Stith's Information for Writers

Bibliography of Books on Writing (including SF & Fantasy)

  • Block, Lawrence. Writing the Novel. Writer's Digest Books, 1979.
  • Bova, Ben. Notes to a Science Fiction Writer. Scribners, 1975.
  • Bretnor, Reginald, ed. The Craft of Science Fiction. Harper and Row, 1976.
  • Card, Orson Scott. How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy. Writer's Digest Books, 1990.
  • de Camp, L. Sprague and Catherine C. Science Fiction Handbook, Revised. Owlswick, 1975.
  • Dickson, Frank and Smythe, Sandra, eds. Handbook of Short Story Writing. Writer's Digest Books, 1970.
  • Egri, Lajos. The Art of Creative Writing. Citadel, 1965.
  • Egri, Lajos. The Art of Dramatic Writing. Simon and Shuster, 1946.
  • Elbow, Peter. Writing With Power. Oxford, 1981.
  • Gardner, John. The Art of Fiction. Vintage, 1985.
  • Knight, Damon. Creating Short Fiction. Writer's Digest Books, 1981.
  • Knott, William. The Craft of Fiction, Revised Edition. Reston, 1977.
  • Koontz, Dean. Writing Popular Fiction. Writer's Digest Books, 1972.
  • Longyear, Barry. Science Fiction Writer's Workshop -- I. Owlswick, 1980.
  • Porter, Roy E., et al. The Writer's Manual, Revised Edition. Chicago Review Press, 1979.
  • Rockwell, F. A. How to Write Plots That Sell. Contemporary Books, 1975.
  • Rusch, Kristine Katherine and Smith, Dean Wesley, ed. Science Fiction Writers of America Handbook, Pulphouse, 1990. (Pulphouse, Box 1227, Eugene, OR 97440.)
  • Science Fiction Writers of America. Writing and Selling Science Fiction. Writer's Digest Books, 1976.
  • Scithers, George, et al. On Writing Science Fiction. Owlswick, 1981.
  • Scott, Melissa, Conceiving the Heavens: Creating the Science Fiction Novel, Heinemann, 1997.
  • Strunk, William, Jr. and White, E. B. The Elements of Style, Second Edition. MacMillan, 1972.
  • University of Chicago Press. A Manual of Style. Univ. of Chicago, 1969.

Books on the Business of Writing

  • Curtis, Richard. Beyond the Bestseller. New American Library, 1989.
  • Goldin, Stephen and Sky, Kathleen. The Business of Being a Writer. Harper & Row, 1982.
  • Mayer, Debby. Literary Agents: A Writer's Guide. Poets and Writers, Inc., 1983.
  • Polking, Kirk and Meranus, Leonard. Law and the Writer. Writer's Digest Books, 1978.
  • Spinrad, Norman. Staying Alive: A Writer's Guide. The Donning Company, 1983.

Periodicals with SF & F Market Information,

  • Gila Queen's Guide to Markets, P. O. Box 97 Newton, NJ 07860 USA. Market report for professional SF, fantasy, and horror markets, including small presses. Monthly.
  • Locus. P.O. Box 13305, Oakland, CA 94661 USA. Newsletter of the SF field. Monthly.
  • Scavenger's Newsletter. 519 Ellinwood, Osage City, KS 66523 USA. Market report for small press SF, fantasy, and horror. Monthly.
  • Science Fiction Chronicle. P.O. Box 2988, Radford, VA 24143-2988 USA. Newsletter of the SF field. Monthly.
  • SFWA Bulletin. Available to non-members by subscription. Check with Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Quarterly.

Colorado and New Mexico SF & F Groups and Conventions

  • COSine annual SF&F convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado in January.
  • Denver Area Science Fiction Association (DASFA). They publish a monthly newsletter, DASFAx.
  • MileHiCon, P.O. Box 101322, Denver, CO 80250 USA. Annual SF&F convention in October, usually the daylight savings time change weekend.
  • New Mexico SF Conference, P.O. Box 37257, Albuquerque, NM 87176 USA. They put on Bubonicon, the annual SF&F convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August.

On-Line Resources

Other Material of Potential Interest

  • People interested in the timeline of one writer's career can see a list of John E. Stith's career milestones.