Literary Kittie back from an extended Cat Nap, has just found a website to warn all her literary writing friends from bad guys out there in publishing land. It was created by the SFWA, a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres.
And it’s got the entire scoop on scams that lie in wait for the unsuspecting author. Throws light on fake contests and awards. Copyright issues every author should know. The ins and outs of electronic publishing. A host of ideas for anyone wanting to get published without seeing their money go out the door and get nothing in return.
There is also a Writer’s Beware Blog with the latest news. There’s some really interesting stuff there; about the publishing industry, plagarism, unscrupulous fee charging for events by unscrupulous publishers and the list goes on. I’m not a writer but I found lots of good information and book news. Literary Kittie is particularly happy with the April 1 entry and is rooting for the felines in Cats v. Google in the Brocculi Kitten lawsuit.
Carolyn Leonard has sent out a Writers reminder for May 2010. Have a peek to see all the writing news, events and workshops going on. Thanks Carolyn for keeping us updated.
I talked to Una Belle Townsend at the Oklahoma Library Association meeting . If you haven’t met Una Belle, then you missed meeting a fantastic person as well as a great children’s book author. She gave me a business card with a new Oklahoma authors website for Childrens Authors and Illustrators.
First entry are great pictures from the Oklahoma Center for the Book Awards, I hope they don’t mind my sharing these here. There’s biographical information, upcoming events, works by the different authors, a one stop shopping for Oklahoma Children’s Authors.