programs: www.AWPWriter.org
5.      Boston Authors Club, Inc.: www.BostonAuthorsClub.org
6.      Dog Writer’s Association of America: www.DWAA.org
7.      Cat Writers Association: www.catwriters.org
8.      Education Writers Association: www.EWA.org
9.      Florida Writers Association, Inc.: www.FloridaWriters.net
10.  Garden Writers Association: www.GardenWriters.org
11.  International Association of Crime Writers – North America: www.CrimeWriterNA.org
12.  League of Vermont Writers: www.LeagueofVermontwriters.org
13.  Midwest Travel Writers Association: www.MTWA.org
14.  Mystery Writers of America: www.mysterwriters.org
15.  National Association of Science Writers: www.NASW.org
16.  National Association of Women Writers: www.NAWW.org
17.  North Carolina Writer’s Network: www.NCwriters.org
18.  Palm Springs Writers Guild: www.palmspringswritersguild.org
19.  Poets & Writers, Inc.: www.PW.org
20.  Publishers Association of the West: www.pubwest.org
21.  Romance Writers of America: www.RWAnational.org
22.  Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America: www.SFWA.org
23.  Short Mystery Fiction Society: www.shortmystery.net
24.  Society of American Travel Writers: www.satw.org
25.  The Florida Publishing Association: www.FLbookpub.org
26.  International Women’s Writing Guild: www.iwwg.com
27.  The Society of Midland Authors: www.midlandauthors.com
28.  The Society of Southwestern Authors: www.SSA-az.org
29.  Western Writers of America: www.westernwriters.org
30.  Willamette Writers: www.willamettewriters.com
31.  Women Who Write: www.womenwhowrite.org
32.  Writers’ League of Texas: www.writersleague.org
33.  Arizona Book Publishing Association: www.azbookpub.com
34.  Author U of Denver, Co.: www.authoru.org
35.  Bay Area Independent Publishers Association: www.baipa.org
36.  Book Publishers Northwest: www.bpnw.org
37.  Colorado Independent Publishers Association: www.cipabooks.com
38.  Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association: www.aboutcapa.com
39.  Great Lakes Independent Publishers Association: www.glipa@tm.net
40.  Hawaii Book Publishers Association: www.hawaiibooks.org
41.  Independent Publishers of New England: www.ipne.org
42.  MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association: www.midatlanticbookpublishers.com
43.  Midwest Independent Publishers Association: www.mipa.org
44.  Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable: www.publishersroundtable.org
45.  New Mexico Book Association:  www.nmbook.org
46.  Northern California Publishers and Authors Association: www.norcalpa.org
47.  Northwest Association of Book Publishers: www.nwabp.org
48.  Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario: www.ontariobooks.ca
49.  Publishers and Writers of San Diego: www.publisherswriters.org
50.  Publishers Association of Los Angeles: www.pa-la.org
51.  Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network: www.spawn.org
52.  St. Louis Publishers Association: www.stlouispublishers.org
53.  Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association: www.uppaa.org
54.  BIG Making Information Pay: www.bisg.org/mip
55.  Book Expo America: www.bookexpoamerica.com
56.  Digital Book World: www.digitalbookworld.com
57.  IBPA Publishing University: www.ibpapublishinguniveristy.com
58.  Association of American Publishers: www.publishers.org
59.  Association of American University Presses: www.AAUPnet.org
60.  Association of Directory Publishers Connection: www.adp.org
61.  Association of Writers & Writing Programs: www.AWPwriter.org
62.  Children’s Book Week: www.bookweekonline.com
63.  Football Writers Association of America: www.sportswriter.net/FWAA
64.  Independent & Small Press Book Fair: www.NYCIP.org
65.  Miami Book Fair International: wwww.MiamiBookfair.com
66.  Southern California Writer’s Conference: www.writersconference.com
67.  Texas Book Festival: www.texasbookfestival.org
68.  Virginia Festival of the Book: www.VirginiaFoundation.org/vabookfest
69.  Winter Conference on Writing & Illustrating for Children: www.SCBWI.org

Interview With Author Rita Kuhn  

What type of books do you write? I recently published my memoir, Broken Glass Broken Lives, about my childhood and adolescence in Nazi Berlin as a Jewish girl. I have also written a novel that is waiting for publication.

What is your newest book about? The title is Another Ruth and depicts my mother’s conversion to Judaism and marriage to her Jewish husband in Berlin of the Twenties when anti-Semitism was on the rise.

 What inspired you to write it? After watching a movie of Pride and Prejudice, I woke up in the morning and decided I can write a novel about a family struggling with prejudice.

 What is the writing process like for you? I step out of my familiar Self and become someone else. I grow another soul that speaks another language. Words, sentences come to me from far away, like creating a new world, it seems.

What did you do before you became an author? I always liked to read and write. Most of my reading and writing had been academic, until I finished my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. After that, I started writing my memoir, Broken Glass, Broken Lives, which was published with the help of Barany Publishing, and which Amazon distributes.

How does it feel to be a published author? It engenders a multitude of feelings. Like taking an exam, giving birth, losing weight, making new friends, cross-examining yourself. Above all, sleepless nights.

Any advice for struggling writers? Listen to your inner voice, trust it and follow where it wants to take you. Don’t think of future readers, only what is alive in you at the present moment. Use words to create a language all your own, so that you may always mean what you write.

Where do you see book publishing heading? With ambivalence. Self-publishing can be a hornet’s nest or a goldmine. It can be subversive or sublime.

See more information at http://ruthcwiseman.wix.com/ritakuhn

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