Wednesday, September 21, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #57 - Backspace

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.


To tell about Backspace the website is to tell about Backspace the organization.

This is not just another online networking site. It is not just another site to chat. It is not just another forum, though there is a Backspace Forum available.

Backspace is more than all that. It is an online organization of writers for writers, sporting more than 1,400 members, nearly all of whom are professionals in one manner or another, many being represented by literary agents and having been professionally published. As the site itself proclaims, Backspace focuses upon the "idea of writers helping writers."

To that end, there is an annual Backspace Conference, the one for 2011 taking place in New York City on November 3 and 4.

On the site itself, there are plenty of Articles by professionals in the publishing industry, as well as a hefty amount of Resources, including various links that can be useful to writers.

If you want to consider joining, you might want to check out who is already a member by looking into the Members Showcase. Here you can also check out the Events Calendar, find out what new books are coming out, keep up with publishing news, etc.

Within the framework of the site's forum, there is also much to be found besides idle chit chat. Contests are held, critiques are given, as well as more expected opportunities in network and promotions.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Right now, the only pro writers group I'm a member of is HWA. I'm also a member of SFPA, which is focused on poetry.