I know that there are many other resources than are listed here, but these are the ones I know about.
www.agentquery.com: You can search by type of book, but double check on the agent’s website as there can be inaccuracies.
www.grubstreet.org: Grub Street in Boston, MA has workshops, classes, a blog, and an annual conference called The Muse and the Marketplace. There may very well be similar organizations in other states.
www.leagueofvermontwriters.org: An organization of Vermont-based writers. There may very well be similar organizations in other states.
www.juneclark.com: June will review and edit query letter and proposal summaries for a fee.
http://accrispin.blogspot.com: This is the link to the blog called Writer Beware. You can research publishing scams and the like here.
www.the-efa.org: This is the link to the Editorial Freelancers Association. You can find an editor here.
www.copyright.gov – The number to verify fees is 877-476-0778, but be prepared to be put on hold. You can also email them with questions.
Literary Market Place – www.literarymarketplace.com
Writer’s Market – www.writersmarket.com
You can find out basic information here. Both of these should be at your local library as well as there being online versions, but you need to subscribe to use the online versions.
Top Self-Publishing Firms: 2012 Edition by Stacie Vander Pol
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: Fourth Edition by Mark Levine
Th!ink Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, & Sell Your Book by Randy Davila
There are lots of books listed online about writing query letters, how to get published and the like. I suggest seeing if you can get them through your library.
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