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Directory of places I found on the web that have lists of shady characters or companies


PLEASE
always thoroughly research the publisher or contest you want to submit your work to! I hope this directory will help you, in some degree, with that endeavor.


***You will also find other things that have to do with scams specific to writers. Arm yourself with knowledge! Newest additions on top for returning authors***


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http://www.writing-world.com/rights/webscams.shtml

http://www.writing-world.com/rights/scams.shtml

http://www.eliteskills.com/writing_scams/

http://www.asja.org/cw/cw.php
American Society of Journalists and Authors - Has a newsletter that gives info on all aspects of contracts, including possible scams. American Society of Journalists and Authors focuses on nonfiction writing.

http://www.author-me.com/poetryscams.htm

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/3469652/detail.html
Poetry.com

http://www.nwu.org/alerts/alrthome.htm

http://www.winningwriters.com/scambustingsites.htm

http://www.literature-awards.com/literary_scams.htm

http://www.poetrykit.org/mag98/art01.htm
Anthologisers

http://www.poets.org/awards/faq.cfm
Poetry Awards - Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.stopilp.com/
Several attorneys and individuals are currently looking for poets who have been defrauded or displeased with the service from the International Library of Poetry (poetry.com and poets.com).

http://www.sfwa.org/beware/contests.html - CONTESTS AND VANITY ANTHOLOGIES - Great article that talks about legitimate and fake contests and about vanity anthologies.

http://www.sfwa.org/beware/ - Writer Beware - Some writer alerts are listed here.

http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pubwarn.htm - Preditors and Editors - A guide to publishers and publishing services for serious writers. This page I've linked to gives some sites and warnings about them. It also has links to other interesting info.

http://www.nwu.org/ - National Writers Union - Writer Alerts. Current listed and an Archive.

http://www.sfwa.org/beware/general.html - Writer Alerts - A page offshoot to the above Writer Beware. More detailed.

http://www.yudkin.com/scams.htm - You Too Can Sniff Out Scams! - A good article on some signs to warn you if it might be a scam.

http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Crimes/Telemarketing/Inbound/MajorIn/publish... (You may have to cut and paste this link into your browser) - Publishing: Schemes, Scams, Frauds - Another informative article concerning fraudulent vanity press publishing of manuscripts and poetry.

http://www.fictionfactor.com/scam.html - Writer's Alerts and Warnings - Another site that will tell you info on those shady characters or "sharks" as they are referred to here!


GOOD INFO ON ALL TYPES OF FRAUD AND SCAMS:

http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Issues/Fraud/


***NOTE: Featured in the 05/18/2006 For Authors newsletter.***

***NOTE: Featured in the 11/28/08 For Authors newsletter.***




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