Backspace (www.bksp.org) is an online writers community with over 2,000 members in a dozen countries who write in all genres, and are at all stages of their careers. A third of the members are agented and/or published, and include several dozen New York Times bestselling authors. Members’ books have been nominated for and won prestigious awards including Quills, Edgars, Anthonys, Lambdas, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, John Sargent Jr. First Novel Prize, Michael L. Printz Honor Book, L.A. Times Book Prize, and Booksense’s Book of the Year.
Backspace is endorsed by authors David Morrell and Lee Child, agents Jeff Kleinman and Kristin Nelson, and many others associated with writing and publishing. Backspace has been named to Writer’s Digest Magazine’s ”101 Best Websites for Writers” list every year since 2005.
The discussion forums are available by subscription ($40/year, including a 5-day free trial). If you’re not yet a Backspace member, why not check them out?
Here’s how to join.
I love being associated with you guys. Such a class act. Backspace is the pre-eminent writers organization because you guys have made it so. Always innovating, thinking outside the box, and just generally doing conferences bigger and better than they have been done before. I’m just honored to have been there from the start.” — Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency