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It's a big galaxy out there. 
You have places to go and people to see.
Why not start with some of these locations 
recommended by Allyson?


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WRITER'S MARKET RESOURCES

Nexus Diamond RALAN's WEBSTRAVAGANZA
My number one source when looking for places to sell Nexus fiction. Ralan also has an excellent list of writer's resources, etc. Well worth checking out.
Nexus Diamond SPECULATIONS
I visit this site each and every day to find out news about the markets, who's been accepted/rejected and discussions with other suffering writers.

WRITER'S RESOURCES

Nexus Diamond CLIFF PICKOVER'S TIPS FOR WRITERS
Lots of good info here. 
Nexus Diamond INSULT MONGER
Their mission is to raise the standard of insult to an art form and they do that quite well!
Nexus Diamond MULTILINGUAL SWEAR LIST
Wonderful resource for unusual words guaranteed to get you into trouble with someone.
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PHRASE FINDER
A good place to find the meaning or origin of a phrase.

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SPORTS CLICHÉ LIST
"You can feel the momentum swinging."  'nuff said.

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WORD ORIGINS
This site is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology.

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WORLD BUILDING RESOURCES
Everything you ever wanted to know about building your fictional world.

TECHNICAL RESOURCES

Nexus Diamond ASDB.NET
This is the home of the Advanced Starship Design Bureau, which seeks to serve as a resource for technical information on the Federation's Star Fleet.
Nexus Diamond MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM--HIGH FRONTIER
The purpose is simple: detail the Real Science behind the science fiction, giving a general overview of the physical aspects of Gundam world and the scientific speculations and fact upon which it is based. (OK, I admit, I'm biased here--this site is done by my husband!)

SPECULATIVE ROMANCE SITES

Nexus Diamond ROMANCE AND BEYOND MAGAZINE
The most excellent magazine of speculative romantic fiction. Highly recommended if you enjoy romance in your SF, F, Horror, etc. In 2001, my story "His Small Sacrifice" won third place in their annual contest. As luck would have it, the mag ceased publication though are going to publish an annual anthology. No word whether my story made the anthology or not.
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SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE (NEWSLETTER)
Dedicated to reporting on the SF Romance field, covering the spectrum from straight science fiction / fantasy novels with romantic subplots to works where the romance is the main subplot or complication. They publish a monthly newsletter (which is archived online) and have an extensive list of resources ranging from author lists to publishers. They also hand out the annual Sapphire Awards.

Nexus Diamond SHADES OF ROMANCE
An on-line magazine (paying market) dedicated to the discussion and promotion of romance authors/books that feature authors/characters of color. 
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ROMANTIC SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY NOVELS
Reader resource on SF, Fantasy, and Horror novels with strong romance genre appeal.

ORGANIZATIONS

Nexus Diamond BROAD UNIVERSE
Broad Universe is an organization with the primary goal of promoting science fiction, fantasy, and horror written by women.
Nexus Diamond CARL BRANDON SOCIETY
The Carl Brandon Society is dedicated to addressing the representation of people of color in the fantastical genres such as science fiction, fantasy and horror. They aim to foster dialogue about issues of race, ethnicity and culture, raise awareness both inside and outside the fantastical fiction communities, promote inclusively in publication/production, and celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Nexus Diamond FUTURISTIC, FANTASY & PARANORMAL
The special interest chapter of the Romance Writers of America (see below). They sponsor contests, have a list of other links, etc.
Nexus Diamond ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA (RWA)
The professional organization
for Romance Writers. Speculative Romance is a growing field and because of that, I joined RWA in 2002, but  I've allowed my membership to lapse.
Nexus Diamond SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA (SFWA)
The holy grail--the professional organization for SF/F writers. Someday...
Nexus Diamond WILLAMETTE WRITERS
The largest writer's organization in Oregon & one of the largest writer's orgs in the US. I've been a member for several years and enjoy the local meetings when I actually drag my carcass to one.

WEBSITES

Nexus Diamond INTERNET SPECULATIVE FICTION DATABASE
The ISFDB is an effort to catalog works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, yearly fiction indexes, and forthcoming books.
Nexus Diamond Self-Published Black Speculative Fiction Authors
A very comprehensive list.
Nexus Diamond Self ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION WEB GUIDE
A very comprehensive list. Also publishes ultimate lists of western, mystery and romance.

STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS

Nexus Diamond STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL
My home when I work in the Star Trek Universe.
Nexus Diamond USS JAGUAR, NCC-74750
My home when I work in the STARFLEET International Star Trek Universe.

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Last Update:
2004.01.12