Publishing Links

We recommend the following resources to help start you on your publishing journey:

Local Organizations (Missouri area) for Writers
Missouri Literary Organizations
Chesterfield Writers Guild
Heartland Writers Guild (Kennett)
Missouri Writers’ Guild (St. Peters)
Ozark Romance Authors (Springfield)
St. Louis Poetry Center
St. Louis Publishers Association
St. Louis Writers Guild
Saturday Writers
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Missouri Chapter

National Organizations for Writers
Author’s Guild
National Writing for Children Center
Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Local Publicity Tools
Missouri Library Directory
Missouri Newspapers, Indexed by City
St. Louis Publishers Association
St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Marketing Toolbox

Helpful Information on Publishing and Promotion
Amazon Author Central
Bar codes and ISBNs
BISAC Subject Headings (for bookstore and library cataloging)
Blogger (free, easy blog software)
Cataloging in Publication Program through the Library of Congress
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Copyright Basics from the Library of Congress
Online marketing
Permissions Group

Recommended Books and Magazines
Poets and Writers Magazine and Website
Teen Ink Literary Magazine and Website
The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book by Dan Poynter
Writers Market. Updated every year, Writers Market book and online software contains submission guidelines for publishers, as well as practical tips on publishing.
Writer’s Digest Magazine and Website