Victoria Strauss – Writers Beware: Warnings About the Schemes, Scams, and Pitfalls That Threaten Writers

Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with fantasy genres author Victoria Strauss about her research and reports on businesses that defraud writers. Victoria is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Victoria is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Writing Scams, and co-founder, with Ann Crispin, of Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group that provides information and warnings about the many scams and schemes that threaten writers. She maintains the popular Writer Beware website). She received the Service to SFWA Award in 2009 for her work with Writer Beware. Among the topics we ranged: 

  • Alerts for Writers (misinformation, urban legends, bogus rumors)
  • Contests and Awards
  • Copyright
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Independent Editors and Manuscript Assessment Services
  • Literary Agents
  • Print-on-Demand Self-Publishing Services
  • Small Presses
  • Vanity and Subsidy Publishers
  • Vanity Anthologies
  • Writers’ Services
  • Victoria Strauss

    Victoria Strauss

    Victoria Strauss is the author of seven fantasy novels for adults and young adults, including the Stone books (The Arm of the Stone and The Garden of the Stone) and the Way of Arata books (The Burning Land and The Awakened City). She has written hundreds of book reviews for magazines and ezines, including SF Site, and her articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest and elsewhere. In 2006, she served as a judge for the World Fantasy Awards
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    About Victor Volkman

    Author of "Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction" and six other books.
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