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This is the Writer's Resource page.


  • WIW - Washington Independent Writers
  • WRITERS CENTER - library, writing classes, networking events
  • WNBA - Women's National Book Association, for men & women, DC chapter
  • CULTURAL ALLIANCE - workshops & job bank for small businesses; nonprofits
  • FOUNDATION CENTER - finding grants
  • WASHINGTON AREA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS - legal workshops and clinics
  • WASHINGTON BOOK PUBLISHERS - all volunteer organization including publishers, editors, writers, etc. (Programs are often listed by WBP members on the e-list DCPUBS (a freestanding list for publications professionals based on yahoo) and WIW-L (a list run by WIW but open to everyone. How to access list is on
  • MID-ATLANTIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION or, nationally, the PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSOCIATION - professional association of small, independent and self-publishers. MPA puts on excellent conferences each year in Baltimore and, this past year, at the Charlottesville Festival of the Book.
  • NWU - NATIONAL WRITERS UNION. - "Guide to Freelance Rates & Standard Practice" booklet


  • How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larson
  • How to Enter Screenplay Contests and Win by Erik Joseph
  • The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing by Tom and Marilyn Ross
  • The Self Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter
  • How to Publish & Promote Online by M.J. Rose and Angela Adair-Hay
  • The Screenwriter's Bible by David Trottier
  • 2002 Writer's Market by Writer's Digest Books
  • Writer's International Guide to Book Editor's Publishers and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman
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