Writer’s Resources and Websites of Interest

Here at Dancing Moon Press we’ve compiled several WEBSITES OF INTEREST for past, current and potential Dancing Moon Press clients. Since most of our business comes from Oregon, the list begins with region-specific info.

Oregon Literary Coalition.

Post an announcement whenever you have a book reading or other event scheduled. Notice goes out to an enormous number of subscribers throughout the state. If you are not already a member of the Literary Coalition, you will need to subscribe — membership is free. To subscribe: http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/olc.

Oregon Authors

The statewide network for Oregon authors: Promote books, connect with local reader and writer groups, identify local publishers and libraries, keep informed of statewide literary opportunities and events. Contact: Katie Anderson, Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301; katie.anderson@state.or.us, 503-378-2528. Oregon authors may apply for a username and password to create/update their own page: http://www.oregonauthors.org/contact/index.php?cType=author.

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is the hub of an immense range of artistic experiences (writing, theater, movies, music, dance) as well as access to world-renowned artists. Its mission is also to nurture the artist in everyone by providing a range of educational opportunities for professional and amateur artists. The OCCA serves as regional arts council for coastal Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Coos and Curry counties, as well as the coastal towns of Lane and Douglas counties. It manages the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Newport Visual Arts Center. Additional information, including a schedule of events throughout the region, can be found at: http://www.coastarts.org.

Oregonian Book Reviews and literary events calendar

This calendar is focused in Sunday’s “O!” section. The “Readings” page of Friday’s Arts & Entertainment section features a column on an upcoming reading or event. Also check out “Baker’s Hot Sheet” of recommended readings and events. The “Bookmarks” column, in Monday’s “How We Live” section, includes highlights of the Bookmark’s blog that runs daily on OregonLive.com. http://www.oregonlive.com/books. Other book coverage is found in the “How We Live” section throughout the week. Send press releases. Notices must be received at least 14 days before publication. Send to Literary Calendar, The Oregonian, 1320 S.W. Broadway or books@oregonian.com.

Oregonian Poetry Column

Address work to: poetry@oregonian.com or mail to: Poetry, The Oregonian, 1320 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201. Include SASE if you want a response

Oregon Poetic Voices: http://www.oregonpoeticvoices.org/poets/

Digital archive of poetry readings Contact: Melissa Dalton, Poetry Fellow, Lewis & Clark College, mdalton@lclark.edu.

Soapstone

Soapstone is a clearinghouse for announcements regarding book readings and appearances. retreats@soapstone.org. No charge for listing events that are free and open to the public.

Goodreads Authors Program

A completely free feature designed to help authors reach their target audience ­ passionate readers. A place for new and established authors to promote their books. www.goodreads.com/author/program

American Library Association Booklist Online
An interesting site: ala.org