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Organizations for Writers

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·         Academy of American Poets

·         American Society of Journalism and Authors

·         Association of Authors’ Representatives

·         Association of Writers & Writing Programs

·         Authors Guild

·         Community of Literary Magazines and Presses

·         Lambda Literary

·         National Writers Union  

·         Pen America

·         The Poetry Foundation

10 Books To Put On A Writer’s Bookshelf 

·         Draft No. On the Writing Process ( Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017) by John McPhee

·         The Elements of Style (Macmillan, 1959) by William Strunk Jr and E.B White

·         The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of The Writing Life (Wisdom Publications, 2012) by Dinty W. Moore

·         The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling (Scribner, 2016) by Charles Johnson 

·         Writing the Blockbuster Novel (Forge, 2016) by Albert Zuckerman

·         Before and After the Book Deal: A Writers Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book (Catapult, 2020) by Courtney Maum

·         The Book Business: What Everyone Needs To Know (Oxford University Press, 2019) by Mike Shatzkin and Robert Paris Riger

·         The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2018) by Jane Friedman 

·         Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (Penguin Group, 2010) by Steven Johnson

·         What we talk About When we Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading (Basic Books, 2019) by Leah Price

12 Book Festivals To Attend

·         AJC Decatur Book Festival in Georgia (

·         Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery (

·         Boston Book Festival (

·         Brooklyn Book Festival (

·         Iowa City Book Festival (

·         Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (

·         Miami Book Fair International (

·         National Book Festival in Washington, D.C (

·         Portland Book Festival in Oregon (

·         Texas Book Festival in Austin (

·         Twin Cities Book Festival (

·         West Virginia Book Festival in Charleston (

8 Podcasts For Writers

·         Between the Covers, hosted by David Naimon

·         Book Fight!, hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister,

·         Bookworm, hosted by Michael Silverblatt,

·         Fiction/Non/Friction, hosted by V.V Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell,

·         Hurry Slowly with host Jocelyn K. Glei,

·         The Creative Shift with Dan Blank,

·         TK podcast with James Scott,

·         WMFA with host Courtney Balestier,

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