Author Organizations & Publishers
Organizations are always good to belong to for a variety of reasons, such as: working with other like-minded individuals or peer work. It can be helpful to have others to brainstorm ideas with, get advice when facing confusion or a block, and to share opinions. A sense of belonging comes with attaching oneself to an organization.
I have been a writer for quite some time, but becoming part of the Writer’s Community of York Region as helped me gain a little more confidence in the craft I’ve chosen. I’d still be writing regardless, but becoming part of a bigger team has motivated me to become more involved in getting out and talking about my work.
We should all be our own selves as independent writers or artisans, but it is a nice feeling to know you belong to something on a larger scale. Being part of an organization or group can help you grow your work, gain ideas, and in many ways it gives what you do a little bit legitimacy.
At this year’s Bookshelf event, this category is honoured with the presence of:
- Brain Lag Publishing, Sci-fi/Fantasy
- DAOwen Publications
- Dark Dragon Publishing
- I C Publishing, Non-Fiction
- ID Press
- Infinite Pathways Press, Multi-Genre
- Inspiritus Press
- Mick’s Books, Speculative Fiction
- Myth Hawker, Traveling Bookstore
- Sisters in Crime; Bouchercon 2017
- Studio Comix Press
- The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS)
- Toronto Romance Writers (RWA Affiliated)
- Vaughan Writers, Multi-Genre
- Writers’ Community of York Region